Dress for Success: What to Wear for your Interview

Business Formal? Business Casual? Black-tie Optional? It can be overwhelming that on top of preparing for psychometric tests and your interview answers, that you need to think about what you’re going to wear on the day of the interview too.  But it is important; especially when you take into consideration that over 50% of communication is non-verbal.  It’s key that the way you present yourself is authentic, so you can be comfortable and confident, but you’ll also want to bear in mind the role you’re hoping to secure. Here’s a...

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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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