CV Writing MCQ Quiz With Answers

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Check out the ultimate CV writing quiz that we have made for you. If you are looking to be employed, you must always have your CV handy since a CV is the first thing employers look at. They put a lot of emphasis on how the CV looks and its details. Take this quiz and see if your CV is well written and how you can make it better.


CV Writing Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    How many pages should a CV be?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      It doesn't matter

    • D.

      At least 10

    Correct Answer
    C. It doesn't matter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It doesn't matter." The length of a CV (curriculum vitae) can vary depending on an individual's experience, qualifications, and the industry they are applying to. Some job seekers may have enough relevant information to fill multiple pages, while others may have a concise and focused CV that fits on a single page. Ultimately, the most important factor is that the CV effectively showcases the individual's skills, experience, and suitability for the position they are applying for, regardless of its length.

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  • 2. 

    You should include every position you've ever had in your CV.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Including every position you've ever had in your CV is not necessary. Your CV should include relevant positions that showcase your skills and experiences related to the job you are applying for. Including every position can make your CV lengthy and cluttered, and may not necessarily add value to your application. It is important to focus on quality rather than quantity when listing your work history in a CV.

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  • 3. 

    You should include reasons for leaving on a CV.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Including reasons for leaving on a CV is not necessary. While it is common to include employment history on a CV, the reasons for leaving can often be subjective and personal. Including this information may not be relevant or beneficial to the employer and could potentially raise concerns or bias. It is generally more appropriate to discuss reasons for leaving during an interview or reference check, if necessary.

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  • 4. 

    Apart from your name and contact details, the most important part of your CV is your...

    • A.

      Employment experience

    • B.

      Achievements

    • C.

      Education

    • D.

      Date of Birth

    Correct Answer
    B. Achievements
    Explanation
    The most important part of a CV is achievements because it highlights the candidate's past successes and demonstrates their ability to perform well in their field. Achievements provide concrete evidence of the candidate's skills, capabilities, and contributions, making them more attractive to potential employers. Employment experience and education are also important, but achievements showcase the candidate's specific accomplishments and set them apart from other applicants. On the other hand, the date of birth is not a relevant factor in most job applications and is generally not included in a CV.

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  • 5. 

    A photo should be included on a CV.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Including a photo on a CV is not necessary or recommended. In many countries, including a photo can lead to discrimination and bias during the hiring process. Employers should focus on an applicant's qualifications, skills, and experience rather than their appearance. Additionally, including a photo can take up valuable space on a CV that could be used to highlight relevant information. Therefore, it is generally advised to not include a photo on a CV.

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  • 6. 

    A CV should always be created using bullet points.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Creating a CV using bullet points is not a requirement. While bullet points can be useful for organizing information and making it easier to read, they are not the only way to structure a CV. Some individuals may prefer to use paragraphs or a combination of both bullet points and paragraphs to highlight their skills, experiences, and qualifications. Ultimately, the format of a CV should be based on the individual's personal preference and the standards of the industry they are applying to.

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  • 7. 

    Hobbies should never be included on a CV.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Including hobbies on a CV can provide additional insights into a candidate's personality, interests, and skills that may be relevant to the job. It can help create a more well-rounded picture of the candidate and make them stand out from other applicants. However, it is important to only include hobbies that are relevant or showcase transferable skills.

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  • 8. 

    A profile should always be included on a CV to...

    • A.

      Tell the recruiter what type of role I am looking for.

    • B.

      Provide a brief introduction to my skills and experience.

    • C.

      A profile isn't important anymore.

    • D.

      Indicate my salary expectation.

    Correct Answer
    B. Provide a brief introduction to my skills and experience.
    Explanation
    Including a profile on a CV is important because it provides a brief introduction to the candidate's skills and experience. This section allows the recruiter to quickly assess the candidate's qualifications and determine if they are a good fit for the role. It helps to highlight the candidate's key strengths and achievements, giving the recruiter a clear overview of their background. By including a profile, the candidate can make a strong first impression and increase their chances of being considered for the job.

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  • 9. 

    I should start all bullet points with...

    • A.

      Responsible for...

    • B.

      A verb, such as 'managed...'

    • C.

      I...

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. A verb, such as 'managed...'
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A verb, such as 'managed...'" because bullet points are typically used to list actions or responsibilities. Starting each bullet point with a verb, such as "managed," helps to clearly communicate the specific tasks or duties that the person is responsible for. This format makes the information more concise and easier to read. The other options, "Responsible for," "I," and "None of the above," are not suitable ways to start bullet points as they do not provide the necessary action-oriented information.

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  • 10. 

    The CV should be written in

    • A.

      A formal language

    • B.

      An informal language

    • C.

      The language you want

    • D.

      Slang language

    Correct Answer
    A. A formal language
    Explanation
    A CV should be written in a formal language because it is a professional document that is used to present one's qualifications and experiences to potential employers. Using a formal language helps to convey a sense of professionalism and seriousness, which is important in the job application process. It also ensures clear and effective communication, as formal language is generally more precise and structured.

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Heather Baxter |BSc |
K-12 English Expert
Heather is an educator, with four years of teaching experience. Heather graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Teaching. She is skilled in Teaching English as a Second Language and currently works as an Elementary School Teacher at Pinellas County Schools. She made a career transition one year ago to explore a new path in writing and copy editing. Heather's specialization lies in curriculum development and educational materials, but she maintains versatility to work across various industries. Known for her keen attention to detail and a deep passion for language, she possesses a sharp eye for precision.

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