Psychometric Tests for Graduates: Gain the Confidence You Need to Excel at Graduate-Level Psychometric and Management Tests

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How To Books, 2008 - Business & Economics - 176 pages
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Are you a graduate? Looking for a brilliant job? Then you should know that over 95 percent of the FTSE 100 companies use psychometric and management tests to select their graduate recruits, as do the police, the Civil Service, local authorities, the Armed Forces, the Fire Service, financial institutions, the motor industry, the IT industry - the list is endless. In fact, tests are now an integral part of the recruitment process for most medium-large sized organisations worldwide. So if you're looking for a job, you need this book! It includes: 37 genuine graduate-level practice tests from SHL Group plc, the biggest test publisher in the world; 227 questions covering verbal, numerical, abstract and spatial reasoning, mechanical comprehension, fault diagnosis, accuracy and personality; and, genuine practice Brainstorm, Scenarios and Fastrack management tests. It also includes valuable advice on: online psychometric tests; researching your target employer; and, assessment centre visits (including role-plays, group discussions, in-tray exercises and presentations). This book gives you the three things you need to pass graduate-level psychometric and management tests: information, confidence, and plenty of practice.
AUTHOR BIOG:
Recruitment expert Andrea Shavick is an established writer and broadcaster who has written numerous articles on job hunting, CV preparation and interview technique. She's also the author of Passing Psychometric Tests and Landing Your First Job.
CONTENTS:
Introduction
I
- WHAT ARE PSYCHOMETRIC TESTS
1. What are Psychometric Tests?
2. Why are Psychometric tests used?
3. Researching your chosen organisation
4. Online testing
5. Assessment centres - a survival guide
II
- THE PRACTICE TESTS
6. Verbal reasoning
7. Numerical reasoning
8. Abstract reasoning
9. Spatial reasoning
10. Mechanical comprehension
11. Fault diagnosis
12. Accuracy tests
13. Combination tests
14. Personality questionnaires
15. Management tests
16. What else do psychometric tests test?
III
- PSYCHOMETRIC TESTS IN CONTEXT
17. Psychometric tests in context
18. Avoiding psychometric tests altogether
19. Resources
Further Reading
Index.

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