Preparing for Interviews & Aptitude Tests
Companies have many different styles of interviews, some may conduct initial screening interviews, others in-depth individual interviews or panel interviews. In all cases, preparation about the company, the job and your strengths are essential.
Preparing for Interview
Preparation is key to success for interviews. It is essential to understand what the employer is looking for and be able to articulate how your skills, education and experiences relate to that. Research the company and the industry/sector you are interested in and prepare answers to typical interview questions.
Check out GradIreland's guide to graduate interviews here
Aptitude Tests & Psychometric Assessments
Psychometric tests can be used by employers as part of an interview or assessment centre. These tests are designed to assess your intelligence, logic, reasoning ability, numerical ability and verbal ability. Most employers use a selection of tests. Some employers use tests related to specific types of work, particularly computing.
- What are Psychometric Assessments
- Understanding Assessment Centres - Destinations (LIT students only)
Profiling For Success - Practice Assessments
Career Planning begins with Self-Assessment, understanding yourself, your personality, your motivation, your values. Profiling for Success brings together a wide range of different tests and questionnaires that explore people’s talents, skills, potential and style. The Careers Service can assist you in understanding your assessment results if you wish.
Assessments are available in the following areas:
- Career Interests Inventory
- Abstract Reasoning
- Numerical Reasoning
- Verbal Reasoning
- Learning Styles Indicator
- Values Based Indicator of Motivation
- Types Dynamic Indicator
The assessments can be accessed at: https://portal.teamfocus.co.uk/client/lit
Each student (or staff member) needs to create an account on our portal first, by entering the first part of their email address, selecting the appropriate email domain (i.e. either @student.lit.ie or @lit.ie) from the drop-down and choosing a password according to the stated rules.