Surveyor Test

Picked's surveyor test can be used during the recruitment process to help hiring teams identify the candidates who have the skills and expertise required to perform well in a surveyor role.

  • What is a surveyor test?

    A surveyor test is a comprehensive assessment that is used to identify candidates who have the potential to succeed as surveyors. Candidates are presented with a series of multiple-choice questions specifically designed to assess them on key areas, including technical knowledge of building and construction, attention to detail, and analytical thinking skills.

    A candidate's results can be used to predict how they are likely to perform in the future, with the highest-performing candidates progressing to the next round of the recruitment process, while those who underperformed are excluded.

About the Surveyor Test

A surveyor carries out inspections on buildings to ensure they meet regulations and specifications, and checks for structural damage. Surveyors must have the necessary technical knowledge, as well as soft skills such as attention to detail and communication skills.

Picked's surveyor test assesses candidates on these skills, to help you make the right hiring decision.

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  • Why should you use a surveyor test for recruiting?

    Finding the right candidate for your surveyor position can be a lengthy and complex process, especially if you have many candidates in your talent pool. Distinguishing between applicants can be challenging, as candidates often have a similar level of experience and qualifications on paper.

    Picked's surveyor test helps solve this problem. The test is easily distributed to as many candidates as you require, providing you with comparable data on each candidate, so you can quickly narrow down your talent pool to those with the greatest potential.

    This brings more efficiency to high-volume recruitment, by reducing the administrative burden on your hiring team, whilst ensuring you make more informed data-driven decisions.

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Results for the Surveyor Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses surveyor skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific technical skills where applicable, soft skills (e.g. teamwork), aptitude (e.g. numerical reasoning) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. detail orientation). The results present a holistic view of how well suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be a surveyor were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our surveyor test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.


Predictor of job success

Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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    Fully accredited

    All our Surveyor tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

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    For all levels

    We offer Surveyor tests for all levels so you can assess all roles within your organisation.


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    Our full array of candidate performance metrics will provide actionable data on each of your candidates.

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    Candidate comparison

    Simple, easy-to-use candidate comparison reports mean you don’t need to be a psychologist to interpret them.

“We used Picked as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how they all compared. And great value for money!”
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Surveyor Test expert

Written by a Surveyor Test expert

Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists and psychometricians who are dedicated to making all of our tests as reliable, valid and fair as possible. They strictly adhere to best practices in the industry and stay on top of the latest innovations to ensure job candidates’ unique profiles of characteristics, abilities and knowledge are being measured accurately while minimising bias. They leverage decades of research and advanced predictive analytics to build assessments that link to outcomes that matter, such as job performance, turnover, engagement, culture fit and more.

“Personality profiling allowed us to perform lookalike modelling of our most successful employees and use this as a blueprint for new hires.”
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain


What skills do you need to be a surveyor?

Key skills for a surveyor include: technical expertise; excellent communication skills; being able to present findings clearly; teamwork; analytical and critical thinking; problem solving; interpersonal skills.

When in the recruitment process is it best to use a surveyor test?

The surveyor test is best suited to the early stages of recruitment, between application and a formal interview. This allows you to filter suitable candidates and create a shortlist of those with the strongest skill set.

What is the cost for Picked's surveyor test?

Picked operates on a monthly or annual subscription basis. We have several plans to suit your hiring needs, which you can check out here. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to discuss a custom plan.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we'll give you unlimited access for 7 seven days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won't be charged a penny.

“Focusing on data reduced the subjective decision making from our hiring process and allowed us to reduce bias and make better hiring decisions.”
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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