Careers Resources

Careers Resources

The resources listed below are mostly hosted on external websites. The Careers and Employability Service website also has information on Psychometric Tests. Find out more.

Psychometric tests

Mini Career Course: Psychometric Tests

This short course will help you to learn about the sorts of psychometric tests which are widely used in graduate recruitment. The course should take about 15 minutes to complete.

Psychometric Test practice materials

The link below will take you to a list of recommended websites for practicing psychometric test exercises.

Psychometric tests: books to borrow

The Sir Duncan Rice library has a range of useful books for preparing for psychometric tests. Click on the link below for details.

The Complete Guide to Psychometric Tests (Practice Reasoning)

Information on the various types of psychometric test used by employers in their recruitment procedures. There are also links to free tests for numerical, verbal and inductive reasoning.

Survey data on how employers use psychometric tests (Assessment Day)

This document presents data on how employers use different types of psychometric test and how often.

Guide to Situational Judgement Tests (PracticeReasoning)

Information on what Situational Judgement Tests involve and tips on how to answer them.

Gamified assessments (AssessmentDay)

Information on what game-based assessments involve, the types of game you may face and how to prepare.

Math Centre

Free mathematics support materials, developed by academic staff in university maths departments. Materials are offered in a range of formats, such as teach-yourself guides, practice booklets and video tutorials.

Using a Calculator for Numerical Tests

Video clip with advice on using standard and scientific calculators during numerical tests.

Holland Code Career Test

This free test asks you a series of questions to identify your strongest career interest among six occupational themes: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional (a.k.a. RIASEC). At the end you will be presented with a list of suggested careers based on your interest profile. The Careers and Employability Service recommends that in addition to using this test you also complete the Personality Max personality test which is a more comprehensive test with greater analysis of your results.

Personality Max - free personality tests

Free online tests - personality types, multi intelligences, learning styles and left/right brain.

16 personalities

Take this Personality Test and get a "freakishly accurate" description of who you are and why you do things the way you do.

GMAT assessment

Recommended resources for preparing to take the GMAT assessment.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is used for applications to postgraduate courses in the USA. The General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and analytical writing skills. Some subjects also have specific tests.