Assessment: Plum Discovery Survey

Can I re-do the assessment?

In this article, we will address frequently asked questions on the topic of retaking the Plum Discovery Survey.

If you have an existing Plum Profile but need to create a new Plum account with a different email for a job application, you do not need to re-take the assessment. Instead, you can link your Plum Profile to the new account or email address. The steps to complete this are outlined here.  


Can a person's Plum Profile change over time?

Studies have found that the Plum Talents remain relatively stable after early adulthood. For example, an extroverted person is likely to stay around the same level of extroversion for the duration of their life. When changes occur, they are typically only moderate and result from significant life changes such as marriage, the birth of a child, living abroad and/or intense and sustained business coaching.

You can strengthen your Top Talents and develop compensatory strategies to mitigate the draining effect of your lower ranked Talents. Compensatory strategies do not change who you are at your core but can help you learn how to use draining Talents effectively in the workplace. Skill development can be completed through the Resource Library offered in the Plum Profile. To learn more about leveraging Plum’s Resource Library, visit this article.


Do I need to re-do my Plum Discovery Survey each time I apply for a new role?

No, you only need to complete the Plum Discovery Survey once. Plum measures cognitive ability and personality traits, which stabilize once a person is past their early 20s. This means that individuals who retake their assessment typically find that their results change very little unless they have undergone a major life change or engaged in business coaching.

When your Profile is used to apply for a position, your results are compared with the Match Criteria developed for the role. Each position uses a different set of Match Criteria based on the Talents most critical to success. If you have a high match score for a role, it means that you are driven by these critical Talents and are likely to excel within the role. A low match score means that you would likely find the role exhausting and demotivating, increasing your likelihood of burnout.

Plum helps you discover and land positions that strongly align with what you find naturally motivating and enjoyable, allowing you to flourish at work and beyond. Authentic, honest responses to the Plum Discover Survey will provide you with the most valuable information to support your career growth.


Can I re-take my Plum Discovery Survey?

You may retake your Plum Discovery Survey one year after your last assessment was taken.

To view the date at which you will become eligible to retake the assessment:

  1. Login to Plum and navigate to Account under My Plum.
  2. Click on the Settings tab.
  3. Click on the tooltip next to the “Retake the Discovery Survey” button to read your eligibility date.

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How can I retake the Discovery Survey?

You become eligible to retake the Discovery Survey one year after your last assessment was taken. At the one-year mark, you will receive an email from Plum inviting you to retake the assessment. Click on the link in the email to access your Plum Profile.


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Provided that you are eligible, you can also retake the assessment at any moment by following these steps:

  1. Login to Plum and navigate to Account under My Plum.
  2. Click on the Settings tab.
  3. Click on the button that says Retake the Discovery Survey.
  4. Read the information in the pop-up modal carefully.
  5. If you still wish to retake the assessment, type RETAKE, and click Retake.

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What happens when I retake the Discovery Survey?

When you retake your assessment:

  • You will no longer have access to your original Plum Profile results, and you will not be able to compare the differences between your former and new Profile. 
  • Your Plum Profile will automatically reflect your new results.
  • All your linked Plum accounts will be updated with your new results.

Only your past job applications will maintain your past Plum Profile results. They will not be updated. It is not possible to modify or delete past applications.

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