Candidate Preparation Material

PURCHASE CANDIDATE PREPARATION MATERIAL
FOR PROMOTIONAL TESTS, INTERVIEWS,
AND ASSESSMENT CENTERS IN THE EMERGENCY SERVICES
 

How is the Rockhill & Halton training material different from material offered in books and on other Web sites?

The internet contains many sites purporting to provide information, guidance, and material to help you with your Written Examination, Oral Interview, and/or Assessment Center preparation. Several books are available which address Tests, Interviews, and Assessment Centers. The fact is, a "one size fits all" approach does not work. Each Written Examination, Assessment Center, and Oral Interview is different. A "generic" approach to this process will be of little help to you and may even harm your chances for promotion. Each consultant hired by cities, counties, states, and the federal government has their own style and technique. Each city, county, and state which does their own testing has a unique system. These differences require different strategies and materials to properly prepare you for success. This Web site specializes in providing promotional candidates with strategies, performance suggestions, and practice material which are tailored for the process in which you will compete.

How is the Rockhill & Halton training material tailored for different national consultants?

Our company has spent years compiling information about the styles and techniques of the major consultants conducting testing and assessment for the emergency services. Now, you may take advantage of our experience, expertise, and knowledge by ordering materials targeted for your process. You will receive telephone and e-mail support once you have received the materials and once you begin to prepare and practice.

How is the Rockhill & Halton training material tailored for an organization that does its own testing or uses a local consultant?

Your organization is using a local consultant or conducting their own process? No problem! On this Web site, we'll describe the various types of exercises for you. We'll have you complete some basic information about the process used in your location. Then we'll send you specially selected material to prepare you for the unique nature of your Examination, Assessment Center, and/or Oral Interview.

If I want some expert, personal feedback and assistance, what other services does Rockhill & Halton offer once I have read the material and begun to practice?

You may purchase an evaluation by a trained assessor of your Written, Oral, or Interactive Practice Exercise(s)

  • For those who want an expert opinion on their practice exercise performance, you can send us one of your written exercises (In-Basket, Report, Problem Solving, Situational) which you have completed - or send us a videotape, DVD, or digital file of your practice (Role Play, Presentation, Oral Interview responses).
  • We will score your completed written exercise or video recording, prepare and send you a written feedback report, and then discuss it with you via e-mail or telephone as needed.
  • Call us for details at 407-482-8296!
  • How can the Rockhill & Halton training material be purchased?

    You may buy our materials separately (a la carte pricing), or purchase a "Prep-Pack" which contains all you'll need to get ready for your promotional testing process at one low price.

    What will you receive in your "Prep-Pack?"

  • Testing and Assessment Centers in the Emergency Services - a primer about testing and the Assessment Center process which covers the basic information you need to know such as:
  • Purpose and Background of Testing and the Assessment Center Method
  • Elements of the Assessment Center
  • Exercise Descriptions
  • A Candidate's Responsibilities and Mind-Set
  • Thinking and Acting at the Target Job Level
  • Whose Expectations You Must Meet
  • Assessors' Duties and Approaches to the Process
  • How Scores are Obtained
  • Candidate Feedback and Development
  • Trends and the Future
  • Your Custom-Assembled Preparation Manual
  • Written Examination Preparation and Study Strategies
  • Test-Taking Strategies and Techniques
  • Challenge/Appeal Strategies
  • Practice Examination Items, as available (we have written test items from many commonly used textbooks)
  • A Detailed Description of the Exercises and Techniques Used by the Consultant Conducting Your Assessment Center/Interview (if available)
  • Step-by-Step "How To" Instructions for Each Type of Assessment Center Exercise that pertains to your process - no other preparation firm can match the detail in our Performance Suggestions!
  • A Binder Full of Practice Assessment Center Exercises
  • Each Exercise is selected according to the consultant conducting your Assessment Center or according to the style of Assessment Center conducted by your employer
  • Each Exercise includes an Exercise Model, Performance Checklist and/or a Suggested Responses Guide
  • If my organization is using a "nationally known" consultant, how do I order my "Prep-Pack?"

    Just check the list below. If your consultant is on this list, you need only tell us which one it is. We'll do the rest! We'll put together all the information you need to be successful and include all appropriate practice materials. Here are some consultants who are active in testing and assessment in the emergency services. Once you have found your consultant, click here on ORDER "PREP-PACK" and complete the order form. We'll e-mail or call you prior to creating your Custom Assembled Preparation Manual and then ship it to you promptly. Please note that our training material is based on the formats frequently used by these consultants. Rockhill & Halton, Inc. has no official connection with the consultants listed below, and our material is wholly created by Rockhill & Halton, Inc. to better prepare you for your Examination/Assessment Center/Interview.

  • B-PAD
  • Barrett & Associates, Inc.
  • Charles Blockett, Jr. and Associates
  • Booth Research Group
  • Centrus Personnel Solutions
  • CPS Human Resource Services
  • CWH Management Solutions
  • Troy L. Coleman Consulting Services
  • CORECORP
  • Donnoe & Associates
  • Dennis A. Joiner and Associates
  • Fields Consulting Group
  • I/O Solutions
  • Jack Clancy Associates
  • Justex Systems, Inc.
  • Management & Personnel Systems, Inc. (MPS) - Richard Joines
  • Management Scientists II - David Wagner
  • Morris & McDaniel, Inc.
  • O'Leary, Brokaw & Associates, Inc.
  • PDI (Personnel Decisions International)
  • E. B. Jacobs (formerly SHL USA, Inc.) (formerly Landy-Jacobs)
  • If my organization is using a "local" consultant (not on the above list) or if they're putting on the process themselves, how do I order my "Prep-Pack?"

    We'll need you to tell us all you can about your upcoming Examination, Interview, and/or Assessment Center. The first step is to ask your civil service, personnel, or department training representative (or whoever is coordinating the Examination/Assessment/Interview) to tell you about the upcoming process or past processes if this one is to be similar. Perhaps an orientation session has been conducted (or is scheduled) or an orientation document has been distributed - these are very useful to us in our planning of what to include in your material. Once you have as much information as you can obtain, we will interview you briefly on the phone. We will then create your Custom Assembled Preparation Manual and ship it to you promptly.

    To help us decide which of our materials you will need, here is a list of names of the most commonly used Test/Interview/Exercise components. Click on the Test/Interview/Exercise component name and you will be provided with a brief description of the exercise. Please review the component descriptions so that we can better match our material with your process. When you have identified the descriptions and names of the components which are most likely to be used in your process, then click here on ORDER "PREP-PACK" and complete the order form. If you need to, you can also click on the Test/Exercise/Interview component name on the order form and it will return you to the exercise description.

    PRICE FOR "PREP-PACK"

    "Prep-Pack" includes any four components from those in the list of Tests/Exercises above.

    The Written Examination component will contain:

    • Written Examination Preparation and Study Strategies

    • Test-Taking Strategies and Techniques

    • Challenge/Appeal Strategies

    • Practice Examination Items, as available (we have written test items from many commonly used textbooks)

     

    Each Assessment Center/Interview component will contain:

    • A Detailed Description of the Exercises and Techniques Used by the Consultant Conducting Your Assessment Center/Interview (if available)

    • Step-by-Step "How To" Instructions for Each Type of Assessment Center Exercise/Interview no other preparation firm can match our detail

    • A Binder Full of Practice Assessment Center Exercises/Interview Questions

      • Each Exercise/Interview Question set is selected according to the consultant conducting your Assessment Center or according to the style of Assessment Center conducted by your employer

      • Each Exercise includes an Exercise Model, Performance Checklist and/or a Suggested Responses Guide

    $119.95 plus

    $15.00 shipping (Priority Mail) & handling

     

    Sales tax added where appropriate

     

    Note:  overnight or second day air shipping available on request at an added charge

    What if the "Prep-Pack" isn't right for me because I only need material about one or two components (Test, Interview, or Assessment Center Exercises)? How do I order less than the "Prep-Pack?"

    Click on the page below.  You will be taken to a page which contains a list of all of our products and their price structures. Once you have reviewed the list and made preliminary decisions as to which products will serve you best, you will complete a basic order form.  An RHI representative will contact you to finalize your order and obtain payment information at that time. Click here on ORDER A LA CARTE and complete the order form.

     

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