Tips to Ace Your Numerical Reasoning Assessment

Preparation is key: - Practicing as many psychometric test questions as possible is by far the best way to improve your performance. - Stick to your timings. Questions are not always presented in order of difficulty so if you get stuck on a question move on, easier questions may follow. - Concentrate on the question you find the hardest, we all like doing what we’re good at but to improve you should focus on your weakest areas. - After sitting a practice test review your incorrect answers, you’ll learn more from these than...

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Top 10 tips to pass your situational judgement test

Practice as many questions as you can prior to sitting your assessment. This will enable you to familiarise yourself with the typical format of the questions and the type of responses that are required.   Review the answers to the practice questions you sit. All good situational judgement test practice questions will come with detailed solutions. While it’s tempting to sit the test review your score and then move onto the next one reviewing solutions is the best way to learn. With all psychometric tests you...

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How to Prepare for a Verbal Reasoning Test

Verbal Reasoning – How to Prepare Verbal reasoning tests are used by employers in the hiring process because research has demonstrated that psychometric tests can be a good indicator of a candidates ability and future job performance. The most effective way to prepare for your verbal reasoning assessment is to practice.  There is no substitute for putting in the hours and practicing as many questions as possible prior to sitting your assessment. By sitting as many questions as possible you will find that your speed, accuracy and...

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Big Data – the latest in Psychometric Testing

What is Big Data? Big Data is essentially data available to organisations which they can use to identify the key skills and attributes they are looking for in their newest recruits.  Bid data comprises the mass of data and information generated by companies, their stakeholders (e.g. customers, staff etc) and it is this data that is collected, analysed and used to make strategic decisions about hiring. Traditional candidate assessments focused on core numerical and verbal reasoning skills with candidates results being compared to others...

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Over 112 applicants for every UK graduate financial services job – Association of Graduate Recruiters report.

This month the Association of Graduate Recruiters released a report in which they revealed that for every UK financial services graduate level job there are more than 112 applicants per place.   While this seems very high, for FMGC companies such as Proctor and Gamble this figure was even higher with over 200 applicants per position. These figures demonstrate the intense level of competition there is for top UK graduate jobs.  Further to this with continued economic uncertainty and pressure to reduce costs companies are unlikely to be...

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