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Preparing for an SHL Personality Test - Tips and Practice Resources

Preparing for an SHL Personality Test - Tips and Practice Resources

Were you invited to take an SHL personality test as part of the recruitment process? JTP's testing team has tips on how to prepare yourself for such a test.

CEB’s SHL offer employers a personality test called OPQ (occupational personality questionnaire). Prepare for your test with these three valuable tips from JTP.

1 - Know what the test measures

By reading the product brochures that SHL provide to potential clients (the employers), you can gain a better understanding of the test's structure, the traits being measured, and even see a score report sample that will be sent to the employer.

Here are two important resources, found on the CEB SHL website:

Candidate Report - provides the employer with a full explanation of the candidate’s scores.

Fact Sheet - Details of the tests such as what traits the questions are designed to analyse and how long it should take you to complete.

2 - Know what your future employer is looking for

The application process to any job usually implies or states clearly which traits play a role when choosing which candidates to hire. For example, a customer service role will likely require sociability and empathy while an analyst role will require creative thinking styles, conscientiousness and following rules.

3 - Experience a personality test in advance

Taking a personality tests can cast fear among candidates. Naturally, we don’t feel very comfortable when we are exposed or when our inner motives are in the spotlight. Simulating a personality test in advance can help alleviate that fear and can also give you a better picture of how your profile is presented to employers.

Our personality test produces a thorough score report that analyses up to 34 traits!

See an example report and start preparing now with JobTestPrep!

~ JobTestPrep Team ~