Candidate Testing

Candidate Testing

The 16 Personality Factor

 Factor Questionnaire (16PF) is a personality test with 16 personality  traits. The 16PF is used for various kinds of testing, including  per-employment and promotion testing.

Andre Fremaux and Associates provides you with quality 16PF preparation. We offer a range  of pre-employment personality test solutions, helping to ensure you are  prepared and confident.

Career Assessment Inventory™- The Enhanced Version (CAI)

 The Career Assessment Inventory — Enhanced Version assessment compares  an individual’s occupational interests to those of individuals in specific careers that reflect a broad range of technical and  professional positions in today’s workforce.

Preparing for Testing

Have you applied for a job and been asked to take a pre-employment test? It may seem intimidating, but there’s no reason to stress! Whether you’re taking an aptitude test, personality test, or skills test, there are a couple of steps you can take to prepare yourself.

So how should you get ready for a Criteria pre-employment test?

Prepare Yourself

  • Relax.
    Keep in mind that pre-employment test results are just one of many factors companies use to figure out if you’re suitable for the job. You didn’t craft that stellar resume for nothing!
  • Set the stage.
    Many employers ask applicants to take a test before the interview stage. If you are taking a test remotely, not at an employer’s place of business, figure out how long it will take you to complete the tests and then limit all distractions during that time.
    If possible, it’s best to take the tests on a desktop or laptop computer, not on a mobile phone where you could be interrupted by texts or phone calls. Turn off your phone and make sure no one’s going to barge in on you in the middle of the test-on a timed test, you can’t afford to be interrupted!
  • Read the instructions.
    The most common mistake test-takers make is rushing through instructions. You can take as much time as you want to read and understand them! The instructions will often give you hints about optimal test strategy: for example, if there is no penalty for wrong answers, don’t be afraid to guess and move on if you’re stuck on a tough question.

Get Familiar with the Tests

There are three main types of pre-employment tests: personality, aptitude, and skills tests. Familiarize yourself with the type of test you’re about to take so you feel more at ease.

  • Personality Tests
    Personality tests are designed to measure traits that are associated with successful performance of a certain role. They evaluate behavioral traits that don’t tend to change much over time. There are no right or wrong answers on these tests, but in specific jobs certain traits are known to predict “job fit”-whether you possess traits linked to success in that role. These tests help employers determine if you’d be happy and comfortable in a position.
    So don’t fake it! You can’t change your personality and you shouldn’t have to for a job. You could wind up in a role that isn’t a good match for you and end up where you are now: looking for a new job.
  • Aptitude Tests
    Cognitive aptitude tests measure your critical thinking, problem-solving, attention to detail, and ability to learn and use new information. Criteria’s most popular aptitude test is the CCAT, which gives employers an idea of how fast you learn and how well you’ll perform in your new position.
    Want to know more about the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test?
  • Skills Tests
    Skills tests let employers figure out what you already know. Some tests check your basic math and verbal skills while others confirm that you know how to use a computer, how fast you type, or how well you know a particular Microsoft Office program.