Being an HR agent for many years I can give you a few insights to make your resume and cover letter different from others. This can be crucial for your success if you compete for a job place with hundreds of other candidates.
To fully prepare for your pre-employment aptitude tests, you need to practice all types of psychometric tests widely used by employers:
- numeric reasoning;
- verbal reasoning;
- abstract reasoning;
- situational judgement tests (cases, assessment);
- general knowledge tests.
This comprehensive work can take about one week for each type of test. Most applicants do not have such a long time to prepare. Sometimes a vacancy becomes known in just a couple of days. However, don’t panic. Even in these tight deadlines, you can actually prepare for your aptitude tests to score high. We are sure that you can fully prepare for aptitude tests within 4-5 days.
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Situational judgement tests (SJTs, behavioral tests, psychological tests or situational cases) are a popular assessment tool among HR agencies and large business. Managerial positions, sales, customer support and administrative jobs require good interpersonal skills and the ability to find effective solutions in any work situation. Situational judgement tests are the most convenient tool to assess candidates for having these and other competencies.
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Psychometric aptitude tests are one of the most popular pre-employment selection tools used to determine suitable candidates for workplaces in the public and private sectors.
For many years, psychometric aptitude tests were considered an objective method of measuring a person’s intellectual abilities and his or her compliance with work requirements. Since the advent of this type of tests in the 1950s, many experts have argued that preparing for psychometric aptitude tests is useless, because they assess not acquired knowledge, but only natural intelligence.
These claims turned out to be erroneous. Later, many researchers found that success in a psychometric testing depends not only on the natural intelligence of candidates, but also on their training and their past experience in taking psychometric aptitude tests.
Each job position or vacancy has its own requirements for the qualities of applicants: their experience, abilities and skills. The first step when employers try to find them is situational judgement testing. But there are qualities that are valuable for any employer and any job. If you are a job applicant, then you will have more chances to get a job of your dream, if you have 12 basic qualities shown below, and you can successfully demonstrate them in the process of employment.
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Deloitte has 127 offices in most capitals and large cities of the world with average number of employees of 5,000-6,000 per country. The world’s largest corporations, especially from banking, mining, gas and oil and heave industry are among the clients of Deloitte.
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