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Section 7 - Quiz

The following quiz is based on material found in Section 7 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 first ___ seconds are the key to a successful interview.

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      60

    • C.

      10

    Correct Answer
    A. 30
    Explanation
    The first 30 seconds are crucial in an interview because they create the first impression and set the tone for the rest of the conversation. During this time, the interviewer forms initial judgments about the candidate based on their appearance, confidence, and communication skills. It is important for the candidate to make a strong and positive impact in order to capture the interviewer's attention and create a favorable impression.

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  • 2. 

    The purpose of the interview is to:

    • A.

      Provide the employer with information about you not already contained in your resume

    • B.

      Enable the interviewer to evaluate your personality, attitude, values and communication skills

    • C.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above
    Explanation
    The purpose of the interview is to provide the employer with information about you that is not already contained in your resume, as well as to enable the interviewer to evaluate your personality, attitude, values, and communication skills. Both of these aspects are important in determining if you are a good fit for the company and the position.

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  • 3. 

    Regardless of outcome, view every interview as an information-gathering session, a chance to learn and an opportunity to demonstrate your abilities.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Every interview should be seen as an opportunity to gather information about the company and position, as well as a chance to learn more about the industry. It is also an opportunity for the candidate to showcase their abilities and skills. Regardless of whether the outcome is positive or negative, approaching an interview with this mindset can help the candidate make the most of the experience and potentially leave a positive impression on the interviewer.

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  • 4. 

    What determines 45% of a job seeker's success is an interview?

    • A.

      Articulation

    • B.

      Packaging & Appearance

    • C.

      Experience

    Correct Answer
    B. Packaging & Appearance
    Explanation
    Packaging and appearance play a significant role in a job seeker's success during an interview. This refers to how the individual presents themselves, including their attire, grooming, body language, and overall professional demeanor. Employers often form initial impressions based on these factors, which can greatly influence their perception of the candidate's suitability for the job. While experience and articulation are also important, packaging and appearance can have a significant impact on creating a positive first impression and increasing the chances of success in the interview process.

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  • 5. 

    Before you will be considered for a position, you must convince the hiring authority of your talents in the following 3 ways:

    • A.

      Your personality, abilities and your credentials, potential worth to the company

    • B.

      Your personality, abilities and your credentials, weaknesses

    • C.

      Your professionalism, credentials, weaknesses

    Correct Answer
    A. Your personality, abilities and your credentials, potential worth to the company
    Explanation
    When applying for a position, it is important to showcase your personality, abilities, and credentials to the hiring authority. This includes highlighting your strengths and potential worth to the company. By emphasizing these aspects, you can demonstrate how you can contribute positively to the organization and why you are the right fit for the role.

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  • 6. 

    Check all boxes that apply to the interview process:

    • A.

      Prepare prior to the interview

    • B.

      Be on time

    • C.

      Be enthusiastic about the opportunity

    • D.

      Dress in appropriate attire

    • E.

      Establish a rapport with the interviewer

    • F.

      Do not send a thank you note

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Prepare prior to the interview
    B. Be on time
    C. Be enthusiastic about the opportunity
    D. Dress in appropriate attire
    E. Establish a rapport with the interviewer
    Explanation
    This question is asking for the steps that should be taken during the interview process. The correct answer includes preparing prior to the interview, being on time, being enthusiastic about the opportunity, dressing in appropriate attire, and establishing a rapport with the interviewer. These steps are important in order to make a good impression and increase the chances of a successful interview. Sending a thank you note is not mentioned as one of the steps, so it is not applicable in this context.

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  • 7. 

    As an applicant, your responsibilities are to:

    • A.

      Highlight your background and capabilities to demonstrate your achievements

    • B.

      Assist other applicants to successfully interview

    • C.

      Question the salary package on the first interview

    Correct Answer
    A. Highlight your background and capabilities to demonstrate your achievements
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to highlight your background and capabilities to demonstrate your achievements. This is because as an applicant, it is important to showcase your skills and experiences to stand out from other candidates and show why you are qualified for the position. By highlighting your achievements, you can provide evidence of your capabilities and demonstrate how you can contribute to the company.

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  • 8. 

    The interviewer's responsibility is to make you feel uncomfortable so that they get a true sense of the person in the interview.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false. The interviewer's responsibility is not to make the interviewee feel uncomfortable. The purpose of an interview is to assess the qualifications, skills, and suitability of the candidate for the position. Making the interviewee uncomfortable does not necessarily provide a true sense of the person in the interview. Instead, the interviewer should create a comfortable and professional environment to allow the candidate to showcase their abilities and personality effectively.

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  • 9. 

    Hiring authority fears consist of:

    • A.

      Candidates will become incompetent or will need too much time to get their feet on the ground

    • B.

      Candidates won’t put in an honest work day and work is inconsistent

    • C.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above
    Explanation
    The hiring authority fears that candidates may become incompetent or take a long time to adapt to their new role. They also worry that candidates may not put in an honest day's work and that their work may be inconsistent. These fears are likely based on the hiring authority's desire to find competent and reliable employees who can contribute effectively to the organization.

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  • 10. 

    Rapport is a connection between the job seeker and another individual.  Establishing that connection creates a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.  This is a crucial first step and will contribute to the first impression that you make.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Establishing rapport is indeed a crucial first step in creating a comfortable and friendly atmosphere between a job seeker and another individual. Building rapport helps to create a positive first impression and can contribute to a successful interaction or interview.

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