Business & Economics

How to Pass Advanced Aptitude Tests

Assess Your Potential and Analyse Your Career Options with Graduate and Managerial Level Psychometric Tests

Author: Jim Barrett

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749452366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 183

View: 2656

Many companies now use aptitude tests in job selection and assessment procedures. How to Pass Advanced Aptitude Tests is aimed at job candidates applying for positions of increased responsibility, where the selection procedures can be even more rigorous. It will familiarize candidates with the types of test they may face and allow them to improve their scores. With abstract and practical tests, personality and career analysis, an occupation index and career agenda planner, How to Pass Advanced Aptitude Tests helps readers assess whether they are in the right job and which career path might be the right one for them.
Business & Economics

How to Pass Diagrammatic Reasoning Tests

Essential Practice for Abstract, Input Type and Spatial Reasoning Tests

Author: Mike Bryon

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749455691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 3669

Tests of diagrammatic reasoning feature in the recruitment process for professional services, finance, accountancy, graduate traineeships, architecture, engineering and even the UKCAT. Doing well in these common assessments is largely down to practice. How to Pass Diagrammatic Reasoning Tests contains over 300 practice questions involving a series of pictorial or diagrammatic questions with little or no resort to words or numbers. Each chapter is organised into blocks of warm up questions with a mini test at the end. The questions get progressively harder. Covering abstract reasoning, input type diagrammatic reasoning and conceptual and spatial reasoning tests, How to Pass Diagrammatic Reasoning Tests will help you to achieve a high score and get though to the next stage of the recruitment process.
Mathematics

How to Pass Numerical Reasoning Tests

Over 550 Practice Questions

Author: Heidi Smith

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749480203

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 9042

Containing the largest bank of test questions on the market, How to Pass Numerical Reasoning Tests provides advice, practice and exercises to help you prepare for the rigorous tests used by employers, helping you to build up speed, accuracy and confidence. An overview of the basics is followed by a step-by-step guide to numerical tests, covering: - Fractions and decimals - Rates - Percentages - Ratios and proportions - Data interpretation Also containing practice on mathematical problems in written word format to aid your analytical skills, How to Pass Numerical Reasoning Tests gives you everything you need to boost your ability and face the challenge head on.
Business & Economics

How to Pass Advanced Verbal Reasoning Tests

Essential Practice for English Usage, Critical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension Tests

Author: Mike Bryon

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749467940

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 6744

By testing expert Mike Bryon, How to Pass Advanced Verbal Reasoning Tests provides a huge bank of questions to help you prepare for difficult graduate and managerial recruitment and assessment tests. Offering unbeatable score-improving practice for both online and print tests, it provides 110 warm up questions to get you started and 500+ questions overall. Including four timed realistic tests with interpretations of your score, it contains everything you need to prepare for verbal reasoning tests, stand out from the crowd and bag that job.
Business & Economics

How to Pass Advanced Numeracy Tests

Improve Your Scores in Numerical Reasoning and Data Interpretation Psychometric Tests

Author: Mike Bryon

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749467908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 3115

By testing expert Mike Bryon, How to Pass Advanced Numeracy Tests provides a wealth of practice questions and detailed explanations to boost your ability in a range of numeracy assessment tests. With over 500 practice questions and four realistic tests, it is ideal for graduate and management level candidates who want to revise the basics and progress to more difficult questions. Sections on quantitative reasoning, data interpretation and business judgement offer realistic practice to help you rise to the challenge and beat the competition.
Business & Economics

How to Master Psychometric Tests

Expert Advice on Test Preparation with Practice Questions from Leading Test Providers

Author: Mark Parkinson

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749461292

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 743

Psychometric tests are used by the majority of medium to large-sized organizations to assess the abilities of clerical, technical, graduate and executive job candidates. There is also an increasing trend for universities to use them as part of their admissions procedure. This best-selling guide provides the perfect introduction to tests and test making. Now with more practice questions, it covers ability tests and personality questionnaires, giving you a detailed insight into the world of psychometrics. It will help you to understand the main types of test, increase your test making confidence, develop strategies and explore your work-style and personality. With guidance on testing on the internet and practice graduate and university admissions tests, as well as a leadership-style questionnaire, it is an essential read for those who want to stand out from other applicants.
Business & Economics

Assessment Methods in Recruitment, Selection & Performance

A Manager's Guide to Psychometric Testing, Interviews and Assessment Centres

Author: Robert Edenborough

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749450144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 305

