Application Letters Quiz

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Application Letters Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When should you send a covering letter?
    • A. 

      Every time you send your CV to an employer.

    • B. 

      Only when it is specifically requested in a job advert.

    • C. 

      When you want to tell an employer your salary expectations.

    • D. 

      Only when your CV does not cover everything you want to say.

  • 2. 
    It is okay to write a standard application letter for sending to all companies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following should NOT feature in the final paragraph of an application letter?
    • A. 

      A statement thanking the reader for their time / consideration.

    • B. 

      Your availability / interest in attending an interview.

    • C. 

      A statement saying you look forward to hearing from the reader.

    • D. 

      Why you are applying for the position.

  • 4. 
    What length should an application letter normally be?
    • A. 

      Two pages long.

    • B. 

      However many pages required for what you want to say

    • C. 

      No more than one page of A4.

    • D. 

      Three pages long.

  • 5. 
    How should you start a letter if you do not have a named person to write to?
    • A. 

      Dear Personnel Department

    • B. 

      To Whom it May Concern

    • C. 

      Dear Sir

    • D. 

      Dear Manager

  • 6. 
    You do not need to write a cover letter if you are emailing your CV to an employer
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the following should NOT be included in an application letter?
    • A. 

      Why you are applying for the position.

    • B. 

      Your skills, qualifications and experience that are relevant to the position applied for.

    • C. 

      Details of problems you have had with employers in the past.

    • D. 

      Your interest in / knowledge of the organisation.

  • 8. 
    If you begin a letter with "Dear Sir" you should end it with:
    • A. 

      Yours sincerely

    • B. 

      From

    • C. 

      Yours faithfully

    • D. 

      Yours

  • 9. 
    If you begin a letter with 'Dear Mrs Hope’ you should end it with 'Yours sincerely”
    • A. 

      Yours sincerely

    • B. 

      From

    • C. 

      Yours faithfully

    • D. 

      Yours

  • 10. 
    Long paragraphs are expected in application letters so job-seekers can discuss their skills and qualifications in great detail.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    When emailing an application letter, the letter should be typed in the body of the email using bold, italics and indents to improve the appearance of the letter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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