Discussion in 'Interview Experiences' started by Vapor Lock, Dec 13, 2011.
Anyone have any info on delta's congnitive test that is being given at a number of airlines?
I heard from a reliable source that if you practice this game you will do very well on it.
Doug is still working on the search indexes so once that done you should be able to find a bunch of posts about it. I know it's been discussed. I *think* it's something like this: http://www.cogres.com/psychometric-technologies/cogscreen/
I did the Delta interview thing almost four years back and I do have some gouge. . . .if you can call it that. It is more of a description of some of the tests inside the cog screen. Acurate at least as of the time I interviewed. I doubt it has changed much. PM me if you are interested.
There were some companies that offered a similar practice test for applicants at a cost of several hundred dollars. Personal opinion here, you can read about the tests, but I found there really is no good way to study for the cog, so the practice tests are probably unnecessary. Save your money and time and use the link below or find software for this kind of thing. Nintendo DS has a “game” used to sharpen your mind, I don’t remember the name I bought a $15 dollar game unit at Target called “Brain Games,” that let you work on various aspects of cognitive development and essentially was designed to speed up your mind. (I found it in the toy section.) I had no problem with the cog screen, and even found it to be kind of fun; though some will disagree with me.
Some people have used this website for games that might sharpen your cognitive abilities.
I've considered developing a mobile application that closely resembles the cogscreen AE, but wasn't sure if there would be any interest in something like that. Thoughts?
A cog test is split into a few sections including dividing attention, visual/spacial, and memory. There is to be a ton of memorization stuff.
For example, in dividing attention you would have to use the arrow keys on the keyboard to keep a spot on a certain point on the screen. While doing that you would be using a pointer to select numbers in a certain order.
In Visual/Spatial, you would be shown a person standing and you had select their right or left hand. (The person standing like a stick figure would be turned upside down, mirrored, flipped over etc.)
And as for Memory "games" you would go through a bunch of symbols and numbers and try to remember as many of them as you could. They would be asked after the sections that you memorized them in, as well as later in the cog test, after other random sections. I think it is to test long..er term memory and short term memory.
Those are really just examples. I'm sure they have many "games" but I think it's possible you would do better if you practiced mind games. That musical/light Simon Says game would be an excellent way to practice. In fact, there's probably a section in the test that is pretty much Simon Says on a computer.
I'm talking about this thing...
Overall it shouldn't be too difficult.
As Lee said, try http://www.happy-neuron.com/ Those are pretty close to what you'll find on the cog test, just a little more fancy.
That all sounds pretty familiar.
If they're really using that old system, the most important part of the series is the MMPI.
The cognitive testing, either you've got it or you don't. I didn't really study a lick for that and DO NOT try to mind-hump the MMPI, just answer the questions honestly and don't worry about what they're looking for.
"Mind-hump?" That is funny stuff. . . .or maybe I'm just feeling a bit juvenille today. Totally agree though on the MMPI. Don't try to overthink your answers.
On the "mind hump" angle, if I used the pejorative, I would be slapped with an infraction!
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