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Study Guide Answers

1.     When you want to be considered for a job, send the company your __________________ . Most companies don't accept phone inquiries.
     résumé
2.     How long should #1 be?
     no more than two pages
3.     Cover letters are not necessary, because many employers don't have time to look at them. True or false?
     true
4.     On which day of the week do newspapers feature the best job listings?
     Sunday
5.     What are three avenues to pursue when looking for a job?
     classifieds, personal contacts, and employment firms
6.     In order to prepare for your job interview, what should you do at the library?
     read reference books containing listings of companies and research your company
7.     What are two reasons for making a preliminary trip to the company offices where you will be interviewing?
     to get brochures, to estimate the time it takes to drive there, and to see what most people there are wearing
8.     Think of four or five questions to ask your interviewer, including one regarding __________ _____________________ .
     job description
9.     Writing samples may be required by many companies so that they can gauge your _______________________ skills.
     communication
10.     You can be relaxed while waiting for your interview, but once you see your interviewer, be on your best behavior. True or false?
      false
11.     List two things that you can do upon meeting your interviewer that can establish a good first impression.
     firm handshake, direct eye contact, no smoking
12.     What should you ask the interviewer, after you have engaged in small talk?
     to describe what he is looking for
13.     Present references to interviewers only if you are truly interested in obtaining the position. True or false?
     true
14.     If you are interested, it is advisable to send the interviewer a thank-you note. True or false?
     true
15.     Discuss the most common reasons that candidates fail to get job offers.
     discussion
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