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Finally got an interview for data entry clerk. watch

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    She says i have to take a small test before the interview..

    Anyway

    Any tips on what I should expect? How to prepare?

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    (Original post by da_comeback)
    She says i have to take a small test before the interview..

    Anyway

    Any tips on what I should expect? How to prepare?

    Thanks
    what company is it and as for your test I done the role, all you do is a simple data entry test, you are given a typical letter and the software tests how fast and accurate your typing skills are, it acts as work experiencee so even though u don't get it put down on your cv thats what i did

    but the test is very easy, just copy and type the letter as fast and as accurate as possible
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    I cant even seem to get interviews for these type of roles :l so well done..should be easy hopefully, good luck!
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    (Original post by Rouz)
    I cant even seem to get interviews for these type of roles :l so well done..should be easy hopefully, good luck!
    Very few of them going, and a lot of people applying. The OP got lucky.
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    A noble profession.
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    (Original post by fourskin)
    A noble profession.
    It's a job, not a profession. I don't know about noble but it's an honest living unlike lazy people like you who complain about everything and just want to remain unemployed.
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    (Original post by keliouster)
    It's a job, not a profession. I don't know about noble but it's an honest living unlike lazy people like you who complain about everything and just want to remain unemployed.
    I'd rather be unemployed than do a **** job. Doing something you dislike is utterly stupid.
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    (Original post by fourskin)
    I'd rather be unemployed than do a **** job. Doing something you dislike is utterly stupid.
    And doing nothing gets you no where. If you work in a terrible job at least it shows you're making an effort, and you will gain some further work experience. I'd rather do a **** job and use it to help me get into a better job. You do your... nothing, and hope that nothing looks good when you're applying for any competitive job.

    OP: How many words per minute can you type? Most data entry clerks need to type at least 40wpm with perfect or near perfect accuracy. Some secretary jobs requiring this data entry skill even ask for over 100wpm as a essential minimum.
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    (Original post by keliouster)
    And doing nothing gets you no where. If you work in a terrible job at least it shows you're making an effort, and you will gain some further work experience. I'd rather do a **** job and use it to help me get into a better job. You do your... nothing, and hope that nothing looks good when you're applying for any competitive job.

    OP: How many words per minute can you type? Most data entry clerks need to type at least 40wpm with perfect or near perfect accuracy. Some secretary jobs requiring this data entry skill even ask for over 100wpm as a essential minimum.
    I would have thought that I would have been fine tbh. I do make mistakes when typing but not in excess.
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    (Original post by keliouster)
    And doing nothing gets you no where.
    Unemployment =/= doing nothing.

    (Original post by keliouster)
    If you work in a terrible job at least it shows you're making an effort, and you will gain some further work experience.
    Most minimally paid jobs offer very little in the range of experience. Maybe the ability to be a pawn and work in another equally degrading, soul destroying job.

    (Original post by keliouster)
    I'd rather do a **** job and use it to help me get into a better job.
    Working a job does not inherently lead to a better job, that is a massive myth. Situations can change pretty rapidly, and there are definitely no guarantees of that happening.

    (Original post by keliouster)
    You do your... nothing, and hope that nothing looks good when you're applying for any competitive job.
    Unemployment =/= doing nothing. I don't plan on being an employee ever again. This doesn't mean that I won't 'work'.
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    (Original post by da_comeback)
    I would have thought that I would have been fine tbh. I do make mistakes when typing but not in excess.
    How much mistakes? Try typing stuff from a newspaper to Word, and use a stop-watch to record your time. Repeat several more times, each time using a different newspaper article. You should be able to quantify exactly how many errors you make on average, and what range you manage to type at.

    The only skill that's important to a data entry clerk is um typing. If you're vaguely answering my question you really don't know if this job is right for you.
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    (Original post by fourskin)
    Unemployment =/= doing nothing.



    Most minimally paid jobs offer very little in the range of experience. Maybe the ability to be a pawn and work in another equally degrading, soul destroying job.



    Working a job does not inherently lead to a better job, that is a massive myth. Situations can change pretty rapidly, and there are definitely no guarantees of that happening.



    Unemployment =/= doing nothing. I don't plan on being an employee ever again. This doesn't mean that I won't 'work'.
    You basically just said you'll be one of the following:
    1. 'Working' in prison for life. You won't be an employee.
    2. Self employed. Your daddy gives you money because you can't earn it yourself.
    3. Gambling. LOL! Next year you're bankrupt.
    4. Breaking in homes and stealing. You're not an employee!
    5. Break some body parts and claim disability benefits in addition to job seekers allowance. You're loaded for life!

    Whatever you do you are as you say, a pawn of another. An employee is a pawn of the employer. A self employed person is still a pawn of the customer.
 
 
 
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