Thursday, January 23, 2014

These Fingers Got Mad Skills

Way back when I attended business school and received a diploma in Administrative Assistance. One of the classes was Keyboarding and it's where I learned to use my fingers at lightning speed. I wasn't about to get a failing grade in not knowing how to type fast.

Fast forward several years later. My current job requires me to type but it's not the whole picture of what I do. The minimum is 35 wpm.

Our dispatch center is currently hiring. Applicants have to go through rigorous testing and interviewing. One of the tests is seeing how well applicants can type. For kicks and grins, I decided to see how well my skills compared now to how they did then. I'm happy to say my fingers are still in tip-top shape.

I took two online typing tests, each two minutes a piece. The first (after word errors were deducted) equaled out to 87 wpm and the second to 85 wpm. Yep, that's right, I still got it going on!

It's the little things that amuse me.

3 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I can type fast, but the faster I go, the more typos I have.

mail4rosey said...

High 80s is huge! I think I top out at 67. :)

I wonder how fast my (teen) daughter can type w/her thumbs when she's texting. Looks like a blur to me those thumbs move so quickly. ;)

alissa apel said...

I think I type faster now than I did when I took typing class. I'm on the computer a lot. Lots of practice.