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Table Of Contents

Introduction
About This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
Foolish Assumptions
How This Book Is Organised
Part I: Testing Basics
Part II: Finding Out About Different Types of Tests
Part III: Getting Some Practise In: Sample Tests
Part IV: The Part of Tens
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Chapter 1
Identifying What Tests Measure
Understanding intelligence andability tests
Understanding personality tests
Speed tests – smarties fast!
Power tests – intellectual muscle
Seeing How Tests Are Used inPractice
Preparing to recruit
How tests are administered
How tests are scored and interpreted
Predicting the future – did thetest get it right?
Distinguishing Test Myth fromTest Fact
Knowing What Tests Can Tell Recruiters About You
Viewing the Process Positively
Recognising and Dealing WithDodgy Tests
Sussing Out Your Administrator
Getting Yourself Ready
Arriving for the Test
Dealing with Internet-based Testing
Managing Your Stress Levels
Sighing with Relief AftertheTest
Avoiding Common Pitfalls During Feedback
Rescuing a Poor Test Performance During Feedback
Checking the results are accurate
Asking for advice
Turning Problems into Opportunities
Taking time to think things through
Knowing Your Rights
Understanding What Verbal Ability Tests Measure
Dealing with spelling tests
Dealing with grammar tests
Dealing with comprehension tests
Improving Your Verbal Ability
Understanding What Numerical Ability Tests Measure
Dealing with basic mathematical ability tests
Dealing with numerical reasoningtests
Improving Your Numerical Ability
Understanding What Abstract Ability Tests Measure
Dealing with creativity tests
Dealing with strategic thinkingtests
Improving Your Abstract Ability
Understanding What Technical Ability Tests Measure
Dealing with mechanical abilitytests
Dealing with spatial ability tests
Dealing with detail and accuracy tests
Improving Your Technical Ability
Understanding What Personality Tests Measure
Dealing with personality tests
Approaching Personality Tests
Spelling Speed Test
Spelling Power Test
Grammar Test
Comprehension Speed Tests
Linking words
Missing words
Synonyms
Antonyms
Comprehension Power Test
Numerical Ability Speed Test
Numerical Ability Power Test
Numerical Reasoning Speed Test
Numerical Reasoning Power Test
Creativity Speed Test
Creativity Power Tests
Odd one out
Relationships
Strategic Thinking Test
Mechanical Ability Test
Spatial Ability Speed Test
Spatial Ability Power Tests
Rotating three-dimensional objects
Constructing three-dimensional objects
Detail and Accuracy Speed Tests
Test 1
Test 2
Detail and Accuracy Power Test
Personality Tests
Long question format
Long format scoring
Short question format
Short format scoring
Interpreting Your Results
Don’t Be Late
Bring Your Own Kit
Look After Yourself
Take the Test Seriously
Pay Attention to Instructions
Ask Questions Before the Test Begins
Make Sure That You Understand the Examples
Know Your Limits
Use Your Time Well
Keep Your Chin Up
Index
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Psychometric Tests For Dummies

Psychometric Tests For Dummies

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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
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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