Section 5 Quiz - Best Job Search Strategies

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Section 5 Quiz - Best Job Search Strategies

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

  • 2. 
    Social Media and the World Wide Web is always changing and growing, you must be continually adapting to change.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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%

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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%

  • 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

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