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Usually a spelling test, a punctuation test, and maybe 3-6 test files to do. Sometimes done using

Posted By: the Career Step automated test site. nm on 2007-04-11
In Reply to: Testing? - HAHAHA


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I took a test for a company and my foot pedal would work with the test and I had keep going back
over the dictation time and again to get all the words because I couldnt stop and start it by the foot pedal.  What can I do about this.
Just took the test myself. No actual dictation to transcribe. Just a written test.
For 13 cpl, I might do it if the dictators aren't a total horror.
I just took the test today - thought it was a great test of MT skills.
In addition to that I wonder if test files
are not a way to get some transcription done.  Some of the testing is so long.  I've had where the company will send practically a whole day's worth of work for testing purposes.  
I downloaded two test files from sm
CTS and they were they worst dictator! So fast and I couldn't get the speed right (too fast or too slow). I figured they must have sent the two worst files they had. I asked 2 or 3 questions and each time I would ask a question, the person would tell me they didn't know. Simple questions they should know and if they don't, I sure as heck dont. I decided not to even finish the files and send them back.....the poster about not getting paid was the clincher for me though!
There is no written test. Must have been a different company. I took their ortho test sm
and it was easy. You had to know your terminology but it was easy to understand AND I used my foot pedal.
They expect you to transcribe 10 files for a test and
the test.  Then, she contacted me and said I failed, but I'd say probably 8/10 of the files were ESL.  Very unprofessional e-mail contact.  The recruiter was not the actual owner, but the co-owner, and boy did it show.  She made me retake the test stating Okay, now let's try this again, but with no explanation.  I had to wait days in between communications, so I told her she was unprofessional, and she got real snippy and high on her horse.  If I was looking for a change, I certainly would not consider TSSC, as I found them to be very unprofessional. 
Did you see that they want 9 test files done??!! And they advertise as a Global
I received the test files Sunday
The dictator is extremely fast and mumbles. Not worth it in my opinion. I emailed her back and politely declined after listening to the files.
Yes, I second the motion on everything the other poster. Bad test files and reputation
for no pay. I know there was a controversy on here way back about her not paying or something. I cant remember it all but it did not sound good.
If you fax a resume and/or test files do you follow with an email the next day?

Just curious what others do.

Is the sound clarity as bad as it is in the test files? Lots of static
on NewMT board, recent discussion about 17 test files for
Is the test through mttest.com a timed test? Thanks. nm

Test dictations are often bogus and not true voice files from the company. Need to ask. nm
Yippee - I finally got a call back and did the test files last night
I hate sent another email and even called, but she was out of office. When recruiter sent the test files, she apologized for being out of touch and even thanked me for my persistence.

By the way, I was not talking about Medscribe at all. It is a totally different company.

Wish me luck!
15 minutes after sending my test files I was told she had already selected another applicant.nm
MQ Test
How long does it take MedQuist to get back to applicants once they have completed the test??  It has been a week for me now and have heard nothing.  Is that good or bad????  TIA
What are they asking you to do? What is the test?
MTStars? Maybe there are some posts that may tell you something.

Took their test once.
Short ER test. Easy as it gets. They claimed I didn't pass their test and was therefore unqualified to work for them.

After doing MT for 10+ years at some of the top medical centers in the country (including currently) and ERs for 3+ years, it was obvious they were screwed up pretty bad.
try windows media thats what i had to do
Has anyone taken a test using
on MT Test are using Cscribe.  I think it stinks, but maybe a foot pedal would help.  Thanks.
I did a test for them.........sm
I did a test file for this company.  I never heard back from them.  The lady said they required 98% to pass.  I know I didn't get 98% because I had to rush through the fairly large test file, and I was working for MQ.  With my job at MQ there were some strange requirements that I carried into those reports without time to check the BOS.  However, after working about 4 hours on the test file they never even had the courtesy to reply.  I do not think that this is professional, JMO.


I took their test.
I did AWFUL.  I'm not sure why.  I've taken dozens of other employer tests and got anywhere from a 96 to a 100 on ALL of them.  On Medware's test I got a 43 out of 50, which is basically an 86.  I can't understand it!!  It didn't seem that difficult, if I recall, and I've done so well on everyone else's test.  Needless to say, I didn't get offered a job.  LOL!
I did take the test,
but at the time I was offered a position with another company that I decided to take. I have over 25 years of experience in this business. The test is not timed and it is open book. They tell you that at the beginning. You may think it is over the top, and that may be true; however, they may be wanting to see just how good we (as MTs) are at doing research and such. I'm not saying I agree with the test, I'm just saying that each company has their own way of doing things. If you want the job, you have to do what it takes to get it.
Did you take the test?
How did you do on the test?
So, how did you do on the test?
I took their test also.

