Copywriter Test

A copywriter test enables employers to determine whether candidates have the necessary skills and attributes needed to be a successful copywriter.

  • What is a copywriter test?

    A copywriter test helps employers determine whether a candidate can read briefs and translate them into clear written information to convey critical messages. The test focuses on all areas of writing, grammar and vocabulary, as well as a candidate's ability to analyse and present key information.

    The tests are timed, multiple-choice questions that assess different skill sets and attributes. The results – along with those from the rest of the recruitment process – can be used to determine whether the candidate is suitable for the role.

    The ease of inclusion into the recruitment process means that employers are able to quickly determine whether a copywriter candidate possesses the skills they are looking for, which can help improve shortlisting and quality of hire.

About the Copywriter Test

Using a copywriting test as part of the recruitment and selection process enables employers to determine whether candidates have the analytical, verbal, and written skills to carry out the role effectively.

Copywriters write content and text primarily for social media or marketing purposes, such as product promotions or product descriptions.

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  • Why should you use a copywriter test for recruiting?

    A copywriter test assesses the essential skills that copywriters need to be successful in their role. These include the use of grammar, vocabulary, error checking, reading comprehension, attention to detail, and the ability to write clear and concise text.

    These skills are practical skills and are difficult to evaluate through traditional methods of recruitment such as resumes and interviews, which is why a test can be so useful.

    Copywriting tests are suitable for many roles, such as:

    Given the skills a copywriter test assesses, the test is also a valuable part of the recruitment process for roles within marketing or communications.

    When inviting candidates to sit a copywriting test, recruiters can directly assess a candidate's use of written grammar, appropriate choice of words, and ability to use correct grammar to set an appropriate tone for different audiences. Verbal reasoning is an essential skill of a copywriter, especially those that write technical and product copy.

    Along with the information gained through the interview process, the results from each part of the copywriting test give recruiters a deeper insight into both a candidate's competencies, as well as their capabilities and aptitudes to work with others.

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Results for the Copywriter Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses copywriting skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific technical skills where applicable (e.g. Microsoft Word), soft skills (e.g. time management), aptitude (e.g. error checking) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. creativity). The results present a holistic view of how well suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be a copywriter were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our copywriter test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.

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FAQs

What are other useful tests a recruiter can use for a copywriter?

Other tests a recruiter might use to hire a copywriter include a personality test, error checking test, or a basic comprehension test.

When in the application process is it best to use a copywriter test?

It is advisable to use a copywriting test in the earlier stages of the recruitment process. This means that you can eliminate candidates who do not demonstrate the key skills you need for the role, and shortlist the most suitable candidates from your pool of applicants. This results in a time-efficient and cost-effective recruitment process.

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Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we'll give you unlimited access for seven days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won't be charged a penny.

What is the cost for Picked's copywriter test?

Picked operates on a monthly or annual subscription basis. We have several plans to suit your hiring needs, which you can check out here. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to discuss a custom plan.

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