The History of Psychometric Testing

Whether you are going through the recruitment process or simply thinking about applying for a new role, you’ve probably come across the all-important psychometric test. Psychometric tests may seem new, in the sense that most employers are now beginning to utilize them in recruitment efforts across the board, but what most people don’t realize is the lengthy history behind psychometric tests themselves, which have developed throughout human history to be the psychometric tests we take today.

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Ace Your Aptitude Test with these 9 Arithmetic Tips

9 arithmetic tips

If you’ve recently submitted a job application and passed the screening round, you may be called upon to complete an arithmetic focused aptitude tests. Aptitude tests are a great way to showcase your relevant skillset to a potential employer. However, most test takers report feeling unprepared to do well. Here are 9 tips to help you ace your upcoming arithmetic aptitude tests.
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How do Employers use Psychometric Tests?

Employer using Psychometric Tests


If you’ve passed the screening stage for a job you’ve recently applied for, then you may be asked to complete a psychometric test which is designed to test your aptitude, ability, and personality to see how well you fit the role. Today, we are going to talk about the most common types of psychometric tests, what they hope to find, and how employers use the results to determine who to hire.

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Why do Employers use Aptitude Tests?

Employer selecting the right candidate with aptitude test

Aptitude tests are gaining in popularity, as employers try to differentiate between candidates with similar education levels, workplace experiences, and skill sets. According to the Harvard Business Review, approximately 76% of companies with over 100 employees use aptitude tests as part of their recruitment procedure, making preparing for an aptitude test a crucial part of any job-seekers interview preparation.

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What is an Aptitude Test?

Congratulations, you’ve finally found the job advertisement of your dreams. If you’ve read through the step by step application process and discovered that aptitude testing is included in the list of recruitment steps, don’t panic. Regardless of your previous aptitude test results, you too can achieve a great score that will help you win that dream employment contract.

To help you on your way, we’re going to discuss what an aptitude test is and how you can prepare to excel in your upcoming exam.

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Tips: During your Aptitude Test

Here is a list of tips for during your aptitude test:

Morning of the test:
If the test is in the morning or before noon it is very important to get a proper breakfast. Get up early so that you do not have to rush through having breakfast and getting ready.

Food, drinks, and snacks:
If the test is of longer duration you may wish to bring drinks, snacks or food. We suggest healthy drinks and foods:
Drinks: Avoid drinks with high sugar content, such as soda and chocolate drinks.
Snacks: Eat fruits and/or vegetables rather than candy and chips. Dark chocolate is a good alternative to candy, make sure the cacao content is at least 70%.

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