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If you are looking to land a job in law, then this page can help prepare you for the selection process. Find out about the types of aptitude tests used for law-type roles, and use our practice packages to help you perform well in your assessment.
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We have put together a suite of practice test packages that simulate the recruitment process that most law firms will typically use. Online aptitude tests are commonly used as the first stage of the selection process, and these tend to be a verbal reasoning. You can use our online resources to learn the format of these types of tests and understand the types of questions you will be faced with. We offer explained solutions to each of the tests provided, so that you can see any errors you made and how to improve going forward. Some of our packages also include interview technique and preparation guides so that you can succeed on the day.

Verbal reasoning tests for law-based positions, are evaluating your comprehension skills and ability to draw out information from a complex piece of text. The text is likely to be made up of legal jargon that you will need to demonstrate an understanding of. Alternatively, the information may not have a legal aspect to it, but your answers may need you to apply legal ideas. You answers will be in the form of multiple choice.

It is common for Law Firms to apply the Watson Glaser test as part of their selection process. This is a critical thinking test that evaluates your ability to apply lateral thinking and find solutions, and is likely to be presented to you at an assessment centre. You can find out more about the Water Glaser test here. *insert link

Furthermore, situational judgement tests are also a popular choice with Law Firms. This type of test will demonstrate your ability to assess a difficult work-based situation, and choose the right choice of action based on the type of individual you are. It is likely that the scenarios you will face will be true of a typical working day within a law firm. And so it is important that you become familiar with the types of questions you will be asked, so that you can understand the answers they are looking for. Each of our situational judgement practice tests will guide you through the logic behind the correct answers to that you can apply this knowledge each time you practice and improve your score.

There are two major assessment providers that are used within the legal profession, which are CEB’s SHL and Pearson TalentLens.

##Psychometric Testing for Law-based Roles Due to the demanding nature of a career in law, some law firms may do additional psychometric testing on candidates to ensure they are capable of working under high pressure and applying the right character traits for the job.

These types of tests include the following:

Personality Tests - these are used to understand aspects of your personality. They can predict how a job applicant will act in some workplace situations. These tests are designed to expose sides of your personality that aren’t necessarily obvious, and so if you haven’t completed a test like this before we would recommend you complete one of our practice tests.

Logical Reasoning Tests – these tests are a form of psychometric assessments designed to measure general intelligence. Logical Reasoning tests come in three forms: deductive, inductive and abstract. These types of tests do not present you with verbal or numerical information, but instead with logical patterns and shape sequences.

Numerical Reasoning Tests – these tests require you to demonstrate your ability to deal with numbers quickly and accurately. They assess your knowledge of ratios, percentages, number sequences, data interpretation, financial analysis and currency conversion.

Written Exercises – these types of assessments come in a number of formats and are used to assess a range of skills including communication, decision making and analytical capabilities. E-tray exercises, report writing and letter drafting are amongst a few of the tasks you may be faced with.

Group Exercises – these are a common type assessment that employers use to identify the strongest candidate for the role. A group exercise can determine a number of skills including confidence, communication, leadership and initiative. The type of task you will be presented with varies according to what the employer is looking for. However you should expect to be faced with a number of challenging situations that you will need to overcome within the group. Your group can range from anything between 3-16 individuals so be ready to work collaboratively with others

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