Tag: Assessment centre

To practise or not to practise? That is the question! What’s the score with the latest employer selection tests facing students?

Amanda Conway, Careers Consultant at The University of Manchester, explores whether practice does make perfect with 3 of the main tests facing Manchester students. When it comes to applying for graduate jobs or internships, the chances are you will face a test or two along the way. Whilst some favourites remain firmly embedded in employers’…

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Tips for psychometric tests

Many larger recruiters use psychometric tests as part of their recruitment & selection procedure for graduate schemes and internships. The way they have been used and the types of tests have changed over the years but essentially they are trying to get the pool of applicants down to those who meet the basic criteria. Smaller…

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Situational Judgement Tests

Over the past few years, there has been a big increase in the use of situational judgement tests (SJTs) as a tool for selecting candidates for jobs. What are situational judgement tests? They are generally multiple choice tests, where you are given a scenario and asked to choose what you would do in that situation.…

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Masters – start here!

If you’re just starting your Masters degree, it can all be a bit overwhelming, but half an hour’s planning now could be the difference between having your dream job lined up after you graduate – or struggling to catch up at the end of your Masters, as you realise those plum jobs have already been…

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Teach First

Last week we had a visit and update from our friends at Teach First. They are really keen to recruit recent graduates as well as current students. Teach First is a two-year graduate programme. They create leaders, who can go into a challenging school and inspire enthusiam and ambition in young people. Teach First is…

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