WPM articles

This blog has posts about typing speed and keyboarding skills.

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shutterstock_124137598 Are Typing Skills Really Necessary for College?

March 6, 2013

Did you know that the average college student types at about 30-35 wpm? That might sound like a lot but, let’s consider that you are writing a 5 page term paper for one of your courses.  If you had the entire paper hand written and sitting in front of you and were able to type [...]

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shutterstock_129169610 Got Skills? Top 5 Jobs for Touch Typists

March 1, 2013

It’s a competitive job market out there and employers are looking for applicants with more than just a degree these days.  They want people with experience but, more importantly, they want people with skills that they can apply to the job. Look through any online job database and what do you see? Companies looking for [...]

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shutterstock_125503673 5 Shortcuts to Increase Your Typing Speed

February 4, 2013

We all know that typing speed matters.  Whether you’re applying for a job as a paralegal or an executive assistant, being able to type quickly and accurately might be the only skill that stands between you and another equally qualified applicant. Can you type 65+ words per minute?  If you didn’t have the benefit of [...]

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Typing Skills at work Does WPM Really Matter in the Corporate World?

November 30, 2012

Importance of Typing Fast in a Job In this fast-paced world, time is money and everything needs to be done in the shortest time possible. You see that several job postings include a minimum typing speed in terms of WPM (words per minute) in their list of requirements. With the widespread use of computers, almost [...]

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relaxed-typing Free Flow: Type How You Want in WPM Test

November 23, 2012

While accurate typing skills and speed have been a job requirement for decades, in today’s computerized world, passing a typing wpm test can literally be the deal breaker when it comes to landing a job. When applying with a staffing company for instance, all applicants are required to take and pass a typing speed test [...]

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