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Old 02-04-2016, 05:21 PM
 
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I have an interview coming up that supposedly involves a 30-minute test on "Clerical skills." What exactly are those? Typing speed? Something else?
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:38 AM
 
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It could be any number of things based on the company that is administering them and what types of clerical skills they are looking for or need. It could include various types of skills like; typing, filing alpha/numeric, grammar, math, spelling, etc.


A google search produced these results. Just go through as many of these as possible to get a general idea.
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...l+skills+tests
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:12 AM
 
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You know, that's interesting. Back on the 90s, when I took the battery of clerical tests at temp agencies, I was usually there for three hours. MS Office software, math, spelling, filing, keyboarding, the works.

Recently, the skills test I took was a data entry form that took under 15 minutes to complete.

I thought these employers were being picky over skills??
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:56 PM
 
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I had an interview this morning with a clerical skills test as part of it. The entire thing was grammar-related. 30 multiple choice questions about using the right word in a sentence. It was really easy. I expected a data entry portion but there was none.
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Old 02-05-2016, 05:16 PM
 
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Online clerical skills tests are often, though not always, about:

-Spelling, grammar and punctuation.
-Comparing lists of items for accuracy (especially lists of numbers).
-Basic business math (especially percentages; you will be allowed to use a calculator)
-Occasionally, reading comprehension.
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