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Nine Tips To Prepare for Your Kira Assessment

1. Update your software

Avoid the pesky "Do you want to update?" pop-ups and unwanted computer restarts by making sure your software is up to date before you start.

2. Disable notifications

If you receive any notifications from email, social media, games, or other apps, please turn them off temporarily before starting your assessment. (Be sure to check your computer, phone, watch, or any other devices you may own!)

3. Choose comfortable, appropriate attire

In most cases, we recommend choosing business casual attire -- such as a dress shirt, blouse, sweater, or long sleeve top -- to complete your Kira assessment. You can read more recommendations on what to wear here.

4. Practice common questions

If you've been invited to a Kira assessment, you'll have built-in practice questions to complete an unlimited number of times. If you haven't been invited to Kira yet, use your webcam and record yourself completing common interview questions, such as:

  • “Tell us about yourself.”
  • “Why do you want to attend our program?”
  • “Tell us about a time when you overcame a difficult challenge."
  • “Describe one of your favorite hobbies and why it is important to you.”

Then review your performance, identify areas for improvement, and practice again.

5. Charge your device

To avoid running out of battery halfway through your assessment, please ensure your device is connected to a power source.

6. Set the scene and adjust your lighting

We recommend a well-lit room and a plain background. Read more about this here.

7. Find some quiet time

If possible, ask your family, colleagues, or roommates for some quiet time. Let them know that they shouldn’t disturb you for 30-60 minutes while completing your assessment.

8. Don’t forget to breathe

Remember to pause and catch your breath. Take your time and remember — fitting more words into your response doesn't necessarily make it better! Be clear, be concise and you’ll do great!

9. Be yourself, and have fun!

The admissions or hiring team is using Kira to get to know you better. This is your opportunity to shine. Good luck!