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Offline dallgire

Never been this nervous!
« on: Feb 26, 2014, 06:20 »
I am extremely nervous about my upcoming POSS test next wed i guess to move onto the interview with Scana. They are using the EEI test and sent me a practice test to take. Heres how my practice tests went: Math 18 right out of 19 , Reading 22 right out of 23, Assembly 9 out of 9 correct, and lastly mechanical concepts i didnt do well on as my gut was right but i changed my original answer and scored 18 right out of 26. Should i be as nervouse as i am?

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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #1 on: Feb 27, 2014, 06:33 »
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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #2 on: Feb 27, 2014, 11:52 »
The position i am seeking is an APO I know a guy that works there and he said 22 people will be testing (unless they dont want to or dont show up) and trying to fill 6 of these positions. I know nothing about this field but am very handy and mechanical so the guy i know thought it fit me well. I really want the job as i think it will be a good move for my future. I am only 24 but i think the power company will have A LOT to offer i hope!

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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #3 on: Mar 01, 2014, 04:16 »
Rule number 1 of nuclear testing never change an answer unless a subsequent question proves your initial answer wrong
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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #4 on: Mar 02, 2014, 10:07 »
Rule number 1 of nuclear testing never change an answer unless a subsequent question proves your initial answer wrong

That is not just the rule #1 of Nuclear testing, but the #1 rule of all testing.

The only other circumstance that requires allows you to change an answer is if you check your answers after finishing the test and realize the you had misread a question. Even then, be careful and only change it if it is obviously wrong. Never second-guess yourself.

Get plenty of sleep the night before the test. A couple hours of extra sleep are worth far more than a couple of hours of extra study.
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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #5 on: Mar 03, 2014, 01:15 »
Luckily I don't work the night before so that is good! I think I will do ok I just am really nervous because these power company jobs don't open often. Ive tried to research what the position actually does but it's kind of vague. I hope it's something I really enjoy as I would love to be at scana until I retire!

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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #6 on: Mar 04, 2014, 08:48 »
Test in the AM! I havent been this nervous since my wife took a pregnancy test when i was 16!!!

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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #7 on: Mar 04, 2014, 08:58 »
Test in the AM! I havent been this nervous since my wife took a pregnancy test when i was 16!!!

ANO?!?!

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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #8 on: Mar 05, 2014, 06:10 »
ANO?!?!
Is that a question? Like was I 16 years old?

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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #9 on: Mar 05, 2014, 09:02 »
ANO=Arkansas Nuclear One
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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #10 on: Mar 05, 2014, 11:43 »
Well I feel like I bombed the s@#t out of that.... That was a lot harder than the practice test as people have said. She will contact everyone tomorrow.




Modified for language rule #6.
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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #11 on: Mar 07, 2014, 12:37 »
I PASSED!!!!! I'm so excited right now I can't stand it! I really appreciate this site in helping me be prepared for the exam! I feel like I hit the lottery but better because it was my efforts that passd the test not luck! God I'm so happy!!!!!

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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #12 on: Mar 07, 2014, 12:53 »
I PASSED!!!!! I'm so excited right now I can't stand it! I really appreciate this site in helping me be prepared for the exam! I feel like I hit the lottery but better because it was my efforts that passd the test not luck! God I'm so happy!!!!!

Congrats  +K

Offline dallgire

Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #13 on: Mar 07, 2014, 01:37 »
Congrats  +K
Thanks! I didn't realize there would be algebra on the exam that was a surprise. Also the reading comp was very difficult as you couldn't skim to find most answers as it was a combination of a couple sentences from different places.

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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #14 on: Mar 13, 2014, 04:55 »
GOT THE JOB!!!! SO EXCITED!!

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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #15 on: Mar 13, 2014, 05:14 »
GOT THE JOB!!!! SO EXCITED!!

Congrats yet again

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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #16 on: Mar 13, 2014, 05:48 »
Way to go. You will do well,

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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #17 on: Mar 13, 2014, 06:45 »
GOT THE JOB!!!! SO EXCITED!!

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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #18 on: Mar 13, 2014, 07:26 »
Thanks guys i'm sooooo happy to be in a position where i'm learning again and being proud of what i do and in such a great field for such a great company!

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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #19 on: Mar 13, 2014, 07:30 »
What plant?

Offline dallgire

Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #20 on: Mar 13, 2014, 08:14 »
What plant?

McMeekin Station it is scheduled to close in 4 years but i am still more excited than i have ever been to get this job!

Offline dallgire

Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #21 on: Mar 27, 2014, 12:44 »
wow what a physical lol ekg,blood,hearing,vision,2 urine samples,and the worst blowing in that measuring tool wow that was something! Doctor said im all clear so thats a plus!

Offline dallgire

Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #22 on: Mar 28, 2014, 10:42 »
I've tried searching here and google and can't find a solid answer. Can't find any info really. How long should I expect to be in classes? Or is there a name for them that I can search for?

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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #23 on: Mar 29, 2014, 09:31 »
At a coal plant? There won't be any classes to begin with. At my utility I'll take two four week classes. My first class is coming up in a month after working five months on the job. My bud who was hired at a nuclear station in the same company, same position as myself is required to attend six months of class before he starts his shift work.
Of course SCE&G may be different.
« Last Edit: Mar 29, 2014, 10:13 by ddickey »

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Re: Never been this nervous!
« Reply #24 on: Mar 29, 2014, 12:12 »
My experience, from many moons ago, was 8-10 weeks of classroom learning the systems and then it was 12 weeks of OJT/qualification on watch.  I'm sure that's changed by now but I can check with some of my friends back at the coal plants.
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