Today I took the employment testing, the first stage of the ADB’s recruitment process. I got there 15 minutes before 2:00pm and met other applicants. As we chatted, I learned that we are all for the Operations Assistant position, but for different departments. No competition at all, unless there were and are other applicants scheduled on other dates for the same position I am applying for.
The HR assistant arrived at the main lobby and summoned us to the testing room. She gave a small talk about the employment process and possible benefits we can get as ADB staff. Then, she facilitated the examinations. The first part was English, Abstract, and Math. It was an easy test, but the time allocated for each category was short. It seemed that it was really meant to be unfinished. I doubt my other co-applicants accomplished all the questions.
The second part was to test the applicant’s knowledge and skills in Microsoft Excel and Word. I got 88% for Excel and 87% for Word. 70% is the passing grade.
The third and last part was the typing skills. Results said I can type 44 wpm, with 98% accuracy. Not bad, right? However, I still don’t want to expect. Others might got higher scores than mine. I’ll just have to wait for the e-mail from ADB 2-3 weeks from now, if I passed or not.
At 3:55pm, the day at the ADB ended with a relief. I am having good vibes now. I think not being pressured to get this job helped me to be more confident in taking the employment test. No expectations mean no frustrations. If it’s really for me, then it will be. I just pray and wish everything will fall in its proper places.