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Old 18th May 2018, 23:18
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Can you do the assessments and then log back in to do the interview or do both assessments and interview have to be completed in the one sitting? I'm asking because id like to do the assessments on my computer but use my phone for the interview as I haven't got a camera on my computer?

Thanks.
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Old 19th May 2018, 01:00
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For info for anyone who hasn't completed the assessments yet. I doubt I performed well enough to warrant selection to the interview process so I'm happy to share what it was like so that those of you as desperate to achieve your career as me can get their best possible shot. I'm not fussed about how competitive it is, just want you folks to do the best you can:

Personality tests sort of are what they are. As the old cliche's go, answer them truthfully and honestly, if you try to cheat them you will get found out as there are a number of repeat questions that are essentially the same but worded differently. I just answered them instinctively, if they come back saying you don't have the correct personality to forge a career in this field then it is probably worth taking on-board.

If any of you have not prepared, I would recommend putting some last minute hours into PilotAptitudeTest or something similar as a lot of their testing software was similar to what came up in the assessments. They are tough but fair.

The numeracy tests are a very fair assessment if you have brushed up on your mental maths. I had admittedly not been up to speed due to my work commitments but two weeks of solid revision got me into a position to be able to answer them (I think/hope) to a reasonable standard. If you are up to speed with your quick mental maths then you should be fine.

The video interview questions were a tad surreal. Having focused my energy onto the psychometric and numeracy/maths elements in the past couple of weeks I probably was not as well versed as I should have been. However, have a rethink of a few points to elaborate on the questions are more than fair. (As a minor point, I went for an open collar Oxford shirt, not too formal, but enough to show I cared about appearance)

It's probably been said before but the best advice that can be given is to try and relax. The tests give you every opportunity to succeed.

I think my performance was a little bit short of the mark, but to all of you who get through, very best of luck as this seems like a world beating opportunity.
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Old 19th May 2018, 03:23
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Originally Posted by Craigf289 View Post
I'm not the only one then 😂good luck mate
Make that three, I found the whole thing difficult. Interview just felt awkward. Did anyone finish the math portion within the time given?
Also the hand eye coordination didn't go well for me, wish I used a mouse more often and played computer games
Best of luck everyone.
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Old 19th May 2018, 04:09
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Is anyone else experiencing a blank page after completing the contact info for the first questionnaire? I'm unable to move on because of this...tried different browsers and devices to no avail, so I sent an email to the tech team. I hope they can fix it today...
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Old 19th May 2018, 05:03
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Originally Posted by thisishomebrand View Post
Yep got the email, all due by Sunday
Can someone please confirm that it is according to my understanding until Sunday 23:59 and not until Saturday night?

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Old 19th May 2018, 08:01
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Originally Posted by skoot View Post
Locked out the final numerical assessment!! Wouldn’t let me go beyond the practice test! What’s the chances of getting a response over the weekend from them!
somehow it unlocked itself over night. No email from cut-e though so maybe just a glitch. Anyone get an email when they finished everything to confirm? For some reason I can still log into the first assessment. Not sure why I checked again but after being locked out of it to begin with I assumed once we had completed it we would be locked out. Now I am wondering if it has logged my first attempt.

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Old 19th May 2018, 08:17
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Originally Posted by shamrockCE96 View Post
Can you do the assessments and then log back in to do the interview or do both assessments and interview have to be completed in the one sitting? I'm asking because id like to do the assessments on my computer but use my phone for the interview as I haven't got a camera on my computer?

Thanks.
Yes you can as far as I am aware, while the email recommends you do it all in one sitting, each test is individual component so you should be able to log out and back in.
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Old 19th May 2018, 08:48
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Originally Posted by shamrockCE96 View Post
Can you do the assessments and then log back in to do the interview or do both assessments and interview have to be completed in the one sitting? I'm asking because id like to do the assessments on my computer but use my phone for the interview as I haven't got a camera on my computer?

