What is Psychometric testing?
At Assessment 4 Potential we consider psychometric testing to be an important tool which both helps :
- You understand yourself
- Us to understand you fully
We advocate psychometric tests that are scientifically designed and validated. These can be multiple choice questionnaires asking a series of questions about your interests, feelings and behavioural preferences or a suite of aptitude tests. The results and reports give a wide range of information about who you really are.[pullquote]
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.~
Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745)[/pullquote]
Psychometric tools can be used in career consultations, the most important factors to consider are:
Personality – How do you normally respond and behave? What is the right kind of role and environment for you to be working in? Where will you fit in and ensure your outlook matches your work?
Aptitudes –These are looking at various types of reasoning. What are you relatively good at? Which are your strengths? Which are you not so strong at? Where will your talents be valued and what should you avoid or aim to develop?
To get the best careers advice, we discuss the overall results of these and talk about your actual situation and how you can achieve your career goal realistically. Understanding your personal circumstances along with your ambitions are crucial in setting up a career action plan.
Psychometric tests can take time to complete. Online portals give easy access however you can expect to spend an hour or more per exercise. Time which should be set aside without interruptions and time when you are well prepared.
Let us know if you would like to understand more about how completing psychometric tests can help you in your career.