Tuesday, January 06, 2009

A bit of bragging

Yet another action-filled day, as most days have been. Two hours in the morning of Tori Tori Tori, the Workers Comp job finding person. She was rather pleased with me, for once, because of all the pending interviews.

Then on to the City County Complex for the three-part test for Economic Specialist. As already mentioned, I had previously passed the first test, mostly math--calculating housing and food stamp allowances--given early one Saturday morning. The second batch of tests started off with a data entry test. It was a timed test and yet accuracy was also of utmost importance. It was awkward, as some of the fields needed a tab between and others did not. One could not go back to a field once you tabbed. So there were issues and I was just starting to get the hang of it when the timer sounded to end the test. I did pass the test, although I'm sure it wasn't an outstanding score.

Then a typing test, "keyboarding" was next. The passing score for this test had to be a typing speed above 55 WPM, which is quite fast. There was a two-minute warm-up and then the three-minute test. I could whip along pretty quickly once warmed up, although at one point I lost my place in reading the copy during the test and nearly panicked. But the result was gratifying, 72 WPM and a passing score!

The last of the tests I took this afternoon was the math test. It, too was timed, no calculator allowed, just a piece of scratch paper. I was surprised to complete both sides of the test and was re-checking my work (and good thing I did, as I had accidentally skipped one) when the timer went off. The test-giver disappeared with the test for a brief time and then returned with a "Congratulations!" and that they would be calling me for an interview. I had scored 100% correct in the math test! If you know me at all, you will know that math is certainly not a friend of mine. In fact I received a "D" in high school math during one semester. So a bit of bragging is in order: that score today was a total miracle!

After that morning and afternoon, it was time for a counseling appointment. And after it was done then out with my best friend SLA. So it was a good, productive, but very long day. Maybe something job-wise will come out of it--or not.

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Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Way to go! Sounds like your skills are good.

7:14 AM  
Blogger BikerCandy said...

Wow! Good job on the tests! 72wpm...man that is fast. I used to type 85 but I doubt I could do that anymore.

8:18 AM  
Blogger deni said...

Congrats! That is awesome!

Math and me don't get along at ALL so I am impressed.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Sounds very promising, crossing fingers eyes and toes for you!

OMG! my word verification is
"emailing" LOL too funny!

7:56 PM  
Blogger Violet said...

Hey thats a great result. Maybe you do better at maths when it's applied.

1:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You deserve at least a CEO's position with those kind of scores. Congratulations PBS, I'm very proud of you. Can you feel me patting you on the back?

I remember the days when I could type 75wpm with 99.5% accuracy and it was less than a year ago. Now I can only type with 2 fingers and my accuracy would probably be in the negative judging by how many times I hit the wrong keys. Sigh.....

9:09 PM  
Blogger Tammi said...

Whoa! 72WPM? That keyboard was smokin' I bet!
I'm headed to Texas Workforce Commission today,and I'm nervous that they may make me do some of that type of stuff.Eeek! Can you sit close by me in case I get in a bind?lol
Here's to passing the tests!(cheers)

8:53 AM  
Blogger Lorna said...

72 wpm and 100% on math! That deserves a special reward! Got one in mind?

10:59 AM  
Blogger Ordinary Girl said...


1:14 PM  
Blogger Rebecca Hickman said...

I love to type. Good luck!

10:22 AM  
Blogger Walker said...

Congratulations is the word.
You musyt have been flying with confidense.
BTW I can do 72 LPH

I hope all this good news transpires for you to get that job.

1:03 PM  

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