Personality Tests: How Employers Use Them

Personality tests are a widely-used recruiting tool. Discover why and how they are used, and also get access to several self-assessment resources that will help you discover more about yourself and how you can boost your effectiveness.
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(17)
Level
Beginner
Updated
June 2, 2017
Duration
1h 16m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(17)
Level
Beginner
Updated
June 2, 2017
Duration
1h 16m
Description

Have you ever asked yourself, what's the purpose of personality tests? Why do employers use them? What real value do they have? If so, this course, Personality Tests: How Employers Use Them, answers all of those questions. First, you'll learn about the fundamentals of personality testing and take a closer look at the industry as a whole. Next, you'll discover some of the most popular tests, such as Myers-Briggs, DISC, Big Five, 16PF, StrengthsFinder, and MMPI. You'll see their strengths, their weaknesses, and also the scenarios in which they are used. The course doesn't stop at theory and concepts. Finally, you'll develop an understanding for personality models, which provide you with several resources where you can take the tests, and self-assess your personality and those of your team. This will allow you to better understand each other, boost team synergy, and if nothing else, they will be a great conversation starter. After completing this course, you'll have a great overall image of personality tests, how they work, the different models used, test specifics, and self-awareness and understanding of your strengths that will allow you to perform better.

About the author
About the author

Doru founded and runs a marketing agency with global clients in a wide range of industries. His focus is on campaigns that convert and get new business through the door, not feel good campaigns. In terms of approach he believes in authentic and blunt advertising without the presence of small print.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Doru Catana and welcome to my course Personality Tests: How Employers Use Them.

Personality tests are an important part of employee testing and are used by almost a third of companies worldwide in some shape, manner or form.

In this course, we are going to go over everything you need to know about personality testing. The core concepts, strengths, weaknesses, and usage. You initially get a bird’s eye view of the entire industry, then you’ll discover in more detail several of the most popular tests and models, like the Myers-Briggs type indicator, the DISC assessment tool, the BIG 5, MMPI or StrenghtsFinder.

And your experience won't be a purely theoretical one. For each test, you have several resources available, where you can self-asses your personality and understand more about yourself and your behavior.

By the end of the course, you will know why employers use these tests, how this impacts your career and also you will get an increase in self-awareness in the way you work and interact with others. And my hope is that increased understanding will help you become more effective in reaching your goals both at a personal level but most importantly at an organizational level.

I hope you'll join me in learning more on personality testing with this course at Pluralsight.