Situational Judgement Tests: The Basics

A situational judgement test (SJT) forms part of the recruitment process for many graduate schemes. From an employer’s perspective, they are an efficient way to sift through high volumes of candidates. Candidates are presented with a series of  work-related scenarios and need to choose which solution or action is the most effective from a series of … More Situational Judgement Tests: The Basics

Could gaming be the future of recruitment?

It has been predicted that over 70% of global 2000 organisations will be using gamed-based recruitment campaigns in the next two years. Already Deloitte, BBC and Network Rail are using games to recruit candidates, amongst others. So how is gaming being used to recruit candidates? Games-based assessments are the next generation of psychometric testing and are games … More Could gaming be the future of recruitment?

Useful tools to practise psychometric tests and interviews

We’ve spoken to lots of students this week who are looking for ways to practise psychometric tests and interviews.  Psychometric tests: These often form part of the recruitment process for many graduate schemes and are typically timed multiple choice tests that are to be completed independently by applicants. Employers may use these tests to filter down the … More Useful tools to practise psychometric tests and interviews

Psychometric tests – what are they and how can I do well?

What are they? Otherwise known as aptitude tests, you will be asked to answer a number of questions within a given time limit. These questions could be used to measure your numerical, verbal, or critical thinking skills for example, and are another way (in addition to application forms and interviews) for employers to see whether … More Psychometric tests – what are they and how can I do well?

‘I just can’t do numerical reasoning!’: What to do when you can’t pass recruitment tests

Often in my role at the Careers & Enterprise Centre I speak to students who are anxious about upcoming psychometric tests or assessment centres. Sometimes – they might have failed previous psychometric tests or underperformed at assessment centre tasks. We have a range of information and advice we can provide to prepare, but you might … More ‘I just can’t do numerical reasoning!’: What to do when you can’t pass recruitment tests