Postal Clerk and Carrier Exam Cram

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Give yourself an advantage over the thousands of other postal clerk and carrier hopefuls by choosing Postal Carrier and Clerk Exams: Exam Cram as your study tool. This concise review guide focuses on exactly what you need to know to pass the exam and gives you access to test taking strategies and additional study materials. Only those who get 100% on the exam are guaranteed an interview for a postal carrier or clerk position. Increase your chances of reaching this goal with Postal Carrier and Clerk Exams: Exam Cram.
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  • Mixed media product | 312 pages
  • 149.9 x 223.5 x 17.8mm | 408.24g
  • Pearson It Certification
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0789732610
  • 9780789732613

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Give yourself an advantage over the thousands of other postal clerk and carrier hopefuls by choosing "Postal Carrier and Clerk Exams: Exam Cram" as your study tool. This concise review guide focuses on exactly what you need to know to pass the exam and gives you access to test taking strategies and additional study materials. Only those who get 100% on the exam are guaranteed an interview for a postal carrier or clerk position. Increase your chances of reaching this goal with "Postal Carrier and Clerk Exams: Exam Cram."
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Table of contents

Introduction.

Self-Assessment.

1. Career Options with the United States Postal Service.

Working for the USPS: Advantages and Benefits.

Compensation for Postal Workers

Health Insurance: Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB).

Retirement: Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).

Life Insurance: Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI).

Flexible Spending Accounts.

Leave Benefits.

Working for the Federal Government.

Learning About Federal Job Vacancies.

Entrance Requirements.

Earnings.

Where Do Postal Employees Fit Within the Federal Employment Scheme?

USPS Positions Requiring Exam 470: Descriptions and Qualifications.

City Carrier: Position Description and Qualifications.

Postal Clerk: Position Description and Qualifications.

Flat Sorting Machine Operator: Position Description and Qualifications.

Mail Handler: Position Description and Qualifications.

Mark-up Clerk: Position Description and Qualifications.

Exam 460: Rural Carrier Associate.

Postal Workers: General Things to Know.

2. 460/470 Postal Carrier and Clerk Pre-Test.

Why Take the Mock Exam?

What Is being Tested on the Pre-Test?

Preparing for the Mock Exam.

Section One: Address Checking.

Answer Key for Address Checking.

Section Two: Memory for Addresses.

Answer Key for Memory for Addresses.

Section Three: Number Series.

Answer Key for Number Series.

Section Four: Following Oral Instructions.

Answer Key for Following Oral Instructions.

Mock Exam Wrap-Up: Assessing Your Score.

3. General Test-Taking Strategies.

A General Test-Taking Strategy.

Test-Taking Process, Part I: The Night Before the Exam.

Night Before the Exam: Get a Good Night's Sleep.

Night Before the Exam: Know Your Route to the Test Center.

The Night Before the Exam: Plan to Arrive Early.

Test-Taking Process, Part II: Taking the Test.

Taking the Test: Listening and Reading Carefully.

Taking the Test: Marking Your Answers Correctly.

Taking the Test: Don't Cheat.

Taking the Test: Pay Attention.

Taking the Test: Focus on One Question at a Time.

Taking the Test: Work As Quickly and Accurately As You Can.

Taking the Test: Check Your Answers.

Overcoming Test Anxiety.

Introducing Bill Roberts, Your Test Partner.

Exam Prep Questions.

4. Address Checking.

What Is Being Tested with Address Checking Questions?

Address Checking Strategies.

Address Checking Scoring.

Exam Prep Questions.

Exam Prep Answers.

Bill Roberts Case Study: Address Checking Questions.

5. Memory for Addresses.

What Is Being Tested with Memory for Addresses Questions.

Memory for Addresses Strategies.

Approaching the Memory for Addresses Question Type.

Strategies for Enhancing Your Memory.

Memory for Addresses Scoring.

Take the Memory for Addresses Practice Test.

Exam Prep Answers.

Bill Roberts Case Study: Memory for Addresses Questions.

6. Number Series.

What Is Being Tested with Number Series Questions.

Number Series Strategies.

Number Series Scoring.

Take the Number Series Practice Test.

Addition and Subtraction.

Multiplication and Division.

Miscellaneous.

Exam Prep Answers.

Bill Roberts Case Study: Number Series Questions.

7. Following Oral Instructions.

What Is Being Tested with Following Oral Instructions Questions?

Following Oral Instructions Strategies.

Following Oral Instructions-Scoring.

Exam Prep Questions.

Evaluating Your Score.

Bill Roberts Case Study: Following Oral Instructions.

8. Address Checking Practice Test.

Take the Address Checking Practice Test.

Exam Prep Answers.

Bill Roberts Case Study: Address Checking Questions Practice Test.

9. Memory for Addresses Practice Test.

Take the Memory for Addresses Practice Test.

Evaluating Your Score.

Bill Roberts Case Study: Memory for Addresses Questions Practice Test.

10. Number Series Practice Test.

Take the Number Series Practice Test.

Evaluating Your Score.

Bill Roberts Case Study: Number Series Questions Practice Test.

11. Following Oral Instructions Practice Test.

Take the Oral Instructions Practice Test.

Evaluating Your Score.

Bill Roberts Case Study: Address Checking Questions Practice Test.

12. Preparing for Test Day.

A Last-Minute Checklist: Do You Have What You Need?

A "Real World" Test Preparation Case Study.

Bill Roberts Case Study: The Night Before the Exam.

The Night Before with Bill Roberts.

13. Full Length Practice Exam I.

Address Checking.

Memory for Addresses.

Number Series.

Following Oral Instructions.

14. Answer Key: Full Length Practice Exam I.

Address Checking Answer Key.

Memory for Addresses Answer Key.

Number Series Answer Key.

Following Oral Instructions Answer Key.

15. Full Length Practice Exam II.

Address Checking.

Memory for Addresses.

Number Series.

Following Oral Instructions.

16. Answer Key: Full Length Practice Exam II.

Address Checking Answer Key.

Memory for Addresses Answer Key.

Number Series Answer Key.

Following Oral Instructions Answer Key.

17. Full Length Practice Exam III.

Address Checking.

Memory for Addresses.

Number Series.

Following Oral Instructions.

18. Answer Key: Full Length Practice Exam III.

Address Checking Answer Key.

Memory for Addresses Answer Key.

Number Series Answer Key.

Following Oral Instructions Answer Key.

19. Full Length Practice Exam IV.

Address Checking.

Memory for Addresses.

Number Series.

Following Oral Instructions.

20. Answer Key: Full Length Practice Exam IV.

Address Checking Answer Key.

Memory for Addresses Answer Key.

Number Series Answer Key.

Following Oral Instructions Answer Key.

Appendix A. USPS Resources and Career Development.

Additional Career Resource Information.

Appendix B. City, State, and Thoroughfare Abbreviations.

State Abbreviations.

U.S. Possessions Abbreviations.

Thoroughfare Abbreviations.

Abbreviations for Secondary Units.

Appendix C. Need to Know More?

Part 1.

Part 3.

Part 4.

Part 5.

Part 6.

Part 7.

Glossary.

Index.

Answer Sheets.
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About John Gosney

John Gosney is a consultant, writer, and teacher, working in the fields of information technology and education/test preparation. He has written over a dozen instructional titles, including previous editions on how to pass the USPS and law enforcement exams. John holds a bachelor's degree in professional writing and psychology from Purdue University, and an M.A. in English from Butler University. He is a technology director and instructor at the Indianapolis campus of Indiana University.
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