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Choose The Career That’s Right For You

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Fast Track 2010 Seminar on Psychometric Testing

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Choose The Career That’s Right For You

  1. 1. Psychometric Testing Choose the CAREER that’s right for YOU Lynn Tulip Assessment 4 Potential lynn@assessment4potential.com | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  2. 2. What are Psychometric Tests <ul><ul><li>Formal, structured exercises designed by psychologists to measure psychological qualities such as reasoning ability and personality factors. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carefully researched and tested to ensure that they are fair, reliable and valid. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administered and scored in a standardised way, allowing your results to be compared with people who have taken the tests before. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparison groups used will often be other university students or recent graduates. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Psychometric Tests <ul><li>Understand what motivates you </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on your strengths and appreciate your weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Discover your occupational interests </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the dream job </li></ul><ul><li>Recognise your cultural preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Match your skills to jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Find out more about your personality and behaviours </li></ul>
  4. 4. Taking part in psychometric testing? <ul><li>Psychometric tests are usually delivered in formal 'examination-type' circumstances and under strictly timed and formal conditions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>on separate tables and not allowed to converse with each other. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>given standardised instructions and usually at least one practice question. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>answer sheet is handed in and scored either then or later. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feedback should always be given. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Uses for Psychometric Tests
  6. 6. Who uses psychometric tests? <ul><li>Large, medium, and an increasing number of small firms use psychometric tests. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 70 % of larger companies are currently using psychometric tests to gather vital information from potential and current employees. </li></ul><ul><li>More and more companies are using psychometric tests for graduate recruitment and filtering out candidates when there are large numbers of applicants. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why use psychometrics in an employment setting? <ul><li>The main advantages are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectivity – they dramatically reduce bias and personal perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarity - they provide a robust framework and structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equality and fairness for all individuals (tests are standardised so that all individuals receive the same treatment) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase the likelihood of being able to predict future job performance (they have a high level of ‘predictive validity’) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Ability & Aptitude
  9. 9. Personality Questionnaires
  10. 10. Vocational Exploration <ul><li>Examples of tests and exercises to help you decide what you want to do </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personality Traits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Values </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transferable Skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational Interests </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Suggestions and ideas for suitable jobs. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Transferable Skills
  12. 12. Transferable Skills <ul><li>Self-awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Self-motivated/self-starter </li></ul><ul><li>Sound academic achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking foreign language </li></ul><ul><li>Effective interpersonal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Strong verbal & written communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Team player </li></ul><ul><li>Working to deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptable, can-do attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical and conceptual skills </li></ul><ul><li>Computer literacy/IT skills </li></ul><ul><li>Decision making aptitude </li></ul><ul><li>Energy and enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Influencing & negotiating </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Planning & organising </li></ul><ul><li>Problem-solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>Research skills </li></ul>
  13. 13. Occupational Interests <ul><li>R = Realistic </li></ul><ul><li>I = Investigative </li></ul><ul><li>A = Artistic </li></ul><ul><li>S = Social </li></ul><ul><li>E = Enterprising </li></ul><ul><li>C = Conventional </li></ul><ul><li>Holland's Vocational Codes – Career Personality Theory </li></ul>
  14. 14. Occupational Interests <ul><li>Realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Investigative </li></ul><ul><li>Artistic </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprising </li></ul><ul><li>Conventional </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Investigative </li></ul><ul><li>Artistic </li></ul>1.___ 2. ___ 3. ___
  15. 15. FREE e-Book Leave us your e-mail address and we will send you our e-book FREE * on how to excel at interviews and “ Get the Job You Want ” * Usual charge £10.00
  16. 16. IMPORTANT <ul><li>Choose a career that reflects the person you are. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a career that matches your natural style so you are more productive, happier and less stressed </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a job that suits you </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the right job that will inspire you, challenge you and reward you </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the CAREER that’s right for YOU </li></ul>
  17. 17. Psychometric Testing Choose the CAREER that’s right for YOU Additional Information http://www.assessment4potential.com/fasttrack2010/ Lynn Tulip Assessment 4 Potential lynn@assessment4potential.com | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com

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