They told me I didn't pass either.  I requested to see what mistakes I made and wanted to know what my test score was, and they never told me even after sending several emails to them asking for this information. 

I wanted to see what mistakes I made as I didn't have any problem taking their test at all, and I don't understand it. 

I haven't had to take a test with them. I applied through the job seekers board here, got a call the next day, offered the job and was told they would be send me the Lanier system and my lead would get in touch with me on Wednesday when she gets back from training on this new account. I hope there isn't a test, I don't like tests, please don't make me take a test, I don't wanna, I don't wanna. LOL.
I never got to take the test but
another poster gave me some very helpful information on who to talk to when I call, which was very much appreciated.
I took the test but not sure it went thru..
DRC test
Yes, it's difficult if you don't have the required experience. No reference books allowed. Tester will also ask you questions which you will have to answer off the top of your head. If you don't know your stuff, it's hard to fake it. Not trying to discourage you from testing -- just being honest with you.
I agree.  Back when we had to fax tests, I would have a job offer on my answering machine by the time I returned home.  Not bragging, really not.  Been doing this for close to 20 years, better be able to pass tests.  On my tests I will transcribe verbatim but point out troubling points.  I.E.  One time dictated: Spinal cord removed.  I put it but put an * and put I hate to type this, but this is what he said.  Companies take notice of that.
Look around. Take a test. Get a better job. They are out there.
I did test with them
but I wanted to know more about them like how much work they have.
I would ask. They might be willing to let you test.
which test to take?
They have a number of tests available, h&p, op, etc. I have a variety of experience and don't care where they put me! By taking one particular test am I indicating that's where I want to be placed? I find it a bit confusing! (probably just me, LOL).
LOL. Maybe you got my test and I got yours!!
I applied for a QA job and got a typing/transcription test whereas all other tests I have taken before for QA have been for actual editing of a typed report - very confusing to me also!!
I took their test . . .
I talked to them before I took the test - just do three.
sorry about your test

You will find a better fit and you will be happy you did not take the job.  On the other hand, the questions regarding what test you would use are evaluating your indepth knowledge of medical information. An exceptional MT knows more than terminology; she can spot inconsistencies in the report.  Those MTs are rare. 


I would never test before getting some....
answers. I always e-mail with a few questions first, and they usually respond.
I never even had to test.....
Just sent my resume, they called me, and I was hired the next day. Love it there.
The only thing that might slow you down, but maybe it was just me, is the typing test. You do not have a foot pedal to stop or start, you have to use the arrow keys. If you have worked with a company that has interface with patient info or doctor codes, names, etc., Diskriter does not have that, maybe it is just the account that I am on. The way I have to do it, is copy and paste the demographics, then go to a word document, that has tons of doctors on it, to look up the doctor's name, copy that into the report, then copy the doctor number for CCs. It is a lot of steps just to get to start the report. Then in the report, you have to do steps for the headers, then start typing under the headers, then you have to do other steps to make lists, meaning to make a number list, which you do not see the numbers, it is bulleted.  So far, I have not been able to make any lines, but I am hoping that after I get my self trained to do these steps, it will be easier.  The QA people are really helpful. You have email for to ask questions and IM also.  If you ask one person and they do not know the answer, they will find a person who does.  You can send out an email to a group of MTs, on the same account, for help and someone will send back any info that they have.  I have had sample reports sent right away, which is a big help.  Good luck!  Let me know what account you get on, if that is appropriate, not sure how that works.  The lady that I trained with was wonderful! She is full of info and the 2 QAs that I have had are really good about letting me know what I have done wrong or answered my questions right after I have typed a report, sometimes it takes a little longer, just depends on how busy they are.  They will send you a copy of your report with the corrections or suggestions.
TT Test
The test wasn't bad. I don't recall how long it took, maybe an hour.
I think it was 2-3 business days and 100%...a few good people though
KS Rad MTs, did you have to test for the job?
It seems like a few MTSOs do not routinely test for Rad openings; they base qualifications on other factors.  I just wondered if this also applies to Keystrokes.