What to Wear at your Interview

Whilst it can feel like the most important thing to prepare for during your job application is your psychometric tests and your interview answers, it's important to remember that over 50% of communication is non-verbal. It's, therefore, essential that the way you present yourself is authentic, so you can be comfortable and confident, but also in keeping with the role that you're aspiring to secure. Check the brief - first things first, make sure that you look for a dress code in the invitation to the interview. There may not be one specified,...

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10 Tips to Pass your Assessment Centre

Assessment centres are often used in selection processes to give hiring managers the opportunity to observe candidates in 'real work' scenarios, testing the competencies that they are assessing beyond just interviews and in group activities. Usually candidates will be invited in a group (often between 6 and 8) to a venue for a whole or half day. Typical assessment centres will comprise of: - Interviews - Group activities (discussions, debates, tasks) - E-Tray exercise - Psychometric testing Numerical Reasoning Tests ...

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Are Numerical Reasoning Tests the same as Maths Tests?

Are Numerical Reasoning Tests the same as Maths Tests? There is a common misconception amongst candidates that Numerical Reasoning Tests are the same as Maths Tests. Below we outline the key differences and between the two and offer some advice on how to prepare for a Numerical Reasoning Test. Are Numerical Reasoning Tests the same as Maths Tests? No, Numerical Reasoning Tests are not the same as Maths Tests. The key difference being that Numerical Reasoning Tests are designed to help organisations to predict the future workplace...

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Pass your psychometric tests first time

How to pass your psychometric tests first time Make a revision timetable – It’s best to start your psychometric test preparation as early as possible but however long you have plan your study time. Psychometric tests are unusual in that you won’t have a tutor teaching you and setting you homework, you need to be self motivated and plan your time effectively to perform well in your psychometric tests. Practice questions under exam conditions – Think about the environment you’re going to be in on the day of the exam and spend...

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10 most common psychometric test mistakes

Top 10 psychometric test mistakes you can and absolutely must avoid Below we share with you some of the most common mistakes candidates make when preparing for their psychometric tests. Avoiding them is easy provided you’re aware of what these pitfalls are. Mistake number: 1. Inadequate question practice: Question practice is the number one way to improve your psychometric test performance. Invest sufficient time practicing psychometric test questions prior to sitting your real assessment. You must get used to working quickly and...

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