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1 Career Exploration Final
Directions: Write your name in the appropriate section on your answer sheet and fill in the corresponding bubbles. Each slide in this PowerPoint is one question. Choose the best answer and fill in the appropriate bubble on your answer sheet. Each question is worth 2 points.

2 1. Writing down your goals decreases the likelihood of achieving them
1. Writing down your goals decreases the likelihood of achieving them. (a.) True (b.) False

3 2. The primary purpose of the resume is to
Obtain interviews. Practice stating your skills. Give to your support network. All of the above. None of the above.

4 3. Often, a less experienced applicant with more enthusiasm for a job is hired over competitors who are more qualified but less enthusiastic. (a.) True (b.) False

5 4. An interview begins in the waiting area with the receptionist. (a.) True (b.) False

6 5. By making a follow-up telephone call after sending a cover letter and resume, an applicant’s chance of obtaining an interview is Increased. Decreased. About the same.

7 6. Which of the following words would be most effective on a resume to be reviewed by a person (rather than by a computer program)? Descriptive Nouns. Personal Pronouns such as I or me. Action Verbs. All of the above. None of the above.

8 7. To document what you have to offer an employer, you should include
Paid work experience. Volunteer work experience. Education. All of the above. None of the above.

9 8. You should not send a cover letter when
You deliver your resume in person. An advertised position requests only a resume. You are submitting your resume electronically. All of the above. None of the above.

10 9. You will be screened into or out of an interview on the basis of your
Resume. Employment Application. Cover Letter. All of the above. None of the above.

11 10. A well-written resume objective accomplishes which of the following?
Shows research of job and/or position. Reflects your abilities and interests. Uses industry vocabulary. All of the above. None of the above.

12 11. Which of the following is an appropriate item to include in your career portfolio to aid in your job search? A copy of your school transcript. A copy of your resume. A sample of work that you have completed. All of the above. None of the above.

13 12. What should you do to avoid making mistakes on the application?
Complete your application in pencil. Practice on a sample application first. Use erasable ink. All of the above. None of the above.

14 13. Employers are only interested in paid work experience, not volunteer work. (a.) True (b.) False

15 14. What information should be included in the heading section of your resume?
Work Experience, Address, Skills, & . Name, Phone Number, Address. References, Name, . Phone Number, , & Education. C and D.

16 15. Which of the following is the best way to write a salutation in a cover letter addressed to Mr. Ravi Patel, Human Resources Manager, ABC Company? Dear Sir, Gentlemen: To Whom it May Concern: Dear Mr. Patel, None of the above.

17 16. Which of the following is not a transferable competency?
Ability to balance a set of books. Ability to arrive at work every day on time. Ability to give an oral presentation on new policies. All of the above. None of the above.

18 17. During the interview, the first thing the employer will evaluate is your
Cover letter and Resume. Communication Skills. Image and Appearance. All of the above. None of the above.

19 18. In an interview, your verbal communication should be
Positive. Courteous. Focused on how you fit the job. All of the above. None of the above.

20 19. You can use a relative as a job reference. (a.) True (b.) False

21 20. How many references should you list on an application?
1 3 5 2

22 21. Which of the following forms of communication has the most impact during your interview?
Nonverbal. Verbal. Voice Quality. All of the above. None of the above.

23 22. Which types of web sites are useful for obtaining information about employers and jobs?
Employer web sites. School career service web sites. Financial information web sites. All of the above. None of the above.

24 23. Use a(n) ____________________ resume layout to emphasize specific capabilities and experience related to the job target if you lack experience directly related to your job target or if you have gaps in employment. Combination. Functional. Chronological.

25 24. The most common mistake when filling out an application is failing to sign it. (a.) True (b.) False

26 25. ____________________ are words and phrases that employers search for when reviewing resumes manually or electronically. Keywords. Notes. Behaviors. 60-Second Commercials. None of the above.

27 26. The best way to convince employers of your skills and abilities is to
Provide a written list, such as a resume. Offer proof by giving examples in an interview. Have the employer contact your references. All of the above. None of the above.

28 27. Three acceptable resume fonts include:
Times New Roman, Arial, Georgia Times New Roman, Tahoma, Courier Times New Roman, Arial, Helvetica All of the above. None of the above.

29 28. Which of the following is not a job-specific skill?
Ability to mix dental adhesive. Ability to lead a quality team. Ability to create customized spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel. All of the above. None of the above.

30 29. The purpose of a job objective is ____________________.
To specify the position you are applying for. To tell the employer about a future career goal. To ask for an interview. To provide a sales pitch. None of the above.

31 30. What is the benefit of working in teams?
Quality is enhanced. Sounds decisions and solutions are made. Resources, talents, and strengths are more efficiently applied. All of the above. None of the above.

32 31. You should send a _________________________ to everyone who gives you an interview.
Thank-You Note. Resume. Interview. Network. None of the above.

33 32. What size of fonts should be used on the headings within your resume?
8 - 10 None of the above.

34 33. The first step in problem solving is considering alternatives. (a
33. The first step in problem solving is considering alternatives. (a.) True (b.) False

35 34. Which of the following would be a good choice for a job reference?
Your favorite aunt. A best friend. Your mom. All of the above. None of the above.

36 35. Volunteer work is good for you and the community, but it will not help you in your job search. (a.) True (b.) False

37 36. The most common mistake applicants make on employment applications is failing to ____________________ them. Endorse. Sign. Copy. Distribute. .

