WHICH TEST TO CHOOSE?

There are so many tests around: graduate, managerial, and professional level. Graduate and admission tests take a plenty of student’s time and nerves. Unfortunately, they do not reflect the whole range of individual abilities and skills. School tests are too general, so when one fails his math or literature exam, it does not necessarily mean he or she is stupid. Find out which tests may be really useful in your life.

Personality Tests

Occupational psychology test is an excellent tool to measure one’s life path. It covers two issues at a time: our career perspectives and the style of life. It is hard to achieve the balance without choosing the most appropriate career and environment to live. Psychometrics is used to determine person’s aptitude, types of reasoning, personality, spelling, situational judgment, and other characteristics important to discover the identity.

Stop! You might wonder what an aptitude test is and how a student can benefit. This type of test involves numerical reasoning (how quickly you deal with numbers – math as a core subject), verbal reasoning (mostly, your language skills, diagrammatic (logistics step in), and situational judgment (checks if a student is ready to work).

Proficiency Tests

At the same time, students can pass a range of narrower tests aimed to point at career opportunities only. Employer tests, for instance, offer different business learning exercises to get prepared for the job of your dream. However, it is crucial to know the results of personality tests first and, of course, your job expectations. Remember: even if some tests show that you cannot be a good entrepreneur or registered nurse, it does not mean you shouldn’t give it a try. It all depends on your desire, but these tests can help to prepare better.

Finally, there is a career test path. By the way, before taking such tests, it is useful to see the top demanded positions on the market. Evaluate your chances to win the job. For instance, web-programming, marketing, healthcare, and consultancy rule. So, think of such disciplines as IT, management, health sciences, and psychology. Which of these subjects fits you the best? What were your IT scores earned last semester? Did you feel comfortable with solving marketing cases?

To sum up, graduate, professional, and personality tests are all equally important. By combining the outcomes of each, one will be able to find true life calling and most appropriate career field. For instance, if you are ENTP person, you are a creative, easy-going, ambitious fellow who deserves to become a great marketing director or even a politician. On the contrary, ESTJ people tend to do their best as lawyers or project managers due to their fast, practical decision-making and realistic outlook. So, are you interested in your future?

Submitted by Brian Krauss: May 21, 2015