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1 1.1.0.M1 Career Development Unit Test Bank Total Points Earned 50 Total Points Possible Percentage Directions: Circle the correct answer for each question. Name Date Class 1. What should be included in a career notebook? a. Completed interest inventory tests b. A resume c. A list of activities d. Copy of your best research paper written in English class 2. Once a career notebook is compiled, it should be updated how often? a. Once a month b. Every three months c. Once a year d. Every five years 3. If a prospective employer asks you to bring evidence of your work history to the interview, you should take your: a. career Notebook b. résumé c. newspaper clippings of your sports awards d. counselor s recommendation letter 4. A refers to a record of one s work history, a list of activities and skills accomplished, and copies of personal career papers. a. career Portfolio b. résumé c. completed Interest Inventory d. career Notebook 5. It is best to begin your career notebook. a. when you are ready to graduate from high school b. right after you graduate from high school c. as early in your high school career as possible d. before you enter high school Family Economics & Financial Education Revised May 2010 Career Development Unit Test Bank Page 1

2 In order to make an informed career decision, a high school student will want to: a. commit to a profession that requires a college degree b. choose a career that offers the amount of money desired c. develop personal goals, complete an interest inventory, and research careers d. choose a training program that will guarantee employment after the course work is completed 7. Having a career implies that a person: a. is interested in the most money that can be achieved b. must have completed an advanced college degree c. has a commitment to a profession which requires continued education d. will not be required to change jobs within a professional area 8. An example of a transferrable skill is a skill: a. used in your job that you acquired through past jobs, volunteering, hobbies, school sports, or other life experiences b. that can only be used in an individual s job or career c. that each employer requires you to learn d. that is learned at one job and is required at other jobs as well 9. The three main factors that influence future job opportunities are: a. population, labor force, demand for goods and services b. demand for Goods and services, age of population, family size c. age of population, software innovations, gender d. gender, labor force, off-short opportunities 10. Salary, location and environment, and benefits are factors to consider when: a. determining your cost of living expenses b. evaluating a job offer c. researching future career opportunities d. estimating annual income 11. Which of the following describe what money amount is included in a base salary? a. The wage plus insurance and retirement contributions made by the company b. The dollar amount a person will receive in the monthly paycheck before taxes c. Compensation offered by a company beyond the wage, salary or commissions d. Advancement opportunities and work incentives 12. Steven is considering taking a job with a company that is offering gym memberships, flexible hours, repayment of education loans, merchandise discounts, and childcare. These components of the job offer are called: a. fringe benefits b. job perks c. work incentives d. competitive hiring practices Family Economics & Financial Education Revised May 2010 Career Development Unit Test Bank Page 2

3 Cost of living expenses include: a. food b. concert tickets c. gym membership d. graduate classes for advancement on the salary schedule Use the following information for problems 14 and 15: Salary city 1 x (Index city 2 / Index city 1) = Equivalent salary city Bob is offered a job in Portland making $60,000 a year. He is currently working in Seattle making $50,000 a year. If Portland s index is 128 and Seattle s index is 110, which is true: (Show your computation.) a. Bob will have more spending power if he moves to Portland b. Bob will have more spending power if he stays in Seattle c. Bob will have the same spending power in Portland as he does in Seattle d. There is not enough information to decide 15. Susan is currently working in Kansas City, MO earning $30,000 a year. She is offered a position in Indianapolis, IN earning $32,000 a year. If Kansas City s index is 100 and Indianapolis index is 115, which is true: (Show your computation.) a. Susan will have more spending power if she moves to Indianapolis b. Susan will have more spending power if she stays in Kansas City c. Susan will have the same spending power in Indianapolis as she has in Kansas City d. There is not enough information to decide 16. The primary purpose of a cover letter is to: a. convince the employer to hire the applicant for the job b. persuade the employer that the applicant is a person to interview c. inform the employer of the name and qualifications of the applicant d. inform the employer of everything the applicant has accomplished 17. A cover letter is intended to be included with the: a. résumé b. list of interview questions c. picture of the applicant d. career Portfolio 18. A well written cover letter signifies to an employer that you possess: a. previous work experience b. a good vocabulary c. written communication and organizational skills d. personal interest in the company 19. The introductory paragraph of a cover letter should include: a. the specific position or type of work for which you are applying b. an indication of your desire for an interview c. an explanation of your qualifications d. when you will call to arrange for an interview Family Economics & Financial Education Revised May 2010 Career Development Unit Test Bank Page 3

