An increasing number of companies, especially the large operators and service companies in both the downstream and upstream oil and gas industry, are using psychometric tests when recruiting graduates and engineers. To give you a competitive edge it is recommended that you understand how these tests work and what they encompass. Being prepared will give you the confidence needed to stay relaxed and focused, increasing your chances of success.
It is important to keep in mind that the way you handle the day’s testing and your behaviour under pressure is almost as important as how you score on the tests. Ensure that you stay calm and professional even though a whole day of testing can be stressful and exhausting. The better prepared you are the more confident you will feel!
There is a common misconception among candidates that if you are qualified for a position you don’t need to do much preparation for the recruitment process. However, research has shown that with psychometric tests, the more you practice the more likely your performance is to improve. This is especially important for Engineers and technical positions, where all candidates who apply are likely to have a similar skill-set – performing well at all stages during the recruitment process could be what sets you apart from the competition.
Oil Guru Recruitment can help you through this process with practice Psychometric Tests specifically taylored for Engineers and Technical Positions