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Lots of employers today use online tests to check your abilities, judgement skills and personality type – normally as the first step once you’ve applied for a job. They’re nothing to worry about, and can even help you show skills you don’t get to demonstrate in an interview.
Use our online tests to practice this kind of assessment. Have as many goes as you need to feel ready for the real thing.
Often called ‘psychometric assessments’, these tests are designed to determine your ‘personality’ (your preferred style of behaviour) and your ‘aptitude’ (your ability in certain areas, like verbal and numeracy skills).
So why do some companies use these tests? Well, these assessments help employers measure the kind of skills you’ll need for a particular job. For example, if you apply for an IT role, you might be asked to take tests to show you understand concepts and ideas, visualised with the use of diagrams and imagery. And large multinational companies will often look for specific personalities and behavioural traits for a certain position – these tests are a useful tool to help them find suitable candidates.
Our online assessment practice helps you get used to each type of test. Give it a try and have as many goes as you need to feel comfortable and ready for the real thing.
(Remember, if an employer asks you to take a real online test and you have individual access requirements, be sure to flag this up with them in advance.)
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