Would you study 160 pages for an exam you may not pass and don't get paid to rea

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  1. Efficient Admin profile image92
    Efficient Adminposted 4 years ago

    Would you study 160 pages for an exam you may not pass and don't get paid to read?

    Let's say you were offered a chance to be a 1099 contractor for a part-time work-at-home job. To qualify for the position, you must pass 3 exams, and you must study the exam materials first which amounts to 160 pages of reading material. The exams have a high fail rate. You do not get paid to study the material.  Would you go through with it for $13.50 an hour just in case you do pass the exams and got the job?

  2. drpennypincher profile image91
    drpennypincherposted 4 years ago

    Efficient Admin, I would probably spend a bit of time researching the opportunity to make sure it is legitimate.  For example, you shouldn't have to pay any fees or buy anything before you can earn $13.50/hr.  If it is legit, I wouldn't worry about studying and taking the exam.  It won't cost anything and you might end up being able to make pretty good money working from home.  Good luck!

    1. Efficient Admin profile image92
      Efficient Adminposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks drpennypincher. The study material and exams are free. You just have to pass the 3 tests as a web search evaluator and the study material is 160 pages of reading.  You only get 1 week to prepare for the exams.

  3. junkseller profile image84
    junksellerposted 4 years ago

    I think the failure rate is so high in part because lots of people don't spend much time reviewing the material. If you spend an hour to skim it, that probably isn't enough.

    I know it can be hard to spend a day on something knowing that there is a decent chance it won't pan out, but that is kind of the nature of job hunting as it is. I think you have to look at it the same way. For a job you aren't really hoping for, you might send out a generic resume and not do much preparation. For a job you really want, you might spend hours polishing a custom resume/cover letter and several more hours researching and preparing.

    That time isn't ill-spent. Generally it is always going to have a direct correlation to your chances of success.

    If this isn't a big deal to you then spend an hour and maybe you'll get lucky, but if it seems like a perfect opportunity, then put in a solid day of study. Your odds will go up dramatically.

    1. Efficient Admin profile image92
      Efficient Adminposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks junkseller, that is great advice.

 
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