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Preparing for Personality Tests

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How and why organizations use personality tests as part of their recruitment process.
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Content

This eBook explains how and why organizations use personality tests as part of their recruitment process. It describes how personality tests work and what aspects of your personality organizations are interested in measuring.

You will learn:

  • What the ‘Big 5’ aspects of personality are, and why they matter.
  • How the most widely used tests attempt to measure your personality.
  • How to define your ‘work personality’ and why you need to do this.
  • Why you need to understand what the organization is looking for.
  • How to avoid making ‘mistakes’ that can cost you the job.
  • Introduction
  • Personality Theory
  • The ‘Big 5’ Aspects of Personality
  • Personality Questionnaires
  • How They Work and Validity Scales
  • Defining Your Work Personality
  • ‘Make or Break’ Questions
  • Summary
  • Other Free Resources
  • References
About the Author

Paul Newton

Paul Newton has worked in IT and Project management for over 30 years and has also developed several internet based enterprises. He was a co-founder and director of ITT Ltd where he was responsible for the development and marketing of software-based management training tools. Clients included Microsoft, IBM, Pfizer, Sun Microsystems, UK National Health, Ministry of Defence, Barclays and many other internationally known organisations.

Prior to that, he worked as an IT consultant specialising in developing IBM mainframe software for many of the company's clients including: Rockwell, Severn Trent Water, SWEB, SWALEC, and Eagle Star Insurance.

He also owns www.psychometric-success.com, a leading provider of practice aptitude tests. This website helps over a million people per year to pass job selection tests including: numerical, verbal, abstract, spatial and mechanical reasoning tests. It has 16 free practice tests available to download - visit www.psychometric-success.com.

You can contact him at paul@free-management-ebooks.com, paul@psychometric-success.com or via his personal blog www.pcnewton.com.