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Resumes and Cover Letters (Grades 11-12)

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Resumes and Cover Letters

A résumé format that stresses job skills is known as a functional résumé.
  1. True
  2. False
Spellcheck on a word processor program is enough for perfect grammar and spelling.
  1. True
  2. False
You cannot have a resume if you have no previous job experience.
  1. True
  2. False
You should always get permission to use someone as a reference.
  1. True
  2. False
Adding hobbies and skills on a resume is not necessary.
  1. True
  2. False
Your resume should never be more than one page long.
  1. True
  2. False
When submitting a cover letter and resume, it's not important that your contact information be the same.
  1. True
  2. False
It is important to personally sign your cover letter in ink.
  1. True
  2. False
When creating a resume you should:
  1. emphasize skills and strengths.
  2. be clever.
  3. use plenty of bold text.
  4. exaggerate.
Professional references should not include:
  1. former employers
  2. teachers
  3. friends
  4. pastors
It is illegal for a former employer to give:
  1. no reference.
  2. a bad reference.
  3. a dishonest reference.
  4. personal reference.
A resume should not include the following:
  1. work history
  2. educational background
  3. social security number
  4. phone number
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
Which of the following does not need to be included on your resume:
  1. name
  2. address
  3. birthday
  4. work experience
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,
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.
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
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
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
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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