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Study Guide Answers

1.     Résumé is a French verb meaning "to ________________________________ ."
     sum up
2.     Why do you need a résumé?
     An employer needs to see evidence that you are qualified to fill a certain position.
3.     List two things you should do before writing your résumé.
     identify your skills, research the company, find out skills required for the job
4.     Describe the paper on which your résumé should be printed, including color, size, width of margins, font, color of ink, and etc.
     white or off-white paper, black ink, easy-to-read font, 11 or 12-point size, 1" margins, 2 pages or fewer
5.     What information is considered to be your "vital statistics"?
     your name, address, and home phone number
6.     What should you not include as part of your "vital statistics"?
     your current work phone number
7.     The _________________________________ section of a résumé lets the employer know in which direction you are moving, outlines your work preferences, and provides an area of focus.
     career objective
8.     You should list your education in reverse chronological order. True or false?
     true
9.     List your grade point average if it is _________________________ or above.
     3.0
10.     List three things that you should include under the heading, Work Experience.
     volunteer work, internships, student teaching, leadership or supervisory positions, promotions or special recognitions, military experience
11.     List three types of additional information you may choose to include on your résumé.
     your interests, computer knowledge, activities, languages spoken
12.     You may list references on a separate sheet, as long as you intend to call the people eventually and tell them that you used them as references. True or false?
     false--You should ask them before listing them.
13.     List three things that you should not include on a résumé.
     past salaries, salary requirements, reasons for leaving past job, age, height, weight, a photo, medical problems, marital status
14.     What is a cover letter?
     a short correspondence that introduces you and your résumé to the employer
15.     You may post your résumé on the ___________________________ , mail it, or hand-deliver it.
     Internet
16.     In a follow-up ___________________________ , you can find out if your résumé has been received and whether or not the employer would like more information.
     phone call
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