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Resumes and Cover Letters (Grades 11-12)

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Resumes and Cover Letters

Instructions: Circle the correct answer to each question.

1. 
A résumé format that stresses job skills is known as a functional résumé.
  1. True
  2. False
 
2. 
Spellcheck on a word processor program is enough for perfect grammar and spelling.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
You cannot have a resume if you have no previous job experience.
  1. True
  2. False
 
4. 
You should always get permission to use someone as a reference.
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
Adding hobbies and skills on a resume is not necessary.
  1. True
  2. False
 
6. 
Your resume should never be more than one page long.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
When submitting a cover letter and resume, it's not important that your contact information be the same.
  1. True
  2. False
 
8. 
It is important to personally sign your cover letter in ink.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
When creating a resume you should:
  1. emphasize skills and strengths.
  2. be clever.
  3. use plenty of bold text.
  4. exaggerate.
 
10. 
Professional references should not include:
  1. former employers
  2. teachers
  3. friends
  4. pastors
11. 
It is illegal for a former employer to give:
  1. no reference.
  2. a bad reference.
  3. a dishonest reference.
  4. personal reference.
 
12. 
A resume should not include the following:
  1. work history
  2. educational background
  3. social security number
  4. phone number
13. 
It's important to explain                            you have listed on your resume.
  1. any classes you are taking
  2. any gaps in work history
  3. any allergies
  4. address changes
 
14. 
Which of the following does not need to be included on your resume:
  1. name
  2. address
  3. birthday
  4. work experience
15. 
Which of the following is not suggested when addressing a cover letter?
  1. Dear Hiring Manager,
  2. To Whom It May Concern,
  3. Dear Sir/Madam,
  4. Dear Hiring Professional,
 
16. 
A cover letter should:
  1. be specific to each company.
  2. be generic.
  3. use impressive vocabulary.
  4. be at least a full page long.
17. 
A cover letter that                                wastes the employer's time.
  1. is positive
  2. answers why you should be hired
  3. restates the resume
  4. uses action verbs
 
18. 
Action verbs are important in a cover letter. Which of the following is not an action verb?
  1. was written
  2. rectified
  3. grossed
  4. allocated
19. 
A few carefully chosen people that will confirm strengths and experiences, listed on a resume or cover letter, to a potential employer.
  1. Advisors
  2. Researchers
  3. References
  4. Counselors
 
20. 
The type of resume that emphasizes work history, starting with the most recent position first, is known as a:
  1. combination resume.
  2. business resume.
  3. chronological resume.
  4. functional resume.
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