What does my report look like?

A sample Careermaps report can be viewed here.

How can I obtain the best results?

For best results, Careermaps recommend the assessments are completed in a test-like environment. Any possible distractions should be turned off, for example mobile phones, TV, music. Concentration is needed throughout the assessments, so if you are completing it at home or work, ensure other people are aware they should not disturb you until you are finished.


Can I complete practice assessments?

Careermaps has a practice booklet on their website. Candidates can look through the relevant assessments on the practice booklet to familiarise themselves with the type of questions they will be asked on the day of testing. During the actual test, candidates will also be given practice questions before each assessment to ensure they understand the questions before beginning the timed assessment.

Can I cheat the assessments?

No. The Careermaps Cognitive Assessments have been developed by item generation theory which indicates new questions can appear for every test. There are no right or wrong answers in personality questionnaires. Careermaps Personality questionnaire has inbuilt warning mechanisms to determine results which may have been distorted or faked.


Reasonable Adjustments

If you require any particular adjustments because of a disability, please contact your Careermaps representative to discuss any concerns you may have. Please note that it is essential that special arrangements concerning any matter are made in advance as retrospective arrangements cannot be made after the test has been completed. You will be asked to provide supporting documentation later in the selection process.

I am having problems logging in

Please note that all usernames and passwords are case-sensitive. If you are continuing to have problems logging in please contact your Careermaps representative directly to confirm your log in details.


Do I need an internet connection?

The system is designed to generate all assessment questions at the beginning of each assessment. If your internet connection drops you can continue with the assessment provided the connection is restored before the end of the assessment. If the connection is not restored, a candidate can log back into the system at a time when there is an active connection and will have an opportunity to begin the assessments from the last fully completed assessment.

What if the internet connection drops?

The system is designed to generate all assessment questions at the beginning of each assessment. If your internet connection drops you can continue with the assessment provided the connection is restored before the end of the assessment. If the connection is not restored, a candidate can log back into the system at a time when there is an active connection and will have an opportunity to begin the assessments from the last fully completed assessment.


Can I stop during the process?

For optimum performance it is advised that all assessments should be completed in one session. This should be carried out under test conditions; a quiet environment with no interruptions. However, if a situation arises where the assessments cannot be fully completed by a candidate, they can log back into the system at another time and continue from the last fully completed assessment.

Technical Requirements

To complete the assessments, candidates require a computer which has an internet connection and a modern web browser installed (Internet Explorer 8 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari or equivalent browsers).


Helpline / Contact Details

If you have any questions or queries about the assessments please contact the Helpdesk at info@mindmill.co.uk at any time or contact the Careermaps team on +44 (0)845 0755 844 between the hours of 9am and 5pm.

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Do you have a disability?

Careermaps have provisions in place for those applicants who have a disability, including vision impairments, hearing difficulties and various levels of dyslexia. These provisions are in line with the Best Practice Guidance from the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Disabilities can affect individuals in different ways; there is no ‘one size fits all solution’, therefore Careermaps will consider each situation as it arises. Careermaps can provide additional time allowance to candidates during the assessment process if required.

Please contact the Careermaps team if you are a person with a disability…

Become a Careermaps counselor

Would you like to become accredited in giving feedback to students and career seekers?

If you would like to become a certified Careermaps counsellor, please either call the Careermaps team on +44 (0)845 0755 844 or email us on info@mindmill.co.uk