Crispety-Sometimes a career aptitude test narrows down one’s career options. I know that outplacement firms often offer these types of tests in order to help find newly laid off workers jobs in other companies.
These types of test help to shed light on potential opportunities that the job applicant may not have considered.
For example, a very extroverted front desk receptionist that lost her job might look into an entry level position in sales. An employment aptitude test would probably suggest sales positions or jobs in a service oriented industry for this type of person.
Sometimes if a job is technical enough an employer might require a numerical aptitude test, a mechanical aptitude test, or an analytical aptitude test to ensure that the job applicant has the necessary skills that they claim they have.
This is particularly true if the job requires significant hands on experience. Managerial jobs usually don’t require a job aptitude test because management jobs are the same regardless of industries.