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Psychometric Assessment for Career Choice

In Depth Careers Advice based on Psychometric Tests?

The Reason we use Career Tests?

At Career Analysts, our career advisors have a vast knowledge of what careers there are, what the requirements are for those careers and what the routes into those careers are. If we can find out who you are, then we can match you up with the right career for you. So, in order to find out about you, we use career tests.

Career tests are also known as psychometric tests, and they are an integral part of our process at Career Analysts. We rely on them to help us understand you and what you represent as a human resource.

Our career tests are in real depth. As standard, you will spend 5 hours completing these. You don’t need to do them all in one sitting – you can break them up into smaller parcels of about ½ hour each, but they will take about 5 hours in total.

Your Career Advisor is an Occupational Psychologists

However, the really important part of the careers advice we offer is carried out in the one-on-one career consultation. In order to interpret the results of the career tests, your career advisor has to be a fully qualified Occupational Psychologist trained in their use. Career advisors come in many forms, but without these qualifications and in-depth training, they are not allowed to use the psychometric tests.

So, all of our career guidance counsellors have a minimum of 2 degrees. Firstly, a BSc in Psychology so that they are trained to interpret the results of the psychometric tests. Secondly, an MSc in Occupational Psychology. Here they learn about how organisations work, what the career paths are within them and what the requirements are for those careers. So, they get to understand you by using the psychometric tests. Then, they draw on their vast knowledge of possible career paths to match you to the best career for YOU.

Which Career Tests are used?

  • Interests – If your work interests you, you enjoy it. If it doesn’t, you get bored. It’s that simple.
  • Personality – What is the right career for your personality – and the right environment for you to be working in? Where will you fit in?
  • Values and Beliefs – Some people have strongly held beliefs which prevent them working in certain industries; for others, it’s a motivating force towards certain careers.
  • Aptitudes – These are looking at various kinds of reasoning abilities;
    What are your strong points?
    What are your weaknesses?
    In which career will your talents shine? Which careers should you avoid?

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Do Recruiters use the same Career Tests?

What defines the right career for YOU? You are interested in it! You’re good at it! It suits your personality! It’s aligned with your values! HR managers know this too. They want to avoid re-advertising the job in a few months because the candidate isn’t right. So, of course, they use career tests for the same factors, to find the best person for their vacancy.

The difference is that they have a specific role in mind and are looking for a ‘type’ of person to fill it. Our perspective is that we have a specific person in mind and are looking for a career path that matches that person. So, for them, it is the job that takes first place, while for us; YOU come first.

Register for our careers advice programmes or contact us today on 0800 999 7778 for more information on career tests or on any of our careers advice programmes.

At Career Analysts, we base our careers advice on the results of the psychometric tests. We aim to help you choose the best career for YOU. Our career guidance is provided by highly qualified career advisors – they are Occupational Psychologists. For this reason we believe our careers advice is the best in this country.