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All of the following questions are suitable to ask in an information interview EXCEPT:
A)How do you spend a typical day?
B)How soon after you joined this company did you get your first raise?
C)How did you get this job?
D)What do you like best about your job? What do you like least?
More than _____ % of all new jobs are found not by responding to an ad but through networking with personal contacts.
When you're creating your résumé, you should following all of these guidelines EXCEPT:
A)Use "I" frequently to emphasize your own accomplishments.
B)Give details to support your claims.
C)Emphasize problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
D)Emphasize things you've done during the past three to five years.
A targeted résumé should be used when
A)You want to emphasize what you can do.
B)You have had impressive job titles during your career.
C)Your education and work history are logical preparation for the position you want.
D)You want to use the traditional résumé format.
To reduce the possibility of your electronic résumé being blocked by a company's spam filter, you should do all of the following EXCEPT:
A)Send your résumé to only one recipient per message.
B)Copy your résumé into the body of the e-mail message instead of including it as an attachment.
C)Avoid words that spam filters are likely to block (such as cash, expand and free).
D)Add "NOT spam" to your subject line.
Any of the following would be a good choice for a reference EXCEPT:
A)A former teacher or volunteer administrator.
B)A family member if you have worked in your family's business.
C)Someone who can vouch for your character.
D)Someone who can comment on skills relevant to your targeted position.
Jenny is writing a job application letter to accompany her résumé. In the letter, she should do all of the following EXCEPT:
A)Show how much she knows about the organization.
B)Show how her qualifications can help the organization meet its needs.
C)Show how she differs from other applicants.
D)Show how much she needs the job.
In a job application letter, you should use
A)One or two full sentences, followed by a bulleted list.
B)Brief sentence fragments and lots of white space.
C)Full sentences and paragraphs.
D)A full sentence only at the beginning and end, with short, parallel phrases in the body.
In both solicited and prospecting letters, you should do all of the following EXCEPT:
A)Address the letter to Dear Sir/Madam if you don't have a specific person's name.
B)Indicate the specific position for which you are applying.
C)Ask for an interview.
D)Show knowledge of the company and the position.
A prospecting job application letter is similar in structure to
A)A 1-2-3 presentation.
B)A persuasive direct request.
C)An indirect informational message.
D)A problem-solving persuasive message.
All of the following are examples of traditional interview questions EXCEPT:
A)Tell me about yourself.
B)Why should I hire you?
C)Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
D)What have you read recently?
In a video interview, you can expect about ___ % of the attention to be focused on what you say.
All of the following are examples of specific types of interviews EXCEPT:
If an interviewer asks you to describe a time when you took a leadership role to salvage a team project that had gone off track, an appropriate response would be any of the following EXCEPT:
A)An example you make up on the spot because you've never experienced the situation the interviewer describes.
B)An example where you can explain what you did and what happened as a result.
C)An example where you acted in a certain way, but would act differently if the situation were different.
D)An example where you can respond to follow-up questions, such as what your manager thought of your actions.
A manager makes the following comment in an employee's performance appraisal: "Susan needs to devote more effort to her work and less to her social networking activities." Is that an appropriate comment?
A)Yes, because it gives clear direction on how Susan can improve her work performance.
B)No, because it doesn't mention which specific social networking site(s) Susan was using.
C)No, because it doesn't specify what percentage of time the manager considers acceptable to spend on social networking sites.
D)No, because the comment is too vague. It should give specific instances when the manager saw Susan spending time on social networking sites instead of working.
If a former employee asks you for a letter of reference, your letter should include all of the following types of statements EXCEPT:
A)Whether you would rehire the person.
B)How well, and for how long, you have known the person.
C)A summary of your own career and accomplishments.
D)Specific examples to illustrate positive statements you make.

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