- After submitting an initial application.
- At your first or second interview.
- Part of an assessment centre day.
Written by Daniel Soloye If you didn’t know, finding the right employee is of huge importance to recruiters and they will go to extensive lengths to source suitable candidates that fit the company culture, way beyond just qualifications and experience levels. Psychometric testing is a scientific evaluation method used to measure individuals’ mental capabilities and behavioural style, usually consisting of numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning and diagrammatic reasoning tests. SEE ALSO: The Benefits of Job Hopping If you are applying for places at large graduate employers, chances are you’ll be required to undertake a psychometric test. These tests are generally within the initial stages of the recruitment process as a filtering mechanism to see if your characteristics match what the company is looking for. With any type of test, you can improve your success rate by practicing and conducting prior research. But don’t sweat, if you’ve done your homework, you can approach this test with confidence, as you’re in a great position to excel just like anyone else. When will you be tested? Psychometric tests may be used at different stages of the recruitment process ranging from: