Telephone interviews are generally conducted when there is a high volume of applicants for a given job, and the employer would like to find out who is suitable for an interview before arranging times and dates which can be more time consuming. The interview questions will be along the same lines as a face-to-face interview […]
A PWC telephone interview will be similar to any other telephone interview; however, they will focus more on the Global Core Competencies of their company, and expect you to have done your research on related topics in their field. The interviewer will most likely start with the normal questions of why you want to work […]
A partner interview is, as the name would suggest, an interview with one of the partners at the company you have applied to. At this stage in the recruitment process you will normally have been successful in the first interview and assessment day, and are now being assessed as to whether your personality would be […]
Assessment Centres are a part of the recruitment process for larger companies and organisations, used mostly for graduate and professional level candidates; they are often referred to as assessment days, and have between 6 and 20 candidates in attendance at one time. They can take place in one of a few places, including the company’s […]
A CV, or Curriculum Vitae, is the standardised way to advertise yourself to prospective employers when job hunting, with your contact information, work & educational history, and a little about yourself all included. There are various ways to write out a CV between different countries and job type, this description will be focusing on the […]
Cover Letters are a crucial factor in applying for, and gaining employment; they are usually sent to prospective employers with a CV, adding to any details left out of the CV and giving a more personal touch to the application. The basic layout of a professional cover letter includes: Contact information for the applicant should […]
Competency questions, or competency-based questions, are simply questions about an individual’s competency in specific areas; they will be based around specific skills and qualities that a company deems important for their job role. These competencies could be dealing in Leadership, Teamwork, Communication, or Problem-Solving, amongst many others that may be specific to the job you […]
AssessmentDay are proud to support the UCL Finance Conference 2013 which takes place on 1st February 2013. The UCL Finance Conference is one of the largest student-led finance conferences in Europe. Students can join delegates from top universities and listen to key speakers from the finance industry. Find out more by visiting their website uclfc.co.uk
Practice aptitude test sessions at Cass Business School.
Always seek feedback from your psychometric test; this is an excellent opportunity to find out about your strengths and areas for improvement.
High levels of anxiety can be an inhibitor of performance, causing you to second guess your answers, rush through or skip questions.
How can a hearing impairment affect your psychometric test performance?
26th-27th March AssessmentDay support entrepreneurs’ boot camp at the University of Essex. Oliver Savill from AssessmentDay joined other entrepreneurs and business gurus to sit on the panel of a Dragons’ Den style competition run by the University of Essex for budding entrepreneurs. Five teams comprising students from the University of Essex each pitched their business […]
23rd February 2012: Delegates attend a practice test session as part of a The Knowledge Channel workshop. As part of a workshop organised by The Knowledge Channel, Oliver Savill from AssessmentDay facilitated a practice test session at Bank of America Merill Lynch’s headquarters in Canary Wharf. Around 60 delegates attended the session which involved two […]
Situational judgement tests are becoming widespread. Find out what situational judgement tests involve and how they work to maximise your chances of performing your best.
The aim of psychometric tests used in recruitment is to get a clearer understanding of someone and how they will perform in a job. Interviews are one way of predicting how well a potential employee might get on, but interviews are notoriously hit-and-miss and occasionally bordering on useless as a job performance indicator. Step up […]
Gaining feedback after you have completed psychometric tests can be extremely valuable when you are going through the job selection process. Whether you have been offered the position or not, it is always beneficial to know your strengths and weaknesses, particularly if you are looking to improve your performance on future assessments. Some recruiters may […]
What happens at assessment centres? Assessment centres involve the extensive evaluation of candidates for an extended period of time; sometimes lasting one or two days. During this period candidates undertake a range of exercises and activities which typically include: interviews, presentations, aptitude tests, personality tests, group-exercises, and in-tray exercises. Graduate employers are increasingly using assessment […]
What is visual impairment and why does it cause difficulties? Visual impairment refers to a wide spectrum of sight difficulties and can range from partial sightedness through to blindness. A visually impaired person is considered to have irretrievable loss or distortion of vision which may be improved but not easily corrected by glasses or contact […]
Employers must be careful not to unlawfully discriminate using psychometric tests The Disability Discrimination Act, which came into force in 1995, requires employers to make reasonable adjustments to ensure a fair selection process for potential candidates. Given the growing popularity of aptitude tests within selection procedures, employers are expected to accommodate the needs of candidates […]
Why might dyslexia cause you difficulties? Dyslexia can cause difficulties in reading, writing and spelling. It has also been associated with impairments in working memory, processing speed, perception and motor skills. These skills and functions are called upon when potential employees are asked to complete aptitude tests as part of the recruitment process. It is […]
4th-5th October 2011: Students from the University of Oxford attend a simulated numerical reasoning test and Q&A session facilitated by AssessmentDay. Oliver Savill from AssessmentDay recently visited the University of Oxford to deliver two practice numerical reasoning sessions. A simulated test formed part of two whole-day assessment centre bootcamps organised by the university Careers Service. […]
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AssessmentDay, an industry leader in online aptitude tests and numerical reasoning tests, comment on findings from the Association of Graduate Recruiters’ (AGR) latest survey. The AGR has reported that the number of graduates applying for each available job vacancy has doubled since 2009. In one of their two annual surveys conducted with more than 200 […]
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AssessmentDay, an industry leader in online aptitude tests and numerical reasoning tests, have commented on the increasing popularity of video recording assessment centres amongst employers that are keen to vet candidates for prospective roles as thoroughly as possible. The ongoing economic slump has created a job market that is as competitive as any in recent […]
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