Cover Letter & Resume

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Cover Letter & Resume

Getting the job of your dream may be dependent on the first impression you make and this is not on the date of the interview. The first contact that one makes with a prospective employer is through their resume and cover letter, these two documents are almost enough for an organization to range your capabilities. How good are you at the resume and cover letter writing? Take this test and assess your understanding of key elements and formats of a cover letter.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Résumé

    • B. 

      Job Application

    • C. 

      Cover Letter

    • D. 

      Reference Letter

  • 2. 
    It is important to remember that cover letters are ________ letters, and you are the product. Cover letters serve to introduce you to an employer, and resumes tell about you...
    • A. 

      Sale

    • B. 

      Recommendation

    • C. 

      Resume

    • D. 

      Resignation

  • 3. 
    A cover letter serves to ________________________________.
    • A. 

      Create a favorable first impression.

    • B. 

      Introduce yourself.

    • C. 

      Demonstrate your professionalism.

    • D. 

      Illustrate your communication skills.

    • E. 

      All of them

    • F. 

      None of them

  • 4. 
    Cover letters are typically divided into _________ categories?
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Five

  • 5. 
    Cover letters are generally _____ page at most in length, divided into a header, introduction, body, and closing.
    • A. 

      Four

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Two

    • D. 

      One

  • 6. 
    The ___________ paragraph should create interest and explain why you are writing. It should state the type of position you are applying for, as well as how you heard about the company. Also in your first paragraph, refer to your enclosed or attached resume.
    • A. 

      Closing

    • B. 

      Body

    • C. 

      Introduction

    • D. 

      Enclosure

  • 7. 
    The ________ paragraph highlights or amplifies on material in the resume or job application, and explains why the job seeker is interested in the job and would be of value to the employer.
    • A. 

      Body

    • B. 

      Closing

    • C. 

      Introduction

    • D. 

      None of them

  • 8. 
    In the __________ paragraph you request action, such as an appointment, an  interview, or some other definite action
    • A. 

      Introduction

    • B. 

      Body

    • C. 

      Enclosure

    • D. 

      Closing

  • 9. 
    What format do write a cover letter in?
    • A. 

      Business Formal

    • B. 

      Business Informal

    • C. 

      Personal

    • D. 

      Essay

  • 10. 
    ___________ is a document used by individuals to present their background and skillsets.
    • A. 

      Résumé

    • B. 

      Cover Letter

    • C. 

      Business letter

    • D. 

      E-mail

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Spell Check

    • B. 

      Have someone else read it

    • C. 

      Make it all bold

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 12. 
    In many contexts, a résumé is short (usually ______ to _____ pages), and directs a reader's attention to the aspects of a person's background that are directly relevant to a particular position.
    • A. 

      1, 3

    • B. 

      2, 3

    • C. 

      3, 4

    • D. 

      1, 4