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JobTestPrep’s ESM PrepPacks™

During the recruitment process, you'll be asked to take a number of different ESM tests. You are asked to complete these tests online. To successfully move on to the next stage of the hiring process, utilise JobTestPrep's comprehensive preparation packages to give yourself the best chance of success.


ESM PI Tests

The Predictive Index (PI) Behavioral Assessment measures four primary characteristics of personality: dominance, extroversion, patience, and formality. From the view of prospective employers, the goal in administering a PI Behavioral Assessment is predicting workplace performance, and candidates' responses on the PI indicate behavioral propensities. There are two pages on the assessment, each containing a list of 86 adjectives, and the assessment is untimed.


ESM Mathematical Reasoning Tests

Mathematical Reasoning tests are used by ESM as a way to determine your mathematical abilities, some of which you may not have used in years. Our in-depth PrepPacks™ will not only help you brush up on these latent skills, but also expose you to the questions you will most likely encounter during your employment assessments.


ESM Verbal Reasoning Tests

The Verbal Reasoning Test – This test assesses job applicants’ ability to comprehend written material and draw relevant logical conclusion from it using verbal concepts. A type of an aptitude test, the Verbal Reasoning Test measures how well candidates can differentiate between important and secondary information given in written tests and how well they understand verbal logic. As a rule, the test presents applicants with several extracts from written texts followed by a list of statements about the information contained in them. Your task is to identify a truth-value of these statement relative to what you have just read. Depending on the relation of a given proposition to truth, you will need to mark each statement either as “True,” or “False,” or “Indeterminate,” if there is not enough data to judge its validity. The Verbal Reasoning Test is timed and demands close attention from job applicants.


ESM Situational Judgement Tests

Situational judgement tests (SJTs) are a popular psychological tool used by assessment companies, employers, and organizations to evaluate applicants' behavioral and cognitive abilities when introduced with hypothetical, daily work-related situations. SJTs do not consist of one uniform format and do not focus on strict criteria, but rather they serve as a tailored evaluation tool for a variety of positions and business sectors. Therefore, different companies and diverse positions within an organization require different questions and formats.


ESM Microsoft Excel Assessments

The Microsoft Excel Test – The aim of this test is to estimate job applicants’ mastery of the Excel program on various levels, from basic to an advanced one. The scope of tasks included on the test is wide. Applicants may be asked to perform formatting, editing, protecting cells and rangers, and creating graphs and charts. They also need to show how well they use autofill, add and subtract values, and enter data. The Microsoft Excel Test scores job seekers’ performance in two ways: it either counts the percentage of correct answers or determines their skill level – Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced. It is an interactive test, on which applicants perform tasks on the screen. They can answer questions using the toolbars, shortcut keys, or menus, depending on a specific task they are performing.


ESM Abstract Reasoning Tests

An abstract reasoning test allows an employer to evaluate your general intellectual potential regardless of previous experience, background or education by focusing on your logical reasoning skill set. Tests are administered from the c-level down to 9-5 blue collar worker and everything in between. As results are often immediate, make sure to bring you’re a game.

 

Get Ready for your Public Sector Industry Test

Tests administered to job candidates during their pre-employment assessment are never easy and demand from them quick thinking and minute attention to details. A short time limit given on most of the tests can be nerve-wracking and, by adding extra pressure on applicants, can worsen their overall performance. Considering how stressful pre-employment tests usually are, taking them unprepared will only jeopardize your chances of employment. Practicing beforehand with the help of JobTestPrep is crucial. Prepare for your test with our high-quality PrepPack™, boost your confidence and improve your scores, and in so doing, open the door to a conversation with the company’s recruiters in a face-to-face interview.

 

ESM Interview Process

Preparing for an interview can be difficult as companies devise new techniques and questions to knock you off your kilter. HR managers want to know how you are going to handle criticism in the moment by trying to use scare tactics (i.e. no smiles during the interview), using the stress interview (i.e. rapid-fire questioning) or by using the classic weakness question. First understand that the interviewer is not out to get you, but to find the best candidate who can “take the heat”. Don’t get nervous, bring your “A Game” with our interview PrepPack™ and be ready for any interview scenario.


 

Frequently Asked Questions by ESM Candidates

Should I Choose "Strongly Agree/Disagree" or "Agree/Disagree in the ESM Personality Tests?"

There are different kinds of questions found on personality assessment tests. When given a statement with extreme statements such as "always" and "never," you should answer them with less extreme answers such as "agree" and "not strongly agree." However, there are times during a personality test in which you should choose "strongly agree" or "strongly disagree." You should choose "strongly agree" when the following types of questions are asked:

  • Most people are honest by nature.
  • Most people can be trusted.
  • Very few people steal at work.
  • I cannot remember the last time I lost my temper at work.
  • I rarely worry about how well I'm doing at my job.

You should choose strongly disagree when asked the following types of questions:

  • It is human nature to steal from others.
  • Most people cannot be trusted.
  • Sometimes my co-workers annoy me.
  • I sometimes worry about losing my job because of office politics.
  • Sometimes I don't feel able to handle all my work responsibilities.

How are SJTs formulated?

The scenarios presented on SJTs always ask for a resolution of a given conflict which, although being hypothetical, might very much rely on, or represent, realistic situations that occur in a workplace. You will then be asked to choose a preferred method of action out of a number of possible options. The conflict/scenario may involve supervisor-subordinate relationships, stress and disagreement between work colleagues, etc. The situations described may vary according to the role one is applying for. Managers, police officers, sales representatives, etc. are all likely to receive different questionnaires, as they are being evaluated for specific traits and aptitudes. You are encouraged to choose your responses spontaneously, based on intuition; however, analyzing the scenarios and choosing responses that highlight your skills will allow you to better present yourself on the test.

What is the ESM's Face to Face Interview?

There are several different types of questions you may face during your interviews. Most interviews consist of competency-based questions, but some include job-related questions, maths problems, or riddles. You can also expect to be asked about your resume and your motivation regarding the position for which you are applying. To help you prepare for your interview and other assessments, we have created a unique preparation pack with all the resources you need. The pack features a detailed interview guide written by our accredited psychologists. This guide covers various aspects of interviews and offers important tips. It discusses, among other things, competency-based questions and how to use the STAR method when answering them. It also provides advice on how to answer common interview questions. Going over these principles and reading the guide can help you prepare for your interviews.

When Should I start Preparing for my ESM Test?

As a rule, you should start preparing yourself for the ESM test as soon as possible. Preparation is key to understanding not only the structure of the test you will need to take during the ESM recruitment process, but also the appropriate responses to the questions that will be asked.

How Long Will the ESM Recruitment Process Take?

The ESM recruitment process can take several weeks. The screening process usually involves an initial phone interview, as well as an assessment centre where you will be met with group exercises, aptitude tests, and a face-to-face interview. Once you have completed all of these steps, the company will contact you as to whether or not you will be offered the position.

 

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