How To Get A Job In The United States Postal Service

It doesn't matter whether you're an electrician, a professional person or just a high school graduate. It doesn't matter where you were born or where you grew up. If you're a U.S. citizen or an immigrant, you can get a job in the U.S. Postal Service by one of two routes --either by getting high scores on postal entrance examinations or (if you're a doctor, nurse, or any other professional) by getting a job without any examinations.

Civil Service Eligibles

You cannot apply for a job with the USPS without being a civil service eligible (except for technical positions such as doctors, engineers, computer analysts, etc. To be an eligible you must pass the postal exams. The Postal Service gives different exams for different positions, such as clerk and carrier, mail handler, mark-up clerk (automated), distribution clerk (machine), rural carrier, and other positions.

Post Offices throughout the country give exams to compile a “register of eligibles” from which they can take people, according to their ranking, to fill current and future vacancies. Tests are given by management sectional centers, general mail facilities, and bulk mail centers of the U.S. Postal Service. For instance, the Pittsburgh MSC gives examinations for its associate offices with the area covered by 150, 153, 154, 156, and 260 (West Virginia) zip codes. To know if there are exams to be given in your area, call the sectional center of the U.S. Postal Service. A directory of U.S. Postal Testing Centers is contained in the Book of U.S. Postal Exams.

Although the Postal Service says that 70 is the passing score, your hair will turn gray while you wait to be called for employment if you score only in the 70s. The records show that only those who score from 90 to 100% are usually called by the Post Office for employment, because hundreds and even thousands of people take and pass the exams and the Post Office can afford to be selective. The rule says that those at the very top of list of eligibles (in your area) have the first choice to work in the city where you live or to any city of your choice. You can take postal exams in any city.If you make a high score, you may request that your eligibility be transferred to the city where you want to live and work, or you can work where you took the exam. If your eligibility is transferred, you'll lose your eligibility in the city where you took the test. When you are an eligible, you can postpone your employment in the Post Office for a certain period of time and still remain an eligible.

Marking the Answer Sheets

Bautista also reveals that questions on the exams are so tricky that you need to use techniques and strategies to get high scores.He also says that one must know how to mark the answer sheets to obtain high scores, from 95-100%. He says that if you know this secret, you'll increase your chances of making 95-100% by 30 percent. This secret is contained in his book. No other postal exam authors have revealed such a secret, probably not knowing it because they have not taken any postal exams. Bautista took the exams and scored 95-100%.

Remember: employment hinges on one thing and one thing only: “how well you do on the exam.”
This rule is strictly enforced with no ifs, ands, or buts.You could have a Ph.D. and still not be hired if you didn't come through on the exam. It doesn't matter whether you're a United States citizen oran immigrant, man or woman, black or white, brown or yellow, you name it. It's your exam score that counts.

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