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Is a selection technique whereby the candidate is asked to perform a particular task that will be a dominant part of the job. For example, candidates for a secretarial post might be asked to word-process a letter or input data into a spreadsheet. In other instances, candidates might be asked to bring along samples of their work—for example, graphic artists would have a portfolio of previous work. Essentially, work sampling is a test of skills and has high validity and reliability.

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