The SJT are completed first in the application process after the online application form. These psychometric tests present the reader with a series of scenarios that would potentially take place in the work place and the reader is then asked to choose from a multiple choice set of answers for how they would best deal with the situation. It is advisable to read up about the morals and values of the company prior to this. These are designed to assess how you would fit into the company.
These psychometric tests are designed to measure your numerical abilities and relate to graphs, percentages and tables whereby you will be asked to analyse data and chose from a set of multiple choice answers. This type of test is normally timed and usually you are given a minute per question. It is therefore a good idea to practice sitting these in timed conditions. You may be asked to sit this again at the assessment centre.
Diagrammatic / Logical Reasoning
You may be asked to take this type of test, depending on the role that you are applying for. This test comprises of questions relating to sequences of shapes and patterns. In each question there will be a missing step and you will be provided with a number of answers to choose from. These are designed to test your logical reasoning as well analytical and problem-solving skills. Again these will be timed and so practice is advisable. You may be asked to sit this again at the assessment centre.
You will be given a brief which you will read and then discuss questions and their solutions with the group. You will be expected to demonstrate good team-work skills. You’ll be assessed as to how you perform within the group so ensure that you strike a balance between dominating the group and being too passive. It is important to be able to work in a group and this is what the assessors are looking for.
You will be expected to give a short presentation relating to a subject provided prior to the assessment centre. This subject will depend on the role that you are applying for. This will be assessing your public speaking and presenting skills as well as your technical knowledge.