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    I have applied for an administrative assistant job at a social care office and I have an interview which will take place in a local jobcentre plus. They have informed me that I will have to sit a grammar test before I have my actual interview. Has anyone taken this grammar test before, or can anyone shed any light as to what it's like, with regards to difficulty? They have mentioned that it should only be approximately 10 minutes long, so I can't envisage it being very difficult, but I want to prepare myself as much as possible, as I really want this job.

    Thank you in advance.
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    I would imagine it's just really basic and general to make sure that you can cope with written English. What you've written on here seems to be okay, so I wouldn't think that you had anything to worry about.
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    (Original post by Gemma :)!)
    I would imagine it's just really basic and general to make sure that you can cope with written English. What you've written on here seems to be okay, so I wouldn't think that you had anything to worry about.
    Thank you, I think it will be basic myself, just looking for a bit of reassurance in the interests of confidence is all.
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    Agree with the above - it's probably extremely basic. I mean ... it's at a Jobcentre! (Sorry but you know what I mean.) Be confident
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    (Original post by Jelkin)
    Agree with the above - it's probably extremely basic. I mean ... it's at a Jobcentre! (Sorry but you know what I mean.) Be confident
    Meaning what exactly?
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    Meaning what exactly?
    Well ... I've been to a workshop thing at the Jobcentre and they seem to aim stuff at people of, er, all intelligence levels. Your OP seems to suggest you have a pretty good grasp of writing! Then again, I've just realised I might have misinterpreted what you wrote. Why is it being held in the Jobcentre?
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    (Original post by Jelkin)
    Well ... I've been to a workshop thing at the Jobcentre and they seem to aim stuff at people of, er, all intelligence levels. Your OP seems to suggest you have a pretty good grasp of writing! Then again, I've just realised I might have misinterpreted what you wrote. Why is it being held in the Jobcentre?
    I don't know. Perhaps it is what is most convenient for the company who are conducting the interview? One would hope that you do not believe me to be of lesser intelligence merely based on the fact that I am attending a job interview that just happens to be in a Jobcentre. That would be a generalisation, and that wouldn't be very nice now would it?
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    (Original post by Prime500)
    I don't know. Perhaps it is what is most convenient for the company who are conducting the interview? One would hope that you do not believe me to be of lesser intelligence merely based on the fact that I am attending a job interview that just happens to be in a Jobcentre. That would be a generalisation, and that wouldn't be very nice now would it?
    You have completely misunderstood me! I was saying that if it's being held at the Jobcentre you might find it super easy because I do not believe you to be of lesser intelligence. But I don't think I really "get" it as I've never really heard of non-JSA stuff being held at the Jobcentre. So I don't know.

    Geez, I was trying to make you feel good and confident about it, not to make you think I'm some evil monster. Never mind.
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    (Original post by Jelkin)
    You have completely misunderstood me! I was saying that if it's being held at the Jobcentre you might find it super easy because I do not believe you to be of lesser intelligence. But I don't think I really "get" it as I've never really heard of non-JSA stuff being held at the Jobcentre. So I don't know.

    Geez, I was trying to make you feel good and confident about it, not to make you think I'm some evil monster. Never mind.
    You're not an evil monster. I've never been on Jobseeker's and I've never claimed any sort of benefits in my life, ever. But that doesn't mean those who have are any less intelligent than me, so I'm not sure that getting the job will be as straightforward as you say. Thank you for your replies.
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    (Original post by Prime500)
    You're not an evil monster. I've never been on Jobseeker's and I've never claimed any sort of benefits in my life, ever. But that doesn't mean those who have are any less intelligent than me, so I'm not sure that getting the job will be as straightforward as you say. Thank you for your replies.
    To be honest, it really irks me that I posted to try and make you feel better about this test you have - because the first poster didn't seem to be enough for you - and you make out like I'm a complete *****. As a matter of fact, I am on JSA myself and have been for a while because it's a tough jobs market out there. I'm hardly trying to suggest that everyone on JSA is stupid. But there are a fair few people on it who aren't academically very bright (unsurprisingly), so events at the Jobcentre - like the Back to Work session I attended that I've mentioned - tend to be aimed at being accessible to those people. Which is why I thought the grammar test would probably have quite a low standard.
 
 
 
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