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Psychometric tests are used widely by career professionals. But can we really rely on the predictions?


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RE: Psychometric tests are used widely by career professionals. But can we really rely on the predictions?

Surabhi Dewra
Surabhi Dewra
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The word “prediction” is a bit misleading when we are looking at observations & recommendations made by a psychometric test. As your doubt indicates, by relying on any prediction, we tend to lose sight of the underlying factors that will lead to a particular outcome. This tendency to become complacent is dangerous.

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Career guides and professionals use psychometric tests as an input to get a clearer, unbiased understanding of a student’s interest & aptitude and a work profile suiting it. They never use it as the only input and suggest that a person can relax if the test confirms her/his fit with current work profile. I personally suggest my candidates intensify their hard work in a particular direction with a ruthless focus on the key parameters that define their personal meaning of success and use a psychometric test as a confirmation of their conviction. You must develop the habit of setting short and long term academic as well as career goals for yourself, re-setting them and learning from your success as well as failures. Unfortunately, we cannot delegate our career decisions to psychometric tests! In the 21st-century knowledge economy, that ownership will always be with us as an individual.

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