1. Which of the following career planning activities will help you define where you want to go and how to present yourself to a targeted employer?
a. Writing the story of you
b. Getting organized
c. Crafting a personal strategy
d. Starting at least a year away from graduation
e. Creating stepping-stone opportunities
2. The best way to become a valued network member is by
a. expecting others in your network to help you.
b. emailing your resume to everyone in your network.
c. broadcasting the contact information of everyone you meet.
d. none of the above.
3. What does “quality of hire” mean to employers?
a. The amount of risk involved in each new hire
b. The potential for long-term growth of a new hire
c. How closely a new hire meets the company’s needs
d. How many of the new hires’ skill sets can be used immediately
e. The number of new hires compared to the number of job openings
4. How can you help a potential employer see that you are a good fit for the specific needs of a particular position?
a. Indicate the specific job you want in the application letter
b. Use an objective section on the resume to tell the employer what you are looking for
c. Use action terms
d. Customize your resume to the specific job opening
e. Stress grades and volunteerism instead of previous jobs
5. Many companies judge the success of their recruiting efforts by the
a. quantity of hire.
b. cost-benefit hiring ratio. c.quality of hire.
d. social media click-through rate.
6. Which of the following should your goal be during the interview process?
a. To explain what you are looking for in an entry level position
b. To show how classes have prepared you for a position in your field
c. To determine your value in the market
d. To explore what type of positions would be most interesting to you
e. To explain how your general potential translates to the specific needs of the position
7. Which of the following is the process of making informal connections with people who could have beneficial business contacts?
a. Career counseling
e. Public relations
8. Why is it important to build networks with people who have similar professions or are currently working at organizations you are interested in working for?
a. Current employees will always give honest opinions about the organization
b. You are more likely to get a Tweet up invitation
c. Most companies ask employees for recommendations before using other search techniques
d. You can use those connections to make even more connections through sites like LinkedIn
e. You are more likely to be recommended for an opening so those in your network can spend more time with you
9. Which of the following can help show your problem solving and project management skills on your resume even when you don’t have much paid work experience?
a. Trade shows
e. Utilizing mobile apps for the job search
10. The best time for college students to begin developing a job-search strategy is
a. about six months prior to graduation.
b. now—even if they are a year or more away from graduation.
c. no earlier than the second semester of their junior year.
d. immediately after graduation.
e. during the last semester of college
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