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Resume Questions #1  - Quiz
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Question 1:  A resume is...

An autobiography of one's career life and professional experiences in order to secure employment.
A detailed listing of a job candidate's skills, experiences, responsibilities and achievements as these relate to the position and company being targeted.
A complete listing of an individual's education, work experience and professional training.

Question 2:  The purpose of a resume is to...

Establish a candidate's qualifications for a position in order to secure an interview.
Establish a candidate's qualifications for a position in order to secure employment.
Establish a candidate's qualifications for a position in order to eliminate the competition.

Question 3:  The length of a resume must be...

One page, no longer.
Two pages, no longer.
Whatever number of pages is necessary to qualify the candidate.

Question 4:  The most important information on my resume is...

Job experience and education.
Contact information.

Question 5:  It's okay to exaggerate information on my resume when...

I'm writing about older, less important positions and need to make my career path more logical.
I was shy of completing a degree by only a few credits - and a degree is a requirement of the position.
It's never okay to exaggerate information in a resume.

Question 6:  When writing my resume, my main focus should be on...

Who will be reading my resume.
Presenting my best skills, experiences and achievements in priority.
The readability and visual presentation of my document.

Question 7:  When submitting my resume to a job advertisement, I need to make certain that...

I provide as many options for retrieving my resume as possible (ASCII, PDF, Word processed document, etc.).
I follow the directions of the ad explicitly.
I secure the name of the hiring manager or decision maker.

Question 8:  When salary history is required in an ad, I should...

Ignore the request. This information may damage my ability to compete for the position.
Include this information in its own document and submit it with my resume.
Include this information in the cover letter.

Question 9:  When salary requirements are requested in an ad, I should...

Address this in my resume and provide a specific salary amount.
Ignore the request. Salary requirements are best discussed at the interview stage.
Address this in my cover letter by providing a salary range or by indicating that salary is negotiable.

Question 10:  Certain personal information needs to be included in the resume, such as...

My name and contact information.
My name, contact information and date of birth.
My name, contact information, date of birth and number of dependents.

Question 11:  A potential employer is permitted to ask me the date(s) of my __________________ graduation, and, therefore, I should include this/these date(s) on my resume.

high school
high school and college

Question 12:  Posting my resume on a job search database online will make my resume available to:

Potential employers.
Only those ads to which I respond.
Almost anyone, including my current employer.

Your Score:   


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