Business and Administrative Communication Study Set 1

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Quiz 12 :

Interviewing, Writing Follow-Up Messages, and Succeeding in the Job

Quiz 12 :

Interviewing, Writing Follow-Up Messages, and Succeeding in the Job

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Which of the following is a characteristic of successful interviewees?
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Prior to an interview, it is useful for a candidate to browse a company's Facebook and Twitter pages in addition to the company newsletters.
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Kemal is preparing for an interview with a travel agency. He has done substantial research on the company and is currently preparing a short speech about why he is right for the job of communications manager. Which of the following is Kemal most likely preparing?
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Situational interviews ask questions about the kinds of situations you have faced in the past jobs.
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Jhumpa avoids practicing her answers before her video interview the next day because she wants the interview to seem spontaneous. This is a recommended strategy while preparing for a video interview.
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The best way to get offered more money during the interview process is to show that you can do what the competition can't do.
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If an interviewer asks you what your interests outside of work are, it is desirable to name at least 10.
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Which of the following is a characteristic of unsuccessful interviewees?
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Keiko is applying for a job as a technical consultant at a software company. She is preparing for her first round which is a phone interview. If she performs well in this round, she will be eligible for a face-to-face round with the director of the organization. Which of the following will help Keiko have a good phone interview?
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Which of the following phone skills should you adopt while leaving a message on voice mail?
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In determining what you want your interviewer to know about you, pick two to five strengths that show
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Which of the following steps should you undertake as a candidate for a campus interview?
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During a job interview, Mr. Hernandez asks a candidate, Samantha, whether she is married so that he can get a fair idea about her flexibility with work schedules. This is an effective strategy for an interviewer to follow.
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Frances is a forest preservation expert and needs to attend a video conference interview with a rainforest conservation organization. In the past week, she has managed to prepare well for the position she is applying for and has undertaken substantial research on the organization. Which of the following will help her have a good video conference interview?
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The best way to prepare for a job interview is to know as much as possible about the process and the employer.
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The types of weaknesses that an applicant should consider bringing up during an interview are those that are
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Which of the following should be undertaken while devising an interview strategy?
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It is unhelpful to videotape practice interviews because doing so will make you self-conscious.
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Any sign of nervousness during an interview shows that you are unqualified or unprepared.
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Once you are hired, avoid doing small jobs, such as making coffee or refilling the paper tray.
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