How to Look Good on a Personal Profile Analysis

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How to Look Good on a Personal Profile Analysis
If your PPA makes a good impression your chances of getting hired increase. (Digital Vision./Digital Vision/Getty Images)

A Personal Profile Analysis, also known as PPA, is a test that employers use to uncover certain behavioural characteristics of a potential job candidate. This test gives hiring managers an insight into how the person will behave in the workplace. This behavioural analysis also exposes a person's strengths and other meaningful information that helps determine if you are the right person for the position available. The PPA test takes less than 10 minutes to complete and there are no right or wrong answers.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Relax and get comfortable. Keep in mind that the test takes less than 10 minutes and that there are no right or wrong answers.

  2. 2

    Read each question thoroughly. Before you answer each question think of how you behave, your self-image and be sincere with your analysis.

  3. 3

    Answer the questions with honesty and focusing on the job you are applying for. Since this test has no right or wrong answers chances are the company simply wants to learn more about your strengths, personality and how you operate under pressure. Make sure to answer each question truthfully.

    Altering your answers with untruth will ultimately make you look bad because the results of the test won't match your personality and strengths, and the hiring manager may notice this when interacting with you. Keep in mind that by answering truthfully you'll avoid wasting your time or theirs if the job is not a good fit.

Tips and warnings

  • Request a copy of your PPA results. If you don't get hired ask the test administrator for the reasons behind the decision in relation to the PPA results. This type of feedback can be helpful for future applications.

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