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Old 12-20-2016, 05:36 PM
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I have an interview coming up, and it ends with an excel test. Does anyone have any similar experiences, and how would you recommend I prepare? I have some time, so I could brush up on what I need to. I can do pivot tables and v-lookups. I already told them in a phone-interview I didn't know VBA.
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I have an interview coming up, and it ends with an excel test. Does anyone have any similar experiences, and how would you recommend I prepare? I have some time, so I could brush up on what I need to. I can do pivot tables and v-lookups. I already told them in a phone-interview I didn't know VBA.
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I have an interview coming up, and it ends with an excel test. Does anyone have any similar experiences, and how would you recommend I prepare? I have some time, so I could brush up on what I need to. I can do pivot tables and v-lookups. I already told them in a phone-interview I didn't know VBA.
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It won't help with the excel text, but I do suggest that knowing the AO search function is a good idea.
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I give an excel test to some candidates. Showing off their technical skills is only half of the reason I give the test. The other half is how they deal with a frustrating situation. I purposefully ask them questions about the data I give them that will be way over their head, hoping to draw them to ask thoughtful questions. If you don't know something, don't be afraid to admit that and ask good questions.
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