Personal Finance 3.03 Review Questions Question Preview (ID: 16370)

3.03 Review Questions.

Jane arrived fifteen minutes early for her interview at the hospital and entered the waiting room. What should Jane do?
a) Call friends on her cell phone
b) Introduce herself to the receptionist
c) Listen to her ipod
d) Touch up her manicure

Rose finds a question on an application form that asks her reason for leaving her prior job. She left because she was fired. What should Rose do?
a) Leave it blank
b) Write the company was sold
c) Write involuntary separation
d) Write do not wish to respond

Dan wants to follow up after a very good interview and share his positive feelings about the work opportunity. What should he
a) Read the bulletin board for other jobs
b) Update his resume
c) Write a cover letter
d) Write a thank you letter

Mark wants to thank his interviewer and make the best impression possible after his interview. What should he do?
a) Send a thank you note with a friend in the company
b) Send a thank you note on a social networking site
c) Send a formal thank you letter within 24 hours
d) Send an email thank you within the week of the interview

Don has just finished an interview with the personnel department at a local office. What should he do?
a) Fill out an application for the position
b) Prepare a resume and send it by messenger
c) Write a cover letter
d) Write a thank you letter

Patty and her interviewer greeted one another pleasantly and the interviewer motioned her to sit down. How should she respond?
a) Adjust clothes and hold skirt down while sitting
b) Sit back in a completely relaxed manner with legs crossed
c) Sit forward with pen and notepad ready to take notes and papers stacked loosely in lap
d) Sit straight with ankles crossed and pen and paper easy to access if needed

Beth is uncertain how to answer the question about why she feels she should be accepted for a culinary apprenticeship. How should she respond?
a) Begin talking and continue until an answer comes to her
b) Look at the interviewer's hands to conceal her uncertainty
c) Look in her career notebook for answers she has written down
d) Take a few seconds to form an answer before speaking

Adam arrived 15 minutes earlier for his interview. After introducing himself to the receptionist, what should Adam do?
a) Conduct small talk with the receptionist
b) Double check his notebook to confirm he has everything
c) Practice answers to potential questions in his mind
d) Read the classifieds in the newspaper

Nick is wearing a professional suit, tie, and shoes to make a good first impression for his job interview. He wants to wear a new fragrance he just purchased. What should Nick do?
a) Avoid wearing any fragrance at all
b) Lightly spray his shirt with cologne
c) Use a scented deodorant, with aftershave
d) Wear scented body lotion

Erin has an interview for a position at an investment firm. What should Erin wear?
a) Conservative shoes and jewelry
b) Designer sandals and no hosiery
c) Heavy makeup and a trendy hair style
d) Large jewelry and bright fingernail polish

Patsy has an interview for a receptionist's position. What should Patsy wear?
a) Attention-getting jewelry and matching shoes and bag
b) Lots of makeup and a hair style that flatters her face
c) Multiple bracelets and large hoop earrings
d) One set of small earrings, a watch, and a simple necklace

Tina has an interview for a bank teller position. What should Tina wear?
a) Blue blazer, sandals, khaki slacks
b) Charcoal pantsuit, white blouse, dress pumps
c) Navy blue suit, navy knit tank top, navy sweater
d) Strapless sundress, matching chunky necklace, high heels

Matt has an interview for an accounting position. What should Matt wear?
a) Blue blazer, pink shirt, tie, khaki pants
b) Blue shirt, tie with dollar signs, khaki pants
c) Navy blue suit, navy blue silk shirt, navy blue tie
d) Navy blue suit, white shirt, conservative tie

Alice finished her cover letter. What should she do next?
a) Place the cover letter in a folder and wait to hear from the interviewer
b) Place the cover letter in an envelope with a blank application form
c) Send to the interviewer by postal mail or electronic attachment to an email
d) Send by messenger to the head of the hiring company

Fred is ready to write a cover letter. His cover letter should emphasize:
a) his knowledge of the company.
b) his personal interest in obtaining the job.
c) his previous work experience.
d) that he has a good vocabulary.

John is getting ready to fill out a job application form. What does he need in order to start?
a) a blue and red ink pen
b) a recent photo
c) official copies of school transcripts
d) permission to use people as references

Rose is getting ready to fill out a job application form. What does she need in order to start?
a) a blue and red ink pen
b) a recent photo
c) information on past employment
d) official copies of school transcripts

Mattie is ready to begin filling out a job application form. What should Mattie do first?
a) Mark out items that do not apply to her
b) Print her address
c) Print her name
d) Read the entire form carefully

Which set of words illustrates action verbs recommended for use in resumes?
a) dependability, resourcefulness, creativity, organization, workmanship
b) extraordinary, first-rate, high-achiever, noteworthy, distinctive
c) opinion, behavior, code of ethics, habit, aim, drive, ambition
d) worked, influenced, developed, solved, produced, created, integrated

Molly included in her resume, her work experiences, honors and awards, and special skills. She also needs to include:
a) a statement References furnished upon request
b) her date of birth.
c) her height and weight.
d) her Social Security number and driver's license number.

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