Those employment tests can be frustrating. I took one a few days ago
for a job, and I spent more time than I probably should have trying to
figure out exactly what it was the employer wanted to know. Company
loyalty seemed to be one thing the employer was looking for, although
it's possible the company may have been looking for creative people
who might be willing to "roch the boat" a bit.
So that experience suggests the first tip: Study the company in
advance as much as you can to get an idea of its corporate culture.
That could give you some idea of what sort of traits the company might
be looking for. Be aware, however, that some tests are designed to
look for inconsistent answers or other clues that indicate the person
may be fudging.
Without knowing the specifics of the test (I could find no specific
test from a place called "Jobs Online"), the best that can be done is
to offer some suggests that should be good for any employment test you
take. One of the best guides to that subject is located is this one:
Ask the Headhunter: Employment Tests: Get an Edge
This article offers lots of advice, and you should read it throughly.
Here are a few of the tips is suggests:
1. Keep a good attitude.
2. Prepare for the test if possible, but keep in mind that preparation
may not help for certain tests.
3. "There is some controversy as to whether people are able to
successfully manipulate personality test scores. My advice is to be
yourself, but also apply some thought to your answers. Try not to
Another suggestion is to take some sample tests. I don't know exactly
what kind of test you're going to be taking, but here are some sample
tests of various kinds you can try:
International Personality Item Pool
Here you can take an actual personality test and find out the score
right away. This might give you some idea of what various questions
are looking for.
The Big Five Personality Test
Like most personality tests, this one has no inherently "right" or
"wrong" answers. But a prospective employer may not see things that
Here are dozens of sample tests you can take for instant feedback. A
fee is charged,
Free Practice Exams
Most of these are for various computer-related skills.
From this site you can download free versions of software used by
employers. This site is designed for employers who wish to have a look
at the software, but I don't see any reason why someone like you
couldn't try it out. (Note that since the URL of this site isn't a
domain name, you might want to be cautious in running any software
without finding out more information first.)
Here are some other articles or sites dealing with tests from a
potential employee's perspective. Hopefully one or more of them will
offer some insight:
Exams and Testing
Scroll down the page for lots of tips.
Uses of Pre-employment Tests in Selection Procedures
Pre-Employment Tests and Examinations
How To Take Newspaper Tests
Rights and Responsibilities of Test Takers
Despite the page's title, this page really is an overview of
employment tests. I suppose that an interview is indeed a type of
Pre-Employment Testing of Applicants
This article discusses the legal issues involved.
I hope you find these resources useful. There's plenty of good advice
to be found in them, and I hope they help give you the score you want.
Google search terms:
"sample employment test"
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