This is the first in a series of videos from JobTestPrep providing you with useful tips to make the most of your psychometric test preparation. Here we focus on why psychometric test preparation is so important.
Graduate jobs and other careers use aptitude and ability tests, such and verbal and numerical reasoning, along with assessment centres to help them sort out the best job applicants. Preparation, therefore, can have a big impact on the outcome of your job application.
For many, preparation is a commitment that leads to awareness. By paying attention to the type of psychometric tests you are facing, you have a good indication of the obstacles coming your way. Dedicating time and effort to preparing for psychometric tests can help you overcome blocks in your path.
Stress can be a huge factor when applying for jobs but pre exposure to the test, be they personality or ability, can help you familiarise yourself with tests. Knowing what’s to come can lower your stress levels and boost your confidence.
There’s no question that practising tests leads to better performance. You may not have looked at a multiplication or word problem in a number of years. But by practising numerical reasoning beforehand, you revive the skills you need and develop strategies to help you make it through the assessment successfully.
Preparing for tests also helps you understand what will be expected of you in the position, making you a better candidate and employee. That way you can make sure to show the hiring team how good of an employee you are.
Employers and assessment companies acknowledge that preparation is important, meaning that when you arrive at the testing stage, expectations are high and you should be prepared and armed to perform at your best.
Overall, you need to beat the competition. Many jobs out there have a highly competitive recruitment process and you can only get ahead of the game with high test scores and good assessment performances.
Looking for more info? Download our free Beginner’s Guide to Psychometric Tests PDF and look out for our next video on how to prepare for psychometric tests. https://goo.gl/F8Kjsf