How to prepare for a psychometric test in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne

The results of a psychometric test in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne provide employers with a behavioural profile of their candidates. These psychometric assessments can include an aptitude test, personality test and an ability test, and give employers a good idea of how well candidates suit particular roles in their organisation.

If you are applying for a job that includes some form of psychometric test, it’s best to call the recruiter to discuss the particular attributes that the employer is looking for in a candidate. You can often find this information in the job advertisement, but it sometimes pays to confirm with the recruitment agency.

Once you have a fair idea of the required attributes, then the following three tips should help you to prepare for your psychometric test in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.

1. Familiarise yourself with psychometric and aptitude tests

If you have never completed a psychometric or aptitude test before, then it will be to your advantage to find out what type of questions you might have to answer. An aptitude test is generally composed of multiple choice questions that must be answered in a short time frame and cover a variety of topics, including HR, marketing, economics, social sciences and biological sciences.

2. Spend time practicing online aptitude and psychometric tests

It makes sense to search for examples of these multi-choice questions that might be included in your aptitude test, and which can be found online quite easily. It is unlikely that you will be faced with the exact same questions, but the practice and the subsequent improvement in your problem solving skills will be of great benefit to you.

3. Aim to complete the psychometric test within the timeframe

Did you know that most aptitude tests are designed so that candidates don’t have enough time to complete them! In fact, only about 1 to 2% of candidates usually complete within the given time frame. This means that the more you practice and aim for completing all of the questions within the time frame, the more you will stand out from the competition.

For more information on psychometric tests and aptitude tests in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne, get in touch with Urban Psychometrics today.