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1.When the employer asks you about what you didn’t like about your previous job, you should __________.

A.

brush off the question with humor

B.

highlight the similarities between your previous and prospective employer

C.

make sure that you don’t give the impression that you are a difficult employee

D.

avoid answering the question and ask the interviewer a question instead

E.

let him know about the negatives, so you could avoid the same situation

 

2.Rebecca is contemplating setting up an e-portfolio. Which of the following media is suitable for her résumé?

A.

traditional paper

B.

video

C.

electronic plain-text

D.

printed scannable résumé

E.

Audio

 

3.An interview where the job candidate is criticized or provoked is a type of __________.

A.

guided interview

B.

structured interview

C.

screening interview

D.

stress interview

E.

situational interview

 

 

 

 

4.It is mandatory by law to disclose a criminal record or time spent incarcerated on your résumé. Is this statement true or false?

A.

True

B.

False

 

5.An open-ended interview is an informal meeting, with a conversational tone. Is this statement true or false?

A.

True

B.

False

 

6.Helen is applying for a job as a senior accountant. With regard to her references, she should __________.

A.

prepare a list of references, only if she is applying for a position outside the U.S.

B.

prepare a list of references and mention “references available upon request” at the end of her résumé

C.

prepare a list of references but not include them in her résumé

D.

prepare a list of references and include them in her résumé

E.

not prepare a list of references because in the U.S. she need not mention their names in her résumé

 

 

7.If you do not name your current employer in the work experience section of your résumé and only mention the industry, you __________.

A.

may lose out on the keyword search

B.

are not being honest and transparen

C.

may not be noticed by recruiters

D.

are following expected résumé protocol and are allowed to keep your employer confidential

E.

are creating doubt in the mind of your potential employer, who is entitled to disqualify you based on this omission

 

8.When the interviewer asks you if you have any more questions and checks the time, you should __________.

A.

ask for more time

B.

express your interest in the organization

C.

summarize the interview

D.

conclude gracefully

E.

let him know the time

 

9.For an effective application letter __________.

A.

include humor and generously use personal pronouns to project confidence

B.

add anecdotes and quotes to provide a meaningful concept to the readers

C.

volunteer your salary history and requirements

D.

describe your résumé in detail in more than five paragraphs

E.

show that you understand the company and the marketplace

 

10.When writing a résumé, in order to handle overqualification, __________.

A.

itemize each position held at the firm to show growth within the organization and increasing responsibilities along the way

B.

tone down your résumé, focusing exclusively on the experience and skills that relate to the position

C.

use the interview process to explain any mitigating circumstances and to emphasize your rehabilitation and commitment to being a law-abiding, trustworthy employee

D.

group a number of short-term jobs of a similar type under a single heading

 

 

E.

mention related volunteer work and membership in professional groups. List relevant course work and internships

 

11.Quality of hire is __________.

A.

the candidate’s perceived ability to work

B.

a measure of how closely new employees meet the company’s needs

C.

a measure of the effectiveness of the hiring process

D.

the number of applicants who applied through employee referral

E.

a measure of the performance of an organization

 

12.The majority of résumés are now subjected to keyword searches in an applicant tracking system or other database, in which a recruiter __________.

A.

translates a job seekers experience into measurable items

B.

matches accomplishments to action-based keywords

C.

provides feedback after an interview

D.

identifies the influence of a job seeker’s network

E.

hunts for résumés most likely to match the requirements of a particular job

 

13.Employers expect serious candidates to demonstrate an understanding of the company’s operations, its markets, and tactical challenges. Is this statement true or false?

A.

True

B.

False

 

 

 

 

 

14.You have been asked to hire 10 consultants for H.Q. Services, but the company insists that you need not conduct preliminary screening interviews, because they believe that it may lengthen the hiring process. Which of these arguments could help convince them about the benefits of preliminary screening interviews?

A.

They can give multiple tests at the screening round.

B.

They can hire more candidates, as a reserve.

C.

Screening interviews help companies to thoroughly investigate their applicants.

D.

It will help them in restricting the number of applications they would receive.

E.

They can narrow the field of applicants.

 

15.When applying to U.S. companies, your résumé should include personal data such as age, marital status, and Social Security number. Is this statement true or false?

A.

True

B.

False

 

16.A career summary __________.

A.

presents your educational background in depth, choosing facts that support your professional theme

B.

identifies either a specific job you want to land or a general career track you would like to pursue

C.

offers a brief recap of your career with the goal of presenting increasing levels of responsibility and performance

D.

is a brief introductory statement that precedes your name and contact information

E.

offers a brief view of your key qualifications

 

 

17.An infographic résumé is a type of printed

résumé that is specially formatted to be compatible with optical scanning systems that convert printed documents to electronic text. Is this statement true or false?

A.

True

B.

False

 

18.In a(n) __________ interview, the interviewer (or a computer program) asks a series of questions in a predetermined order.

A.

group

B.

panel

C.

open-ended

D.

structured

E.

Unguided

 

19.Which of the following is the last step in planning your

résumé?

A.

adapt to your audience

B.

organize the information

C.

analyze the situation

D.

gather information

E.

select the right medium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.Which of the following is true about

résumés?

A.

If you want a really good

résumé, you need to have it prepared by a

résumé service.

B.

The purpose of your

résumé is to list all your skills and abilities.

C.

Present your work experience in chronological order and avoid translating your past experience to the new position.

D.

Recruiters don’t need much information about you at the initial screening stage, and they probably won’t read it.

E.

The more good information you present about yourself in your

résumé, the better, so stuff your

résumé with every positive detail.

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