US Postal Exams: 473/ 473c


Considering a Career with the Postal Service?
Then REA’s U.S. Postal Exam Test Prep is a Must! 
If you’re considering a career with the U.S. Postal Service, then owning this test prep is a must. REA’s all-new fourth edition contains six complete practice exams and review material for the U.S. Postal Exams 473/473c, and includes ...

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Considering a Career with the Postal Service?
Then REA’s U.S. Postal Exam Test Prep is a Must! 
If you’re considering a career with the U.S. Postal Service, then owning this test prep is a must. REA’s all-new fourth edition contains six complete practice exams and review material for the U.S. Postal Exams 473/473c, and includes everything you need to know to score in the top five percentile. 
Our test prep also includes important information on how to apply for a career with the Postal Service and descriptions of the types of careers that are available. Detailed strategies for improving your address-checking skills, improving your memory for addresses, and your ability to complete forms will help you score high on this important, career-boosting test.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738601458
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 12/15/2008
  • Series: Test Preps
  • Edition description: Fourth
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 254,231
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Wallie Walker-Hammond is an author and editor of more than 65 test preparation titles. Her extensive experience in testing includes more than 20 years as an assessment specialist at Educational Testing Service.

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Considering a Career with the Postal Service?

Founded on September 26, 1789, the Post Office Department became a permanent federal agency in 1792. Today’s United States Postal Service (USPS)—transformed into an independent establishment of the executive branch in 1971—has become one of the largest and most efficient entities of any kind in the world, delivering more than 200 billion pieces of mail annually. The Postal Service employs more than 800,000 people, who process and carry more mail to more people over a larger geographic area than in any other country. Retirements and expansion have created the need for tens of thousands of new employees in recent years. The USPS offers a secure career with good pay and opportunities for advancement, which makes working for the Postal Service a wise investment in your future.  

If you are interested in job security, consider that the U.S. Postal Service offers a solid array of benefits, including health and life insurance, a retirement plan, a savings/investment plan with employer contribution, a flexible spending account, flextime scheduling of core work hours, and annual vacation and sick leave. Qualified applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the requirement to be drug free. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident alien status.   

There are opportunities for advancement for all. The USPS policy directs that employee promotions be made solely on ability, without regard to race, sex, age, religion, or political-party affiliation. On-the-job training and advancement courses are also offered. New technologies typically create the sense of job elimination, but in the case of the Postal Service, the volume of mail has continued to increase.  
An ever-increasing population, along with the increase in direct-mail advertising that comes with an expanding economy, keeps the need for postal workers high. If you think that the use of e-mail could threaten the postal business, remember that the Postal Service is itself a major e-mail service provider. The United States Postal Service reaches every person, every day. In fact, after more than 200 years, the Postal Service is as dedicated as ever to providing quality service to all of its customers.  

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Table of Contents


 About the Author   
 About REA   
Chapter 1: Applying to the Postal Service   
 Considering a Career with the Postal Service   
 The Day of the Exam   
 Format of the Postal Exam 473  
 After the Test   

Chapter 2: Assessing Your Skills, including Diagnostic Test 
 Suggestions for Taking the Diagnostic Test   
 Diagnostic Test   
 Diagnostic Test Answer Key  

Chapter 3: Strategies for Improving Your Address Checking  
 General Test Strategies  
 Techniques for Improving Your Skills  
 Drill: Address Checking with Numbers Only  
 Answers to Drill: Address Checking with Numbers Only  
 Drill: Address Checking with Numbers and Street Names  
 Answers to Drill: Address Checking with Numbers and Street Names  
 Drill: Full Address Checking  
 Answers to Drill: Full Address Checking   

Chapter 4: Strategies for Improving Your Forms Completion  
 General Test Strategies  
 Techniques for Improving Your Skills  
 Drill: Forms Completion Practice  
 Answers to Drill: Forms Completion Practice  

Chapter 5: Strategies for Improving Your Coding and Memory for Addresses  
 Test Strategies  
 Drill: Coding  
 Answers: Coding  
 Drill: Memory  
 Answers: Memory  
Practice Test 1 
Practice Test 1 Answer Key 

Practice Test 2  
Practice Test 2 Answer Key 

Practice Test 3 
Practice Test 3 Answer Key  

Practice Test 4 
Practice Test 4 Answer Key 

Practice Test 5 
Practice Test 5 Answer Key 

Practice Test 6 
Practice Test 6 Answer Key 

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