Employability Skills I- Resumes

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Employability Skills I- Resumes - Quiz

This quiz is to test your knowledge of
-Parts of a Resume
-Styles of Resumes
-Formating a Resume


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A Resume is

    • A.

      A one page summary of your work experience, job skills, etc. that helps advertise your abilities and knowledge to potential employers.

    • B.

      A one page summary of what you did last summer.

    • C.

      A one page summary of your knowledge and skills as it relates to the job.

    Correct Answer
    A. A one page summary of your work experience, job skills, etc. that helps advertise your abilities and knowledge to potential employers.
    Explanation
    A resume is a one-page summary of your work experience, job skills, and other relevant information that showcases your abilities and knowledge to potential employers. It serves as a marketing tool to highlight your qualifications and increase your chances of getting hired for a job.

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  • 2. 

    Looking at this resume, what are the 6 sections that were included?

    • A.

      Education, Objectives, Extracurricular Activities, Computer Skills, and Work Experience

    • B.

      Education, Related Experience, Computer Competencies, Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities, and References

    • C.

      Education, Work History, Technology Skills, Extracurricular, Foreign Languages, References

    Correct Answer
    B. Education, Related Experience, Computer Competencies, Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities, and References
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Education, Related Experience, Computer Competencies, Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities, and References.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following are types of resumes?

    • A.

      Chronological Format, Synchronized Format and Functional Format

    • B.

      Chronological Format and Synchronized Format

    • C.

      Chronological Format and Functional Format

    • D.

      Synchronized Format and Functional

    Correct Answer
    C. Chronological Format and Functional Format
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Chronological Format and Functional Format. These two types of resumes are commonly used by job seekers. A chronological format lists work experience in reverse chronological order, highlighting the most recent positions first. This format is suitable for individuals with a consistent work history. On the other hand, a functional format focuses on skills and abilities rather than work history. It is ideal for individuals with gaps in employment or those changing careers.

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  • 4. 

    The main purpose of a resume is to:

    • A.

      To interest an employer enough for them to contact me for an interview .

    • B.

      A resume isn't really needed in today's job market. It is all about who you know.

    • C.

      To document every job I have ever had and ever job duty I have ever had.

    Correct Answer
    A. To interest an employer enough for them to contact me for an interview .
    Explanation
    The main purpose of a resume is to interest an employer enough for them to contact the applicant for an interview. A resume serves as a marketing tool for job seekers, highlighting their qualifications, skills, and experiences relevant to the position they are applying for. It provides a concise overview of the applicant's background and achievements, demonstrating their potential value to the employer. By presenting a well-written and professional resume, the applicant aims to capture the employer's attention and stand out among other candidates, ultimately leading to a job interview opportunity.

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  • 5. 

    Lynn, who had held a Health Insurance Claims Management position making $42,000 per year has now retrained for the accounting field. She has not gained any "direct accounting experience" although she had prepared monthly accounting reports as a Department Manager.Lynn is about to apply for a junior management accounting position with "The Bottom Line Accounting Firm."What would be the best objective to put on her resume?

    • A.

      To secure the position of Senior Account Executive with The Bottom Line Accounting Firm that will utilize acquired experience and commitment to excellence.

    • B.

      Seeking a junior level position in the accounting field.

    • C.

      Seeking a position as Junior Account Executive with The Bottom Line Accounting Firm where I can effectively utilize my strong management skills and further develop my accounting skills.

    Correct Answer
    C. Seeking a position as Junior Account Executive with The Bottom Line Accounting Firm where I can effectively utilize my strong management skills and further develop my accounting skills.
    Explanation
    The best objective for Lynn to put on her resume would be "Seeking a position as Junior Account Executive with The Bottom Line Accounting Firm where I can effectively utilize my strong management skills and further develop my accounting skills." This objective aligns with Lynn's experience as a Department Manager and her desire to transition into the accounting field. It highlights her ability to effectively utilize her management skills while also expressing her commitment to developing her accounting skills.

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  • 6. 

    As a high school student you do not have much information to place on a resume, so it is best to put elementary and middle school information on it to make it long.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Including elementary and middle school information on a resume as a high school student is not recommended. Resumes are typically used to highlight relevant education, skills, and experiences that are most recent and applicable to the job or college application. Including outdated information from elementary and middle school may not be relevant or impressive to potential employers or admissions officers. It is best to focus on showcasing accomplishments and experiences from high school.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these statement would you follow when you develop your resume?

    • A.

      Use many different fonts and incorporate colored fonts

    • B.

      Write in paragraph form to explain my background in detail

    • C.

      When describing job duties, use bullets to make my resume easier to read.

    • D.

      Start my resume with the first position I've held and work backward to my most current position.

    Correct Answer
    C. When describing job duties, use bullets to make my resume easier to read.
    Explanation
    Using bullets to describe job duties makes a resume easier to read because it helps to highlight key points and makes the information more organized and concise. It allows the reader to quickly scan through the information and grasp the main responsibilities and achievements of each position. This format also makes it easier for employers to compare and evaluate different candidates based on their job duties.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these would you not include in your resume?

    • A.

      Personal information like my marital status, age, and weight

    • B.

      A list of my references

    • C.

      Jobs I held 30 years ago that don't support my objective.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above options should not be included in a resume. Personal information like marital status, age, and weight is not relevant to a job application. Including a list of references is unnecessary as employers typically request references separately. Jobs held 30 years ago that do not support the current objective are also not relevant and can be omitted from the resume.

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  • 9. 

    How should you write your resume bullets?

    • A.

      Use 'I' statements like 'I prepared a sales report.

    • B.

      Start each of my resume bullets with action words like prepared, developed, monitored, and presented

    • C.

      Incorporate acronyms and terms that are only used internally by my company.

    • D.

      Take credit for work done by a team I was on that was actually done by other team members

    Correct Answer
    B. Start each of my resume bullets with action words like prepared, developed, monitored, and presented
    Explanation
    Starting each resume bullet with action words like prepared, developed, monitored, and presented is recommended because it helps to highlight your accomplishments and responsibilities in a concise and impactful way. Using action words demonstrates proactivity and showcases your skills and abilities to potential employers.

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