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Study Guide Answers

1.     Your chances of finding a job and succeeding in that job are _____________________________ if it's something that you enjoy doing.
     increased
2.     What percentage of all job openings are filled before they are ever advertised to the public?
     80%
3.     "______________________" is using friends and acquaintances to learn of possible job openings.
     Networking
4.     Your _________________________ is another factor in getting the right job, because it is a measure of your achievements in acquiring the necessary skills to compete in today's workplace.
     education
5.     The College Placement Annual can be found in the _____________________________ and provides good job search tips.
     library
6.     Are companies with government contracts required to post job openings with State Job Service Offices?
     yes
7.     State Job Service Offices often have sites on the Internet. True or false?
     true
8.     Each year, public companies are required to publish documents about themselves in what is called a(n) ________________________________________.
     Annual Report
9.     Contacting a person who has the "power to hire you" and asking for an opportunity to come in and talk to him or to her is called a(n) "_____________________________________".
     informational interview
10.     If you don't have much work history, you should try to "buffer" your résumé to make it look a little more impressive. True or false?
     false
11.     When interviewing, you should be prepared to talk about _____________________ and to ask the potential employer questions about __________________________________.
     yourself, the company
12.     Your appearance is very important during an interview, therefore a prospective employer will always be impressed with your flair for individuality. True or false?
     false
13.     When asked "Where do you want to be five years from now?", your answer should imply your desire for a(n) ___________________________________ commitment with the company.
     long term
14.     Are there any questions that are illegal for an employer to ask during an interview?
     yes
15.     Is it appropriate to ask about money during the first interview?
     no
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