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Ultimate aptitude tests: assess your potential with aptitude, motivational and personality tests
Designed to be useful for anyone taking aptitude tests from secondary school upwards. Includes a wide range of tests. Covers visual, numeric and verbal reasoning, IQ, physical tests, and spatial awareness.
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.
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.
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.
Psychometric testing no longer meets business needs
Discussion of the tendency of human resources (HR) leaders' to rely on psychometric tests to recruit and support talent development. Topics covered include the commercialisation and expansion of psychometric tests, reasons why psychometric tests should be used only for informing decision-making and not to make decisions, and the matching of psychometrics to job roles.
Ace the assessment
With more employers using pschometric tests as part of the hiring process, this article discusses the most common types and how they are being used by companies. Advice is also given on how to improve performance when taking an assessment.
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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