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College Grad Job-Hunting Readiness Quiz
A Quintessential Careers Quiz


 

by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.

 

Every college student who plans to get a job when college is over reacts differently when graduation looms ever closer. Some students happily prepare for the job search while others choose to avoid their impending entrance into the "real world" for as long as possible.

 

If it helps any, think of job-search preparation and finding a job as your final exam to your college experience.

 

So, as graduation looms, how ready are you for the job-search? Take our College Grad Job-Hunting Readiness Quiz!

 

Feel a need to study a bit before taking the quiz? Use The 15-Point College Grad Job-Hunting Study Guide.

 

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Directions: This quiz is multiple choice, so choose the response to each statement that best matches your situation. Use of a Scantron is optional.

  1. I know exactly the type of job I want.
    a. Not Sure
    b. Started
    c. Nearly Complete
    d. Complete

     

  2. I know the geographic area I prefer to live and work in after graduation.
    a. Not Sure
    b. Started
    c. Nearly Complete
    d. Complete

     

  3. I have a basic resume that highlights my strengths and accomplishments -- one that has been reviewed by at least two career experts.
    a. Not Sure
    b. Started
    c. Nearly Complete
    d. Complete

     

  4. I have a list of prospective employers that I have researched -- and that I have contacted and sent my resume.
    a. Not Sure
    b. Started
    c. Nearly Complete
    d. Complete

     

  5. I have sought job-search advice from my academic adviser, other professors, and the university career center.
    a. Not Sure
    b. Started
    c. Nearly Complete
    d. Complete

     

  6. I am using every available network contact (friends, family, neighbors, alumni, former bosses and co-workers, etc.) to track down job leads.
    a. Not Sure
    b. Started
    c. Nearly Complete
    d. Complete

     

  7. I am adding to my network of contacts by requesting informational interviews and joining at least one appropriate professional/occupational association.
    a. Not Sure
    b. Started
    c. Nearly Complete
    d. Complete

     

  8. I have contacted and secured at least three people (former co-workers, bosses, and professors) to serve as references.
    a. Not Sure
    b. Started
    c. Nearly Complete
    d. Complete

     

  9. I am attending job-hunting events -- such as on-campus recruiting and career fairs.
    a. Not Sure
    b. Started
    c. Nearly Complete
    d. Complete

     

  10. I have sought out the best couple of niche job boards (and perhaps one of the major job boards) to post my resume and review job listings.
    a. Not Sure
    b. Started
    c. Nearly Complete
    d. Complete

     

  11. I have prepared for job interviews by writing answers to common questions and by participating in practice or mock interviews.
    a. Not Sure
    b. Started
    c. Nearly Complete
    d. Complete

     

  12. I have samples of my work I can bring to the job interview -- or even better -- a career portfolio that includes copies of my resume, work samples, awards and recognition, and other job-search artifacts.
    a. Not Sure
    b. Started
    c. Nearly Complete
    d. Complete

     

  13. I have cleaned up my social networking sites (such as Facebook and MySpace) and/or tightened the privacy settings to guard my personal identity.
    a. Not Sure
    b. Started
    c. Nearly Complete
    d. Complete

     

  14. I have researched salaries enough so that I have a realistic understanding of what I can expect to earn once I find a job.
    a. Not Sure
    b. Started
    c. Nearly Complete
    d. Complete

     

  15. I have learned the basic etiquette of job-hunting, including how to dress for success, behave in job interviews and on-site visits, and prepare thank-you letters.
    a. Not Sure
    b. Started
    c. Nearly Complete
    d. Complete

     

 

      

 

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QuintCareers.com Founder Dr. Randall Hansen Dr. Randall S. Hansen is founder of Quintessential Careers, one of the oldest and most comprehensive career development sites on the Web, as well CEO of EmpoweringSites.com. He is also founder of MyCollegeSuccessStory.com and EnhanceMyVocabulary.com. He is publisher of Quintessential Careers Press, including the Quintessential Careers electronic newsletter, QuintZine. Dr. Hansen is also a published author, with several books, chapters in books, and hundreds of articles. He's often quoted in the media and conducts empowering workshops around the country. Finally, Dr. Hansen is also an educator, having taught at the college level for more than 15 years. Visit his personal Website or reach him by email at randall(at)quintcareers.com. Check out Dr. Hansen on GooglePlus.

 


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