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Section 5 - 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 section.


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 the various online platforms and applications that allow users to create and share content, as well as interact with others. These platforms enable people to communicate easily via the Internet and share information and resources with a wide audience. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn provide a convenient and accessible way for individuals and businesses to connect, collaborate, and exchange information in real-time. They have revolutionized the way people communicate and share information, making it easier than ever before to stay connected and informed.

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  • 2. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Social media and the World Wide Web are dynamic platforms that constantly evolve and introduce new features. To effectively navigate and utilize these platforms, individuals must be open to change and willing to adapt their strategies and approaches. This means staying updated with the latest trends, learning new tools and techniques, and being flexible in adjusting one's online presence and communication style. Therefore, the statement "you must be continually adapting to change" is true.

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  • 3. 

    Check off 3 of the most effective job search strategies:

    • A.

      Cold calling employers

    • B.

      Building your network of influential contacts

    • C.

      Unannounced on-site office visits

    • D.

      Responding to published and non-published potential opportunities

    • E.

      Utilizing recruiters or staffing agencies

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Building your network of influential contacts
    D. Responding to published and non-published potential opportunities
    E. Utilizing recruiters or staffing agencies
    Explanation
    Building your network of influential contacts, responding to published and non-published potential opportunities, and utilizing recruiters or staffing agencies are considered effective job search strategies. Building a network of influential contacts can help in accessing hidden job opportunities and getting referrals. Responding to published and non-published potential opportunities increases the chances of getting interviews and job offers. Utilizing recruiters or staffing agencies can provide access to a wider range of job opportunities and assistance with the job search process.

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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." In this context, the term "published" refers to media sources such as Internet job boards, want ads, newspaper ads, and radio advertisements, where employers actively advertise and seek employees. These sources are widely accessible to the public and provide opportunities for job seekers to find employment.

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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 because the statement suggests that a significant percentage of job opportunities are found in the hidden job market, which means these jobs are not publicly advertised. It implies that individuals need to have inside information or connections to hear about these hidden job opportunities. Therefore, it can be inferred that 80% of all opportunities are found in the hidden job market.

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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 help individuals find job opportunities and network with professionals who can support their career growth. However, it is important to note that social media can also have negative consequences if used improperly. Inappropriate content or behavior on social media platforms can potentially harm one's chances of getting a job or even put their current job at risk. Therefore, it is crucial to use social media responsibly and maintain a professional online presence.

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  • 7. 

    Follow-up is not the same for all job search methods.  For only Internet based job search the job seeker should obtain the name of a contact person, express sincere interest and offer a consise statement indicating his or her qualifications.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that follow-up is not the same for all job search methods. Specifically, for internet-based job searches, the job seeker should obtain the name of a contact person, express sincere interest, and offer a concise statement indicating their qualifications. Therefore, the correct answer is False, indicating that the statement is not true.

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  • 8. 

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

    • A.

      Follow directions, create a properly formatted resume, do your own follow-up

    • B.

      Virtually send your resume and wait for the employer's response

    • C.

      Send your resume and cover letter

    Correct Answer
    A. Follow directions, create a properly formatted resume, do your own follow-up
    Explanation
    The main thing for a job seeker to remember when hunting online is to follow directions, create a properly formatted resume, and do their own follow-up. This is important because following directions shows attention to detail and the ability to follow instructions, creating a properly formatted resume showcases professionalism and organizational skills, and doing their own follow-up demonstrates initiative and persistence in pursuing the job opportunity. Simply virtually sending the resume and waiting for the employer's response may not be proactive enough, and sending only the resume and cover letter may not be sufficient in showcasing the job seeker's qualifications and interest in the position.

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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 means that the likelihood of a job seeker actually getting a job offer as a result of an Internet job board posting is only 5%. This is significantly lower compared to the 80% of all new hires that result from personal networking. This highlights the importance of networking and personal connections in the job search process, as it has a much higher success rate in securing job offers compared to relying solely on 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 be an effective strategy to outperform job market competition. By showcasing your professional accomplishments and positive feedback from others, you are able to demonstrate your skills and expertise to potential hiring authorities or contacts. This can help you stand out from other candidates and increase your chances of securing job opportunities. Including weaknesses in the e-newsletter may not be necessary as the goal is to highlight your strengths and achievements. Direct marketing can also be a useful approach to reach out directly to relevant individuals who may be interested in your skills and qualifications.

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