143. The importance of psychometric tests in job hunting, recruitment, and career planning

career planning job hunting job interview leadership Jul 18, 2022
The Job Hunting Podcast Episode 143

Chances are, if you have applied for jobs, you have done a psychometric assessment. But do you know how psychometric tests work? And what does a psychometric test reveal about you? Why are these tests part of the recruitment and selection process? How can you prepare for them?

As a job candidate, I hated psychometric testing as part of the recruitment process. It made me so anxious. And when I had to do them as part of my performance management our professional development, I never understood the big deal. The results were never helpful for me.

That was until I did the TalentPredix assessment. Finally, a psychometric test designed for professionals and a thorough report focused on supporting career development and planning. By doing a test like TalentPredix, you can learn about yourself -  your talents, career drivers, and values - and this knowledge will help you immensely in your job search.

Listen to this episode if you are job hunting or want to finally know your strengths and where to best use them!

About our guest:

Paula Baetu is a Chief Science Officer and Operations Director and certified NeuroLeadership Coach. Over the last decade, she has worked as a consultant to help organizations thrive and as a coach to help individuals reach their untapped potential. Paula has accumulated a considerable wealth of experience in people assessment and development. She has worked with people at all business levels, from companies worldwide (such as Africa, the UK, the Middle East, and Asia) and across many industries (from telecommunications to banking, mining, insurance, finance, and academia). She loves facilitating workshops and using assessments to support companies in the full employee life cycle, from recruitment and development to planning for the future. Her mission is to help people live more effective, fulfilled, and happier lives.

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Hello, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you are ready, and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you. In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have developed a range of courses and services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. 

So there is no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

Enjoy the episode, and ciao for now!


Renata Bernarde | Job Hunting Expert

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