Psychometric Tests For Dummies

Author: Liam Healy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119996491
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Today's job market is tough; it's dog-eat-dog, ruthless and competitive. Preparation is essential if you want to get the edge. As psychometric testing becomes standard for blue-chip companies to one-man bands this For Dummies guide could mean the difference between success and failure. As the world of HR embraces psychometric testing, more and more people are faced with the daunting prospect of having to sit these mysterious exams. The tests have become the standard way in which employers judge abilities – your capacity to work with numbers, words and diagrams; your attainment – what you actually know; and your personality – how you’re likely to act. Psychometric Testing For Dummies is the essential tool for being prepared and calm. The book takes readers step-by-step through each type of test, what to expect and how to prepare for them. It also offers over 850 sample questions to practice on. Psychometric Testing For Dummies makes these notoriously difficult and confusing tests easy. Psychometric Testing For Dummies includes: Understanding why psychometric tests are used Detailed examination of numerical, verbal, technical and abstract tests Full explanation of personality tests How to deal with feedback Over 850 sample questions

Psychometric Tests For Dummies

Author: Liam Healy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470753668
Release Date: 2012-01-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Psychometric tests are designed to judge your abilities (your capacity to work with numbers, words and diagrams) your attainment (what you actually know) and your personality (how you're likely to act). This book is a complete guide to psychometric tests, what they're used for, what they measure and how to prepare for them.

Ultimate Psychometric Tests

Author: Mike Bryon
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749474522
Release Date: 2015-06-03
Genre: Business & Economics

The use of psychometric tests in job selection procedures is more prominent than ever and for unprepared candidates they represent a considerable challenge that can get in the way of them successfully landing a new job. The best-selling Ultimate Psychometric Tests, now in its third edition, is the biggest book of its kind, containing over 1000 practice test questions of a multitude of different types of tests with accompanying answers and explanations. Also including an overview of which companies employ which tests, including L'Oreal, Sony, HMV, Toyota and IKEA among others, it has plenty of advice on how to get test-wise and seriously improve scoring. Providing sample questions from all the major types of test, including verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, personality questionnaires, non-verbal and diagrammatic reasoning, new tests also now include spatial recognition and visual estimation, situational awareness tests as well as quantities and conversion tests. From the popular Ultimate series, this is the definitive guide to acing any type of psychometric testing you encounter as well as keeping your mind sharp and active.

Psychometric Tests For Graduates

Author: Andrea Shavick
Publisher: How To Books
ISBN: 9781848036093
Release Date: 2014-02-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Are you a graduate? Looking for a brilliant job? Then you should know that over 95 percent of the FTSE 100 companies use psychometric and management tests to select their graduate recruits, as do the police, the Civil Service, local authorities, the Armed Forces, the Fire Service, financial institutions, the motor industry, the IT industry - the list is endless. In fact, tests are now an integral part of the recruitment process for most medium-large sized organisations worldwide. So if you're looking for a job, you need this book! It includes: 37 genuine graduate-level practice tests from SHL Group plc, the biggest test publisher in the world; 227 questions covering verbal, numerical, abstract and spatial reasoning, mechanical comprehension, fault diagnosis, accuracy and personality; and, genuine practice Brainstorm, Scenarios and Fastrack management tests. It also includes valuable advice on: online psychometric tests; researching your target employer; and, assessment centre visits (including role-plays, group discussions, in-tray exercises and presentations). This book gives you the three things you need to pass graduate-level psychometric and management tests: information, confidence, and plenty of practice.

How to Pass Professional Level Psychometric Tests

Author: Sam Al-Jajjoka
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749467968
Release Date: 2013-05-03
Genre: Business & Economics

How to Pass Professional Level Psychometric Tests contains a wealth of practice questions to help prepare you for exactly the type of tests you will face in recruitment assessments for professional careers. A staggering 650 questions and answers, consisting of 20 timed practice tests reflect real life exams favoured by the most popular organisations. It is particularly useful for those facing aggressive psychometric tests, particularly candidates for careers in IT, management and finance. Also including practice questions for common verbal reasoning and numerical tests, How to Pass Professional Level Psychometric Tests provides essential help and preparation to improve your score and gain the competitive edge over the competition.

Succeeding at Assessment Centres For Dummies

Author: Nigel Povah
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119996675
Release Date: 2011-02-14
Genre: Business & Economics

It's becoming more common for organisations to use assessment centres as part of their recruitment drive. So if you've recently been invited to one, and you're not sure what to expect or how to excel, then this is the book for you. You'll be guided through how each activity is conducted and how to prepare for each part of the selection process. You'll find expert advice on how to shine in every activity - and get the career you want. Succeeding at Assessment Centres For Dummies covers: Standing Out in Group Exercises Impressing in Oral Presentations Achieving in Analysis Exercises Performing in Planning and Scheduling Exercises Perfecting Your Approach to Psychometrics

Answering Tough Interview Questions For Dummies UK

Author: Rob Yeung
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118679920
Release Date: 2013-11-22
Genre: Business & Economics

A guide to stunning your interviewer with perfect answers to stumping questions In today's competitive job market, a stellar interview lends you an edge over the competition, which can make or break your chances at a new career. Answering Tough Interview Questions For Dummies, 2nd Edition teaches you how to perform professionally and productively under stressful interview conditions. With this handy guide, you'll learn to breeze through tricky questions and accentuate your most impressive qualities. This updated second edition features a ten-step guide to having a great interview, ten tips for projecting confidence, ten techniques for trouble-shooting your job search, 200 tough sample interview questions with detailed advice and model answers, proven strategies to combat nerves, and guidelines for perfecting your social media presence and handling questions that may arise from an online search. There is no need to enter an interview feeling unprepared with this guide by your side. Rob Yeung's holistic approach helps you make a positive first impression Shows you how to prepare to answer questions regarding your online presences (and how to avoid embarrassing search results) Provides essential preparation so that you can familiarize yourself with tricky questions before embarking on the stressful interviewing process Whether you're an entry-level worker or a mid-level professional, Answering Tough Interview Questions For Dummies prepares you to blow the competition away with your poised and professional responses.

