Assessment centres & psychometric testing

Assessment centres & psychometric testing

More and more companies are opting for a more scientific approach to their recruitment practices by adopting the use of psychometric testing and assessment centres, as it gives a more accurate prediction of individual performance in the role.

To ensure that you perform to the best of your ability, take a moment to read the checklist below in preparation for your assessment.

Before the tests:

  • Have a good nights sleep.

  • Plan your travel so you are not rushed.

  • Bring your glasses if needed.

  • Do not try and study for the tests as they measure general IQ, skills, behaviours and attitudes and not the level to which you were educated.

  • Tell us if you are taking medication which could affect your performance.

  • Let us know if you are colour blind as this may affect the tests you are taking.

  • If you have a mobile phone, please ensure it is switched off before commencing the assessment.

During the tests:

  • Stay calm and do not panic.

  • Please read the instructions for each test carefully and make sure you understand what is required before commencing the test.

  • Work through the questions at a steady pace as the majority of tests have a time limit. Be aware that the timed tests are designed to be difficult to complete within the time provided, so it is usual for candidates not to finish. Just work as quickly as you can and do not feel discouraged if you do not finish.

  • There is also no penalty for leaving questions unanswered. If you have difficulty with a question, you may leave it out and return to it later, or make a good guess, but blind guessing is not recommended.

  • There is no pass or fail – your score is simply compared with broader groups of people.

  • Try not to adopt a competitive attitude during an assessment centre. Work in collaboration with your fellow candidates, contribute to discussions and demonstrate interpersonal skills.

After the tests:

  • Once you have been notified of the final decision in regards to your application, you are welcome to call a Chandler Macleod Psychologist to discuss the results and receive verbal feedback.

  • Contact your consultant if you have any further questions. All test results are treated in the strictest of confidence and are considered valid for a period of up to 2 years by the Psychologist.

  • You can call the psychologists to re-access your results in this period should it be required when seeking new employment.

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