Candidates are asked to respond to both Likert and Forced-choice items.
Likert items ask candidates to rate themselves on a single statement that is measuring a trait or an attitude using a 5 point scale. Some Likert items may ask you how you think or act, to compare yourself to others, or rate how others may describe you; in all cases you should indicate how much the item resembles you using the scale provided. If you agree with the statement, select one of the “like me” responses depending on how similar you are to the statement. If you don't agree with the statement in any way you should select one of the "not like me" responses depending on how much you think you differ from the statement.
Forced-choice items ask candidates to indicate which one of two statements is more like them. Some forced-choice items may present you with a choice you feel is an easy or obvious selection to make, while others may present you with a choice that isn’t easy or doesn’t seem to have a “positive” option. In all cases keep in mind that you are not asked to pick which statement is like you in absolute terms, only which statement is more like you than the other. Selecting that a statement is more like you than the other does not mean that you are agreeing the selected statement is like you.
HOW TO PREPARE & RESPOND
There is no way to study for the psychometric assessment, and it is best if you answer authentically and honestly. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind before you begin:
- The psychometric assessment will take approximately 20 minutes to complete, though you will not be timed and you can take as long as you’d like to finish. You are not required to complete the psychometric assessment in one sitting.
- Once you click Submit on the final page of the assessment, you will not be able to retake it.
- Your approach to the question should be from the point of view of an employee in a company environment rather than your conduct in personal or social situations outside of work.
- Try not to over-analyze the statements. We will obtain more accurate results if you answer naturally. Think of your tendencies rather than extreme scenarios or specific situations.
- There is no benefit to racing through the questions. Read each question and respond to the options carefully, choosing the ones that best reflect you. Don’t dwell too much on each question, and aim for a focused and steady pace.
- Know that your results are not dependent on one, single response. We take an aggregation of your responses and present the summary to firms.
- When we say there are no right or wrong answers, we mean it. Every firm has a different and unique definition of success. The use of AI allows this picture to be very nuanced, and is often based on how traits interact with one another rather than the presence or absence of a single trait.
- Specific instructions for responding are provided in the assessment. We strongly encourage you to carefully read and consider those instructions as you proceed through the assessment.