Author: Wallie Walker Hammond
Publisher: Research & Education Assn
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Study Aids
Considering a Career with the Postal Service? Then REA‚Äôs U.S. Postal Exam Test Prep is a Must! ¬†¬†If you‚Äôre considering a career with the U.S. Postal Service, then owning this test prep is a must. REA‚Äôs 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.
Author: Mark Alan Stewart
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2007-01-05
Genre: Study Aids
The comprehensive postal test-prep guide that delivers through rain, sleet, and snow Now that the U.S. Postal Service has replaced its obsolete 470 test with the updated and more difficult 473 and 473C hiring exams, you need this book more than ever if you want to qualify for employment. It's packed with timed, skill-building drills to help you answer questions faster and more accurately.
Author: Albert Kim
Release Date: 2016-07-19
Genre: Study Aids
Comprehensive Prep for the Postal Exams, Test 473 and 473-C. This book provides information on postal exams, benefits and hiring procedures: * Explanation of the Federal Employees Retirement System. * Sample tests and helpful study information for Test 473 and Test 473-C. * Nine sample tests for Address Checking, 5 sample tests for Forms Completion and 7 sample tests for Coding and Memory. * Strategies for getting a high score. * Learn how to find and how to apply for postal jobs through the Internet. * The new positions PSE (from 2011) and CCA (from 2013) are explained. * There is an explanation about to take the test by computer. * The author scored 100% on the Postal Exams six times. * The Author has operated the Postal Entrance Exams School for 18 years in Los Angeles, California.
Author: Norman Hall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2008-08-17
Genre: Study Aids
The United States Postal Service is the nation's largest civilian employer. Yet 80 percent of all applicants fail the test. That's why readers look to Norman Hall's classic, comprehensive guide to the Battery 460 and 473 exams. This revised and updated third edition offers new test questions and exercises. Featuring information about various careers in the postal service and complete with a money back guarantee, this book is all readers need to pass!
Author: Federal Jobs Digest
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Study Aids
In 1994 the U.S. Post Office developed a new test for all postal applicants, making the former tests and test taking books obsolete. This is the only book on the market with the new Test 470 United States Postal Service Examination. This is a must-have book for anyone contemplating taking the Postal Service examination. Generally, candidates need to score 95 on the exam to get a job. This book can help the reader achieve that score or better. This year the U.S. Postal Service will hire over 200,000 workers. Starting pay is more than $12 per hour and benefits and job security are excellent. No wonder hundreds of thousands of people a year sign up to take the Postal Exam. Here is prep for the exam, including 10 actual sample tests. The difference between getting a job and not can be as little as one point on the exam. This book can easily make that difference.
Author: Max Fogiel
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Study Aids
This thorough test preparation book contains six complete practice exams and review material for all test areas, including everything you need to score 95-100%. It is also the only test prep book with two CDs for the audio section of the exam. Information on how to apply for a career with the postal service, as well as descriptions of the types of careers that are available with the Postal Service are included. Strategies for improving your address checking skills, your memory for addresses, and your ability to decipher number series are covered in detail. This book is a must for anyone who desires a career with the United States Postal Service.