4 A cover letter should be addressed to: a. the head of the department in which you hope to work with b. the personnel contact within the company c. To Whom It May Concern d. the President of the company 21. A complete résumé should include: a. a personal photograph b. previous work experience c. reasons for leaving past jobs d. marital status 22. Skills developed through unpaid experience should be included in which section of the résumé? a. Educational background b. Special skills c. Work experience d. Honor, awards, activities, volunteer work 23. When applying for two different jobs, one should: a. send the same résumé to both potential employers b. vary each résumé so that it is specific to the job c. send only one résumé with directions to send the résumé to another potential employer d. a résumé is usually not needed to apply for a job 24. In order to catch the attention of the personnel director, make sure the appearance of your résumé includes: a. brightly colored paper b. at least 4-5 pages c. many different fonts d. no staples and folds 25. Action statements should be used when writing the résumé. Which of the following is a properly written action statement? a. Supervised daily operations of 4 employees b. I saved money from a part-time job to finance the purchase of a new car c. I participated in the Family Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) as a member in a chapter of 32 students. d. Speech and Drama Team 26. Evan is a freshman in high school and has just begun career planning. What should be his first step in the decision making process of career planning? a. Take an interest inventory test b. Choose a career pathway c. Research a career pathway d. Evaluate career goals Family Economics & Financial Education Revised May 2010 Career Development Unit Test Bank Page 4

5 Interest inventory tests help to identify: a. the job an individual should have if he/she wants true happiness b. positions available in a particular job cluster c. fastest and slowest growing careers in a particular job cluster d. possible career areas related to one s interests 28. An occupational cluster is: a. the history of one s job experiences b. a career path with many job opportunities c. a commitment to have only 2-3 jobs in one s lifetime d. a self-assessment of one s occupational goals 29. Your friend has a job interview tomorrow and wants to do well. Which statement would be good advice to give your friend?" a. Avoid eye contact, so you don t appear too aggressive b. Walk in with your shoulders slouched c. Immediately shake the interviewer s hand d. Carry a briefcase, Career Portfolio, stacks of completed projects, and other props that will help you to tell your story to the interviewer 30. Professional job interview dress for a man would include: a. a distinctive, expensive fragrance b. a pastel colored suit in the spring and summer seasons c. obvious match of shoes and belt d. exact same clothes you would expect to wear on the job 31. Professional job interview dress for a woman would include: a. attention getting jewelry b. a suit that is appropriate for your body style, not loose or tight, no cleavage c. makeup and hair styles should be leaning to the extreme in style d. pantsuit rather than a skirt suit 32. In general, accessories for a professional job interview follow this rule: a. no more than 2 rings per hand for women. b. trouser socks should be long enough for the skin not to show when sitting c. shoes should always be brown to match the brown briefcase d. women should wear open-toed, sling-back shoes with stiletto heels 33. When you are in the process of job hunting, your answering machine and/or voic greeting message should be professional and should include: a. music and songs b. loud obnoxious jokes c. name and telephone number d. a message with shock value Family Economics & Financial Education Revised May 2010 Career Development Unit Test Bank Page 5

