Reasoning Aptitude Paper:
University of Phoenix
July 21, 2013
The Aptitude Test is a good tool to help a person determine strengths and weaknesses. They are very useful for individuals considering joining the military or agencies trying to match candidates in the civilian workforce. Aptitude Tests are classified as speed test and determine how many questions that a person can answer correctly in an allotted time. Speed test are normally used for clerical and administrative jobs. Professional and managerial type jobs use the power test. The Aptitude Test confirmed that I work well in careers where success comes from applying practical skills and where thinking is used mostly to solve practical problems. That was a very good assessment. I really enjoy jobs that allow me to think and use my natural skills and leadership ability. It also showed that I place values high on my priority list. I believe that having good values is the key to success. Having good values and ethics in the workplace, helps the organization keep order and allows the company to function smoothly and remains profitable. Individual values should align with company values in the workplace. Integrity is the value that I think is most important in the workplace. It is important to display honesty in the workplace at all time. Employers want to know that they can trust you and that you are going to do the right thing at all times. The tests also assess my individual thinking style. This part was good learning experience for me considering, that I can sometimes be a hot head. The test was pretty accurate and lined up with my thought process. Knowing my strengths and weaknesses will help me organize my thoughts before and after I deal with clients. Normally, I don’t prepare prior to speaking with clients. After taking the test, I think preparing may be my best option. Preparing my mind and thoughts will help to...
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