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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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.
PART 1 - BRILLIANT SELECTION TESTS
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
5. So Much For Personality
Are you right for us?
Examples of the most common types of personality tests
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
8. Talk Your Way to Success
Communication skills tests
Topics for presentations
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
Aim to do better
Possibilities for change
PART 2 - PRACTICE MATERIAL
David Singmaster's Problems
Saville and Holdsworth Tests
Work Style Questionnaire
PART 3 - SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Equal opportunities information
Test practice information