CHAPTER 16 - Chapter 16 Employment Communication 1...

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Chapter 16 Employment Communication 1. Well-informed job candidates know that the first step in the employment process is a. researching salary, benefits, and job stability in a chosen field. b. developing an effective résumé to be sent to prospective employers. c. locating a specific job opening at a desirable company. d. assessing their interests and qualifications. REF: p. 391 2. Job seekers should ask themselves questions such as Do I prefer doing creative or problem-solving work? and Do I prefer a structured or an unstructured work environment? to a. evaluate their qualifications. b. identify their interests. c. assess the corporate work environment. d. evaluate a specific career path. REF: p. 392 3. Which of the following statements is accurate in describing the changing nature of jobs? a. Employers are less willing to hire people into jobs with narrow descriptions. b. Employees can expect to work for the same employer for a lifetime. c. People are increasingly working in stable positions for larger companies. d. Employees feel more secure because more jobs are outsourced. REF: p. 392 4. The average employee can expect to a. work at 5 to 10 jobs over the course of a career. b. work at 12 to 15 jobs over the course of a career. c. find one terrific job and stick with it through a working career. d. find a job at a Web job site. REF: p. 393 5. Learn about possible career choices through a. libraries. b. the Web. c. campus career centres. d. All of the above. REF: p. 393 6. Which of the following is the best way to learn about a specific career? a. Search the Web for career-planning information and resources. b. Take a summer job, internship, or part-time position in the field. c. Monitor the classified ads to find out qualifications sought, duties, and salary range. d. Visit your campus career centre. REF: p. 393
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7. Laura will be graduating soon and wants to use the Web to conduct her job search. What will probably be her best source for finding a job online? a. Web sites such as and b. Professional organization Web sites c. Specific company Web sites d. General search sites such as and REF: p. 393 8. Despite the abundance of online job boards, many candidates find jobs through a. newspaper classified ads. b. “cold” calls to companies. c. on-campus interviews. d. networking. REF: p. 393 9. Landing a job today depends largely on a. reading many newspaper ads. b. including the right keywords in your résumé. c. personal contacts. d. visiting all of the Web sites that post open jobs. REF: p. 394 10. Because it emphasizes a candidate’s work record, most recruiters favour a a. condensed résumé. b. functional résumé. c.
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