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 the interview. 6. When you visit an employer to ask for an interview, dress and groom yourself just as you would for an actual interview. 7. When making a request for an interview by telephone, relax and smile. 8. Contacting an employer through an Internet job site such as Monster is the best way to get an interview. 9. When employers are not advertising or hiring for positions, applicants are often more successful in obtaining interviews by using an indirect, rather than a direct, strategy.
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Multiple Choice Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. ____ 10. Which of the following is NOT a direct method of contacting employers for an interview? a. personal visit b. telephone call c. request for assistance with career planning d. none of the above ____ 11. The focus of an effective interview request should be a. your research of the company. b. your preparation for the interview. c. how your abilities can benefit the employer. d. all of the above e. none of the above
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