Talent Q is part of Korn Ferry, and their assessments are used by employers in the financial industry who are looking to acquire new talent. Unlike most other test providers, the Talent Q tests respond to your capabilities - getting harder or easier depending on your answers, until it settles on a level of difficulty that is right for you. Once you’ve hit the right level for you, you’re expected to get all of the answers correct in the 16 or so minutes it takes to complete the test. Here’s more information on the tests.
Talent Q elements
There are three tests: numerical, verbal and logical, but you may not have to complete all three (it depends on the role you’re applying for). Each test has between 12-15 questions, which vary in complexity. These tests are often used in the recruitment of managerial and high-level positions.
Talent Q dimensions
Talent Q’s 25 minute personality test examines your personality by asking you to respond to 160 different statements across the following areas:
- Tasks and projects
- Drives and emotions
- People and relationships
Talent Q aspects and abilities
This series also has three different tests: verbal, numerical and checking. However these are quick and easy online tests that each take between 5-10 minutes to complete.
Talent Q also offers a personality test, otherwise known as Styles, which is a competency-based questionnaire. It uses 16 different personality traits to determine what kind of character you are, and how suitable you are for the role you’re applying for.