- Psychometric testing – to wear a suit?
Got invited for “Psychometric testing and written exercise”
and only those successful at psychometric testing will be invited to interview (at a later date)
So would you wear a suit & tie for the tests, or can I get away with business casual (Trousers, shirt and jumper)?
Gok Wans of STW, please advise me!!
PS anyone experienced this “written exercise” bit? I know what the Psych tests are but have no idea what to expect for the 2nd bit, hope its not creative writing as I am pants at that.Posted 8 years agoMcHamishMember
A lot of companies have stopped doing these…the results are quite often nonsense.
When I was working for a company as a placement for a year during my degree they used all the student workers (about 30 of us) to try out a consultancy offering these testing.
We then got the results from the tester…apparently I have no ambition and I’m not interested in succeeding. I laughed and asked what he thought I was spending 4 years of my life studying towards a degree for if I had no ambition.
One of the other students was told he wasn’t a physically active individual and wasn’t a team player. This was someone who played Saturday and Sunday league football, and had organised the football team for all the students working at the company.
The HR manager wasn’t shy in telling people that the results were rubbish and they weren’t going to bother with the tests in the future.
I wouldn’t worry too much about it…although they apparently can tell if you’ve tried to ‘beat the test’.
And to answer your question…wear a suit.Posted 8 years agodonksMember
The suit does depend on its style though…my only suit is a brown Ted Baker wedding suit and looks shite at work so I personally go for a smart shirt tie and trousers. And those tests are awful, they must have been brought over from America. Ive had to do a couple and just cant see what its all about… i actually lost out on a job a year ago on the basis of one of those tests and later found out the person who got it only lasted a few months before the company had to let him go….i was told that the reason they did them was to see if the candidate was likely to fit into the environment and get on with the other employees.Posted 8 years ago
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