Your First Step to a Career You Love
Welcome to Bryq!
If you are here, you have probably been invited to take the Bryq assessment. This means that your prospective employer has put an equitable process in place, where objective data is used to evaluate applications on job-related merit. By participating in this inclusive process, you are helping create a diverse work environment while ensuring that you have a better career outlook from the get-go.
Here are a few things that you should know about the assessment and how to take it:
How do we screen and interview candidates without applying our own conscious or unconscious bias?
The answer is by using a process that uses objective data to enable screening, interviewing and hiring decisions.
Note that using objective data does not mean that decisions are made by a computer; it means that objective data are used to methodically support candidate evaluation by recruiters and hiring managers.
What makes you a good software developer, a good tester or a good accountant? We know that people are more than just the sum of their past experiences. Organization psychology is providing us with a set of proven frameworks that can support our decision making. It gives us tools to measure personality traits (such as the 16 Personality Factor models) and how these traits match specific job profiles (Holland codes and the Five Factor model).
Bryq’s assessment is a scientifically calibrated measurement of your basic cognitive skills (numerical, verbal, logical and attention to detail) and your personality traits. A matching score is provided based on the requirements of the specific role and the company.
This is not a hard skills assessment, so you will not find questions that are directly related to your role / area of expertise. This is a general assessment that helps identify people who will perform great in a role, and is usually followed by other hard-skill assessments (such as programming, design, accounting, etc.) for the candidates that are the most promising matches.
Bryq does not provide hire/no-hire decisions, nor does it replace the human part of the process.
There is a lot of context switching between cognitive areas and psychometric questions, much like in everyday life.
Cognitive questions are fairly simple (secondary education level), but there is a time limit. If you do not answer within the time allotted, you simply advance to the next question. Don’t worry if you miss a few questions – most people will get about 50% of the questions right.
Personality questions, do not have a time limit. Remember there are no right or wrong answers to personality questions. What is the right choice between “cooperative” or “assertive”? Depending on the company and the role, the answer will vary. It is important that you showcase your unique personality – a good match will mean a great career.
The Candidate Journey
There is no Pass/Fail
Unlike other assessments, there is no pass/fail for Bryq. The test results are presented to your potential employers, as well as how well you match the specific job description.
When asked to interview with a potential employer, you should keep in mind that your interviewers will have access to your profile and will ask more specific questions, based on your results. This will be helpful for both you and the interviewer to have a more productive discussion so that you can both decide if this job is really a good fit for you.
About the Assessment
There are two versions of the assessment. The standard requires about 25 minutes to complete and the extended about 45 minutes.
Phones will work, but we advise that you use a device (laptop, desktop, tablet) with a screen greater than 9 inches in order to be able to read the questions comfortably.
Pen, paper and a calculator as some of the numerical questions require calculations.
We want to make sure it is really you in front of the computer, so please accept the request you will be sent to enable your webcam. Your microphone will also be activated by us at random times throughout the process.
If you do not enable your webcam, you will still be able to complete the assessment, but you may be requested to take additional assessments in person.
No. Once you begin, you will not have the option to pause, therefore, make sure your time will be uninterrupted, i.e. put your cell on airplane mode.
If your test is interrupted for any reason (i.e. your computer crashes), you can pick up where you left off by clicking on the “GET STARTED” button in the invitation email you received.
Restart your browser and try again (by clicking the “GET STARTED” link in the invitation email). You should be able to resume from where you left your assessment. Do note that older browsers (like Internet Explorer) have trouble with modern applications like Bryq. Please use a modern browser (like Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari).
Bryq has been designed to be as inclusive as possible. However, there are people affected by disabilities that we cannot support. According to the ADA guidelines, if you identify as a person, please contact your recruiter and ask for reasonable alternative accommodation.
If you have received the assessment invite for another role, please reach out to prospective employer.
The assessment is a combination of cognitive and personality questions.
All the questions are in multiple-choice format.
The cognitive questions are timed and time limits differ by cognitive area tested. The personality questions are not timed.
All questions are simple (secondary education level) but we provide limited time to answer. Don’t expect to be able to answer all of them on time – most people will get about half the questions right and less than 2% of the people will get over 90% right.
There are multiple variants for each question in the assessment. While the number of questions remains the same, the specific questions served will vary each time.
Incorrect or missed answers do not incur a penalty.
We suggest that you fully use the time allotted to answer each question. If you cannot find the right answer within the time limit, you will automatically advance to the next question. You can’t explicitly skip a question, you will have to wait for the timer to expire.
No, once you provide an answer you advance to the next question and there is no way to go back and change your choice.
No, once you have taken the test once any subsequent request within the next 6 months will use the same test results. If another employer requests you to take an assessment, you will receive an email asking for your permission to share your previous results.
All the underlying assessments used in Bryq exhibit good long-term stability. We consider assessment results valid for 6 months after each assessment. If another employer requests you to take an assessment, you will receive an email asking for your permission to share your previous results.
All test results are kept in our database for 24 months.