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s per a Gulf News report dated 13th April 2015, if given another chance, U.A.E. university students would not study the same subject again, a study by a UAEbased HR consultancy, the Talent Enterprise, has found. The study, which was dedicated to the evaluation of human capital, found that almost half of all students would not go back to study the same courses. It also found that two-thirds of graduates end up on career paths that are unrelated to what they studied at university. This trend is symptomatic of a rift between individual choice and predominant choice. Quite often students end up following a career path that their parents chose for them, 26
or followed the trending path chosen by their peers, only to find out later that it is not what they wanted. Others find themselves unable to locate their talents and gauge their strengths to zone in on the right career path. Still others are simply unaware of what opportunities are available to appeal to their specific skill set. In such a situation, psychometric tests can be life changing tools that help direct an individual. The â€œself discoveryâ€? psychometric tool is used to determine the ideal career for the student. Most psychometric tests consist of a questionnaire and are implemented using an assessment based on measuring 20 behavioural factors including mindset, fortitude, vitality and accountability.
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