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What am I supposed to do?
With the Nugget.ai challenge, you are asked to take on the role that is described in the Challenge description. While taking on the Challenge role, we ask that you best simulate how you would think, what you would do, what information you would consider, and what you would recommend if you were working in that role.
What is the Challenge?
The Challenge is a description that includes the role that you’re supposed to take on and the context that this is all taking place in. Most importantly, the Challenge lays out your mission – that is, the problem that you have to solve.
Can I re-take the challenge?
No, there are no opportunities to re-take the Challenge after you complete it the first time. For this reason, we ask that you deeply imagine yourself in the Challenge role the first time around and simulate the procedure that you would follow if you were trying to solve the Challenge problem in real life.
What is the purpose of this whole activity?
The purpose of this activity is to get an idea – a quick snapshot – of what it would look like if you were on the job, performing a work activity that is typical of that job.
Is the Challenge based on a real event/situation/problem/company?
Nugget.ai challenges are not based on real events, problems, and/or companies. Any resemblance to a real-world company or situation is unintentional.
What content/information should I include?
In terms of amount or type of content/information, there is no established correct approach. Simply think about what content/information you would focus on if you were truly working in this role.
What are the Resources?
The Resources are examples of real resources that people on the job would have access to when they perform work duties similar to the Challenge mission. The resources can include a wide range of content and can take on various formats – with the purpose of simulating the information and formatting that people on the job would see. We do not offer additional information, beyond what is included in the resources – what’s there is there.
What do I do with the Resources?
Similar to what happens on the job, you may use as much or as little of the information in the Resources to help you with completing the Challenge. You have the options to read the information and drag-and-drop sections of the information over to the challenge workspace.
Do I have to use all of the Resources?
Not necessarily, no. You can use all of the resources if you like, and likewise, you can choose to use only a subset. People have their reasons for taking different approaches. Again, just try your best to simulate what you would do if you were an employee working in this role.
Can I use other information, outside of the Resources?
We ask that you base your responses to the Challenge on information directly from the Resources. You are welcome to use any previously acquired knowledge that you can recall off the top of your head, as long as you do not open up any specific documents, articles, readings, or other sources. If there is reason to believe that you used external resources, beyond the ones provided as part of the Challenge, to help with your responses, your responses may be withdrawn from the application pool.
What do I do in “Identify the Problem”?
In this section, you may identify and discuss the root problem in the Challenge that you are meant to solve as part of your mission.
What do I do in “Collect Information”?
In this section, you may pull and store pieces of information from the provided Resources.
What do I do in “Engender Ideas”?
In this section, you may discuss different options/directions/approaches that you are considering.
What do I do in “Recommend a Solution”?
In this section, you may present and discuss a final solution/product/service that helps you complete the Challenge.
Do I have to complete all of the sections?
Not necessarily, no. Remember, the goal is to simulate what you would do if you were an employee working in this role. If there are sections that you deem less relevant, then you do not necessarily have to complete this section.
How should I format my responses?
There is no right or wrong way to format your responses. Try to think about how you would format your responses if you were actually working in this role presenting it to a manager.
What if I don’t complete the challenge in time?
That is okay! The timer is there to keep to the process standardized between Challenge-takers but it is not the case that your responses get thrown out just because you did not feel as if you completed the task within the allotted time frame. We still analyze the responses you were able to come up with and present results based on this data.
Can I close the browser and continue at a later time?
No, you are asked to complete the challenge in one sitting.
What if I need more time or other interface accommodations?
There are no built-in features that will allow you to extend your timeframe. For this reason, we ask that you closely monitor the time as you complete the Challenge. Nonetheless, if you are an individual in need of a time-based or other interface accommodations, please get in touch with the contact person that sent you the link to our Challenge for requests of this nature. In turn, this contact person will touch base with us to work out the details of any time-based or other interface accommodations.
How does my performance on this activity affect my chances of getting the job?
The Challenge may be used as a stand-alone measure in the hiring process or used as one measure within a larger set of hiring measures. Furthermore, although we can offer recommended guidelines to our clients, we have no direct control over how organizations use the results to guide their hiring decisions. As such, we advise that any questions related to this matter please be redirected to the contact person that sent you the link to our Challenge.
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