Receiving Feedback after Taking a Psychometric Test - dummies

Receiving Feedback after Taking a Psychometric Test

By Liam Healy

Part of Psychometric Tests For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Receiving feedback is a very useful but undervalued part of the psychometric testing process. Here are a few things to bear in mind when you receive yours:

  • Try not to switch off if you hear bad news. Keep your brain in gear.

  • Ask questions if you don’t understand something.

  • Work with the recruiter. Don’t criticise the test, the testing process, or the recruiter’s competence without good reason. If you don’t agree with the results, you need to back your feelings up with evidence.

  • Stay focused on your own results and feedback. Other candidates’ performances aren’t important at this stage.

  • Accept how you’ve performed with good grace, rather than demanding to sit the test again if the results haven’t gone your way.

  • Remember the difference between not liking the results of a test, and not agreeing with them.

  • Feel able to ask about the accuracy level of the test, but phrase your questions carefully and be respectful of the administrator.

  • Be ready to explain the positive side of any weaknesses. For example, careful people may work at a slower rate than careless people.

  • Ask for advice as to what your next steps should be, and give yourself time to think about what your options are in light of your results.