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Resume Questions #1  - Quiz
select the best answer (don't you just hate these?!!) J


Question 1:  A resume is...

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


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

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


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

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


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

a:
Job experience and education.
b:
Contact information.
c:
Achievements.
 


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

a:
Address this in my resume and provide a specific salary amount.
b:
Ignore the request. Salary requirements are best discussed at the interview stage.
c:
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...

a:
My name and contact information.
b:
My name, contact information and date of birth.
c:
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.

a:
high school
b:
high school and college
c:
college
 


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

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


Your Score:   

     

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