Does anyone have any suggestions on passing the civil service exam?
I want to know what the test was like, what to study, things like that. Thanks for your help.
A comprehensive civil service exam, a government employee to those who, once in government used to refer to a professional work I want to be given is the test period. Passing the exam many local, state and federal level is a condition for government jobs. The civil service work in various civil service examination is required for each, based on circumstances can. Questions on general knowledge and education generally with specific knowledge of the work based on requirements are divided between those.
Go to Amazon.com and get a study guide...they have one for every type of exam....depending on which job you are testing for. There are different exams for different gov jobs. Also, some gov websites have practice exams if you just google it.
I've worked in civil service for around 14 years. What particular exam or position are you interested in taking/ applying? Have you applied and are already scheduled to take the exam?
Just as ni8killer says, there are vairious types of civil service examinations. One exam does not fit all. There are competitive exams. Competitive means open to the general public as well as a current civil service employee as long as qualifications are met.
There are promotional exams geared for employees going after a promotion within a civil service company. Promotional exams are generally allowed only to current employees with a few exceptions.
And just as what_say_you says, there are study guides you can get your hands on depending on what exam you will take, and a good place to start is where you apply for the exam itself.
In general you should not have to pay for a study guide. I spent over 10 years helping people get employment in a civil service system. It is not as hard to gain employment as some make it sound.
Civil service exams are constantly changing, and so do the study guides. Get the study guide from the place you apply for the position or exam. If there is no study guide, they can lead you to where you should look. Exams are specific and have specific study material. Books can be used for study material of certain exams. If so, there should be a list of study references for you to follow.
Read a variety of things. Exams like this requires that you'd be a wide reader..
Thanks for all your input. You guys have been very helpful.
I'm about to start classes towards my Security Management degree. I'm minoring in Intelligence studies and intend to follow up with a masters in Intel. Or I may just get bachelors degrees in both (8 semesters as my credits stand now.) and pursue a Masters in Homeland Security. I live pretty close to Stennis Space Center, a world trade center, a major port, a few other things. I know I could find work in the civilian sector, but I want a government job, ideally with Homeland Security or a state agency. Something with a law enforcement emphasis.
That's the plan, anyway.
CapnCrunch, any specific info on prepping for a job in these fields? I can tell you I do not want to work for FEMA or the TSA, and I'm not eligible for military service (unfortunately.).
A associate of mine suggested I keep my eyes open for employment in the Civil Service field and said that if I see an opening I am interested, I can go down to the Library and get a copy of the exam that is given for that particular position. Evidently, the questions are the same as those given on the regular test.
Often times, there are classes you can take that will assist you in taking a test. For example, for the Postal Service, i took a weekend class that taught me certain techniques to aid me in the speed at which I can answer questions and thus allow me to complete the test with plenty of time. An example of this is learning to hold the pencil so I fill in the circles on the answer sheet using the side of the led vs. the point of the pencil. With the side of the led you end up with an elongated flat spot that covers more of the circle allowing you to fill in the circle with just a couple swipes of the pencil. Using the tip takes quite a bit longer and wastes time.
I hope these suggestions have helped you. The best technique to use in any test is to study, practice going over the questions, don't rush, and relax! Getting stressed during an exam is like slamming the door on your brain. You don't want to set yourself up for a fall. Rather go into the test telling yourself over and over again, "I'm going to do Great! I know this material!" Be positive minded and trust yourself to do well.
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