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 measuresBy 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 forThe 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 advanceTaking 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!
~ JobTestPrep Team ~