Am I Prepared For My Job Interview? My Job Search Starts Here.

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Job Interview Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz to test your current level of readiness to begin your job search. It covers areas related to preparing for your cover letter, the CV, targeting companies and recruitment agencies and the actual live interview. You will not be judged in any way. The purpose of this is to raise your awareness and give you some insights about best practices for people who are targeting to work in the global economy, for a multinational organization. If you are not familiar with some of the terms/concepts and felt a bit uneasy, then you may want to sign up with a career coach at PracticeInterview in order to gain greater confidence, sharpen up your interviewing skills with the latest methods, learn to write a outstanding CV and have complete control over yo


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you are beginning your job search and don’t have contacts, the best thing you can do is:
    • A. 

      Contact as many companies as possible

    • B. 

      Just focus on reading the job ads in the Newspaper

    • C. 

      Look for a job near your home

    • D. 

      Select 2 or 3 target companies

  • 2. 
    When preparing for your job interview, you should:
    • A. 

      Find out about the companies core products and services

    • B. 

      Read about their corporate culture

    • C. 

      Use your research about company in your interview answers

    • D. 

      Apply for this job even if the culture doesn’t resonate with you

    • E. 

      A, B and C

  • 3. 
    When answering the unanswerable question, “Tell me about yourself” you should:
    • A. 

      Begin by telling about the first job you ever had

    • B. 

      Begin by telling about your educatio

    • C. 

      Discuss the company and job which is the closest or the same to this job for which you are applying for

    • D. 

      Emphasize why you are relevant and motivated for this job

    • E. 

      B, C, and D

  • 4. 
    When you write and prepare your CV, you should:
    • A. 

      Tailor your CV to each different job you apply for

    • B. 

      Put your current work history first

    • C. 

      Include your objective statement and soft skill competencies

    • D. 

      Always include the dates and never leave gaps

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    When preparing for your cover letter, True or False:  Emphasize your attitude and beliefs no matter what even if they are not the same as on the corporate website
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A cover letter should be 2 paragraphs
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A cover letter should sum up all your skills even though they are not needed on this job
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    If you have no experience in this particular area, in your cover letter, you should:
    • A. 

      Emphasize how you are eager, flexible and capable to learn anything

    • B. 

      Show you are motivated by stating which values you have and how they could be valuable to this function and company

    • C. 

      Make up a little work experience to get invited to the job interview

    • D. 

      A and B

  • 9. 
    Statements True / False It is a good idea to contact a colleague or friend at the company you want to apply for and request an informational interview
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    If you try to organize an interview with colleague or friend only to gather information about the job and company, to gain information, you are being unprofessional
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    If you have an informational interview, you should plan what you want to know first about the job and company
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Your informational interview should ideally lead you to an interview
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Most jobs vacancies that get filled never get advertised.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    If you are applying for a job that is new or you have little or no experience, you should:
    • A. 

      Let your personality shine through

    • B. 

      Read and Learn as much as you can about the job before you apply

    • C. 

      Just accept that you probably won’t get hired and do not apply at all

    • D. 

      A and B

  • 15. 
    When you provide professional references, you should get permission before.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    When you write your CV objective statement, you should include the following:
    • A. 

      The type of company and industry you are interested in

    • B. 

      The ideal job you are seeking even if it is different that this job you are applying

    • C. 

      Describe your motivation and make sure that your objective statement matches closely with the job you are applying for

    • D. 

      Highlight a few top qualities about you

    • E. 

      A, C and D

  • 17. 
    In your CV, when you write about your past work experience, you should:
    • A. 

      Use a paragraph and include as much information as possible

    • B. 

      Give only 3 to 5 bullets about each job, even if you have to leave some things out

    • C. 

      Discuss 1 or 2 achievements or KPI’s (key performance indicators you reached) at each place you worked

    • D. 

      Use action verbs to start off each bullet

    • E. 

      B, C, and D

  • 18. 
    If you have a gap in your career, you should: true/false Tell the truth about it
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    If you have a gap in your career, you should: true/false Try to hide it and replace work with a hobby, volunteer work or helping sick family member
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    If you have a gap in your career, you should: true/false If you were fired and can’t find a new job since a long time, admit it
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    If you have a gap in your career, you should: true/false It is acceptable to show that you are happy with your gap or sabbatical and that this decision was conscious
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    If you have a gap in your career, you should: true/false Learn to say something difficult at ease and with confidence
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    If you have a gap in your career, you should: true/false Don’t give up and keep looking for work
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    It is acceptable to give the interviewer the necessary information about your current job search,  past interviews and selection process
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Competency based interviewing I know what this means?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    STAR interviewing? I know what this stands for
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    If I am an executive, my CV should be:
    • A. 

      1 page long

    • B. 

      2 pages

    • C. 

      3 pages

    • D. 

      Whatever is needed to present my competencies, skills and achievements

  • 28. 
    As a person who is at medium level (5-10 years experience) in my career, the length of my CV should be
    • A. 

      1 page long

    • B. 

      2 pages

    • C. 

      3 pages

    • D. 

      Whatever is necessary to explain all the experience

  • 29. 
    In order to optimize my job search, I should use the following channels:
    • A. 

      Post my CV on one main general internet job board (monster)

    • B. 

      Post my CV on both general and more targeted (i.e. financial or IT)

    • C. 

      Contact professional federations, Industry journals or membership organizations to see if they have a job board

    • D. 

      Put my professional profile on social networks (Linkedin)

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 30. 
    If you are really desperate and need a job, you should just write on your CV whatever is necessary to get the job interview. True/False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    Before sending your CV for a job, you should call and find out to who’s attention and if there are any deadlines. True/False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    After you have sent your CV to potential employer, you should always follow-up to find out if your CV was successfully received. True/False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    When you work with recruitment agencies, you should:
    • A. 

      Find out if they are specialized in your area of expertise before sending your CV

    • B. 

      Ask them about the priorities in this recruitment and which timing is acceptable to send your CV

    • C. 

      Ask them what are the critical ‘must haves’ in this job and highlight these in your CV before sending it

    • D. 

      Call them after you send your CV to confirm it’s receipt

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 34. 
    When you have been invited for the actual interview, you can:
    • A. 

      Learn about the company’s product which brings them their greatest revenue

    • B. 

      Relax and feel confident that you are right for this job

    • C. 

      Should make a critical self evaluation: how do your skills and behaviors match with this job

    • D. 

      Trust your great personality will win you this job

    • E. 

      A and C

  • 35. 
    In the actual interview, I can be myself and use strong words and phrases to re-iterate my point, like, ‘shoulds’ and ‘never’ and ‘always’ True / False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    When your interview process is completed, you should:
    • A. 

      Send a follow-up thank you by email

    • B. 

      Make a phone call within the following 10 days to reiterate your motivation and find out the next steps

    • C. 

      Take notes of your interview process, people you met with, main points covered so you can use this in the follow up correspondence

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 37. 
    • A. 

      Keep interviewing with other companies

    • B. 

      Stop your job search until you hear results from your preferred job interview so you don’t have too many choices and chaos in your job search

    • C. 

      Try to get at least a few offers before accepting one

    • D. 

      Give yourself a time frame that you want to take a decision, taking into account the company’s needs as well

    • E. 

      A, C and D