Career Planning Decision Making Competency Test

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 39

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
Career Planning Decision Making Competency Test

Today you will take the Career Planning Decision Making Competency Test. Read each question carefully.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A  list of steps including activities, work experience and educational/training needed to reach a career goal is called a Career Plan  True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    A stepping-stone goal is  a long or short  goal that helps you to reach and achieve your college/university goals in several stages
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Culture can be defined as customary beliefs, social forms and material traits of  a racial, religious or social group. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    FICA is an amount of income tax withheld from a paycheck
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Gross pay refers to the actual amount of money received after taxes have been taken
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A Cover letter is
    • A. 

      A letter to invite for an interview

    • B. 

      A letter of introduction and purposeĀ 

    • C. 

      A letter to accept employment

    • D. 

      A letter to resign from a position/job

  • 7. 
    Which is an example of Professionalism
    • A. 

      Employee walks off the job without notice and never comes back

    • B. 

      Employee fails to show up to work

    • C. 

      Employee is sick but calls the office to let supervisor know in a timely manner

    • D. 

      Employee uses the company supplies at home for personal use

  • 8. 
    Net Pay refers to
    • A. 

      Amount of money received before taxes

    • B. 

      Amount of money received with some taxes taken out

    • C. 

      Amount of money after taxes and deductions are taken out

    • D. 

      Amount of money negotiated on your behalf

  • 9. 
    A job lead refers to
    • A. 

      Info about career fairs

    • B. 

      Info about job closings

    • C. 

      Info about career training

    • D. 

      Info about job openings

  • 10. 
    Communicating with people to share ideas, information and to get to know them is (Blank)
  • 11. 
    A document that job seekers complete so employers can screen candidates is [Blank]
  • 12. 
    A summary of one's personal info, education, skills, activities, interests and employment experience is called a [Blank]
  • 13. 
    Written document statement making it legal for a minor to work for an employer is a [Blank]
  • 14. 
    The recommendation from a contact who is a part of a personal network is [Blank]
  • 15. 
    A formal, personal meeting arranged for formal discussions or evaluations [Blank]
  • 16. 
    Pretend you are the employer of a company who has a reputation of producing quality products.  Your company is doing so well that you have been able to finally promote 1 of your dedicated employees.  You have narrowed it down to two employees.  Both employees have interviews scheduled to meet with you on the same day.  Both employees have strong skill sets, good communication skills and is knowledgeable about their current position.  However employee one has more experience in the new position but is often late reporting to work as well as missing important deadlines yet has always finished projects to the end.  Employee two reports to work in a timely manner, meets the deadlines and is often taking professional development classes to improve in the current position but does not have the same experience level for the new position.  Who do you hire?  Explain the importance of a work ethic.  Which candidate demonstrates a good work ethic?  Is having a good work ethic important?  Be sure to define term in your answer.
  • 17. 
    What is a Career Portfolio?  Why is important to have one for future employers?
  • 18. 
    Every job has some perks to attract future employees.  Explain the basics of what fringe benefits are and how important are they to retaining employees?   Be sure to give examples.
  • 19. 
    Explain Holland's Theory of Career Choice.  Which one are you?  Why?  Give specific details...
Back to Top Back to top