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Section 9 - Quiz

The following quiz is based on material found in Section 9 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. 

    What qualities should the job seeker communicate to the interviewer?

    • A.

      Possess desperation and desire for the available job

    • B.

      A hard worker who likes to start early and looks to do more than just the minimum required

    • C.

      The presentation of an overly confident ego-centric personality

    Correct Answer
    B. A hard worker who likes to start early and looks to do more than just the minimum required
    Explanation
    The job seeker should communicate qualities such as being a hard worker and having a proactive attitude towards work. Starting early and going beyond the minimum required show dedication and a strong work ethic. These qualities are desirable to employers as they indicate a willingness to put in effort and go the extra mile to achieve success in the job.

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  • 2. 

    What is a frequently asked interview question?

    • A.

      Tell me about yourself?

    • B.

      How old are you?

    • C.

      Would you date a co-worker?

    Correct Answer
    A. Tell me about yourself?
    Explanation
    The question "Tell me about yourself?" is a frequently asked interview question because it allows the interviewer to get to know the candidate on a personal and professional level. It provides an opportunity for the candidate to showcase their skills, experience, and qualifications relevant to the job position. Additionally, it helps the interviewer assess the candidate's communication skills, confidence, and ability to present themselves effectively.

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  • 3. 

    It is important for a jobseeker to articulate their strengths in the following areas:

    • A.

      Personal background and employment history

    • B.

      Achievements and accomplishments

    • C.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". This means that it is important for a jobseeker to articulate their strengths in all areas mentioned, including their personal background and employment history, as well as their achievements and accomplishments. By highlighting these aspects, jobseekers can effectively showcase their skills and experiences to potential employers, increasing their chances of securing a job opportunity.

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  • 4. 

    The question "why should we hire you?" is a direct opportunity for you to present:

    • A.

      Your personal background

    • B.

      Your credentials, qualities, experiences and educational background

    • C.

      Political views and opinions

    Correct Answer
    B. Your credentials, qualities, experiences and educational background
    Explanation
    In a job interview, the question "why should we hire you?" provides an opportunity for the candidate to showcase their credentials, qualities, experiences, and educational background. The interviewer is looking for specific reasons why the candidate is the best fit for the position, and this question allows the candidate to highlight their relevant skills and experiences that make them a strong candidate. It is not appropriate to discuss personal background, political views, or opinions in response to this question, as they are not directly related to the candidate's qualifications for the job.

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  • 5. 

    Scenario:  The interviewer asks the question, "What are your short-term and long-term goals?" Choose the best interviewee response.

    • A.

      My short-term goal is to make it through this interview. Long-term, I hope to quit my job within a year or two.

    • B.

      Short-term, I'd like to find a position where I can become an expert in my chosen field. Long-term, I can see myself applying for a more senior position.

    • C.

      Short-term, I'd like to stop missing deadlines. Long-term, I'd like to become an entrepreneur and start my own business.

    Correct Answer
    B. Short-term, I'd like to find a position where I can become an expert in my chosen field. Long-term, I can see myself applying for a more senior position.
    Explanation
    The interviewee's response shows a clear understanding of their career goals and a realistic plan to achieve them. They express a desire to become an expert in their chosen field in the short-term, which demonstrates ambition and a commitment to professional growth. Additionally, their long-term goal of applying for a more senior position aligns with their short-term goal and shows a desire for upward mobility within their career. This response exhibits a focused and proactive approach to career development, making it the best choice among the given options.

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  • 6. 

    Scenario:  The interviewer asks the question, "Why should I hire you?" Choose the best interviewee response.

    • A.

      I need money to pay off my mortgage and support my family.

    • B.

      I hate my current job because the customers are very difficult and do not appreciate my services.

    • C.

      When I read your ad, I couldn't have imagined a better match for my skills and experience.

    Correct Answer
    C. When I read your ad, I couldn't have imagined a better match for my skills and experience.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the one that highlights the interviewee's skills and experience and shows enthusiasm for the job opportunity. This response demonstrates that the interviewee has thoroughly read the job advertisement and believes that their skills align perfectly with what the company is looking for. It shows that they are confident in their abilities and genuinely interested in the position, making them a strong candidate for the job.

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  • 7. 

    Scenario:  The interviewer asks the question, "What are your strengths?" Choose the best scenario.

    • A.

      I have a good eye for detail and able to catch critical mistakes.

    • B.

      I have anger management issues.

    • C.

      I am very persistent but often miss deadlines.

    Correct Answer
    A. I have a good eye for detail and able to catch critical mistakes.
    Explanation
    This answer is the best scenario because having a good eye for detail and being able to catch critical mistakes is a valuable strength in many professional settings. It shows that the person is attentive, thorough, and has the ability to identify and rectify errors, which can contribute to the overall success and quality of their work.

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  • 8. 

    You should always ask for a copy of the interviewer's business card so you can properly address your thank you reply.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Asking for a copy of the interviewer's business card allows you to have their contact information, including their correct name and job title, which is essential for addressing your thank you reply. By having their business card, you can ensure that your response is personalized and professional, showing your attention to detail and gratitude for the opportunity.

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  • 9. 

    An excellent question to ask any interviewer is:

    • A.

      How are employees evaluated and promoted?

    • B.

      How did you get started within this organization?

    • C.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because both questions are excellent to ask during an interview. Asking about how employees are evaluated and promoted shows the candidate's interest in career growth and development within the organization. On the other hand, asking about the interviewer's personal journey within the organization demonstrates curiosity and a desire to learn from their experiences. Both questions can provide valuable insights into the company's culture, career advancement opportunities, and the interviewer's own experiences.

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  • 10. 

    In the early stage of any interview, it is a great idea to ask the interviewer what 3 traits they are seeking in the ideal candidate, and then demonstrate you have those traits.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Asking the interviewer about the traits they are seeking in the ideal candidate during the early stage of an interview is indeed a great idea. This shows that the candidate is proactive and interested in aligning their skills and qualities with the needs of the company. By demonstrating that they possess the traits mentioned by the interviewer, the candidate can create a positive impression and increase their chances of being selected for the position. Therefore, the statement is true.

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