What's your calling?

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What's your calling?
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How many jobs have you had? Do you know the difference between networking and career branding? See if you have the skills to ace the Ultimate Employment Quiz. If not, we're telling your boss.
Which of the following best describes baby boomers who want to leave the corporate jobs they hate to rediscover their career passion?
third agers
Third agers are people in their early 40s to 60s whose lives are now characterized by new freedoms and personal growth, which involves rediscovering their career passion.
true believers
new agers
the unemployed

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In the world of employment, what are "assessments"?
the interview process
tests a person takes to gauge their career interests
The results of these tests can often be a good starting point for discovering more about yourself and interests when it comes to your career.
career goals
the relationship between you and your boss

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What is meant by career branding?
achievements you have had in your career
showcasing the differences between a job-seekers and everyone else
By showcasing the differences between you and other employees, career branding not only defines who you are, but also the value you bring to an employer.
effective cover letters
tests that ask you a series of questions to provide you with a career direction

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How many times will a person change jobs during their lifetime?
2 times
3 to 5 times
The days of working in one job are all but gone. Most people will change jobs between three and five times during their lives.
5 to 6
10 times

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What’s a "cold call"?
phone interview
approaching an employer who has not publically announced any job openings
Cold calls are usually uninvited cover letters to an employer who has not publicly announced a job opening.
a response to a help wanted ad
a phone interview that did not go well

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Which term best describes the collection of beliefs, expectations and values shared by a company's members and transmitted from one generation of employees to another?
corporate malfeasance
company beliefs
corporate culture
While some corporations might rely on malfeasance as part of their corporate culture, most companies rely on a set the rules of acceptable conduct.
corporate responsibility

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What does "CV" stand for?
carte de viste
Corporate Viability
Curriculum Vitae
"CV," or Curriculum Vitae, is a fancy word for resume.
company visualization

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Who first coined the term "dress for success"?
Ronald Reagan
John Molloy
While Ronald Reagan and the others had nice wardrobes, it was author John Molloy who coined the term "dress for success" in his 1975 book of the same name. The term is also used to describe "power dressing."
John D. Rockefeller
Dr. Benjamin Spock

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Someone who starts and runs his or her own business is often referred to as a what?
crazy
go-getter
motivated
entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs are business people who take a chance on a business with considerable initiative and risk. John D. Rockefeller, who made his money in oil, and Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, are two of the world's most famous entrepreneurs.

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What is the correct definition of franchising?
legal and ethical relationship between an employee and employer
financial relationship between an company and its stockholders
legal relationship between business and government
commercial and legal relationship between the owner of a trademark or brand name, and an individual or organization
McDonald's and Subway restaurants, are two good examples of a legal relationship between a high-profile trademark and the owner of that particular shop.

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What do green-collar jobs refer to?
positions in renewable-energy or energy-efficient industries
Green is the color of money -- even for Kermit -- but green jobs refer to positions in the renewable-energy field.
Kermit the Frog's personal assistant
positions within the corporate hierarchy
positions financed by tax dollars

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Which of the following is one of the best ways of gaining experience in a particular field while in college?
internships
While most of these are good ways of gaining employment experience, college students prefer internships as a way to get real-life work experience and college credit.
brown-nosing
on-the-job training
being an apprentice

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Which unit of a company will often conduct screening interviews with job applicants?
public relations
legal department
janitorial services
human resources
Not only will the human resource department conduct the first interview for a job, it'll also be the last department you see when you leave.

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Executive recruiters are also known as what?
headhunters
Headhunters are recruiters who specialize in a particular industry when finding jobs for prospective employees.
lawyers
CEOs
CFOs

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What is a "letter of agreement"?
a brief letter announcing a government contract
a brief letter announcing corporate-wide restructuring
a brief letter outlining the conditions of employment
Don't quit your job before your new employer sends you a letter of agreement outlining the conditions of employment. It's always good to have something in writing.
a brief letter between the courts and a company written during bankruptcy proceedings

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Which of the following people would be well-suited to writing a letter of recommendation during a job search?
former boss
Employers generally don't care what your mother or teacher has to say about you. However, employers do want to know what your former boss might think. Important safety tip: Make sure your former boss likes you.
your mother
eight-grade teacher
pastor

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What is a "mentor"?
person at a higher level within a company or profession that guides another person’s career
Some companies and organizations have formal mentoring systems, in which a person at a higher level counsels and guides employees on a variety of matters.
person who guides a team of employees
person who undermines other workers for their own benefit
person who bucks the corporate system to do what's right

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When you work multiple jobs you are also doing what?
in need of a life
motivated
moonlighting
While you might be trying to make ends meet, or are just highly motivated, working multiple jobs is also known as "moonlighting."
trying to make ends meet

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Which of the following statements bests describes "networking"?
Facebook friends
list of people met through various social and professional functions that can assist a person in looking for a job
People that you meet can often help you find work, or give you advice and information about a particular company or industry.
the ability to move from job to job
the ability to motivate not only workers on your corporate team, but also those in other areas of the company

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Why would a person in their 20s develop a "quarter-life crisis"?
They have fears and self-doubt about achieving career and personal goals.
Experts say 20-somethings might feel adrift after suddenly being thrown into the work force after spending years learning how to succeed in school.
They have fears and doubts about when the next happy hour will be.
They have fears and doubts about their personal relationships.
They have fears and doubts about their skill sets.

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