IQ and Aptitude Tests

Author: Philip Carter
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749461997
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Genre: Games

An aptitude test is designed to measure the potential for achievement in an individual, whilst an IQ test is a standardized test designed to measure intelligence. Both are now increasingly encountered in recruitment, selection and assessment procedures. IQ and Aptitude Tests contains over 350 practice questions together with answers, explanations and a guide to assessing performance. The questions are organized into four IQ tests together with verbal, spatial and numerical aptitude tests. These include tests of word meanings, grammar and comprehension, advanced verbal aptitude, logical analysis, mental arithmetic, numerical sequences, and number problems. Invaluable to those who are faced with an aptitude or IQ test, this book will also help anyone who needs to improve their verbal, numerical and reasoning skills.

How to Pass Data Interpretation Tests

Author: Mike Bryon
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749462338
Release Date: 2011-07-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Data interpretation tests are fast becoming the most common type of numeracy questions set in psychometric examinations. Almost every battery of psychometric tests will include a data interpretation sub test, or series of questions in this discipline and at some point in their career almost everyone will have to pass one. How to Pass Data Interpretation Tests provides over 300 practice data interpretation questions, with answers and detailed explanations to help you improve your score. With indispensable help and advice on how to prepare for the tests it includes 20 mini-tests and 3 realistic full-length tests, enabling you to familiarise yourself with the approaches needed, develop your exam technique and achieve the results you want.

Psychometric Testing

Author: Barry Cripps
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119183013
Release Date: 2017-05-08
Genre: Psychology

This book offers an examination of the strengths and limitations psychometric testing, with coverage of diverse methods of test development and application. It explores a variety of topics related to the field, including test construction, use and applications in human resources and training, assessment and verification of training courses, and consulting and includes applications for clinical psychology, performance psychology, and sport and exercise psychology across a range of professions (research, teaching, coaching, consulting, and advising).

Perfect Psychometric Test Results

Author: Ian Newcombe
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781409063346
Release Date: 2009-08-18
Genre: Education

Perfect Psychometric Test Results is an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to secure their ideal job. Written by a team from Kenexa, one of the UK's leading compilers of psychometric tests, it explains how each test works, gives helpful pointers on how to get ready, and provides professionally constructed sample questions for you to try out at home. It also contains an in-depth section on online testing – the route that more and more recruiters are choosing to take. Whether you're a graduate looking to take the first step on the career ladder, or you're planning an all-important job change, Perfect Psychometric Test Results has everything you need to make sure you stand out from the competition. The Perfect Series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from getting your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.

Introduction to Psychometric Theory

Author: Tenko Raykov
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136900020
Release Date: 2011-01-07
Genre: Psychology

This new text provides a state-of the-art introduction to educational and psychological testing and measurement theory that reflects many intellectual developments of the past two decades. The book introduces psychometric theory using a latent variable modeling (LVM) framework and emphasizes interval estimation throughout, so as to better prepare readers for studying more advanced topics later in their careers. Featuring numerous examples, it presents an applied approach to conducting testing and measurement in the behavioral, social, and educational sciences. Readers will find numerous tips on how to use test theory in today’s actual testing situations. To reflect the growing use of statistical software in psychometrics, the authors introduce the use of Mplus after the first few chapters. IBM SPSS, SAS, and R are also featured in several chapters. Software codes and associated outputs are reviewed throughout to enhance comprehension. Essentially all of the data used in the book are available on the website. In addition instructors will find helpful PowerPoint lecture slides and questions and problems for each chapter. The authors rely on LVM when discussing fundamental concepts such as exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, test theory, generalizability theory, reliability and validity, interval estimation, nonlinear factor analysis, generalized linear modeling, and item response theory. The varied applications make this book a valuable tool for those in the behavioral, social, educational, and biomedical disciplines, as well as in business, economics, and marketing. A brief introduction to R is also provided. Intended as a text for advanced undergraduate and/or graduate courses in psychometrics, testing and measurement, measurement theory, psychological testing, and/or educational and/or psychological measurement taught in departments of psychology, education, human development, epidemiology, business, and marketing, it will also appeal to researchers in these disciplines. Prerequisites include an introduction to statistics with exposure to regression analysis and ANOVA. Familiarity with SPSS, SAS, STATA, or R is also beneficial. As a whole, the book provides an invaluable introduction to measurement and test theory to those with limited or no familiarity with the mathematical and statistical procedures involved in measurement and testing.

Ace the Corporate Personality Test

Author: Edward Hoffman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071359125
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

Virtually everyone looking for corporate work today must submit to a personality test. Better plan ahead and prepare yourself with this quick and easy guide to out-foxing and out-psyching the dreaded test. Author Edward Hoffman delivers a jargon-free tutorial on what applicants can expect from the test. He explains what six dimensions of personality the test measures, how the test is evaluated, and most importantly, what employers can and can’t ask applicants.Ace the Corporate Personality Test also features:Sample questions and scripted answers from tests that are widely used.Advice on how to frame your answers so they fit the particular position you’re seeking, whether in sales, management, or elsewhere.Detailed tips on how to conquer pre-test jitters and optimize concentration.Insights into legal issues and the rights of applicants regarding test results.Learn how to position yourself for the job you want, and ensure that your personality test says everything you want it to say to prospective employers.