6 34. The interview begins in the waiting or reception area of an office. Which of the following behaviors would be appropriate to do while in the waiting room? a. Introduce him or herself to the receptionist b. Ask to use the office telephone c. Read a magazine of poor taste d. Listen to your ipod 35. The job interview will typically occur: a. after the employer has reviewed the application, résumé and cover letter b. before the employer has reviewed the application, resume, and cover letter because you take these with you c. following the acceptance of the job offer d. following a six month probationary period 36. In preparation for a job interview Juan researched the company, wrote questions he had about the company and the job, tried on his entire interview outfit, and practiced driving to the interview location. What step in the interview preparation did he leave out? a. Have résumé, cover letter, and thank you letter in a folder ready to give to the interviewer b. Practice potential interview questions c. Schedule another follow-up interview d. Take a professional photograph with you 37. Which of the following an illegal question for the prospective employer to ask an applicant during a job interview? a. Are you currently single or married? b. What are your short-term goals? c. Will you relocate, if needed? d. How do you handle stressful situations? 38. To maximize the interviewer s impression of you, which of the following should you do during the interview? a. Answer all questions, regardless of legality b. Answer questions about negative traits in a way that they are actually positive c. Chew gum if encouraged to do so by your interviewer d. Answer questions in vague and noncommittal ways because you do not yet know whether you would accept the job if it were offered to you 39. A thank you note should be sent to the interviewer: a. within a week, type written on business paper b. by giving a hand written note to the receptionist on the way out c. within 24 hours, type written on business paper d. in an within 24 hours Family Economics & Financial Education Revised May 2010 Career Development Unit Test Bank Page 6

7 1 40. Lora is a high school computer and technology teacher. She enrolls in a computer class at least twice per year to stay current on recent technology changes and updates. By continuing her education, Lora is investing in her: a. salary b. human capital c. family d. interest Inventory 41. What is true about human capital? a. An investment in one s human capital lasts only as long as you have your first job b. The concept of human capital is demeaning as it views a human being as an asset c. Human capital is an investment in yourself that will increase your future productivity d. Your human capital investment only takes place on the job as it is designed by the company 42. Individuals with more formal educational training usually have: a. higher estimated lifetime earnings b. lower personal satisfaction c. greater amounts of leisure time d. more comfortable work environments 43. Traits of successful workers include: a. self knowledge, tardiness, and competitiveness b. flexibility, interpersonal skills, and laziness c. leadership, self confidence, and high intelligence d. communication skills, teamwork, and initiative 44. The first step in filling out a job application is to: a. write with a pen with black ink b. start over if you make an error c. use the computer to fill out the application if your hand writing is hard to read d. read the application completely to insure accuracy 45. Which interviewee has the best opportunity to receive a professional job? a. Jim arrived at the interview wearing khakis, a Hawaiian print t-shirt, and an earring in his left ear b. Sally researched the company, was polite to the receptionist, wore a navy blue suit c. Dave sat in the reception area wearing jeans and a t-shirt with beer advertisements, listening to his ipod and greeted the interviewer with a high-5 d. Betty ran a few minutes late, was putting on lipstick as she walked through the door and did not introduce herself to the receptionist Family Economics & Financial Education Revised May 2010 Career Development Unit Test Bank Page 7

8 What is the 12x12x12 theory? a. Employers judge a person at 12:00 pm, then 12 minutes later, and finally 12 minutes before the interview is over. b. Employers judge a person from 12 feet away, on the first 12 words out of their mouth, and for the first 12 minutes. c. Employers judge a person from 12 feet away, from 12 inches away, and on the first 12 words out of an applicant s mouth. d. Employers judge a person based on the first 1,728 seconds (12x12x12) of an interview. 47. A written request for employment typically on a specific form provided by the potential employer is called a: a. job application b. W-2 and I-9 Form c. cover Letter d. job contract 48. If being fired is the reason for changing jobs, an appropriate response on a job application concerning this situation would be: a. involuntary separation b. seasonal job c. company was sold d. quit 49. If a job is potentially hazardous, workers age limits are: a. 15 or 17 b. 17 c. 18 d. 21 Family Economics & Financial Education Revised May 2010 Career Development Unit Test Bank Page 8

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