Thanks.
yes. I started last night and finished this morning.
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Old 19th May 2018, 09:20
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Completed the tests about a day ago, some of them were easier than others, some of them I feel like I completely screwed up. I felt the maths test was very easy and I finished that with loads of time to spare, then again I do study Chemistry at university and have been studying much more advanced maths for a while now. Some of the other tests were considerably harder, like the orientation one for example.
I wish the best of luck to everyone who applies, may the best get through to the next stages.
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Old 19th May 2018, 09:23
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Originally Posted by skoot View Post

somehow it unlocked itself over night. No email from cut-e though so maybe just a glitch. Anyone get an email when they finished everything to confirm? For some reason I can still log into the first assessment. Not sure why I checked again but after being locked out of it to begin with I assumed once we had completed it we would be locked out. Now I am wondering if it has logged my first attempt.
I have yet to sit the second part of the assessments however did the first ones when we got the initial email Wednesday. As reported on here people couldn't access the first assessments however i was a lucky one who sat and did that on Wednesday. When they re sent the email about the link; i questioned the email address and they said i wouldn't need to sit them as i had completed them.

Like you; i can still access the personality tests which i find weird. Should i complete them again? Or on the technical advice leave them alone?
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Old 19th May 2018, 09:30
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Is the deadline midnight tonight (Saturday night) or midnight tomorrow (Sunday night) guys?
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Old 19th May 2018, 10:23
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Fluffed the monitoring ability test

Others were okay apart from verbal reasoning. Usually okay with that, will put it down to a bad day
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Old 19th May 2018, 11:07
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Originally Posted by Speed_Alive_V1 View Post
Is the deadline midnight tonight (Saturday night) or midnight tomorrow (Sunday night) guys?
“This stage of the application process requires you to complete 2 stages of online assessments. Please complete these at your very earliest convenience, but no later than midnight Sunday 20th May.”
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Old 19th May 2018, 11:37
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Done. Good luck to everyone. I fluffed some of my tests. The interview, if i'm honest, i quite enjoyed.

Still letting me sit the personality test which i find very weird and not able to understand.
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Old 19th May 2018, 13:21
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Finished it all now. Video interview was tough IMO

Overall...don't think I'll be through to the next round. Great learning experience though, one of the hardest assessments I've done because of the breadth of topics.

Best of luck to everyone!!
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Old 19th May 2018, 13:25
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All done. Found it quite challenging in places.
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Old 19th May 2018, 14:29
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Well that's mine done! Very hard to judge how it went or how each assessment will be used. The computer games were a mixed bag, hopefully some sort of average score is used and not a pass/fail criteria for each. The video interview was weird but I imagine everyone thought that so who knows, in some ways I feel sorry for the HR team who have to sit through 100s of awkward responses.....

The personality test feels like a lottery. Maybe I'm just too cynical but ranking various vague statements and hypothetical behaviours doesn't feel like the best way to assess someones personality...

Now just the waiting game until interviews are scheduled. I imagine it will take quite a while to process it all so I don't expect any answers for a few weeks.
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Old 19th May 2018, 15:38
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Completed the tests Thursday and did the interview this afternoon (interesting experience). Not amazingly happy with my English performance (worst subject at school all those years ago) but happy with the rest. No surprises on any of the tests and the maths was easier than expected. Hard to judge if i'll be going to Dublin or not so i'll just try and forget and play the waiting game. Good luck to all.
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Old 19th May 2018, 16:23
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Did anyone get an email confirmation or notice a change in their application status after completing all the assessments? I've not had anything back yet, just wondered what to expect
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Old 19th May 2018, 16:43
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Just done mine and im quite happy with the tasks to be honest. Nothing surprising on the spacial awareness etc tasks and the maths was easier than expected. The interview I also did enjoy though it was quite a new interesting experience for me.

May I ask what is the process for the whole recruitment scheme? Is there another round of online tests or invites to Dublin will be sent out?
Good luck to All!
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