How to Pass the New Police Selection System
Practise for the Psychometric Tests and Succeed at the Assessment Centres
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|Format:||Paperback, 176 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 03 February 2007|
This title provides detailed guidance on every aspect of the selection process including the required competencies, how to complete the application form, and the tests candidates face at an assessment centre. There are plenty of practice questions and exercises, such as numerical reasoning, verbal logical reasoning, report writing, role play exercises, and advice on the interview itself. Candidates can also find out what to expect from the medical and how to prepare for the physical fitness test. This book is the most comprehensive guide to the new police recruitment procedures available.
About the Author
harry tolley is a special professor in the school of education at the university of nottingham. he is the co-author of how to pass numeracy tests, how to pass verbal reasoning tests, and how to succeed at an assessment centre (all published by kogan page). billy hodge, formerly a serving police officer, is now a lecturer at the mod resettlement centre in aldershot. he has extensive experience advising candidates on police recruitment, and has run the potential police officers course for the last nine years. catherine tolley is a former college lecturer with a background in human resources.
Over 80,000 copies sold in the UK The number of police officers in England and Wales continues to rise with a new high of 141,381 in July 2006 Information on entry requirements and completing the application form, to preparing for tests and the assessment centre interview Includes sample psychometric, verbal reasoning and numerical tests, and role-play exercises New information on written tasks and fitness tests Suitable for Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) "An excellent guide to the recruitment process and invaluable to anybody approaching it for the first time. It introduces the various elements of the process clearly and logically." Richard Winterton, Chief Executive, Skills for Justice
Table of Contents
1 becoming a police officer introduction the national selection system 2 entry requirements and competencies entry requirements competencies relevant to the role of a police officer 3 the assessment centre what is an assessment centre? timetable assessment exercises psychometric tests written exercises role-play exercises interview conduct of the assessments final thoughts 4 how to prepare for the psychometric tests how practice can make a difference how to perform to the best of your ability how to use the practice tests interpreting your practice test scores making use of feedback from practice tests other ways of preparing for the psychometric tests 5 numerical reasoning test introduction examples test 1 test 2 test 3 test 4 answers to numerical reasoning tests 6 verbal logical reasoning test introduction test 1 test 2 test 3 test 4 answers to verbal logical reasoning tests 7 writing tasks and exercises the writing tasks completing section 4 of the application form assessment centre written test final thoughts 8 role-play exercises revisiting the core competencies role-play exercises - a worked example practice exercises final thoughts 9 the interview selection interviews types of selection interview assessment centre interview interview practice exercises final thoughts 10 job-related fitness test the tests how to improve your test scores 11 some final thoughts developing your reading skills developing your listening skills emotional intelligence final advice
|Publisher: ||Kogan Page Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||21.0 x 13.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.25 kg)|