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Can a good quality, reliable psychometric testing quickly show the career path a person will enjoy? Tell me more about it with an example.


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RE: Can a good quality, reliable psychometric testing quickly show the career path a person will enjoy? Tell me more about it with an example.

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It might be useful to understand this point by contrasting a psychometric testing from another commonly used test- blood type testing. As you know, each individual has a particular blood type that remains the same throughout her/his lifetime.  A blood test tells us specifically our blood group type (O+, O-, A+ etc.) and there is no ambiguity about it. On the other hand, a psychometric testing is meant to be a broad categorizing tool and the starting point of a consultation process that leads to personalized career decisions. The report produced by a psychometric test needs an interpreter and is valid for that candidate’s particular phase of life only.

For instance, I always highlight the fact that a psychometric test generally does not take into consideration facts such as economic realities of your situation that must be assessed before arriving at any decision. Hard thinking, which is a capability only available with skilled humans, is required when making career decisions.

So expecting a psychometric test to behave like a blood test exercise to quickly give us a ready-to-use data or instruction is a bit unreasonable. What you must expect it to do is to help you avoid some of the most common factors such as peer pressure that lead to poor career decisions.

In a best-case scenario, a psychometric test is administered by the candidate’s institution (school or college) through its career guidance faculty who have interacted closely with candidates for a sufficient period of time. They are uniquely positioned to utilize a psychometric test report, first-hand observations and recommend an objective plan of action. 

For further queries and related information, you can approach the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you!

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