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Personality questionnaires: what is it and what is their difficulty
Personality questionnaires: what is it and what is their difficulty

What are personality questionnaires

Personality questionnaires (PQ, OPQ, OPQ32) are designed to assess such characteristics of a candidate as shades of feelings, attitudes, motives and other personality (often subjective) traits. Such questionnaires are usually presented as a lengthy aptitude test that cannot be prepared for, and the results of which cannot be influenced. But the truth is, you can and must prepare for personality tests. The core of PQ is that the applicant receives direct questions about his character traits to which he must answer following the given pattern. Personality questionnaires use the ability of people to self-analyze and analyze their own experiences. They are conducted in a question-and-answer format, this type of assessment is also known as self-report.

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What to do if you decided to change your job: 10 tips from Aptitude-Tests-Practice
What to do if you decided to change your job: 10 tips from Aptitude-Tests-Practice

The decision to change a job must be balanced and deliberate. It should not be taken spontaneously, emotionally, or due to a temporary failure of an ongoing project. Deprivation of a stable income can lead to everyday problems and possible depression.

If your decision is final and your family and loved ones are supportive, we’ve put together 10 tips to help you at this stage of your career.

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8 tips to make your resume different from hundreds of others
8 tips to make your resume different from hundreds of others

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.

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How to prepare for your aptitude test in a couple of days: 5 important tips
How to prepare for your aptitude test in a couple of days: 5 important tips

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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8 smart steps to prepare for your pre-employment aptitude tests
8 smart steps to prepare for your pre-employment aptitude tests

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.

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2 most common job interview mistakes
2 most common job interview mistakes

We at Aptitude-Tests-Practice have been assisting people in getting a job for a long time and noticed that about 80% of all applicants make two main mistakes at their job interviews. Keep these mistakes in mind when preparing for a job interview, and you will be able to make a better impression on the employer or HR agent compared to other job seekers.

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AB InBev: working culture, pre-employment process, aptitude tests and interviews in 2020
AB InBev: working culture, pre-employment process, aptitude tests and interviews in 2020

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (AB InBev) is the leading company-manufacturer of beer and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in the world. With over 190,000 employees as of May 2020 it is one of the Top-3 largest FMCG companies together with Procter&Gamble and L’Oreal.

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Unilever: about the company, working conditions, employment process and aptitude tests in 2020
Unilever: about the company, working conditions, employment process and aptitude tests in 2020

Unilever PLC is one of the leading and largest manufacturers in the FMCG industry. Together with Procter&Gamble and Nestle this company forms the Top 3 FMCG businesses of the world, employing over 155,000 staff in 75 countries.

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Psychometric aptitude tests – should I prepare?
Psychometric aptitude tests – should I prepare?

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.

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Deloitte worldwide: how to get a job, pass aptitude tests and interviews
Deloitte worldwide: how to get a job, pass aptitude tests and interviews

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.

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