38 37. You do not need someone’s permission to use them as a reference for a job. (a.) True (b.) False

39 38. It is not acceptable to ask employers about their hiring procedures before applying for a position. (a.) True (b.) False

40 39. You should not contact your interviewer after your interview. (a.) True (b.) False

41 40. Since tattoos are a permanent creative expression, it is acceptable to leave them exposed when dressing for an interview. (a.) True (b.) False

42 41. Which of the following choices are positive visualization techniques?
Relaxing. Mentally drawing a picture or creating a mental video. Incorporating pictures, words, actions, & senses. All of the above. None of the above.

43 42. Which of the following is the best example of an affirmation statement?
I am not worried about giving my speech. I am ready to give my speech because I have researched my topic, practiced my delivery, and videotaped my rehearsal. I am well-prepared to succeed at my speech. All of the above. None of the above.

44 43. Employers would be interested in which of the following school activities?
Your schedule of classes. Your participation in inter-scholastic competitions. Your roommate. All of the above. None of the above.

45 44. What is the main purpose of a resume?
To get your name out to employers. To network with other employers. To get a job. To get an interview. All of the above.

46 45. You should always follow-up with a phone call after submitting a resume. (a.) True (b.) False

47 46. Career-minded individuals should focus mainly on developing strong job-specific skills to create lifelong job security for themselves. (a.) True (b.) False

48 47. You should identify your skills on a resume. (a.) True (b.) False

49 48. Which of the following would not make a good professional reference for a job seeker?
Your mother or father. Your teacher or coach. Your co-worker or supervisor. All of the above. None of the above.

50 49. A healthy self-esteem Is not necessary for success as long as you have good skills. Can be developed and maintained in adulthood. Only comes from having a good childhood. All of the above. None of the above.

51 50. The skill of making cheeseburgers at a local diner is an example of which of the following:
Transferable competency. A good habit. Job-Specific skill. All of the above. None of the above.

52 51. You should include your transcripts in your career portfolio.
Yes. No. Only if they will help you get a job. All of the above. None of the above.

53 52. Which of the following groups of words can be considered ‘action verbs’?
Decorate, Create, Paper Happy, See, Enjoy Visit, Watch, Learn A and C None of the above.

54 53. Seeking job leads and career advice and making as many people as possible aware of your job search is known as networking. (a.) True (b.) False

55 54. A conservative business suit is appropriate for every interview. (a.) True (b.) False

56 55. What should you put on an application when it asks you for salary requirements?
Minimum. $10 per hour. Leave it blank. Not sure. Negotiable.

57 56. In an interview, _____________________ plays the largest part in forming a good impression.
Verbal Communication. How you look. Nonverbal Communication. All of the above. None of the above.

58 57. What is the purpose of a 60-second commercial?
It is a sales pitch for the job you want. To have a prepared summary of qualifications for a potential employer. To share experiences and educational information with interviewers. B and C. All of the above.

59 58. You should complete a job application in
Pencil. Blue ink. All capital letters. Black ink. Person at the place of employment.

60 59. It is important to build and maintain strong networking relationships throughout your career, not just during your job search. (a.) True (b.) False

61 60. Positive thinking boosts your
Ability to perform. Energy. Confidence. All of the above. None of the above.

62 61. An employer will decide whether or not to interview you within how much time?
8 seconds. 2 minutes. 45 seconds. Depends on the length of the resume. B and D.

63 62. What is a Job-Specific Skill?
A skill that you will use in every job you will have in your entire career. A skill that is only necessary after you graduate high school. A skill that will be used once a year. All of the above. None of the above.

64 63. What is the first step in the problem solving process?
Evaluate results. Consider alternatives. Gather information. Identify the problem. Select the best alternative.

65 64. You should prepare your resume in complete sentences. (a. )
64. You should prepare your resume in complete sentences. (a.) True (b.) False

66 65. Which one of the following is an example of one of the 8 Success Strategies?
Positive Dramatization Positive Self-Talk Conflict Resolution Nonverbal Communication Visual Interaction

67 66. Which of the following resume sections are necessary when applying for a job?
Awards and Achievements Personal Interests Education All of the above. None of the above.

68 67. Transferable competencies make employees more adaptable to workplace changes. (a.) True (b.) False

69 68. The ability to work in teams is a work value employers look for in job applicants. (a.) True (b.) False

70 69. Which of the following is the best way to find out more about the company you will be interviewing for? Ask people in your network. Visit the company website. Call the company directly. All of the above. None of the above.

71 70. Which of the following is an example of what a man should wear to a professional interview?
B. D. E. C.

72 71. Which of the following is an example of what a woman should wear to a professional interview?
A B C. D. E.

73 72. What is the difference between “entry level wages” and “experienced level wages”?
There is no difference between the two. Entry level wages are equal to minimum wage and experienced level wages are more. Experienced level wages are higher because you have more experience in the field and entry level wages are less, because you are just starting out.

74 73. What should you do if you are writing a cover letter and don’t know who to address it to?
Call the company and ask who the best person would be to send a resume to. Address your letter “Dear Sir or Madam,” Leave off the “Dear” salutation and just write a generic letter. All of the above. None of the above.

75 74. If you are filling out a job application and have no prior job experience, what should you write in that section? N/A Make something up. Leave it blank. All of the above. None of the above.

76 This is the end of the final
This is the end of the final. Turn in your completed answer sheets and log off of the computer.


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