Introduction to psychometric tests

Psychometric tests use scientific methods to measure mental capabilities and behavioural style. As part of the recruitment process Psychometric tests are used to measure a candidates' suitability for a role based on aptitude (or cognitive abilities) and personality characteristics. They provide information about the extent to which a candidates' personality and cognitive abilities match those the employer has determined are required by the role. Employers use the psychometric test to provide information about candidates which is difficult to gather from a face-to-face interview.

The employer will review your resume to ensure you meet the initial requirements of the job. You will then be provided with detailed instructions for taking the psychometric test. The test results will be used by the employer identify which job applicants meet the pre-determined criteria for the job role and can be invited for interview.

Some job applicants believe that psychometric tests do not accurately assess their abilities, personality traits, and suitability for the job. However experience has shown that psychometric tests are very reliable in this area.

We have proved that through effective preparation, highlighting your appropriate strengths and improving any weaknesses you can improve your test scores, increasing your chance of progressing to the next stage of the recruitment process.