Along with looking over your résumé, cover letter, transcripts, and even conducting a face-to-face interview, a number of law firms and other corporations use psychometric testing to determine the aptitude and personality traits of a potential candidate to determine how well he or she will fit at the company. And while a large majority of corporations around the country use psychometric testing, there is still a debate as to whether or not these tests are accurate judgments on one’s character and ability to complete a job.
There are both advantages and disadvantages of psychometric testing. Some advantages of these tests include the following:
There are also disadvantages. This includes the following:
If you are a law student and have to take a psychometric test when applying for a job, make sure you prepare accordingly to give yourself the best chance at success; however, you should also remember that if you don’t do well on the test, it may also mean that a job wasn’t right for you so don’t lose hope.