Not your typical test
Psychometric tests can help recruiters build a better profile of the potential employee or determine qualities that an interview cannot detect. They are a popular choice amongst graduate employers, especially when candidates fall under very similar educational backgrounds and work experience.
It is unlikely you will be familiar with the style and format of the questions, so visit the free Psychometric Testing Area at GradJobs Live! and get an idea of what to expect.
The tests typically fall into two categories:
- Aptitude tests e.g. numerical or verbal
- Personality assessment
The standardised format allows assessors to make accurate comparisons between applicants.
Whilst usually performed online in advance of the interview process, you may also be asked to complete a test at an assessment centre or on the day of an interview, so be prepared!