Are typing test really necessary?
Question: I have recently completed my contract with the U.S. Army and have a pretty good resume. I have experience and school to back it up. I have never really taken a typing class so I do horrible on typing test. So when applying for jobs that require typing skills I get overlooked because of this. With word and auto correct are typing test really necessary?
Best Answers: Are typing test really necessary?
I am a secretary and all jobs that I have applied for you have to do typing tests. The thing about spell check on words is that sometimes you can type the wrong word, for example you could mean to type "from" and your fingers type "form" - this is not a spelling mistake so word would not pick it up as one, as it is spelled correctly. Typing tests generally are to find if you can type correctly, including grammar, punctuation and spelling. Also to check your typing speed in words per minute. Most places have a minimum requirement, normally something like 55 words per minute. I can do 65 wpm so put this on my CV, though when applying for a new job, like I've said I always have to take a typing test. In my job, I mainly use Microsoft word, which will correct it, (bearing in mind what I've said above about using the right spelling of the wrong word) but I also have to do a lot of data entry and this does not have spell check. You are expected to check it before saving it.
I think that's great that at your age you are even interested in taking on such an ordeal. Hang in there and remember, it has much to do with memory and just know that there are many youth here who simply "touch type." I probably can still type about 60 words per minute, while I did learn about 45 years ago on a manual typewriter, it never gets any easier. Simply learn to stretch those fingers into position, sit very straight and learn to memorize those postions....and just keep practicing.....Most of us who do the correcive typing, still mess up a time or two, but we normally recognize when we're messing up even before we do it and we're not looking at the keys.... I'm 57 by the way ! In God Cajunboy
Yes, they are, because they allow a manager to rank candidates on their skill level, which is very important. If you're not confident about your typing, you can easily fix that. Go find a copy of "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing". It sells for between $8 and $20 at most office supply stores. It is fun to use (More like a game than a class), and in just a few weeks, you will be amazed at how your skills develop, without you really being aware of how much you have learned. When I started using the program, I scored 32 wpm on the pre-test. I spent 20 minutes a week for two weeks with the Mavis Beacon program, then took the same test again. 82 wpm, without error.
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Yes, because a lot of time you are given a very short time frame to complete a letter, a report, an evaluation, or some other piece of info. If you cannot type to speed at the required standard you are not going to meet the requirements of the job. It is a small thing I think you should go and take a typing class, you will be successful and it is something you will use the rest of your life.
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