Tag: psychometric tests

Taking psychometric tests when you have a disability – can additional support help?

Written by Amanda Conway, Careers Consultant at The Careers Service We all get nervous about taking a test, it’s only natural, but for some students a particular health condition or disability may pose an additional challenge and mean they are unable to give their best performance on the day. Although many employers and test publishers are used…

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To practise or not to practise? What’s the best way to prepare for an employer selection test?

Written by Amanda Conway, Careers Consultant at The Careers Service When it comes to applying for graduate jobs or internships, the chances are you will face a selection test along the way. Ranging from numerical or verbal reasoning tests, to some of the more recent developments like situational judgement tests and games-based assessments, graduate employers frequently…

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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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Have you heard of the practice effect? – it could transform your job hunting success

By Amanda Conway, Careers Consultant By now you will probably have already heard about psychometric tests and how they are regularly used by employers to shortlist and select candidates – you may have already encountered one of them! Around 70% of the major graduate employers now use some form of testing to gain insight into…

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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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