Many jobs in Australia require applicants to undergo a personality assessment during the recruitment process, but what about the highest paid jobs? Do you still need to take these tests for jobs that pay extremely well?
Let’s take a look at some of the best paid jobs in Australia and whether you need to take a personality assessment if you apply for any of these jobs.
What are the highest paying jobs in Australia?
The highest paying job in 2018 are architects, but not any type of architect, it’s specifically those in the information and communications industry. These are people who design and plan how to meet strategic objectives within the industry; people who are experienced in these cross-functional roles are paid a premium salary. It’s very likely that you will require a personality assessment and other psychometric tests during the recruitment process for these roles.
The third highest paid jobs are in the same industry, but go to managers who can ensure that a company’s investments in IT structure are managed correctly. Managers in most industries are required to undergo a personality assessment to ensure that they can both lead and guide people under their supervision. So the first and third highest paid roles are in the information and communications industry.
The second highest paid jobs are in engineering, but specifically management roles that are critical to the success of companies in the Mining, Resources and Energy industry. Anyone who applies for an engineering role in this industry will undergo both a personality assessment and other psychometric tests to ensure compatibility with these high level roles.
Fourth in the list of highest paid jobs in Australia are management roles in Mining, Resources and Energy industry, so the top four highest paying jobs are either in the IT industry or the Mining, Resources and Energy industry. To round out the top five highest paying jobs in Australia you will need to go to law school, because in-house lawyers take up this spot, putting aside the notion that lawyers are the highest paid people in Australia!
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