Well I have been trying to get a grad job for some time now and in almost all assessment centres I have been to, I have gotten a bad feedback for group exercises.
My problem here is that I have tried to be a facilitator. One time with 2 mins for the exercise to finish, I asked a girl politely (who was rambling on) that we do not have much time and let us finish the exercise. My feedback was “you lead the group but in a detrimental way”. There have been times when I have been more of a contributor, listening to everyone and my feedback was “you did not contribute enough”.
There was this one time when I wasn’t too “pushy” or “too quiet” but the feedback I got said “you did not bring others along”!!
Is it me or are the companies going mad?
The best part is we are told to not act and be ourselves, but most companies clearly want somebody to fit in a typical box.
I, frankly, am all confused and scared of an upcoming assessment centre. Does this happen to everyone?