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Brilliant Psychometric and Other Selection Tests. By Susan Hodgson

Brilliant Psychometric and Other Selection Tests.
by Susan Hodgson

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When it comes to Selection Tests for jobs, it's easy to underperform simply by being unprepared. If you really want that job and you have to face daunting or puzzling tests to get it, here's how to avoid any surprises and tackle every kind of test brilliantly.

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Brilliant Psychometric and Other Selection Tests. Summary

Brilliant Psychometric and Other Selection Tests.: Tests you might have to sit, and how to prepare for them by Susan Hodgson

Question...How many bumps are there on a pineapple and what is special about this number? There is a serious mathematical answer to this question and it's an old favourite in numerical resoning tests. Do you know the answer?

Selection tests are now common. This book tells you what they are, what they are used for and what employers are looking for, as welll as what to expect, how to do well in them and how to secure that job.

Familiarize yourself with the most common types of tests used and learn how to prepare for them. Read through real-life examples and test yourself on sample tests from recruitment agencies. Discover what they're looking for in your results and how to constructively analyse your own performance.

Whether you're aiming at the big graduate recruiters, an internal promotion, a mid-career job move, or even change of profession, learn how to expect the unexpected and be prepared to outshine the competition. Don't be good, be brilliant.

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About Susan Hodgson

Susan Hodgson was head of the CareersService at South Bank University in London. She taught students job-hunting skills and trained them in interview techniques and has always worked with a wide range of employers to ensure that she knew exactly what they were looking for. She has worked with school leavers, university students, and professional people seeking a change of career. Susan Hodgson has written training and careers information material for trainers and trainees, and is the author of Brilliant Answers to Tough Interview Questions. She currently works as a careers consultant and freelance writer.

Table of Contents

1. Testing Times
Who is likely to face tests?
When are you likely to be tested?
Why do employers use selection tests?

2. A Testing World
Measuring mental processes
Designing appropriate tests
Different types of tests
How tests are implemented
Examples of the most common types of tests
How tests are scored

3. Preparation Counts
Intellectual preparation
Verbal tests
Numerical tests
Diagrammatic reasoning tests
Psychological preparation Commonsense preparation 4. The Big Day Before the test During the test After the test

5. So Much For Personality
Are you right for us?
Personality questionnaires
Examples of the most common types of personality tests
Emotional intelligence
How well do you know yourself?

6. Selection and Development Centres
Graduate selection centres
What employers are looking for
Management development centres
Applications for managerial jobs

7. The In-Tray, the Irate Customer and the Boss
Real problems need real solutions
Preparing for business exercises
Sample exercises

8. Talk Your Way to Success
Communication skills tests
Presentation fundamentals
Topics for presentations
Effective participation

9. Discrimination, Fair and Unfair
How different tests are biased
Let the employer know in advance
Culture, age and gender bias
Appropriate tests and conditions

10. Are you Write For the Job?
Graphology in recruitment
Graphology in action

11. Reflecting on Tests
Using feedback
Aim to do better
Possibilities for change

Verbal Tests
Logic Tests
Numerical Tests
David Singmaster's Problems
Saville and Holdsworth Tests
Work Style Questionnaire

General information
Equal opportunities information
Test practice information

Additional information

Brilliant Psychometric and Other Selection Tests.: Tests you might have to sit, and how to prepare for them by Susan Hodgson
Susan Hodgson
Brilliant Business
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