Psychometric assessments are sometimes used during recruitment to help employers gather objective information about an applicant. The results are generally used in conjunction with other information such as your resume, interview responses, and referee comments.
- Verbal reasoning (critical evaluation of written information)
- Numerical reasoning (analysis of numerical data)
- Abstract reasoning (often involve diagram sequences)
Questionnaires are used to get a better idea of how you might fit in the role, team or organisation. They may also be used to flesh out questions for a final-round interview. For example, an employer wanting someone for a role requiring consistent attention to repetitive detail will probably not want to give that job to someone who is very creative and gets bored easily.
The best advice for personality questionnaires is to go with your first answer, as this is generally a true reflection of your style.
Questionnaires may relate to occupational personality, or motivation and values.