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Gone are the days when an impressive CV and a sparkling performance at interview were all you needed to land a great job. Now, for the vast majority of medium-large sized organisations worldwide, rigorous assessment of candidates is an integral part of the recruitment process, especially when it comes to filling those elusive top jobs. So whether you're after a junior management, senior management or even director level position, or simply want to familiarise yourself with the very latest selection and recruitment techniques, you need this book! It includes: 37 genuine management-level practice psychometric tests from SHL Group plc, the biggest test publisher in the world including 360 questions covering verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning and abstract reasoning; everything you need to know about personality questionnaires, plus loads of practice material, including the popular OPQ 32 personality questionnaire; a complete guide to what to expect, and how to survive an assessment centre visit, alongside genuine Brainstorm, Scenarios and Fastrack management tests; and detailed information about the management-level 'behavioural simulations' such as role-plays, group discussions, business analysis, in-tray exercises and presentations, commonly used to assess candidates at assessment centres.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Andrea Shavick
Publisher: How To Books
Release: 2014-01-31
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781848036062

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With intense competition for top management jobs and increased pressure on organizations to select the best candidates, more and more firms are now using challenging psychometric tests as part of their recruitment and assessment procedures. Also used to identify management potential in existing staff, tests are increasingly used to select the weakest employees when job cuts beckon. Management Level Psychometric Assessments offers more types of assessment than any other management testing book. Ideal for managers applying for supervisory roles or jobs on the board, for promotions as well as new employment, it includes tests on quantitive reasoning, currency conversion, verbal reasoning, decision analysis, situational awareness and visual estimation. Along with detailed answers and explanations, it places particular emphasis on getting you test-ready, with advice on the presentation part of your assessment and crucial information on which tests you are most likely to face for your industry. Management Level Psychometric Assessments is an invaluable resource providing all the practice you need to pass those tests and succeed against the competition.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Mike Bryon
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Release: 2012-02-03
File: 312 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780749463243

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Are you a graduate? Looking for a brilliant job? Then you should know that over 95 percent of the FTSE 100 companies use psychometric and management tests to select their graduate recruits, as do the police, the Civil Service, local authorities, the Armed Forces, the Fire Service, financial institutions, the motor industry, the IT industry - the list is endless. In fact, tests are now an integral part of the recruitment process for most medium-large sized organisations worldwide. So if you're looking for a job, you need this book! It includes: 37 genuine graduate-level practice tests from SHL Group plc, the biggest test publisher in the world; 227 questions covering verbal, numerical, abstract and spatial reasoning, mechanical comprehension, fault diagnosis, accuracy and personality; and, genuine practice Brainstorm, Scenarios and Fastrack management tests. It also includes valuable advice on: online psychometric tests; researching your target employer; and, assessment centre visits (including role-plays, group discussions, in-tray exercises and presentations). This book gives you the three things you need to pass graduate-level psychometric and management tests: information, confidence, and plenty of practice.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Andrea Shavick
Publisher: How To Books
Release: 2014-02-21
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781848036093

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The popularity of psychometric testing with employers is continually increasing. They are used in recruitment processes, as well as being incorporated into staff development programs, and provide detailed information on personality and ability. Consequently, candidates for selection often face grueling assessment with such tests. "How to Pass Professional Level Psychometric Tests" provides practice exercises that are relevant to those facing tests used in IT, management and finance recruitment, although some of the exercises are not exclusive to these areas and will have a wider appeal. By providing plenty of practice material, this book aims to increase a candidate's understanding of the types of test they may face, and familiarity with these and the whole procedure itself, has the added benefit of reducing nerves when faced with the real situation. To this end the book contains twelve timed psychometric tests, incorporating over 350 questions, with answers supplied. With correct training and practice a candidate can improve on their expected scores in these challenging tests. This book provides that opportunity.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Sam Al-Jajjoka
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Release: 2001
File: 111 Pages
ISBN-13: 0749436476

