Web Design S1 Employability Skills

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Employability Skill Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When should you arrive at your interview?
    • A. 

      Right on time

    • B. 

      10 minutes early

    • C. 

      30 minutes early

    • D. 

      One hour early

  • 2. 
    The best way to dress for success is to...
    • A. 

      Dress comfortably

    • B. 

      Wear a formal suit

    • C. 

      Bring a sport coat, in case you need it

    • D. 

      Be trendy

  • 3. 
    What is the one thing you don't want to do during the first interview?
    • A. 

      Negotiate pay

    • B. 

      Connect with the interviewer

    • C. 

      Communicate why you are a good fit

    • D. 

      Close by arranging the next interview

  • 4. 
    How long does it normally take for the interviewer to determine whether you are a good match for the company?
    • A. 

      5 minutes

    • B. 

      20 minutes

    • C. 

      30 minutes

    • D. 

      At the conclusion of the interview

  • 5. 
    True or False: The most qualified candidate almost always gets the job.
    • A. 

      True - because qualifications are the most important thing.

    • B. 

      False - because chemistry usually trumps experience.

  • 6. 
    What should you NOT do to prepare for an interview?
    • A. 

      Research the company

    • B. 

      Learn the company's concerns and problems

    • C. 

      Practice top interview questions and answers

    • D. 

      Memorize key answers to interview questions

  • 7. 
    In behavioral interviewing, the R in the STAR technique stands for:
    • A. 

      Review

    • B. 

      Rehearse

    • C. 

      Results

    • D. 

      Return

  • 8. 
    Traditional interviews have only a 10% accuracy rate as predictors of future performance. Behavioral interviews have a ________ % accuracy rate.
    • A. 

      3%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      55%

    • D. 

      75%

  • 9. 
    Who is the most important person to greet in a friendly and respectful manner?
    • A. 

      The receptionist

    • B. 

      The secretary

    • C. 

      The interviewer

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    True or False: Your success stories should only use examples from previous work experiences.
    • A. 

      True – because all the interviewer cares about is past job success.

    • B. 

      False – because the interviewer also appreciates successes in other areas of life.

  • 11. 
    When answering interview questions it is important to:
    • A. 

      Be specific

    • B. 

      Be general

    • C. 

      Stretch the facts to look good

    • D. 

      Seize control of the interview whenever possible

  • 12. 
    If asked about any gaps in your work history you should respond by:
    • A. 

      Explaining the crisis that led to the gap

    • B. 

      Describing some volunteering and consulting you have done during that time

    • C. 

      State that family is your top priority

    • D. 

      Say that you work best when you have time off in between jobs

  • 13. 
    In every answer you give, the employer is looking for:
    • A. 

      How you will save them time

    • B. 

      How you will save them money

    • C. 

      How you will solve their problem(s)

    • D. 

      Any of the above

  • 14. 
    True or False: During the interview, it is appropriate to mirror the interviewer's personality and pace.
    • A. 

      True - because this will build rapport.

    • B. 

      False - because this is condescending.

  • 15. 
    True or False: Make sure to bring up your salary requirements during the first interview.
    • A. 

      True - because this will quickly reveal whether the company can afford you.

    • B. 

      False - salary negotiations should take place later in the hiring process.

  • 16. 
    If an employer asks an illegal question, you should:
    • A. 

      Refuse to answer.

    • B. 

      Take them to court.

    • C. 

      Answer the question.

    • D. 

      Use your best judgment depending on the question and the circumstances.

  • 17. 
    As soon as the interview is over, you should:
    • A. 

      Go home and rest. You deserve it.

    • B. 

      Replay each question and answer in your mind.

    • C. 

      Send an immediate thank you note.

    • D. 

      Sit back and wait for the job offer to come in.

  • 18. 
    How much time should you spend rehearsing interview questions and answers?
    • A. 

      1 hour

    • B. 

      10 minutes

    • C. 

      3-5 hours

    • D. 

      3 days

  • 19. 
    At the start of an interview you should:
    • A. 

      Try to find common interests.

    • B. 

      Look around the interview’s office for things to comment on.

    • C. 

      Shake the interviewers hand firmly and look him or her in the eye.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    True or False:  You should bring a copy of your resume to the interview.
    • A. 

      True – because the interviewer may have trouble locating theirs.

    • B. 

      False – because you will insult the interviewer by assuming he or she can’t find it.

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