In order to make an assessment, Rake discusses context, objectives, and assessment goals with the client (and if necessary with the candidate). If a job assessment is required, an inventory of the abilities needed for the job will be made. A development or career assessment will require a more in-depth study of the context. Consequently, the assessment content will be carefully tailored to the assessment goals.

The candidate will prepare a part of the assessment in advance at home. This preparation includes completing at home and online a number of questionnaires, a question form and occasionally some competence tests. As a result of the preparations at home, the actual assessment may be limited to half a day, which will make it easier to plan and less taxing for the candidate.