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  • Preparing for the Personality Assessment

    Personality Assessment Preparation

    The questions are designed to give the Civil Service employer a picture of the type of person you are. It is very useful in telling them about your personality, your behavioral tendencies, your learning style, your values, ethics, and your moral standards.

    A job as an Civil Service employee is a position of trust.

    Although you can’t technically study for a personality test, you can pass by preparing yourself a little beforehand and giving true answers. You should take practice tests well in advance in order to understand the types of questions you might be asked and the types of answers that are suggested.


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    TAKE PRACTICE ASSESSMENT

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    • Clerical Abilities Sample Questions

      The Clerical Abilities Sample Questions

      Name & Number Checking, Alphabetizing, Math, Name & Number Comparison, Number Sequencing , Chart Reading, Using a Directory, Filing, Customer Service 

      The Clerical Abilities sample questions will familiarize you with the Clerical Abilities part of the Civil Service Exam.  It will introduce you to the types of questions you will need to understand in order to succeed.  After understanding your strengths and weaknesses, you should move on the Civil Service Exam Simulator in the next section.

      CLICK BUTTONS BELOW TO VIEW SAMPLE QUESTIONS 

      NAME & NUMBER CHECKING
      ALPHABETIZING
      MATH
      NAME & NUMBER COMPARISON
      NUMBER SEQUENCING
      CHART READING
      USING A DIRECTORY
      FILING
      CUSTOMER SERVICE

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      • Clerical Abilities Practice Exams

        The Clerical Abilities Practice Exams

        The Clerical Abilities Section will measure speed & accuracy on typical clerical tasks.  Questions are randomly selected throughout the exam.  The primary part of the timed exams are speed & accuracy in completing simple clerical tasks.

        (Don't forget to bring a pencil and paper for the Math portion of the exam)


        CLICK BUTTONS BELOW TO PRACTICE EXAMS

        TAKE NAME & NUMBER CHECKING EXAM
        TAKE ALPHABETIZING EXAM
        TAKE MATH EXAM
        TAKE NAME & NUMBER COMPARISON EXAM
        TAKE NUMBER SEQUENCING EXAM
        TAKE CHART READING EXAM
        TAKE USING A DIRECTORY EXAM
        TAKE FILING EXAM
        TAKE CUSTOMER SERVICE EXAM

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        • Civil Service Typing Test

          Civil Service Typing Test

          The Civil Service Typing Test measures an individual's typing speed and accuracy. You will be presented with a passage and given one minute to type as much of the passage as possible. There are (6) six total passages that will be tested one after the other. The test generates three scores: Words per Minute (WPM), Number of Errors, and Adjusted Words per Minute (WPM - Errors). Good Luck and Practice, Practice, Practice!
          • Where Can I Apply?

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            WHERE CAN I APPLY?

            Jobs can be announced together by the respective government agency which posted the clerical positions. Some positions can be announced together. You can view the resources below to learn more about specific job positions and get more information about each job position available. 

            Step 1: Obtain an official announcement and application form from the federal government.  

            Step: 2: Complete the form as instructed in the announcement and send it back to the address printed on the application or announcement.

            Step 3: Take the exam.  Many employers send instructions by mail or email on where to you will be taking the civil service exam. The instructions will list the time, materials needed, and location of the exam.


            THE INTERVIEW PROCESS

            The purpose to the Civil Services Interview is to see if you are a good fit for the employer.  Two main elements will be assessed: your Skills/Experience and your Persona.  Most questions will address your skills and experience and how they relate to the position you applied for.  The Persona questions will judge how you interact with the interviewer.  Remember, all though you might be nervous, be confident and answer all questions thoroughly. Good Luck!

            Job Search Resources:

            USAJOBS.GOV
            UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
            GOVERNMENTJOBS.COM