Old 02-15-2006, 02:21 AM   #1
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i got an email today telling me to come to an interview/testing session on the 22nd. what type of testing is it usually? how should i dress? i dont wanna screw this up. wish me luck.
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Old 02-15-2006, 02:27 AM   #2
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Don't go in wearing a hardhat, orange vest and Carharts yet! From what I have heard, it is more personal aptitude and logical problems. Good luck!
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Old 02-15-2006, 02:34 AM   #3
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thanks for info. i figured the 1st testing would be a classroom thing pretty much. should i wear a suit and tie or a nice pair of black jeans and a nice shirt.
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I think the latter choice would be the best. Smart casual is the way to go for something like that.
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I am kind of a prepare for everything kind of guy. I would wear a nice shirt and slacks. If I saw a bunch of suits, I would retrieve the tie and coat I left in my car. I suspect they will send you an official mailing with time, place and what to expect? That should guide you towards the "mood."
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ok, this is where I know what I'm doing

Dress in slacks and a button-down shirt, no need to go much fancier, but make sure you have some nice (close toed) shoes on. Especially for a railroad job, "open toes" and "work" just will never go together. The tests were logic / personal history type questions ("when did you stop beating your wife" type questions is what my Mom calls them... there is no right or wrong answer, but it shows your personality and how you would fit in, or not). One of the questions I remember very well was "You know a coworker who has gotten away with stealing company goods" (answers 1 to 5 on a scale of strongly agree to strongly disagree).

We also had english and math tests... five minutes, sixty elementary level questions, and have at it, that was more to test how you work under stress, not meant for you to finish, but the scoring was based upon how many you finished correctly in that time. It took about five days to get the results back, so be patient, and good luck!
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