It's not easy to get a job in the automotive industry. Technology has made many positions redundant, meaning that there is increased competition for the positions that are left. To filter out candidates, automotive companies use aptitude and personality tests. On this page, you will learn about the hiring process in the automotive industry and about the tests that you will have to take. Our Automotive Bundle includes preparation material for popular tests such as those taken by candidates at Honda, Toyota, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. 

What Is the Hiring Process in the Automotive Industry?

  1. Submit your resume and cover letter online and fill out an application form. For certain positions, it is also helpful if you are referred by an employee.
  2. Complete an initial phone or video interview. The purpose of this interview is to screen candidates and determine if you have the basic skills required for the position.
  3. Take a test consisting of logical, mechanical, or personality-related questions.
  4. Be invited for an in-person interview. This may be a one-on-one interview, or it may be a group discussion.
  5. Complete a technical interview—this may immediately follow the more general in-person interview.
  6. Receive an offer and start your new job!

Hiring Process for the Automotive Industry Jobs

What Is the Interview Process in the Automotive Industry?

  1. Complete an initial phone or video interview. In the case of a video interview, you may be asked to record your answers to questions within a certain time limit. This gives you the opportunity to carefully plan out your answers and re-record if necessary.
  2. Visit a work site for an in-person interview. This interview will consist of general questions which will mostly be behavioral in nature. You should answer questions according to the STAR format:
    • S: state the situation
    • T: explain your task(s)
    • A: describe the actions you took
    • R: summarize the result

You should prepare for this interview by making a list of work-related challenges that you have faced in the past and the ways in which you overcame them.

  1. Complete a technical interview. You will be asked questions that are directly related to your position, such as questions about machinery, programs, products, or market–related questions.

 What Assessment Tests Will I Have to Take?

Employers want to hire workers who are best-suited for the position at hand, both personality-wise and skills-wise. To that end, you will need to take a personality test and a psychometric test. Personality tests may consist of a list of adjectives that you need to rank from most to least relevant to you. Alternatively, you may be presented with a set of statements and you must state whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Psychometric tests may evaluate your logical, numerical, or mechanical reasoning skills. You can practice for any test with JobTestPrep's tailored study guides and practice tests. 

Automotive Companies

Our bundle can help you prepare for your interviews and aptitude tests at any of the following companies.

Automotives Bundles Available
BMW Delphi Automotive Ford
General Motors GMC DeLorean
Hyundai Jaguar Land Rover Mercedes-Benz
Peugeot Renault Toyota
Valeo Volvo Automotive
Volkswagen RAM Trucks Citroën
Tesla Motors Subaru Nissan
Mitsubishi Mazda Lexus
Isuzu Honda Chevron
SEAT McLaren Automotive Aston Martin
Bentley Range Rover Rolls Royce
Mini Buick Chrysler
Chevrolet Cadillac Dodge
Jeep Audi Porsche

What Jobs Is This Bundle Relevant For?

The Automotive Bundle contains study materials and practice tests that are suitable for any of the following positions:


Jobs in the Automotive Industry
Maintenance Mechanical Engineer Customer Service

Machine Operator

Electrical Engineer

Management Trainee

Assembly Line Worker



What's Included

What Do I Get in the Bundle?

  • Customer Service: Clerical Abilities, Reading Comprehension, Situational Judgment, Interview Preparation, Typing Test, Personality Profiling, Math Word Problems, Vocabulary, Error Checking
  • Maintenance, Machine Operator, and Assembly Line Worker: Mechanical Aptitude, Tools, Spatial Reasoning & Aptitude, Basic Math, Interview Preparation, Personality Profiling 
  • Engineering: Logical Reasoning, Math Word Problems, Interview Preparation, Personality Profiling, Numerical Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning
  • Finance: Interview Preparation, Personality Test Practice, Spatial Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Figural Reasoning
  • Management: Personality Test Practice, Situational Judgment, Math Word Problems, Abstract Reasoning, Reading Comprehension
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