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  1. A resume is a form of advertising designed to help you get an interview.
  2. If you need to make corrections on your resume, write them in neatly by hand.
  3. As a rule, you should try to limit your resume to one page.
  4. The purpose of a resume is to list all your skills and abilities.
  5. Your resume probably has less than 10 seconds to make an impression.
  6. When given your background and qualifications on a resume, you should always use complete sentences.
  7. If you plan to include a career objective in your resume, you should make it as vague as possible to keep from limiting your prospects.
  8. The education section of your resume, you should include any relevant seminars or workshops you have attended.
  9. In the work experience section of your resume, you should leave out any jobs that do not relate directly to your career objective.
  10. It is inappropriate to mention community activities or volunteer work on a resume.
  11. If you have any kind of physical disability, you are required by law to include it on your resume.
  12. When choosing people to use as references, list relatives and friends first, since they know you best.
  13. An application letter should follow the format for a persuasive message.
  14. Unsolicited application letters are those sent in response to want ads for job openings.
  15. In the middle part of an application letter, you should spell out your key qualifications for the specific job you are applying for.
  16. An application letter is simply a recap of your resume.
  17. To ensure that an employer will respond to your application letter, you should always enclose a preaddressed stamped envelope.
  18. If your application letter and resume fail to bring a response within a month or so, you can assume that the company is not interested and cross it off your list.
    Multiple Choice
  19. The purpose of a resume is to (A) induce the reader to hire you. (B) list all your skills and abilities. (C) get you an interview. (D) take the place of an application letter.
  20. The only thing that should accompany your resume is (A) letters of recommendation. (B) samples of your work. (C) the letter of application. (D)your academic transcripts.
  21. Whether solicited or unsolicited, a letter of application should (A) be general enough to apply to any employer. (B) have an opening that stresses the "you" attitude and indicates how the applicant can serve the employer. (C) be open-ended and vague about the specific job being applied for in case there are other kinds of openings at the company. (D) all of the above.
  22. In the middle section of a job application letter you should (A) summarize your qualifications that are directly related to the job and provide specific evidence of job-related qualities. (B) give your complete work history, just in case the employer doesn't read your resume. (C) mention any ways in which you do not meet the job qualifications but point out that you are willing to learn. (D) do all of the above.
  23. In the closing paragraph of your application letter, you should (A) thank the reader for taking the time to read your resume. (B) apologize for your lack of experience. (C) ask for an interview and make the interview easy to arrange. (D) introduce the subject of salary.

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