Spatial reasoning is a branch of problem-solving ability that is often assessed through pre-employment tests. It is one of the most basic reasoning abilities and is highly correlated to general intelligence, or cognitive aptitude. Employers are often interested in evaluating cognitive aptitude in their job applicants since it’s one of the best ways to predict long-term job performance. However, it may not seem immediately obvious how spatial reasoning is relevant to a lot of jobs. Let’s start by looking at what spatial reasoning actually is.