Career Planning: The Job Search Process

An event organized for employers to meet with job seekers is called a _____.
career fair
Business owners and managers prefer to hire people who are referred to them personally.
True
One benefit of networking is that it give job seekers an opportunity to practice communication and interview skills.
True
The most productive way to find a job lead is to ____.
network
Match the association type with the person that best fits the description: professional association
your doctor
Your networking contact list should be limited to family members.
False
Match the association type with the person that best fits the description: organizational association
the president of your gardening club
What is the typical relationship between a person’s network size and the number of job leads they have?
The larger the network, the more job leads available
Match the association type with the person that best fits the description: online association
someone who is active in your favorite Internet chat room
Which of the following guidelines about maintaining a network is false?
End network relationships after you find a job
Asking an acquaintance directly for job leads is more effective than asking for advice about jobs.
False
Communicating with people you know or meet to share information or advice about a job defines _____.
Networking
Your networking contact list should be limited to family members.
False
Match the association type with the person that best fits the description: personal association
Your Parents
Match the association type with the person that best fits the description: opportunistic association
the man you met while walking your dog
What percentage of jobs are found through networking?
60%-80%
The average person usually has between 15 – 30 acquaintances.
False
If you are interested in working for a specific company, what type of job site should you look at for opening?
Company site
A job search should be treated like a full time job.
True
Monica is interested in changing careers, and she needs to find a job Web site that lists careers from all industries. What type of job site would you recommend for her?
General Job Site
More companies are posting job advertisements on industry specific sites, because the applicants are usually more qualified.
True
School teachers, counselors, and job placement centers can help you _____.
identify job leads and set up interviews
Who pays fees to private employment agencies?
Both employers and applicants
Which of the following is an Internet job search “do”?
Pay attention to all directions before responding to job postings
Approximately 80% of all job openings are part of the hidden job market.
True
School-to-work programs unite _____.
schools with local businesses
Which of the following is an Internet job search “don’t”?
Apply for jobs that you are not qualified for
What percentage of job opening are published?
15% – 20%
Networking is the most effective search method for finding job leads.
True.
An employer can ask if you have ever been arrested.
False
Which of the following items regarding references is NOT a red flag for hiring managers?
Reference lists that include reference’s job titles
How is a Personal Fact Sheet used?
A Personal Fact Sheet is used to assist in filling out a job application accurately.
In-store hiring kiosks save employers money by reducing hiring costs.
True