job tests preparation
by Irene Kuguelova, CFO of Moneta Holdings LTD
Many parents and their growing children first start to think about their future profession in high school, when the time comes for the exams and choosing a university. And the choice of an educational institution is considered one of the main career decisions in the life of a child. Everyone is sure that graduation from the “right” university is a guarantee of a successful career. But the reality is not that simple.
For most large and medium-sized companies, especially in the IT and services, the salary fund is up to 80% of all costs. So, finding employees who bring the company a profit, or just more money than they cost, is a fundamentally important task. All large employers require applicants to pass psychometric aptitude tests in order to determine their intellectual and psychological abilities. For companies, it is important to understand what the employee will be like at the workplace and how well he or she will be able to fulfill his/her duties. After all, the employer bears the risks of hiring a candidate who does not meet expectations and does not strengthen, but weakens the company’s team.
Research posted on Jobsite.com in January 2019 shows that 71% of employers check candidates’ social media profiles before deciding if this candidate deserves an invitation for a job interview and aptitude tests stage.
Think if your social media profiles show you as a professional?
At the end of any job interview with a candidate, HR agents usually ask: “Do you have any questions for us?” But after a long monologue about themselves many candidates get lost. They do not know what to ask the interviewers and try to end the conversation. But in the eyes of an employer representative, such applicants look unprofessional. It seems that such a person is ready to agree for any conditions and he or she does not care about future responsibilities.
There are 8 critical questions you should ask interviewers during your job interview. With their help you can achieve 2 major goals: get a complete understanding of the prospective job and show yourself as a professional.
Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft, Inc, Microsoft) is a transnational IT corporation with leading status in computer software development, licensing and sales. It was the first IT company to make software products that gained worldwide success. As of early 2020 about 86% of all personal and business computers worldwide use Microsoft software.
Job interview is the best opportunity to present yourself as a positive person and a confident professional, and our tips and advice will help you with this. Many jobseekers worry that, “selling” themselves, they may seem arrogant or, on the contrary, unsure and, as a result, they choose answers to important questions that may seem fuzzy and vague.
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.
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.
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd (Deloitte, DTTL) is an audit company that ranks the first among the “Big Four” of the world’s largest audit firms. This is the largest network by the number of employees – about 312 thousand in the world for 2019 and the company actively recruits new employees every year (up to 50,000 new employees per year).
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.
Mars, Inc (CHOCOLATE, PETCARE, FOOD) is one of the FMCG market leaders in the world. This is a huge company with a total number of employees in the world of more than 100,000 people in early 2020. The largest factories and offices of Mars are located in the USA, Belgium, Mexico, Netherlands, Australia and actually in all large countries in the world.