Types of tests

The tests and assessments

There are many assessments and tests that can be used during an application procedure. ErasmusTalent would like to share some of them with you.

Types of assessments and tests

For typing Personality is widely used:


MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
Personal Values Orientation
What are your core values?

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Competences – knowledge and skills
General intelligence tests are widely used to assess competences, but wider tests are also used, see e.g.

Talent Analysis®, TMA

o Competence testing

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Emotional Intelligence Tests
What about your intrinsic and extrinsic motivation?

Performance motivation

Career anchors
Think about your body language here

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Behaviour and functioning
The Leary Rose is popular for assessing this.

Leary’s box
Collaboration style and team roles
In which role do you feel most at home?

o A well-known collaborative style assessment tool is Belbin

Leadership style
How do you prefer to lead?

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Energy and Vitality
What is your energy level and how do you feel?

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And of course your network, references; assess the size of your network, also on social media.