View: 1666

Assessment centres, psychometric testing and structured interviews are all methods that are regularly used to select and recruit employees. Assessment Methods in Recruitment, Selection and Performance offers clear explanations of the principles behind these methods along with their history, practice and implementation. There is also an exploration of how these methods can be used to determine competencies to shape performance management systems. Complete with case studies, figures and illustrations, the book links selection and performance management by examining a number of issues including the use of selection and recruitment methods; the background and approaches to measurement within performance management; and, the use of information and communication technology in assessment and performance management.
Business & Economics

Ultimate Psychometric Tests

Over 1000 Verbal, Numerical, Diagrammatic and Personality Tests

Author: Mike Bryon

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749474521

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5504

The use of psychometric tests in job selection procedures is more prominent than ever and for unprepared candidates they represent a considerable challenge that can get in the way of them successfully landing a new job. The best-selling Ultimate Psychometric Tests, now in its third edition, is the biggest book of its kind, containing over 1000 practice test questions of a multitude of different types of tests with accompanying answers and explanations. Also including an overview of which companies employ which tests, including L'Oreal, Sony, HMV, Toyota and IKEA among others, it has plenty of advice on how to get test-wise and seriously improve scoring. Providing sample questions from all the major types of test, including verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, personality questionnaires, non-verbal and diagrammatic reasoning, new tests also now include spatial recognition and visual estimation, situational awareness tests as well as quantities and conversion tests. From the popular Ultimate series, this is the definitive guide to acing any type of psychometric testing you encounter as well as keeping your mind sharp and active.

Pilot's Reference Guide

Author: Michael Grossrubatscher

Publisher: PilotsReference.com

ISBN: 9783000241727

Category:

Page: 308

View: 6076

Business & Economics

Now, Discover Your Strengths

Author: Marcus Buckingham,Donald O. Clifton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743201140

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 4407

Outlines a program developed by Gallup experts and based on a study of more than two million people to help readers discover their distinct talents and strengths and how they can be translated into personal and career successes. 100,000 first printing.
Business & Economics

How to Pass Professional Level Psychometric Tests

Challenging Practice Questions for Graduate and Professional Recruitment

Author: Sam Al-Jajjoka

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749467967

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 672

How to Pass Professional Level Psychometric Tests contains a wealth of practice questions to help prepare you for exactly the type of tests you will face in recruitment assessments for professional careers. A staggering 650 questions and answers, consisting of 20 timed practice tests reflect real life exams favoured by the most popular organisations. It is particularly useful for those facing aggressive psychometric tests, particularly candidates for careers in IT, management and finance. Also including practice questions for common verbal reasoning and numerical tests, How to Pass Professional Level Psychometric Tests provides essential help and preparation to improve your score and gain the competitive edge over the competition.
Business & Economics

Working Identity

Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career

Author: Herminia Ibarra

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422160653

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 2819

How Successful Career Changers Turn Fantasy into Reality Whether as a daydream or a spoken desire, nearly all of us have entertained the notion of reinventing ourselves. Feeling unfulfilled, burned out, or just plain unhappy with what we’re doing, we long to make that leap into the unknown. But we also hold on, white-knuckled, to the years of time and effort we’ve invested in our current profession. In this powerful book, Herminia Ibarra presents a new model for career reinvention that flies in the face of everything we’ve learned from "career experts." While common wisdom holds that we must first know what we want to do before we can act, Ibarra argues that this advice is backward. Knowing, she says, is the result of doing and experimenting. Career transition is not a straight path toward some predetermined identity, but a crooked journey along which we try on a host of "possible selves" we might become. Based on her in-depth research on professionals and managers in transition, Ibarra outlines an active process of career reinvention that leverages three ways of "working identity": experimenting with new professional activities, interacting in new networks of people, and making sense of what is happening to us in light of emerging possibilities. Through engrossing stories—from a literature professor turned stockbroker to an investment banker turned novelist—Ibarra reveals a set of guidelines that all successful reinventions share. She explores specific ways that hopeful career changers of any background can: Explore possible selves Craft and execute "identity experiments" Create "small wins" that keep momentum going Survive the rocky period between career identities Connect with role models and mentors who can ease the transition Make time for reflection—without missing out on windows of opportunity Decide when to abandon the old path in order to follow the new Arrange new events into a coherent story of who we are becoming. A call to the dreamer in each of us, Working Identity explores the process for crafting a more fulfilling future. Where we end up may surprise us.
Education

