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You should start preparing for a job search while you are still in school. All of the following preparations would be helpful EXCEPT:
A)Join extracurricular organizations on campus and in the community.
B)Check the possibility of an internship or co-op placement that would give you relevant experience.
C)Note which courses you like and why.
D)Use a scatter-gun approach to broadcasting your résumé so as many people as possible will be familiar with your skills when you start your job search.
Which of the following is NOT an example of a Web site where you can find job postings?
If your résumé makes it through the electronic applicant tracking system to a human recruiter, you can assume that the human will spend no more than ___________ skimming through it before deciding whether to keep it for a second look.
A)a minute
B)30 seconds
C)a couple of minutes
D)10 seconds
If you want your résumé to show extensive social media marketing experience through paid work, volunteer positions and courses, what type of résumé should you choose?
B)Reverse chronological.
You can emphasize information in a résumé by doing any of the following EXCEPT:
A)Putting it at the end of a list.
B)Giving it more space.
C)Putting it exactly in the middle of a page.
D)Providing details.
The "career objective" section of your résumé should
A)Sound like the job description the employer might use.
B)Be as general as possible so it could encompass several different jobs.
C)Focus on where you hope to be in a few years, not in where you currently are in your career.
D)Usually be omitted since it talks about ambitions, not facts.
Use a job application letter as
A)A way to restate all of the qualifications in your résumé in a different way.
B)Preparation for an interview.
C)An opportunity to show the recruiter that you can summarize your education and experience in letter format as well as in résumé format.
D)A chance to display your creative writing skills.
A job application letter is simply a shorter version of a résumé, emphasizing the points that are most important for successful job performance in a particular type of position.
In a job application letter, you can set yourself apart from other applicants by using any of the following techniques EXCEPT:
A)Demonstrating your knowledge of the company.
B)Describing course work that will help you make a contribution more quickly.
C)Describing your experience in terms that an employer would be surprised to hear from a new graduate, such as "extensive" or "comprehensive."
D)Using good word choices.
Near the end of a job application letter, you should always tell the employer
A)That you'll follow up by phone within a week, then follow through on that commitment.
B)That you're looking forward to an interview.
C)That you're available for an interview at his or her convenience, even if it would mean you'd have to adjust your schedule to be available on a particular day.
D)That you're sure he or she will agree that you are an excellent candidate.
Many employers expect interviewees to be assertive.
If you were asked in an interview, "How much would you charge to mow all of the lawns in Winnipeg?" you should consider the question as
A)Evidence that it's impossible to anticipate in advance all of the questions you'll get in an interview.
B)An irrelevant question that the interviewer expects you to refuse to answer.
C)A joke that the interviewer is making to put you at ease.
D)An attempt to see how quickly you can perform math calculations mentally.
When an interviewer asks traditional interview questions, you can always expect that he or she is primarily interested in the answers you give.
If an interviewer asks a question that makes you feel defensive (for example, "Why did you spend last summer working in a fast food joint? That doesn't sound like a job that anyone who's serious about an accounting career would take."), you should respond by
A)Telling the interviewer that you consider the question insulting and you'll be happy to answer it if it's stated more politely.
B)Being assertive and telling the interviewer that you don't think the question deserves a response.
C)Being honest and telling the interviewer it was the only job you could find at the time.
D)Rephrasing the question (for instance, "You're asking what skills I gained in fast food that would apply to a job in accounting.") and treating it as a request for information.
A company can avoid legal trouble by refusing to give any reference information except how long it employed someone and the position that person held.
Performance appraisals are primarily designed to
A)Protect the company.
B)Improve the employee's performance.
C)Remind the employee that the manager has a great deal of control.
D)Both protect the company and motivate the employee.

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