Aptitude and Personality Tests Guidance

Aptitude and personality tests can be daunting for people. Most of us won’t be familiar with these tests but a lot of employers will use aptitude testing and personality profiling as part of the recruitment process. Personality tests help an employer to determine if a candidate is the right fit for their organisation and the role being filled, while aptitude tests measure the applicant’s ability to do key functions of a role. We can offer you guidance on preparing for these tests and we can facilitate you practicing some free online tests through our job search computers.

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A little more about aptitude tests

An aptitude test is any type of assessment that evaluates the talent/ability/potential to perform a certain task, with no prior knowledge and/or training.  The most common aptitude tests include numeracy and literacy tests, along with verbal and logical reasoning assessments. Having a clear understanding of the different natures and styles of test can greatly enhance your ability to succeed in them.

A little more about personality tests

Personality tests are designed to see where your character strengths and weaknesses lie. Whether you are assertive, sociable, controlling, easy going etc., personality tests are designed to identify your traits. Personality tests measure a broad scope of personality traits, aggregated as personal competencies. These are used in order to create a personality profile, which will help the employer to decide if the person is a ‘good fit’ for the job

The main personality dimensions examined are; Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion-Introversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism

Links to Some Sample Online Tests