What is Psychometric testing?
The word Psychometric comes from the Greek psycho- ‘of the mind’ and metric meaning ‘measuring’.
The psychometric tests we use are scientifically designed and validated multiple choice questionnaires asking a series of questions about your interests, feelings and behavioural preferences as well as a suite of aptitude tests from which we can draw a lot of information about who you really are and what you represent as a human resource.
The important factors to consider when choosing a career are:
Interests – if you can pursue a real interest or passion then you are far more likely to enjoy your work and succeed.
Personality – How do you normally respond and behave? What is the right kind of role and environment for you to be working in? Where will you fit in and ensure your outlook matches your work?
Aptitudes –These are looking at various types of reasoning. What are you relatively good at? Which are your strengths? Which are you not so strong at? Where will your talents be valued and what should you avoid or aim to develop?
At Career Analysts we measure these and other factors and then set these against the backdrop of your practical circumstances to give you the best careers advice.
The psychometric tests are in some depth. As standard you should expect to spend 5-6 hours completing our questionnaires and assessments before you see one of our Occupational Psychologists here. The first 2-3 of those you will complete at home and these will be followed by timed aptitude tests in our offices.
Psychometric testing is an important tool for us at Career Analysts and we rely on it to help us understand you as a human resource. However the really important part of our work is carried out in the actual one-on-one consultation with the fully qualified and trained Occupational Psychologist where you can talk through in detail your personal circumstances, desires and ambitions and where we can help you make the crucial decision about what to do for the next stage of your career.