Assessment centres can be a nerve wracking prospect. While companies will usually outline the types of tasks that they will encompass, there’s always the fear of the unknown. So here are 5 steps to help you pass your next assessment centre.

Your assessment centre will typically include aptitude tests. Here’s what you can do to prepare beforehand and give yourself the best possible chance on the day:

1) Practice as many questions as possible.

The more questions you practice, the more familiar you become with the material and your speed, accuracy and confidence will improve significantly.

It’s a good idea to practice the free questions on our website but we would strongly recommend upgrading to our Full Package. This will give you access to a wider variety of questions and help you get ahead of the competition.

2) Get used to the timings

Make sure you practice under test conditions with the calculator you intend to use in the real assessment. Your ability to manage your timings will develop naturally. Make sure you don’t spend a disproportionate amount of time on any one question. Remember the easiest questions may be at the end of the test, they are often not in order of difficulty.

3) Change how you think about aptitude tests

Think of aptitude tests as an opportunity to demonstrate your abilities to your prospective employer. If you practice as many tests as possible before your assessment then you have a good chance of impressing your prospective employer with your abilities. Upgrading to our Full Package get ahead of the competition.

4) Focus on your weaknesses

Concentrate on the questions you find the hardest. Everyone enjoys doing things they’re good at but you should concentrate on your weakest areas to improve.

5) Think positively

Remember with aptitude tests practice will really help you improve your scores and you should think of them as an excellent opportunity to differentiate yourself from the intensive competition of today’s job market.