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Get that job: interviews - how to keep your head and get your ideal job
Contains chapters on self-assessment, communication and presentation skills, answering tricky interview questions, telephone interviews, internal interviews, assessment centres, and psychometric tests.
How to pass technical selection tests
Aimed at candidates facing psychometric tests as part of the recruitment process. Includes sections on preparing for tests, common types of psychometric tests, and samples questions for different types of reasoning ability.
How to succeed at an assessment centre
Offers practical guidance on passing recruitment tests held at assessment centres. Includes sections on group exercises, communication and presentation skills, psychometric tests, panel interviews, and role-playing exercises.
The acid test
The use of business psychology to assess the potential of management teams is becoming increasingly popular, especially for investors gauging the prospects of a particular company. Given the focus on the systemic risk of companies in the wake of the crisis, investors need to be certain they can be confident in the leaders of a business. This article discusses the use of psychometric assessment tools.
Psychometric assessments - Using them wisely
Psychometric assessments can be very useful for selection, but can also risk being used ineffectively. How can you avoid the pitfalls?
When hiring, first test, and then interview
The authors recommend that employers in service industries begin the employee screening process by using short, web-based psychometric tests, leaving a smaller group of applicants for the more time consuming processes of scanning CVs and carrying out interviews.
Psychological Testing Centre
Information and guidance relating to standards in tests and testing from the British Psychological Society. A Test Taker's Guide is available, covering the test process, guidance on what psychological tests measure and how to prepare for tests.
Interview tips: Psychometric tests
Tips from Prospects, the graduate careers website, on the different types of test and sources of practice psychometric tests.
Advice from Wikijob, a careers and job-hunting website aimed at graduates, with descriptions of different test types, the test structure and tips on preparing for tests. Wikijob also provides subscription-only practice tests.
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