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Following the success of Andrea Shavick's Passing Psychometric Tests and Psychometric Tests for Graduates comes this book, crammed full of even more genuine practice psychometric tests from SHL Group plc, the biggest test publisher in the world. These are the tests used by over 95 per cent of the FTSE 100 companies to select their staff, as do the police, the Civil Service, local authorities, the Armed Forces, the Fire Service, financial institutions, retail companies, the communications industry, the motor industry, the IT industry, the power industry...the list is endless. So if you're looking for a job, you need this book! It includes: * 52 genuine practice tests from SHL Group plc, the biggest test publisher in the world. * 334 questions covering verbal, numerical, abstract and spatial reasoning, mechanical comprehension, fault diagnosis, accuracy and personality, including the popular OPQ 32 personality questionnaire. * Tips on how to improve your performance in every category of test. PLUS valuable advice about: * Online psychometric tests. * Whether or not it's possible to cheat! * How to improve your exam technique, speed up and concentrate. Above all this book will give you the three things you need to pass psychometric tests: information, confidence, and lots and lots of practice.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Andrea Shavick
Publisher: How To Books
Release: 2005-01-28
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781848034877

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In this book, author Andrea Shavick explains all there is to know about psychometric tests: what they are, what they measure, who uses them, why they're used, how they're changing, how to survive them, and even how to avoid them altogether! It includes 35 different, genuine, practice test from SHL Group pls, the world's biggest test publisher. It has 265 questions covering verbal, numerical, abstract and spatial reasoning; mechanical comprehension; fault diagnosis; acutness and personlaity. This book gives you the information, confidence and practice to pass psychometric tests.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Andrea Shavick
Publisher: How To Books
Release: 2011-12-31
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781848036079

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How to Pass Professional Level Psychometric Tests contains a wealth of practice questions to help prepare you for exactly the type of tests you will face in recruitment assessments for professional careers. A staggering 650 questions and answers, consisting of 20 timed practice tests reflect real life exams favoured by the most popular organisations. It is particularly useful for those facing aggressive psychometric tests, particularly candidates for careers in IT, management and finance. Also including practice questions for common verbal reasoning and numerical tests, How to Pass Professional Level Psychometric Tests provides essential help and preparation to improve your score and gain the competitive edge over the competition.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Sam Al-Jajjoka
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Release: 2013-05-03
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780749467968

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Today's job market is tough; it's dog-eat-dog, ruthless andcompetitive. Preparation is essential if you want to get the edge.As psychometric testing becomes standard for blue-chip companies toone-man bands this For Dummies guide could mean the differencebetween success and failure. As the world of HR embraces psychometric testing, more and morepeople are faced with the daunting prospect of having to sit thesemysterious exams. The tests have become the standard way in whichemployers judge abilities – your capacity to work withnumbers, words and diagrams; your attainment – what youactually know; and your personality – how you’re likelyto act. Psychometric Testing For Dummies is the essentialtool for being prepared and calm. The book takes readersstep-by-step through each type of test, what to expect and how toprepare for them. It also offers over 850 sample questions topractice on. Psychometric Testing For Dummies makesthese notoriously difficult and confusing tests easy. Psychometric Testing For Dummies includes: Understanding why psychometric tests are used Detailed examination of numerical, verbal, technical andabstract tests Full explanation of personality tests How to deal with feedback Over 850 sample questions

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Liam Healy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2011-01-06
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781119996491

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Despite the increasing use of Psychometric Tests, there is still a great deal of misapprehension about them and, indeed, much scepticism about their viability. Robert Edenborough provides a detailed and practical guide to the use of tests, clearly showing how powerful and effective they can be in aiding staff selection and development. For any manager or personnel specialist considering using tests. Using Pscyometrics illustrates how they can, and should, be effectively integrated with other assessment methods. Seeking to de-mystify psychometric testing on the one hand on the other point out the pitfalls of ill-considered use, the author shows: -What psychometric tests are and when and how to use them; -How to understand the different types of test and what they can contribute; -How to choose the most appropriate tests for specific areas of application; -The legal, professional and commercial regulatory framework. For personnel/HR professionals and line-managers alike, Using Psychometrics will provide an invaluable introduction to this increasingly popular method of assessment.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Robert Edenborough
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Release: 1999
File: 210 Pages
ISBN-13: 0749431261

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By testing expert Mike Bryon, How to Pass Advanced Numeracy Tests provides a wealth of practice questions and detailed explanations to boost your ability in a range of numeracy assessment tests. With over 500 practice questions and four realistic tests, it is ideal for graduate and management level candidates who want to revise the basics and progress to more difficult questions. Sections on quantitative reasoning, data interpretation and business judgement offer realistic practice to help you rise to the challenge and beat the competition.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Mike Bryon
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Release: 2013-05-03
File: 184 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780749467906

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