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The Résumé Quiz

15 Questions
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This quiz will test you on some of the basics about creating résumés. You may take it as many times as you wish, so no pressure!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the purpose of a résumé?
    • A. 

      A resume isn't really needed in today's job market.

    • B. 

      To get a job offer.

    • C. 

      To interest an employer enough for them to contact me for an interview.

    • D. 

      To document every job I have ever had and ever job duty I have ever had.

  • 2. 
    When is the best time to determine your job objective?
    • A. 

      I don't need to pick a job objective. I can keep my options open and employers will determine the best job for me.

    • B. 

      Before I start writing my resume. I can then focus the content of my resume around my objective.

    • C. 

      After I have sent out 150 resumes without landing any interviews.

    • D. 

      Prior to accepting a job offer.

  • 3. 
    What should the focus of your résumé be?
    • A. 

      To show I'm willing to take any job that I'm offered.

    • B. 

      To show that I am interested in and qualified for the particular position I'm applying for.

    • C. 

      To go into lengthy detail about my responsibilities and accomplishments for every position I have held.

    • D. 

      To tell an employer what I want from them.

  • 4. 
    Which is NOT something an employer needs to know for the job selection process?
    • A. 

      Can you do the job?

    • B. 

      Will you fit into the team?

    • C. 

      What type of worker are you?

    • D. 

      Are you married or single?

  • 5. 
    Which of these statement would you follow when you develop your résumé?
    • A. 

      Use many different fonts and incorporate colored fonts.

    • B. 

      Write in paragraph form to explain my background in detail.

    • C. 

      Use bulleted sentences to make my resume easier to read.

    • D. 

      Start my resume with the first position I've held and work backward to my most current position.

  • 6. 
    How should you write your résumé bullets?
    • A. 

      Use 'I' statements like 'I prepared a sales report.'

    • B. 

      Start each of my resume bullets with action words like prepared, developed, monitored, and presented.

    • C. 

      Incorporate acronyms and terms that are only used internally by my company.

    • D. 

      Take credit for work done by a team I was on that was actually done by other team members.

  • 7. 
    Which of these would include in your résumé?
    • A. 

      Accomplishments such as leading teams or presenting to management.

    • B. 

      Experience implementing new systems, processes and applications.

    • C. 

      Quantifiable accomplishments like incrasing sales by 15% or reducing costs by $250,000.

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 8. 
    What should you be sure to include in your résumé?
    • A. 

      My membership in controversial groups or organizations.

    • B. 

      Hobbies that are unrelated to my target position such as square dancing and basket weaving.

    • C. 

      My salary requirements.

    • D. 

      The resulting benefit of the project or assignment I completed.

  • 9. 
    Which résumé bullet best sells this jobseeker?
    • A. 

      Inceased overall sales by increasing new customer sales.

    • B. 

      Designed and implemented a new customer call process which resulted in increasing total sales by 20% without increasing sales staffing levels.

    • C. 

      Completed a new customer sales project for the sales department.

    • D. 

      I worked on a key sales project.

  • 10. 
    How long does an employer typically spend reviewing a résumé?
    • A. 

      30 seconds or less.

    • B. 

      3 minutes.

    • C. 

      5-7 minutes.

    • D. 

      More than 10 minutes.

  • 11. 
    What type of résumé is best to use when you have little work experience and you want to highlight your skills?
    • A. 

      Functional

    • B. 

      Chronological

    • C. 

      Combination

    • D. 

      Historical

  • 12. 
    What type of résumé is best to use when you want to bring attention to your work experience?
    • A. 

      Functional

    • B. 

      Chronological

    • C. 

      Combination

    • D. 

      Skill-based

  • 13. 
    This type of résumé is best to use when you have a nice mix of related skills and work experience.
    • A. 

      Functional

    • B. 

      Chronological

    • C. 

      Combination

    • D. 

      Historical

  • 14. 
    This gives focus, direction, and supports the rest of the résumé.
    • A. 

      Profile or Objective

    • B. 

      Education

    • C. 

      Work Experience

    • D. 

      Skills

  • 15. 
    This is a big NO-NO to put on your résumé.
    • A. 

      Address

    • B. 

      Birth date

    • C. 

      Email

    • D. 

      Phone number