Do you have a dream role, or future job in mind? Small and large organisations alike will require you to complete online job assessments as part of their application process. These vary from ‘traditional’, though extremely common, aptitude tests to ‘modern’ styles of assessment, such as game-based assessments (now used by 10% of employers) and video interviews.
As the area of online job assessments has become a staple for employers when recruiting, so too has the amount of preparation required by candidates to impress in their application. It is now essential more than ever to get familiar with the types of assessments that may be put in front of you. Consider the recent study (Bradley et al, 2019) that found that candidates applying to the Times Top 100 Employers who do not practise assessments, tend to fail at the first hurdle of psychometric assessments (54%-84%). As when practicing any sport or skill, you could say ‘practice makes perfect’ applies here too!
That’s why University of Warwick have partnered with GF, Job Assessment Experts who provide all students with FREE Practice Online Assessments when you register with your university email.
With access to GF, University of Warwick students will be able to:
- Practice over 40 full aptitude tests, understand how they stack against other test takers, go through worked solutions, and learn and improve your Numerical, Verbal, and Logical Reasoning.
- Share and review recorded Interview responses to 12 AI powered Competency, Strength, and Industry-Specific Video Interviews in order to improve Interview technique.
- Understand the Behavioural Competencies you possess, and those you perhaps still need to develop, with 2 Situational Judgement Tests (SJT)
- Gain insights into the personality traits that top employers want in applicants with a Personality Questionnaire
- Experience and Get Familiar with the increasingly common Game-Based Assessments
Top 3 tips for using GF practice job assessments
Quality Over Quantity
It’s best to practice few tests in depth. Complete each question and fully understand the solutions provided, rather than attempting many tests as fast as possible. For example, if you are practicing Verbal Reasoning, try focussing only on 3 tests until you are comfortable with the styles of question asked. This will help you identify areas of weakness and improve. From this you will gain more confidence with this assessment type in the future.
Utilise the Test Reports Available
After you have completed a test, visit your reports page to identify where you excelled, and where you struggled. For example, once you have completed a Numerical Reasoning Test, you should look at the solutions and identify topics that the report suggests you need to focus on. All GF tests provide clear solutions to questions where necessary to help you understand how employers score real job assessments.
Learn About Yourself
Use GF Assessments to identify the skills and competencies you need for the role you are applying for, and those that you already possess. For example, you can use the Personality Questionnaire to identify the traits employers are looking for, and whether you possess these.
Get a Job First Time with GF: Practice Online Assessments for FREE Today with your University of Warwick email.
Written by Peter Thornton MA, and Abdul Wahaab MSc MBPsS from GF, Job Assessment Experts