It can be quite overwhelming when you are first faced with a pre-employment psychometric test in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney, particularly if you have never sat one in previous recruitment drives. As with everything in life, once you know more about these tests and what is expected, you will start to feel more relaxed and confident.
What are psychometric tests and why are they used?
At Urban Psychometrics, we use a psychometric test in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane as part of the recruitment process for many national and international companies. What they actually measure is how you think in the abstract, as well as your verbal and numerical reasoning abilities.
These are timed tests, but you can use practice tests at home to help you understand them better and to increase your confidence. Many people who have a university education, think that they will fly through these tests, however that isn’t always true and plenty of non-tertiary educated candidates have sailed through these tests.
The reason that a psychometric test is so useful in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne is because employers want to employ the right type of person for a specific role. These tests help employers to put together a behavioural profile of each candidate, helping them to predict how each candidate will act in certain circumstances, and whether they can think outside the box, be a good team leader, etc.
These are all difficult characteristics to measure, which is why integrating a psychometric test during the recruitment process in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney has such great benefits for both the employer and the potential employee. Employers have a very effective and proven method of sourcing the best candidates for their company and candidates can be assured of finding a role that will be eminently satisfying and fruitful for them.
Preparing to take a psychometric test in Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane
Your best course of action to prepare for these tests is to practice the types of questions that are designed for the role you hope to achieve. For example, management positions require a different set of questions to those designed for a data analyst’s role or for someone who works in the mining industry.
Examples of these questions can be easily found online, and your best strategy is to focus on completing all the easier questions first within the given time frame, leaving the more difficult questions to the end. This is because all the questions are given the same rating. With these few tips, you should have a much greater probability of scoring high on your psychometric test, whether you sit it in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne.
For more information on psychometric tests in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney, call us on 07 3535 1220 or send us an email.