143.If you are unsure what to wear to an interview, dress on the conservative side. True False 144.The employment interview is an objective measurement of your skills and qualifications for a job. 145.In an employment interview, it is not appropriate to volunteer any information that the interviewer has not specifically asked for. 146.An employer is more likely to offer you a job if you can demonstrate how much you need the job. 147.An interviewee is ethically obligated to point out all of her or his self-doubts and weaknesses in a job interview, even if the interviewer doesn't ask about them. True False 148.One important pointer for job interviews is to refrain from criticizing others, such as a former boss or coworkers. 149.The PAR approach to answering interview questions stands for "problem, action, results." 150.During a behavioral interview, the best way to make a lasting impression on your interviewer is to answer questions using high-level abstractions. 151.The text suggests that most answers in an employment interview should last about two minutes or less. True False 152.It is not a good idea to ask questions of the interviewer during the interview because you will appear unsure of yourself. 153.The abbreviation "BFOQ" is another name for an illegal question that should not be asked during an employment interview. 154.According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), during an employment interview candidates with disabilities can be questioned about their ability to perform the job they are applying for. 155.One factor that may influence your willingness to challenge an interviewer who asks an illegal question is the importance to you of landing that particular job. True False 156.Prospective employers rarely bother to check out your Internet presence, so it doesn't matter what silly pictures you might have posted on your Facebook site. 157.It is ethical for an interviewer to make a promise with little intention to keep it, because he is not likely to see the interviewee again.
158.It is acceptable for the interviewee to stretch the truth if the facts would cast him or her in a poor light. 159.How does interviewing differ from other types of interpersonal communication situations? 160.Describe the steps suggested in the textbook for planning an interview. 161.Identify three possible interview structures, and explain the advantages and disadvantages of each one. 162.You are a student attending a college fair. You plan to interview a recruiter from one of the colleges to find out if the school offers what you want. List at least two topics you would ask about. For each topic, write at least three quality primary questions you could ask. Add at least two secondary questions. Label each question as open or closed; factual or opinion; and direct or indirect. 163.Identify five different kinds of questions used in interviews. Explain each one in terms of its purposes and uses as well as the goals this type of question can help an interviewer attain.
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