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Job-Seeker Job Skills Quiz
A Quintessential Careers Quiz


 

by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.

 

Think you're an expert at job-hunting? There's only one way to find out! Take the Quintessential Careers Job Skills Quiz for Job-Seekers!

 

 

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Instructions: Read each statement and decide whether it is true or false. Need a little help? Take advantage of some of our career resources.

 

  1. Finding a new job should not take any longer than one month.
    True
    False
  2.  

  3. It increases your chances of getting a job by applying for a lot of different jobs than to just go after the job you want.
    True
    False
  4.  

  5. The best way to find a job is looking through online job postings and want ads.
    True
    False
  6.  

  7. Networking is always an important activity -- even when you're already employed.
    True
    False
  8.  

  9. Social networking sites are fine, but you should always be doing more than simply updating your status or commenting on others.
    True
    False
  10.  

  11. Your regular (formatted) print resume should be no longer than one page in length.
    True
    False
  12.  

  13. A text resume is just a stripped down version of your regular (formatted) resume.
    True
    False
  14.  

  15. Using action verbs should be a key part of writing your resume and cover letters.
    True
    False
  16.  

  17. You don't always need to send a cover letter with your resume when applying for a job.
    True
    False
  18.  

  19. When possible, you should follow-up all your job applications with a phone call or e-mail to the employer.
    True
    False
  20.  

  21. Sending thank you e-mails/notes/letters to every person you interview with is a nice gesture, but not really necessary.
    True
    False
  22.  

  23. What you wear and how you look has an impact on job interviews.
    True
    False
  24.  

  25. It is extremely important to prepare for interviews by preparing questions to ask as well as preparing answers to questions you may be asked.
    True
    False
  26.  

  27. A basic knowledge of the organization and the industry (or industries) it operates in is not crucial when job-hunting.
    True
    False
  28.  

  29. Once you've been offered the job, you can start negotiating your salary.
    True
    False
  30.  

 

      

 


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Questions about some of the terminology used in this quiz? Get more information (definitions and links) on key college, career, and job-search terms by going to our Job-Seeker's Glossary of Job-Hunting Terms.

 

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.

 


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