Employment and Interview Essay

779 Words Sep 20th, 2011 4 Pages
Name: ________________________ Class: ___________________ Date: __________


Your Career Chapter 9 Test
True/False Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false. ____ ____ 1. When making an interview request by telephone, avoid using prepared scripts or notes. 2. If you do not receive a response after sending a cover letter and resume, make a telephone call or a personal visit to request an interview. 3. It is not appropriate to ask the gatekeeper about the company or the person(s) who interview and hire at that company. 4. Some companies require all applicants to apply through their human resources departments. 5. When making a request for an interview, you should emphasize your qualifications before you ask for
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be persistent because employers admire this trait. b. suggest that the employer call you back at a more convenient time. c. suggest that you call the employer back at a more convenient time. d. all of the above e. none of the above ____ 13. To uncover the hidden job market and obtain an interview, you must a. learn about an employer’s history and products. b. practice describing how your skills could benefit the company. c. describe how you could provide a useful service for the company. d. all of the above e. none of the above ____ 14. When asking for an interview, you should give attention to a. speaking at a moderate speed. b. using grammar correctly. c. projecting confidence. d. all of the above e. none of the above ____ 15. The hidden job market refers to a. jobs that have been posted only on the Internet. b. jobs obtained through networking sources. c. jobs that are unadvertised or that must be “created” by the applicant, who then must make an employer aware of a need the applicant could fill. d. all of the above e. none of the above Completion Complete each sentence or statement. 16. An administrative support person, receptionist, or human resources staff person who screens calls and visitors for the person who makes hiring decisions is known as a(n) _________________. 17. A first interview that is intended to verify the information given in an application or resume is referred to as a(n) ____________________

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