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Resume Quizzes & Trivia

Writing a resume is intimidating for everyone, so don't worry, you're not alone. What makes resume writing difficult is identifying what to include, what not to, what to highlight, what to de-emphasize, etc. Here are a few questions to help get you started. Take this brief quiz to test your knowledge.


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

      To obtain a job offer

    • B. 

      It's not required in the job market today

    • C. 

      To interest the employer enough to call you

  • 2. 
    When is it important to create a job objective for your resume?
    • A. 

      Before you begin your resume

    • B. 

      It is not important to have an objective

    • C. 

      Prior to excepting the job

  • 3. 
    How long does a employer typical look at a resume?
    • A. 

      2 to 5 minutes

    • B. 

      5 to 10 minutes

    • C. 

      30 seconds

  • 4. 
    How many pages should your resume be?
    • A. 

      3 to 4 pages

    • B. 

      1 to 2 pages

    • C. 

      2 to 3 pages

  • 5. 
    Should you do research on the company your applying too?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    What are keywords the keywords companies are looking for in your resume?
    • A. 

      Percentages

    • B. 

      Dollars

    • C. 

      Numbers

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    What are the two types of resumes are most often used?
    • A. 

      Functional and Chronological

    • B. 

      Functional and Communication

    • C. 

      Chronological and Analytical

  • 8. 
    What size font should you use for your resume?
    • A. 

      10 or 14

    • B. 

      12 or 18

    • C. 

      10 or 12

  • 9. 
    What should you do when you are done writing your resume?
    • A. 

      Submit immediately without anyone proofreading

    • B. 

      Have someone proofread for errors and provide feedback

    • C. 

      Never proofread it before submitting

  • 10. 
    What is the purpose of a Cover Letter?
    • A. 

      Should amplify points that you may or may not have covered in your resume

    • B. 

      To tell fictional information

    • C. 

      Should be rather lengthy and non-informative

  • 11. 
    Should you include personal information; age, sex, and marital status?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 12. 
    Always wait for the employer to call you first after you have mailed in your resume?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 13. 
    Do you think that you are ready to write a resume?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No