Job Hunting App Game

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Job Hunting App Game

  1. 1. Use your mouse to pick an app and answer the question
  2. 2. <ul><li>You can negotiate an entry-level salary. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A. Absolutely, it doesn’t hurt to ask </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>B. No way Jose </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Your answer: A. Absolutely, it doesn't hurt to ask is correct. Most employers leave wiggle room in their offers to new employees . You won't find out unless you ask. But even if there isn't any room for an increase in salary, there are other pieces to the benefits puzzle. Consider negotiating your vacation time, work hours, signing bonuses, starting date or relocation benefits.
  4. 4. The correct answer is A. Absolutely, it doesn't hurt to ask . Most employers leave wiggle room in their offers to new employees . You won't find out unless you ask. But even if there isn't any room for an increase in salary, there are other pieces to the benefits puzzle. Consider negotiating your vacation time, work hours, signing bonuses, starting date or relocation benefits.
  5. 5. When applying via e-mail, type a brief cover letter into the body of your e-mail, attach your résumé as a Word document and click &quot;send.&quot; A. Yes, it's that easy B. Wait, you're forgetting something
  6. 6. Your answer B. Wait, you're forgetting something is correct. Not so fast. You need to send two versions of your résumé via e-mail. Many employers won't open résumé attachments either out of laziness or fear of contracting a computer virus. Your chance of getting noticed: zilch. Go ahead and attach the document, but copy and paste a text-only version of your résumé into the body of your e-mail to cover your bases.
  7. 7. The right answer is B. Wait, you're forgetting something Not so fast. You need to send two versions of your résumé via e-mail. Many employers won't open résumé attachments either out of laziness or fear of contracting a computer virus. Your chance of getting noticed: zilch. Go ahead and attach the document, but copy and paste a text-only version of your résumé into the body of your e-mail to cover your bases.
  8. 8. How long does the average job hunt take? A. One month B. Two months C. Four months
  9. 9. Your answer B. Four months is correct. The average job hunt takes four months , according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas. So be patient and don't get discouraged.
  10. 10. The correct answer is B. Four months . The average job hunt takes four months , according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas. So be patient and don't get discouraged.
  11. 11. What should you NOT do in a job interview? A. Smile B. Dress conservatively C. Ask the interviewer yes-or-no questions D. Bring plenty of hard-copy résumés
  12. 12. Your answer C. Ask the interviewer yes-or-no questions is correct. Asking the interviewer &quot;yes&quot; or &quot;no&quot; questions that stifle conversation gives the impression that you don't care about the company or the position. Stick to open-ended questions, such as &quot;Would you walk me through a typical day on the job?&quot; or &quot;What is the company's plan for the next five years, and how does your department fit in?“
  13. 13. The correct answer is C. Ask the interviewer yes-or-no questions . Asking the interviewer &quot;yes&quot; or &quot;no&quot; questions that stifle conversation gives the impression that you don't care about the company or the position. Stick to open-ended questions, such as &quot;Would you walk me through a typical day on the job?&quot; or &quot;What is the company's plan for the next five years, and how does your department fit in?“
  14. 14. Employers can receive hundreds of résumés for a single job. How can you get yours noticed? A. Use fancy formatting B. List every job you've ever held C. Use certain key words
  15. 15. Your answer C. Use certain key words is correct. Many employers dump résumés into a database and search for key words to narrow the field . The magic words are often job titles, skills or areas of expertise related to the position. The best way to figure out key words is to look at ads for your target job and see the kind of language employers are using.
  16. 16. The correct answer is C. Use certain key words . Many employers dump résumés into a database and search for key words to narrow the field . The magic words are often job titles, skills or areas of expertise related to the position. The best way to figure out key words is to look at ads for your target job and see the kind of language employers are using.
  17. 17. Your résumé should always fit onto one page. A. True B. False
  18. 18. Your answer B. False is correct. There's no mandatory length limit for résumés. Use the space efficiently, but give enough specific information to attract hiring managers. Generally, you should keep yours to one page if you have less than ten years of experience. Feel free to go over a page if you have more experience or work in a field where you need to add more detail, such as your research projects and publications.
  19. 19. The correct answer is B. False . There's no mandatory length limit for résumés. Use the space efficiently, but give enough specific information to attract hiring managers. Generally, you should keep yours to one page if you have less than ten years of experience. Feel free to go over a page if you have more experience or work in a field where you need to add more detail, such as your research projects and publications.
  20. 20. Which of the following is a breach of interview etiquette? A. Admitting you don’t know the answer to a question B. Taking a seat before the interviewer has offered you one C. Accepting a cup of coffee from the person interviewing you
  21. 21. Your answer B. Taking a seat before the interviewer has offered you one is correct. It may seem old fashioned, but the rules of etiquette mandate that you wait for the hiring manager to offer you a seat. However, if no seat is offered, you should go ahead and take one after the person you’re meeting with is seated.
  22. 22. The correct answer is B. Taking a seat before the interviewer has offered you one . It may seem old fashioned, but the rules of etiquette mandate that you wait for the hiring manager to offer you a seat. However, if no seat is offered, you should go ahead and take one after the person you’re meeting with is seated.
  23. 23. What are acceptable ways to reach out and network? A. Use your college alumni association B. Join a professional organization C. Join online discussion groups D. All of the above
  24. 24. Your answer D. All of the above is correct. All of these are good ways to meet people in your field. You can also set up an informational interview with experts in your industry, get an internship when you're first starting out, and keep in touch with college acquaintances.
  25. 25. The correct answer is D. All of the above . All of these are good ways to meet people in your field. You can also set up an informational interview with experts in your industry, get an internship when you're first starting out, and keep in touch with college acquaintances.
  26. 26. Searching the Internet is the most effective way to look for a job. A. True B. False
  27. 27. Your answer B. False is correct. Although the Internet will probably make up one component of your search, the most effective way to find a job is through networking . You could answer dozens of ads, but knowing the right people can make all the difference in landing an offer. Plus, only about 15% to 20% of all job openings are ever publicly advertised in any medium, according to Quintcareers.com. Most come through the grape vine.
  28. 28. The correct answer is B. False . Although the Internet will probably make up one component of your search, the most effective way to find a job is through networking . You could answer dozens of ads, but knowing the right people can make all the difference in landing an offer. Plus, only about 15% to 20% of all job openings are ever publicly advertised in any medium, according to Quintcareers.com. Most come through the grape vine.

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