During the recruitment process, you'll be asked to take the following Philips tests—Philips Verbal Test and Philips Numerical Test, as well as an Excel test. These Philips assessment tests are completed online and provided by SHL. To successfully move on to the next stage of the hiring process, utilise JobTestPrep's comprehensive preparation package for Philips's online tests.
In this test, you will encounter numerical data in the form of a table or a graph, followed by multiple-choice questions relating to them. Answering the questions often requires you to show basic math aptitude and to perform calculations involving fractions, percentages, ratios, and conversions.
For the CEB SHL verbal test, you will read short passages of text and answer questions relating to each passage. Each question will require you to quickly evaluate whether a statement is true, false, or indeterminable based on the text.
The Excel User Test enables employers to carefully assess a candidate's Microsoft Excel skills, as well as to decide if they are qualified for the offered position. There are typically between 10 and 25 questions per test.
JobTestPrep aims to prepare job candidates, including Philips graduates, for their pre-employment assessment. To this end, we have designed tests and drills that are similar to the ones you will be required to take during the company's hiring process. Our resources will familiarise you with the test's format and improve all cognitive abilities and skills that the company measures by this test, even though sometimes the number of exercises on our and the company's tests may differ. JobTestPrep's practice tests will enhance your verbal and numerical skills, your reasoning and decision-making abilities, which will help you pass your test with ease and confidence. Answer keys and study guides added to our preparation pack will further increase your chances of receiving a job offer at the company.
To successfully receive an offer at Philips, you must pass all stages of Philips's hiring process. After making sure your CV clearly demonstrates your relevance to the position, you should submit your application. This will start the application process. Next, you will be asked to take a verbal and numerical reasoning test as well an Excel test. If you pass this stage, you will be invited to have an interview and assessment centre.
If you manage to successfully pass the online tests, you will be invited to a Philips interview. You may complete you first interview via phone. If you pass you will be invited to further interviews. Then, the interview is conducted either face-to-face or in a Philips video interview, depending on the job for which you have applied. It usually lasts about 45 minutes, with candidates for summer internship and work placement programs having a shorter interview lasting approximately 20 minutes. The questions are designed to detect if you are really the perfect candidate. They will allow you to reflect on the specific skills you need for your role and take examples from your experience to demonstrate those. You should also refer to Philips' core values -caring, innovative, and impactful- when answering.
The assessment centre, which takes place on site, includes groups of candidates and takes about hours to complete. The exercises are divided into sections, which are designed to assess how you work both in teams and individually. In the first section, the group will be assigned a business case which they must work together to solve. In the second section, you will solve a business case individually. During the last stage, you will be invited to a competency-based interview.
Philips SHL aptitude tests are usually comprised of multiple-choice questions. The possible marks for each question are correct, incorrect, and unanswered. When you submit a Philips aptitude test, your answers are first measured against the correct answers. Then, your correct answers are counted, and the rate of correct answers is calculated.
verbal reasoning tests examine you on a range of English language skills. These skills can be broken down into the following groups: Vocabulary, Grammar, Comprehension, and Critical Reasoning. Vocabulary assessments test your understanding of the words that are used in your line of work. This is measured through various assessments, such as mixed sentences tests, complete the sentence tests, spelling tests, and more. Grammar tests examine your understanding of English grammar and your ability to recognise good or bad grammar. Grammar is measured through questions that ask you to complete a sentence or identify the correct next sentence in a paragraph.
Comprehension tests are designed to measure your ability to understand written information, analyse it, and interpret what you have read to answer questions. Critical Reasoning tests measure how you analyse the information in front of you. In the context of verbal reasoning tests, critical reasoning tests require that you identify whether a statement is true or false based on the information provided, or whether the information provided is not sufficient enough to come to a conclusion.
Philips promotes values such as caring, innovative and impactful. The values are present in their products, work, and also in their hiring process. Whilst they treat you according to the mentioned qualities you are also expected to demonstrate your alignment with these qualities at every step in the application process. Already when you submit your application you should prepare a clear and efficient CV. Visually it should be easy to read your experience and your skills.
Philips' hiring process consists of three phases. First, you submit your application and in exchange, you receive the aptitude tests. If you successfully pass you will be invited to a face-to-face interview. If needed you can be asked to complete more interviews. Finally, you receive your offer. The application process can take up to six weeks.
There are a lot of different exercises that you will face during the day. It is therefore really important that you get a good night's sleep if possible. Remember, a relaxed mind is the best mind. Try to be friendly even if you are nervous. It is often the interaction between candidates and workers that convince the assessors that you are the right choice for the job.
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