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Title:
Master the civil service exams
Author:
Turlington, Shannon R.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Lawrenceville, NJ : Peterson's, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
xiii, 416 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Includes 4 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations; expert test-taking tips and strategies to build your confidence; information on applying for federal, state, and local government jobs; information on updated pay scales, job descriptions and testing requirements.
General Note:
"ARCO"--Cover.
Language:
English
Contents:
Part I: Start with the basics. Civil service jobs -- Exam essentials. Part II: Verbal ability. English grammar and usage -- Spelling -- Synonyms -- Sentence completions -- Verbal analogies -- Effective expression -- Reading comprehension -- Judgment, communication, and memory -- Mechanical aptitude. Part III: Clerical ability. Alphabetizing and filing -- Clerical speed and accuracy -- Typing and stenography. Part IV: Arithmetic ability. Fractions and decimals -- Percents, ratio, and proportion -- Graphs and tables -- Reasoning. Part V: Four practice tests.
ISBN:
9780768927191
Format :
Book

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Although the U.S. government no longer conducts mandatory testing for all administrative positions, federal agencies retain the option to use a written test to screen job candidates--and passing a written test is still required for certain careers, including air traffic control, border patrol and customs, foreign service, tax accounting, mail handling and delivery, and the Transportation Security Administration.Master the Civil Service Examsprovides the math, verbal, and clerical exercises you need to pass your civil service exam, plus 4 full-length sample tests with detailed answer explanations to help you hone your skills. Build your confidence by following the expert tips and strategies outlined in the book, and get the inside scoop on the civil service job market.