If you want to build work experience directly after high school, you could...
Start an entry-level job
Attend a four-year college
Find an apprenticeship
Volunteer once a year
Which of the following is true about a college education?
College is the only way to get a stable high-paying job
College grads have higher lifetime earnings on average than HS grads
College grads have a higher rate of unemployment
More education is related to lower unemployment
Why would you ask for an informational interview?
To learn more about why a job rejected you.
To negotiate your salary offer
To learn more about a career or industry
To improve your chances of getting hired
What is the difference between soft skills and hard skills?
Hard skills are easily measurable; soft skills are "people skills"
Hard skills are more advanced than soft skills
In job postings, hard skills are "required" and soft skills are "preferred"
Soft skills are less important to employers because they're not technical
Soft skills are a valuable skill set to have. All of the following are soft skills EXCEPT...
Speaking multiple languages
What is best practice when using job boards to find a new job?
Use job search filters and create alerts
Set up a profile on each of the top job boards
Auto-apply to as many positions as possible with one resume
Scroll through job postings without filters every morning
What should you do when attending a career fair?
Give a 5-minute personal pitch so recruiters remember you
Prepare a resume and 30-second elevator pitch
Write a follow-up email to each recruiter
Drop off your resume at each table; recruiters don't have time to talk
All of the following are ways to build your professional network, EXCEPT...
Have an "elevator pitch" ready, you may need it
Attend conferences or events related to your field
Stay off all types of social media
Connect & communicate with local professionals
All of the following are effective ways to use social media to find and land a job, EXCEPT...
Network with other people in your industry
Keep your posts and information professional
Follow companies and organizations in your desired field
Criticize your current job to help network & find a new one
What is the purpose of using LinkedIn?
To find honest reviews of an employer or business
To build a professional network and find jobs
To have personal access to industry leaders
To create specific profiles tailored to each job posting
A resume should include all of the following, EXCEPT
Rationale for why you quit a previous job
Your previous employment experience & responsibilities
A highlight of your education experience
Your contact information
Which is true of an effective resume?
It includes many details; the longer the resume, the better
It works for every job application, so you don't need multiple resumes
It uses key words and has a simple design
It features your photograph
How are your resume and cover letter related?
Both should be handwritten detailed documents
Your cover letter highlights your personality and interest in the position, your resume is work history only
A cover letter includes entire work history, resume does not
Both include your signature to signify they're legitimate
Your cover letter should be one page in length and include...
Two long paragraphs
Benefits you hope to get with this job
Your high school and college GPA, no matter what they are
Descriptions of your strongest qualifications for the job
Which question would be appropriate to ask during a job interview?
Can you describe the requirements of this position?
Do you think you are going to hire me?
What will my salary be?
How many vacation and sick days am I allowed?
Which of the following are effective ways to prepare for an interview?
Research the company
Prepare examples or samples of previous work
Arrive at least 60 minutes early
Plan questions to ask
A pre-tax employer sponsored retirement program is called...
What form is NOT typically completed when you start a new job?
Direct deposit is beneficial because...
You are less likely to bounce checks
Your net pay is higher
You can automatically split money into multiple accounts
You endorse your paycheck for security
When asking for a raise, you should...
Prepare evidence of your contributions to the company
Ask for 50% higher than the average market rate
Provide detailed information on your personal finances
Threaten to leave the company