Section 5 Quiz - Best Job Search Strategies

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Section 5 Quiz - Best Job Search Strategies - Quiz

The following quiz is based on material found in Section 5 of the Career EDGE Workbook. Take this quiz before and after the section to see how much you have learned and retained from this seciton.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The various online technology tools that enable people to communicate easily via the internet to share information and resources are:

    • A.

      Tele-Communication

    • B.

      Social Media

    • C.

      Search Engine Optimization

    Correct Answer
    B. Social Media
    Explanation
    Social media refers to various online platforms and applications that allow users to create, share, and exchange content. It enables people to communicate easily via the internet and share information and resources with others. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn provide features like messaging, commenting, sharing, and tagging, which facilitate communication and collaboration. These tools have revolutionized the way people connect and interact, making it convenient to share ideas, opinions, and resources with a wide audience. Therefore, social media is an essential technology tool for online communication and resource sharing.

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  • 2. 

    Social Media and the World Wide Web is always changing and growing, you must be continually adapting to change.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is suggesting that social media and the World Wide Web are dynamic and constantly evolving platforms. Therefore, to keep up with the changes and stay relevant, one must continuously adapt. This implies that the answer is true.

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  • 3. 

    Choose 3 of the 5 most effective job search strategies:

    • A.

      Building your network of influential contacts who alert you to an opportunity

    • B.

      Utilizing staffing agencies or recruiters

    • C.

      Responding to published opportunities on line or in print

    • D.

      Researching and attending job fairs for leads

    • E.

      Cold calling employers or sending out print or electronic mass

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Building your network of influential contacts who alert you to an opportunity
    B. Utilizing staffing agencies or recruiters
    C. Responding to published opportunities on line or in print
    Explanation
    Building your network of influential contacts who alert you to an opportunity is an effective job search strategy because having a strong network can provide valuable information about job openings that may not be advertised publicly. Utilizing staffing agencies or recruiters is also effective as they have access to a wide range of job opportunities and can match candidates with suitable positions. Responding to published opportunities online or in print is important because it allows individuals to directly apply for positions that are advertised. These three strategies combined increase the chances of finding suitable job opportunities and securing employment.

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  • 4. 

    The _________ job market is comprised of Internet job boards, Want Ads, newspaper ads, and radio advertisements; these are media sources where employers will proactively seek employees.

    • A.

      Non-Published

    • B.

      Published

    • C.

      Professional

    Correct Answer
    B. Published
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Published". The explanation is that the job market mentioned in the sentence is composed of various media sources such as Internet job boards, Want Ads, newspaper ads, and radio advertisements. These media sources are all examples of published platforms where employers actively search for employees.

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  • 5. 

    ______% of all the opportunities are found in the hidden job market. It takes inside information to hear about these jobs.

    • A.

      80%

    • B.

      99%

    • C.

      2%

    Correct Answer
    A. 80%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 80%. The hidden job market refers to job openings that are not publicly advertised and are typically filled through networking or referrals. This answer suggests that a significant majority (80%) of job opportunities fall into this category, indicating that having inside information or connections is crucial to learning about these jobs.

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  • 6. 

    Social media, can help you find a job and connect with people who can assist you with growing your career. However, it works both ways. Social media when used the wrong way can backfire and jeopardize a job offer or even your current job.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Social media can indeed be a valuable tool for finding job opportunities and networking with professionals who can support your career growth. However, it is important to be cautious about how you use social media as it can also have negative consequences. Inappropriate or unprofessional behavior on social media platforms can potentially harm your chances of getting a job offer or even put your current job at risk. Therefore, it is crucial to use social media responsibly and maintain a positive online presence.

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  • 7. 

    Follow-up is the NOT the same for all job search methods.  For only internet based job search you should- obtain the name of a contact person and call or email a few days later to express your sincere interest and offer a concise statement indicating your qualifications.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the answer "False" is that the statement implies that follow-up is the same for all job search methods, which is incorrect. The statement specifically mentions that for internet-based job search, one should obtain the name of a contact person and reach out later to express interest. This implies that for other job search methods, such as in-person networking or using recruitment agencies, the follow-up process may be different. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 8. 

    The main thing for a job seeker to remember when hunting online is that you:

    • A.

      Follow recruiter directions, create a properly formatted resume, do your own follow-up and are relentless in pursuing your dream

    • B.

      Virtually send your resume and wait to hear a response back

    • C.

      Send your resume and cover letter

    Correct Answer
    A. Follow recruiter directions, create a properly formatted resume, do your own follow-up and are relentless in pursuing your dream
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to follow recruiter directions, create a properly formatted resume, do your own follow-up, and be relentless in pursuing your dream. This is because when hunting for a job online, it is important to adhere to the instructions given by recruiters, as they may have specific requirements or preferences. Additionally, having a well-formatted resume increases the chances of getting noticed by potential employers. Following up on applications shows initiative and determination, while being relentless in pursuing one's dream demonstrates a strong commitment to achieving career goals. Simply virtually sending a resume and waiting for a response may not be effective in the competitive job market.

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  • 9. 

    The likelihood of a job seeker actually getting a job offer as a result of an Internet job board posting is less than ___%, whereas  80% of all new hires result from personal networking.

    • A.

      75%

    • B.

      25%

    • C.

      5%

    Correct Answer
    C. 5%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 5%. This suggests that the likelihood of a job seeker actually getting a job offer from an Internet job board posting is very low, only 5%. On the other hand, the statement also mentions that 80% of all new hires result from personal networking, indicating that personal connections and networking are much more effective in securing job offers compared to online job boards.

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  • 10. 

    To outperform the job market competition, create an e-newsletter of your professional accomplishments and distribute to qualified hiring authorities or contacts. Include your:

    • A.

      Career highlights and testimonials

    • B.

      Weaknesses

    • C.

      Direct marketing

    Correct Answer
    A. Career highlights and testimonials
    Explanation
    Creating an e-newsletter of career highlights and testimonials can help individuals outperform the job market competition. By showcasing their professional accomplishments and positive feedback from others, they can demonstrate their skills, expertise, and credibility to potential employers or contacts. This can give them a competitive edge and increase their chances of being noticed and considered for job opportunities. Including weaknesses or direct marketing may not be necessary or beneficial in this context, as the focus should be on highlighting strengths and building a positive professional image.

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