Practice makes perfect
Psychometric tests are increasingly used by employers looking to differentiate between candidates with very similar educational backgrounds and work experience.
They generally fall into one of two categories:
- Aptitude tests e.g. numerical or verbal
- Personality assessment
The tests are standardised which allows assessors to make accurate comparisons between applicants.
Usually, they are taken online in advance of the interview process, but you may also be asked to complete a test at an assessment centre or on the day of an interview.
It is unlikely you will be familiar with the style and format of the questions, so head to the Psychometric Testing Area at GradJobs Live! to practice sample tests for free and get an idea of what to expect.