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Mar 27, 2013, 06:09 #1
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time management advice for short timed test for job?
Has anyone got any advice for me for this situation:
So this test is going to be a practical project I guess, I'll have two and half hours to spend on it, then that's it, they judge what I got done in that time. So I'm a bit worried about that. I can imagine myself being overwhelmed, have to look things up, and basically end up within the time hardly doing anything. Obviously that's a pessimistic view but that's my fear.
So I'm wondering if anyone has any advice about how to manage my time during the test? Obviously I need to read the brief very well several times to start with but at that point I can see me thinking, there's no way I can do all that in the time and getting in a bit of a mess and not behaving in the best way from then on. There's every chance that the test requires too much to be done in two and half hours, and they're just interested in how far I get. One thought I've just had: should I aim to get the whole thing done in whatever manor (in a quick and dirty kind of way, anything that just basically works), or get one bit done well? Maybe the brief/test question will offer guidance on that.
Any thoughts/advice on best way to tackle it please?
I suppose I should set about brushing up on my PHP (including OO?) and JS now…