JobFit – the employability game

JobFit is an employability skills tool for schools, colleges and universities.

JobFit measures the skills and competencies that your students will rely on to succeed in the world of work.

JobFit is a work simulation game. Just like real work, the player has a boss, colleagues and customers to keep happy – all while getting their tasks done as the pressure increases.

JobFit reveals students’ strengths, weaknesses and people/task balance.

Birmingham City University Graduate+ Programme Lead Lesley Taylor says: “We’re excited about using this new employability tool to really boost students' understanding of the importance of employability, and their engagement with the many learning opportunities the University offers them”

      Employability Skills

      Playing The Game

      Gatsby Benchmarks

      Personalised Reports

      Every student receives a set of individualised reports which show them their strengths and weaknesses, make locally-tailored suggestions for development activities, and prepare them for interviews.

      About JobFit

      The Science


      What is it exactly?
      JobFit is a psychometric game. It uses the same science as traditional psychometric questionnaires, but instead of asking you questions it uses a work simulation and measures your working style from your actions in the game.
      Why is the game set in a hotel?
      We chose a hotel simply because it’s a neutral but familiar environment. This is important to avoid priming and avoid role playing. Job applicants from all cultures, and for all job roles, understand a hotel environment.
      What do you do with personal data?

      Your Privacy

      JobFit values the trust our users place in us when they give us access to their personally identifiable information. This policy describes how we work to maintain that trust.

      Information Collected

      You can choose whether your organisation asks players to provide their name and email. If you select to collect names, their reports will show their name, and your organisation will be able to identify individual players’ reports. Alternatively, you can select not to ask players for their names, in which case players’ reports do not give names and your organisation will not have any personally identifiable information about JobFit participants.

      All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. We will ask you to choose a password which enables you to access our services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

      What we do with the information we collect

      General Uses: We use the information we collect to manage, analyze, develop, customize, and improve our products and services.

      Information provided for account creation and management: We will ask you for simple organizational information when you become a customer. We will use this information to authorize and administer your access to the Site, verify your identity, authenticate your visits, and provide our products and services to you.

      Information provided when you contact us: We may use this information to understand and respond to your question or comment.

      Aggregate Data: We retain aggregate information arising from our services for research purposes and to help us develop and improve our services. Individuals cannot be identified from aggregate information retained or used for these purposes.

      We also reserve the right to use such aggregate information in collaboration with outside researchers to measure and quantify the effectiveness of our products and services. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Services; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

      Individual rights

      Individuals have the right under certain circumstances:

      • to be provided with a copy of their personal data;
      • to request the rectification or erasure of their personal data;
      • to request that processing of their data cease.
      How does it work?

      How does it work?

      The game takes place in a hotel, where you have taken a summer job. Your boss gives your tasks to do, but just like in the real world things get in the way. You have colleagues to work with, customers to keep happy and unexpected events to respond to. There’s no right answer, but the priorities you set for yourself, the way you interact with people, and how you manage your work are all key to revealing your working style.

      Who should play JobFit?

      Who should play JobFit?

      JobFit is designed to help students and jobseekers prepare for work. The Development Report can help students develop over the course of their study program to achieve longer-term growth, while the Interview Guide will be useful to those already making applications.

      How should my students use their JobFit results?

      How should my students use their JobFit results?

      JobFit helps students get the most from their discussions with careers staff and other mentors. The Virtual Job Report gives them self-insight. The Development Report identifies activities that will improve their skills. Development Report content can be customised to your organisation, directing students to relevant courses, teachers or resources at your organisation. Students should read these, and then fill out the Action Plan template themselves, making decisions about their aims and choosing activities that cultivate the employability skills most relevant to their chosen path. Finally, for those with interviews approaching, the Interview Guide can help them prepare.

      Is JobFit suitable for all ages?

      Is JobFit suitable for all ages?

      JobFit is suitable for all ages 16 and over. Although a video game format may be more familiar to younger players, our testing shows that JobFit produces valid results with players of all ages. It does not favour players with higher dexterity or video game experience. Behavioural competencies are measured using both task metrics (e.g. whether instructions are followed accurately) and interpersonal metrics (e.g. ability to relate to others). The mechanics of the game are simple enough for young children to play, but it may not provide valid measurement at younger stages of development.

      Is JobFit suitable for all academic ability levels?

      Is JobFit suitable for all academic ability levels?

      Yes. Behavioural skills operate independently of academic aptitude. JobFit measures only behavioural competencies. It is effective across all levels of academic ability. Careers professionals have successfully used JobFit at all levels including university, secondary school and special needs students.

      Buy JobFit

      Step 1

      Open a JobFit account for your school, college or university.

      Step 2

      We set up a unique JobFit game link for your students

      Step 3

      Students play the JobFit game when and where they choose

      Step 4

      Use the student’s Virtual Job Report to guide their development and career choices.

      Get in touch

      Get in touch with us

      Office location

      2 Venture Road, Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
      SO16 7NP

      Phone number

      Mob: 07979 917635

      Email address


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