Author: Richard R. JOHN
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2009-06-30
In the seven decades from its establishment in 1775 to the commercialization of the electric telegraph in 1844, the American postal system spurred a communications revolution no less far-reaching than the subsequent revolutions associated with the telegraph, telephone, and computer. This book tells the story of that revolution and the challenge it posed for American business, politics, and cultural life. During the early republic, the postal system was widely hailed as one of the most important institutions of the day. No other institution had the capacity to transmit such a large volume of information on a regular basis over such an enormous geographical expanse. The stagecoaches and postriders who conveyed the mail were virtually synonymous with speed. In the United States, the unimpeded transmission of information has long been hailed as a positive good. In few other countries has informational mobility been such a cherished ideal. Richard John shows how postal policy can help explain this state of affairs. He discusses its influence on the development of such information-intensive institutions as the national market, the voluntary association, and the mass party. He traces its consequences for ordinary Americans, including women, blacks, and the poor. In a broader sense, he shows how the postal system worked to create a national society out of a loose union of confederated states. This exploration of the role of the postal system in American public life provides a fresh perspective not only on an important but neglected chapter in American history, but also on the origins of some of the most distinctive features of American life today. Table of Contents: Preface Acknowledgments The Postal System as an Agent of Change The Communications Revolution Completing the Network The Imagined Community The Invasion of the Sacred The Wellspring of Democracy The Interdiction of Dissent Conclusion Abbreviations Notes Sources Index Reviews of this book: "[A] splendid new book...that gives the lie to any notion that 'government' and 'administration' were 'absent' in early America." DD--Theda Skocpol, Social Science History "This well-researched and elegantly written book will become a model for historians attempting to link public policy to cultural and political change...[It] will engage not only historians of the early republic, but all scholars interested in the relationship between state and society." DD--John Majewski, Journal of Economic History "The strength of the book is...the author's ability to untangle the thousands of social, political, economic, and cultural threads of the postal fabric and to rearrange them into a clear and compelling social history." DD--Roy Alden Atwood, Journal of American History "Richard R. John provides an insightful cultural history of the often-overlooked American postal system, concentrating on its preeminent status for long-distance communication between its birth in 1775 and the commercialization of the electric telegraph in 1844...John effectively draws upon government documents, newspapers, travelogues, and contemporary social and political histories to argue that the postal system causes and mirrors dramatic changes in American public life during this period...John focuses his study on the communication revolution of the past, yet his meticulous analysis of the complex motives forming the postal institution and its policies relate to such current controversies as those that surround the transmission of information in cyberspace. These contemporary disputes highlight the power of the government in shaping the communication of the people. John privileges the postal institution as the reigning communication system, yet he links it with the developing ideology of the nation, and the scope of his study ensures its value--in the disciplines of communication studies, literature, history, and political science, among others--as a history of the past and present." DD--Sarah R. Marino, Canadian Review of American Studies "Spreading the News exemplifies the kind of sophisticated and nuanced research that US postal history has long needed. Richard R. John breaks from the internalist, antiquarian tradition characteristic of so many post office histories to place the postal system at the centre of American national development." DD--Richard B. Kielbowicz, Business History "[John] presents a thoroughly researched and well-written book...[which will give] insight into the history of the post office and its impact on American life." DD--Library Journal "It is surely true that in Richard John the post has had the good fortune to have found its proper historian, one capable of appreciating the complex design and social importance of the means a people use to distribute information. He has also accomplished the impressive feat of gathering together the pieces of a postal history present elsewhere as so many tiny fragments. John has drawn into a coherent design the stories of postal patronage, the decisions about postal privacy, the incidents along post roads used by others as illustrative anecdotes. John's work has inspired in him a deep appreciation for the accomplishments of the post." DD--Ann Fabian, The Yale Review "John's book explains how the letters and newspapers sent through the post were really the glue that held the early 13 states together and that embraced additional states as the nation expanded westward...It is a splendid attempt to show the importance of mail service in the years before the telegraph or the telephone made at least brief news transmission possible. The postal system of the 19th century really was a factor, perhaps the major factor, in making the United States one nation." DD--Richard B. Graham, Linn's Stamp News "This book traces the central role of the postal system in [its] communications revolution and its contribution to American public life. The author shows how the postal system influenced the establishment of a national society out of a loose union of confederated states. Richard John throws light onto a chapter in American history that is often neglected but sets up the origins of some of the most distinctive features of American life today...The book is a comprehensive study on an important American institution during a critical epoch in its history." DD--Monika Plum, Prometheus [UK] "John has produced an original, well-documented, and thoughtful study that offers alternative and enticing interpretations of Jacksonian policies and public institutions." DD--Choice
Author: Philip F. Rubio
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date: 2010-05-15
Genre: Social Science
This book brings to life the important but neglected story of African American postal workers and the critical role they played in the U.S. labor and black freedom movements. Historian Philip Rubio, a former postal worker, integrates civil rights, labor, and left movement histories that too often are written as if they happened separately. Centered on New York City and Washington, D.C., the book chronicles a struggle of national significance through its examination of the post office, a workplace with facilities and unions serving every city and town in the United States. Black postal workers--often college-educated military veterans--fought their way into postal positions and unions and became a critical force for social change. They combined black labor protest and civic traditions to construct a civil rights unionism at the post office. They were a major factor in the 1970 nationwide postal wildcat strike, which resulted in full collective bargaining rights for the major postal unions under the newly established U.S. Postal Service in 1971. In making the fight for equality primary, African American postal workers were influential in shaping today's post office and postal unions.
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