You can apply for jobs on this site using keywords or with our job opening map. Once you find a job, follow the application process and
we will review your credentials.
If we ask you to visit with us on site, you may be required to complete pre-employment testing, if applicable for the position
for which you are applying (see information below).
If you are invited to interview, be prepared to answer both general questions about your background, as well as specific questions
about projects you have worked on or situations you have encountered in your previous employment.
As part of the recruitment process, you may be asked to complete an assessment when applying to a position. The pre-employment testing
process is designed to measure various skills and abilities that are important to performing clerical and technical aspects of the job.
For certain jobs, relevant assessments are administered to assess candidates' technical skills. Please refer to the Test Batteries by Job Family to see the skills
test which apply.
No, all applicants are required to take the assessment/test as part of their application. Applicants who do not take the test will not be considered.
Applicants who do not take the test will not be considered for the job which they applied. In order to move forward in the application process, you must
complete the test(s) assigned to you.
Current employees will be required to take the same tests that external applicants are required to take if they are moving from one job family to another
(Please see the Test Batteries by Job Family). The same requirements will be applied.
Current employees who do not meet the requirements will not be considered in the selection process. These results will not impact their current position.
For a list of job families and titles within these job families and applicable tests, refer to the Test Batteries by Job Family (pdf). All applicable tests must be
completed to be considered for one of these jobs.
For those individuals who continue in the screening process beyond the online application, they may be assessed when brought into Human Resources. If you
continue in the screening process, your recruiter will advise you of any additional testing requirements.
There is no difference between an assessment and a test. The terms assessment and test are used interchangeably in the process.
You must take the test within 7 days of completing your application. If you do not take the test within this time period, your application will be closed.
The average time for each battery is approximately 30 minutes. You may want to allot yourself more time so that you do not feel rushed during any of the assessments.
For the average time for a specific test battery of tests, please refer to Test Batteries by Job Family (pdf).
No, you only have to take the assessment(s) once. The score(s) are applied to each job that you apply for within a six month period
No, test results are not released to anyone. They are held confidential by Human Resources. Candidates are told only whether they meet or do not meet the requirements for a position.
Applicants who do not meet the requirements may only retest after six months.
The purpose of this guide is to assist you in preparing for the THOCPA Pre-employment Testing Process. The guide provides general tips for helping you prepare
for the testing process.
The testing process is designed to measure various skills and abilities that are important to performing clerical, secretarial, and technical jobs. At THOCPA, there
is a wide range of jobs that are currently tested. These jobs include:
The following are some suggestions to help you prepare for the Pre-employment Testing Process.
Before the Test
During the Test
Multiple-choice test formats present questions with several response alternatives. You are to choose the one alternative that is the
correct or best answer to the question. Keep the following tips in mind when you are taking a multiple-choice exam:
Several of the assessments will allow you to complete warm-up questions prior to the actual test. Take advantage of these items to
familiarize yourself with the assessment format and content. This will allow you to get a feel for the assessment prior to completing
the portion that will be scored. Once you have completed the warm-up questions, you may then begin the assessment.
The following list presents examples of requirements that were identified as important for these jobs (note that you will only
be tested on a subset of these as appropriate for the test that you are applying to):
Many of the Basic Skills Tests in the Pre-employment Testing online application process are multiple-choice tests. You will select the
best answer to each question from the response options presented. The number of response options varies, ranging from two to five, depending
on the test. The specific Basic Skills Tests you will complete depend on the job for which you are applying. Some of the tests are timed,
and depending on the test, you will have 3 to 35 minutes to respond to as many of the items as you can. You should work as quickly and
accurately as possible.
In addition to the Basic Skills Tests, applicants for some jobs will complete a Specialized Skills Test. Administrative and secretarial
applicants will complete a Microsoft Word test; administrative applicants will also complete Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint tests.
Applicants for data entry operator positions will complete a data entry test. Applicants for pharmacy technician positions will complete an
online Pharmacy math and dosage calculations test. Surgery Scheduler applicants will complete a surgery terminology test online. PBS
Specialists will complete a medical terminology test online.