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Pearly
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I've got an interview tomorrow with this company. They want me to be able to audio type except I don't have any idea what the hell audio typing is. I can touch type fairly fast so do I need special training to audio type? I really want this job but I think I'm gonna make a fool of myself in the interview
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audio typing could be:

speaking and having the computer type it (voice dictation)
but I think it's transcribing audio eg someone plays a tape/speaks and you have to type what you hear. Look on google but I think that's what it is. I call it transcription because it's from one format to another. Good luck.
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I was right, here's some more info off a website:

That is basically what audio typing is, although they usually use a tape player with a footswitch, used to stop and start the playback so your hands are free to type. You could practice with a normal dictaphone though, if you want to blag your way in without having done a course (I'd give it a go!). The proof is in the pudding. You might find they'll test your ability before offering you the job, so get practising!!! Good luck.
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(Original post by Pearly)
I've got an interview tomorrow with this company. They want me to be able to audio type except I don't have any idea what the hell audio typing is. I can touch type fairly fast so do I need special training to audio type? I really want this job but I think I'm gonna make a fool of myself in the interview
It means you will be expected to type at a speed of > 48wpm whilst listening to a tape. Get a tape player and practice with an audio book or something, or just listen to the news....if you are pretty good at typing you should be ok. Good luck!
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Good luck with it. It isnt too difficult to figure it out, I use one at home when im playing online games.
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This is what you do, get a mic and hide it under your shirt, run the wire down your pants and connect it to the computer... then point and shout "look over there" and while they are not looking install some voice dication software...
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Its quite a skilled profession, if a secratary from the type writer days applies for the job then you will probably have no chance as they would have formal training in this like my mum who used to be a medical secratary. You have to have a very fast typing speed as well as very high accuracy.
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(Original post by amazingtrade)
Its quite a skilled profession, if a secratary from the type writer days applies for the job then you will probably have no chance as they would have formal training in this like my mum who used to be a medical secratary. You have to have a very fast typing speed as well as very high accuracy.

Obviously if youre trained in it youre gonna be a hellova lot better than someone who uses it for a laugh. Do some more research on the net then if your still feeling unsure about it. Soz i cant help.
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Right. I audio type at 55wpm, it's NOT THAT HARD. You'll be given a machine with headphones that are worn hanging round your neck, not over your head. On the floor will be a foot pedal. The far left hand pedal of it will be to reverse the tape, the middle one will be to play it, you control the tape via this.

Provided you type quite fast and can spell and punctuate, there's no reason why you shouldn't get the job. Hopefully, they'll give you a bit of time to practise with it to get into your swing, use this time to work out how to play and stop the tape

Good luck!
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