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mttest.com - What a waste of my time - Susan

Posted: Sep 17, 2010

I just had to say that when I see a company looking for MTs and they have to test through mttest, I cross them off my list of potential employment.  What a waste of my time.  Took it years ago and would never do it again.  There has to be some other way or just look at a person's resume and phone previous employers.  If I have over 25 years of experience, took pride in getting my CMT and have tons of experience in every specialty, chances are I am a good bet.  Just venting.

I felt the same way - mt2777

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I felt the same way you do, but I had to give in and take it, I sent resumes for 2 weeks to everything that came open and received 0 responses, none, nada, zilch. I went on line and took the test at that web site for 4 different companies and had offers from 3 of them the next day. The test was not that bad, multiple choice, grammar, the transcription part was easy because they have it set up so you can use keyboard controls or foot pedal, worked out great for me, just felt it was a waste of time but evidently the companies rely on it. Took me about 3-4 hours to test for 4 companies and it ended up being worth it, because the offers did come after that. The test site had probably come a long way since the time you used it, of course, it depends on how bad you want a job, I have over 25 years experience also and could not even get an acknowledgement a resume was received until I tested on that site. Best of luck to you. As far as phoning previous employers, they are very limited as to what they can tell anyone, i.e., did they work there, when they worked there, why they left and if they are eligible for rehire, cannot legally disclose anything about your work, quality, production, any of those things that most companies want to know. Again good luck to you.

I feel the same. What a huge waste of time. - No problem with testing but .. sm

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there has to be a way to save past results. I guess tests are specific to each employer but most of it is same so make parts of test standard instead of taking over and over and over again. I pass right over those ads too. Any MTSO that still uses that clunker of a site probably wouldn't be a good fit for me anyway.

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