What are Psychometric Tests?

Wikipedia states that…
is the field of study concerned with the theory and technique of educational and psychological measurement, which includes the measurement of knowledge, abilities, attitudes, and personality traits. The field is primarily concerned with the study of measurement instruments such as questionnaires and tests.

Basically this means that the client fills in a variety of questionnaires or undergoes timed tests that measure strengths of aptitude in a selection of fields in order to obtain more objective information as part of the whole career counselling process.

Psychometric tests should never be used in isolation but should be both administered and interpreted by a trained professional as part of a holistic career counselling experience.