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Psychometric Tests for Dummies

Today's job market is tough; it's dog-eat-dog, ruthless and competitive. Preparation is essential if you want to get the edge. As psychometric testing becomes standard for blue-chip companies to one-man bands this For Dummies guide could mean the difference between success and failure. As the world of HR embraces psychometric testing, more and more people are faced with the daunting prospect of having to sit these mysterious exams. The tests have become the standard way in which employers judge abilities ? your capacity to work with numbers, words and diagrams; your attainment ? what you actually know; and your personality ? how you?re likely to act. Psychometric Testing For Dummies is the essential tool for being prepared and calm. The book takes readers step-by-step through each type of test, what to expect and how to prepare for them. It also offers over 850 sample questions to practice on. Psychometric Testing For Dummies makes these notoriously difficult and confusing tests easy. Psychometric Testing For Dummies includes: Understanding why psychometric tests are used Detailed examination of numerical, verbal, technical and abstract tests Full explanation of personality tests How to deal with feedback Over 850 sample questions
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I: Testing Basics. Chapter 1: Understanding Psychometric Tests.9 Chapter 2: Setting Your Mind at Rest About Psychometric Tests. Chapter 3: Preparing For a Psychometric Test. Chapter 4: Dealing with Feedback. Part II: Finding Out About Different Types of Tests. Chapter 5: Finding the Right Words: Verbal Ability Tests. Chapter 6: Doing Your Sums: Numerical Ability Tests. Chapter 7: Getting all Creative: Abstract Ability Tests. Chapter 8: Saying It Without Words: Technical Ability Tests. Chapter 9: Seeing the Real You: Personality Tests. Part III: Getting Some Practise In: Sample Tests. Chapter 10: Verbal Ability Sample Tests. Chapter 11: Numerical Ability Sample Tests. Chapter 12: Abstract Ability Sample Tests. Chapter 13: Technical Ability Sample Tests. Chapter 14: Personality Assessment Sample Tests. Part IV: The Part of Tens. Chapter 15: Ten Things to Remember for the Test Session. Chapter 16: Ten Calming Thoughts to Keep in Mind. Index.

About the Author

Liam Healy is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a Registered Occupational Psychologist. He is a senior consultant with Liam Healy & Associates and can be reached at

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