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650220

Category: Education

Page: 452

View: 3696

This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.
Publishers' catalogs

Books in Print 2009-2010

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835250191

Category: Publishers' catalogs

Page: N.A

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Business & Economics

Aptitude Personality and Motivation Tests

Analyse Your Talents and Personality and Plan Your Career

Author: Jim Barrett

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749458364

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5910

In today's competitive workplace more and more companies are using tests to vet job applicants and assess staff. It is essential that candidates gain the skills needed to perform to the best of their ability under test conditions. If you're about to sit such a test and you want to ensure that you come out of it well, or if you are just looking for some guidance on career choices, you'll find lots of spot-on advice in this 3rd edition of Aptitude Personality and Motivation Tests. It is packed with brand new and improved practice tests that will help build a profile of your personality, skills and abilities, so you are able to prepare for the real tests, find your ideal career, plan a career change or simply explore your potential.
Business & Economics

Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization

Author: Ira S. Wolfe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1441555358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 902

Baby Boomers are lingering in the workplace. Gen Xers are growing impatient. Gen Ys are knocking at HR's door in record numbers. And technology, including social media, is transforming the mode and pace of communication. The workplace has become a potential battlefield between four generations struggling to exert their influence and hold on to their world views and attitudes. This convergence of young, old, and technology is simultaneously creating opportunity and crisis. In Geeks, Geezers and Googlization, readers will learn from workforce management expert/author Ira S. Wolfe about how each generation defines itself, the unintentional consequences of generational crowding, and how to turn this generational and technology convergence into a strategic opportunity. "Yes, there have been many books written on the generations. This could be the only one you'll really need to keep on your shelf." Beverly Kaye, CEO/Founder Career Systems International "FABULOUS book!! Outstanding! This will be the best read that any organization can have for their leaders. I just love it! Read it in one sitting!!" Gloria Washington, Regional Training Manager Dollar Tree Stores Inc "The elephant in the room has been exposed. This is a must read for every Company President and HR Professional." Amos Dienner, HR / Safety Manager Smucker Company
Education

Resources in Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Education

High Stakes:

Testing for Tracking, Promotion, and Graduation

Author: Committee on Appropriate Test Use,National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Testing and Assessment

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309062802

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 3391

Everyone is in favor of "high education standards" and "fair testing" of student achievement, but there is little agreement as to what these terms actually mean. High Stakes looks at how testing affects critical decisions for American students. As more and more tests are introduced into the country's schools, it becomes increasingly important to know how those tests are used--and misused--in assessing children's performance and achievements. High Stakes focuses on how testing is used in schools to make decisions about tracking and placement, promotion and retention, and awarding or withholding high school diplomas. This book sorts out the controversies that emerge when a test score can open or close gates on a student's educational pathway. The expert panel: Proposes how to judge the appropriateness of a test. Explores how to make tests reliable, valid, and fair. Puts forward strategies and practices to promote proper test use. Recommends how decisionmakers in education should--and should not--use test results. The book discusses common misuses of testing, their political and social context, what happens when test issues are taken to court, special student populations, social promotion, and more. High Stakes will be of interest to anyone concerned about the long-term implications for individual students of picking up that Number 2 pencil: policymakers, education administrators, test designers, teachers, and parents.
Business & Economics

How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre

Essential Preparation for Psychometric Tests Group and Role-play Exercises Panel Interviews and Presentations

Author: Harry Tolley,Robert Wood

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749462280

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 8719

When applying for a new job or promotion many people face the rigours of an assessment centre. Many organisations, in both the public and private sectors, use these extended forms of assessment for selection purposes to guarantee they pick the candidate who will be the best fit for the company. However candidates often fail to do themselves justice as they are unaware of the different type of assessment tasks they may have to undertake. How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre provides ideal preparation for assessment events and gives expert advice on all the key issues such as how the assessments are conducted, how to behave in formal and informal situations as well as how to prepare for the different forms of assessment. With a plethora of practice questions, answers and explanations, How to Succeed at an Assessment Centre gives essential practical advice on the many different assessment processes, from group exercises to panel interviews and presentations.
Business & Economics

How to Pass Graduate Psychometric Tests

Author: Mike Bryon

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749434960

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 4330

Employers want to fill their top management posts with candidates of the highest calibre. Any mistake in their recruitment process can mean unaffordable costs in both time and money. Consequently, recruitment to any management post is by rigorous selection, often including a range of psychometric tests. A candidate who wishes to succeed and secure the desired post must anticipate this and prepare accordingly. With the correct training and practice, a candidate with foresight can significantly improve on their expected scores in these challenging tests. How to Pass Graduate Psychometric Tests provides advice and practice exercises that are relevant to many of the tests used by employers to recruit managers and graduates. This expanded second edition includes hundreds more practice questions and many more mock tests, enabling you to build up speed, accuracy and confidence. The guidance from testing expert Mike Bryon also covers the type and amount of practice you should undertake, and this combined with determination to do well can mean the difference between pass and fail.