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Old 09-09-2016, 03:08 PM
 
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The job is a family caseworker in which i set people up with the non profit's subsidized childcare. However, people still have to pay a little bit. So I need to know the math for payments. They said it's about an hour long test but the lady said she wouldnt tell me what's on it other than some math.

What type of questions and what type of math do people think would be on this test?

My caseworker through the American Job Center told me about the job bc she knows the hr manager for the non profit. When they set up the interview they didn't even know I was from their program or heard of the program. The HR manager didn't let them know I am from the program. My caseworker said she will follow up with the hr manager after I took the test and the interview.

I feel my caseworker should let them know before hand. The program I am apart of IS PRETTY IMPORTANT. The government pays half my salary for the first 16 weeks, but the the employer has to follow some requirements in order to get that break on my salary. I am apart of this program because I am living close to poverty and don't have alot of work experience, so this program helps out people in my situation. I feel like going into the interview the interviewer panel hasn't seen my resume and will probably start writing me off.

Do you think my interviewers should know before or after the interview I am apart of this program?

Is the type of math on this test worthwhile to study? I mean in college, you usually know a little what to study for.

What type of math would they ask?
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Old 09-09-2016, 03:17 PM
 
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How hard could it be??

Basic math with some percentages probably, maybe looking stuff up in tables, following step by step directions....
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Old 09-09-2016, 05:41 PM
 
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How hard could it be??

Basic math with some percentages probably, maybe looking stuff up in tables, following step by step directions....
I don't think it's hard, but she said an hour long?
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Old 09-09-2016, 06:53 PM
 
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If you have common sense and at least some math aptitude you will be fine.
If worried, buy a tiny calculator with you.
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Old 09-11-2016, 07:05 PM
 
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People qualify for subsides based on their income. It might be word problems, or case scenario's involving deciding if someone is eligible for babysitting assistance based on their income.

I think they will give you a written scenario, then a problem involving the scenario.

No way to really study, unless you want to look up your state's guidelines for what amount of income qualifies someone for assistance.

I looked up your area. Look on this link, and see if they give income guidelines. I'd take a calculator, or use your phone calculator for any math problems.

Hope this link gives you some guidelines for the income quals...Good luck to you. Let us know how it goes!!

SLO County Social Services

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Old 09-13-2016, 01:30 PM
 
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People qualify for subsides based on their income. It might be word problems, or case scenario's involving deciding if someone is eligible for babysitting assistance based on their income.

I think they will give you a written scenario, then a problem involving the scenario.

No way to really study, unless you want to look up your state's guidelines for what amount of income qualifies someone for assistance.

I looked up your area. Look on this link, and see if they give income guidelines. I'd take a calculator, or use your phone calculator for any math problems.

Hope this link gives you some guidelines for the income quals...Good luck to you. Let us know how it goes!!

SLO County Social Services
It took me 40 mins to complete. It was 4 word problems, and two short answers. Easy. I felt I did good and should get the job.

Some were like calculating time out based on how long some one's child got childcare and practical questions like that/
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Old 09-14-2016, 03:24 PM
 
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It took me 40 mins to complete. It was 4 word problems, and two short answers. Easy. I felt I did good and should get the job.

Some were like calculating time out based on how long some one's child got childcare and practical questions like that/

Great! Good luck.
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:54 AM
 
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Great! Good luck.
Me too or bust.

I have another interview with same co., but different department next week. No test next time. I don't know what to do if THAT ONE doesn't lead to the job. I am using a government program/grant to help get job placed with my degree in this state, but it's sucking.
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:52 AM
 
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Did you not get the first job?

How did you get the second interview? Was it offered after your first interview? If so I would look at that positively, it may mean they are trying to get you hired.

If you aren't feeling unsuccessful utilize any helping counselors or job search staff in the program you're using to help you with whatever areas you feel that you need more support in.

They want you to be successful. Grant funded programs really want their participants to succeed, it means they will get more funding. So, be the squeaky wheel, ask for help, make a list...utilize all resources available. Good luck
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Old 09-16-2016, 12:59 PM
 
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Did you not get the first job?

How did you get the second interview? Was it offered after your first interview? If so I would look at that positively, it may mean they are trying to get you hired.

If you aren't feeling unsuccessful utilize any helping counselors or job search staff in the program you're using to help you with whatever areas you feel that you need more support in.

They want you to be successful. Grant funded programs really want their participants to succeed, it means they will get more funding. So, be the squeaky wheel, ask for help, make a list...utilize all resources available. Good luck
That's positive thinking about the situation. I have not heard back if I got the first job. I won't know until Thursday.

I think the non profit is interested in me because rather I am their favorite candidate or not, only paying half my wages for a financially struggling non profit is a huge benefit to them.
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