How Do I Pass the Tactical Assessment Test for Wal-Mart?

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The Wal-Mart Tactical Leadership Assessment (TLA) is an exam given to those angling for a leadership position in one of Wal-Mart's more than 8,500 stores worldwide. It is one of two supervisory assessment tests, the other one being the Supervisory Leadership Assessment. Like any other standardized assessment, there are right answers and wrong ones. There is no study guide for these tests; however, they evaluate your leadership potential based on your attitude toward competition. At the end of the test, you will be given a "competitive" or "noncompetitive" status.

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Work at Wal-Mart in a nonsupervisory capacity for a period of time. Pay close attention to the letter of the Wal-Mart policy law.

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Sit down to take the computer-based test. In your Career Preferences dashboard, it is under the "Wire" tab.

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Pick the answer to each question based on its adherence to the values of competition and decisiveness. When in doubt, err on the side of loyalty to and consideration of current management.


According to the test, a good future supervisor is respectful to his current supervisor and competitive with his co-workers.