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Job Interviews – How to prepare for Typing Tests

Updated on January 4, 2017

These days, when businesses recruit for new vacancies, particularly to work in an office - some Employers use the information given on the Applicants CV or Application form. However, some actually want to test the Applicant on site and if they pass, they will call them back for an Interview.


ツ★ The tests are usually for:

1) Data Entry – to ensure applicants are good with accuracy.

2) Typing letters – to ensure applicants have a good level of English.

3) Typing Speed – to ensure when they recruit, applicants do not spend 30 minutes typing out one letter, with one finger!

If you are presently searching for a job, then I encourage you to visit the websites below to either practice your typing, or check your speed.

Ps. On a personal note, the best way to learn how to type is using the correct fingers for the Qwerty keyboard as shown in the diagram below. (Touch typing). I learnt this in the 90s and hardly look at the keyboard now, when I type. Typing Tutor is an excellent resource or visit:

** If your job will not include a lot of typing – there is no need to learn it.

To Practice Typing:

To Test your Typing Speed (Wpm – Words per Minute):

You can search for more online.

Good Luck.


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      antigravity 2 years ago

      Thanks Elena to convey the info about testing job profile & scope. It is a great field for growth in Career.

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      Elena 3 years ago from London, UK

      @Ruby That's good to know. Very useful isn't it?

      @iguidenetwork Perfect timing for you to learn. I'm glad it's enhanced your typing skills.

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      iguidenetwork 3 years ago from Austin, TX

      During college I had two short typing subjects, and they were done on the old typewriter first, and then to computer keyboard typing. I'm glad I had those subjects in my course. Most of my past working experience was data encoding, and these greatly enhanced my typing skills.

      Online/offline typing practice tools are also a great help, when you've got nothing to do in the meantime it's worth doing it.

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      Maree Michael Martin 3 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Great read. I am so glad I learned typing in high school. It has been a helpful tool for me online in many places.

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Adam.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for stopping Stars439.

      Best Wishes.

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Lady E : Very helpful hub. This is definitely a skill that writers should have too. God Bless You Precious heart.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK


      Thanks so much. Good to see you. xx

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      How informational Lady_E! Voted-UP! Love you!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK


      Thanks for sharing your experience. I have a feeling in those days, just like me - you probably used an electric typewriter. It's such a handy skill.

      Best Wishes.

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I loved my typing class in school. I helped me land a great job as a security secretary with the 3M Company in my early 20's. Your hub brought back so many memories. Thank you!


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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @Nancy's Niche

      Happy New Year...

      Good to see you. I'm glad you found it useful.

      Best Wishes xx

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @TechTrendy - You are so right, it's never too early or too late to learn it. I bet you type very fast now.

      Thanks for stopping.

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      Nancy's Niche 5 years ago

      Excellent article as always and thanks for sharing the typing test links. They will help me up to stay proficient in this area. Blessings & Cheers xx

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      TechTrendy 5 years ago

      I am so grateful I took typing classes in the 9th grade as they have benefited through schooling and work. It is never to early to start learning and never to late to learn how.