HOW PREPARED ARE YOU?

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This exercise helps you understand what you need to do to prepare for a job search. You will evaluate yourself in six areas of job hunting. We can provide you with informative instructions in any area that you need some assistance. The results of this simple 24 question test will be sent to you immediately!

The following scale is used:

     YES! = strong agreement with the statement
     YES  = agreement with the statement
     yes  = slight agreement with the statement
     no   = slight disagreement with the statement
     NO   = disagreement with the statement
     NO!  = strong disagreement with the statement

  1. I know several ways to manage the stress I may experience during my job search.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  2. I know what to say and what not to say to people who can help me find a job.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  3. I know how to prepare a budget to help me through this period.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  4. I know how to best schedule my time to find a new job as soon as possible.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  5. I know just what I need and want from a new job.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  6. I am clear about the skills and abilities I bring to a new company.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  7. I am prepared to discuss my personal accomplishments with potential employers.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  8. I know how to determine what career options are available to me.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  9. I am prepared to fill out employment applications.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  10. I understand and know how to write different types of resume formats.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  11. I know how to write a resume for the Internet.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  12. I know how to design a resume that will impress potential employers.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  13. I know how to increase my chances for success when responding to advertisements.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  14. I know how to select and work with employment agencies.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  15. I know how to approach companies that are not advertising jobs, but have them.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  16. I know how to develop a network of personal contacts to find out more about job opportunities.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  17. I understand the advantages of using the telephone in my job search.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  18. I know how to use the phone or computers to gather information about jobs and companies.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  19. I can discuss my strengths on the phone in a way that will leave a positive impression on the other person.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  20. I know how to use the phone to effectively follow up on correspondence I send to companies.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  21. I know how to make a positive first impression in job interviews.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  22. I am prepared to answer the typical questions interviewers ask.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  23. I know how to ask questions that convey my interest in working for the company.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!

  24. I know how to increase my chances of getting an offer by proper salary negotiation and follow up after the interview.
    NO! NO no yes YES YES!


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