10 Questions For Only 15 Minutes

10 Questions For Only 15 Minutes

Question 11 pts

A machine-readable (or “scannable”) resume is one that _____________________.

is written in computer code rather than standard English so that your information can be uploaded to a resume website

avoids using complicated formatting such as text boxes, word art, and sideways text that could be misunderstood by a automated resume screener

uses a special font called OCR Sans Serif that is easier for machine scanners to read

contains special programming code embedded in it that is invisible to human readers but contains important information for machine scanners

is so boring that the person who reads it is destined to scan it like a machine

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Question 21 pts

In researching best practices for a resume for a position as an electrical engineer, Christiania learns that the ideal resume will use bolding and larger fonts for the section headings and place all dates in a consistent location (left or right) to make the document easy for a reader to scan quickly. These prescriptions (things to include) are best categorized as which global aspect of writing?

Form

Content

Both Form and Content

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Question 31 pts

TRUE/FALSE: If Douglas removes an older entry from the “work history” section to make room on the first page of his resume for a new and better “education” section, this would best be described as a change in content.

True

False

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Question 41 pts

FILL-IN: The old-fashioned (but still good) advice to include multiple ways for an employer to a candidate could be considered a _________ requirement for the “genre” of writing known as the resume.

Form

Content

Machine Readability

Practical

Silly

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Question 51 pts

TRUE/FALSE: Toni would like to make certain keywords throughout her resume stand out by changing them to a bright green color (the same shade as the logo for the company to which she is applying). There is a default style in the Microsoft Word Style Gallery that she could use to color this text automatically.

True

False

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Question 61 pts

Based upon the notion of funneling information, or placing the shortest summary or most important information first, which item should be places highest on a general-purpose resume?

A candidate’s list of references

A candidate’s statement of purpose for applying to the position

A candidate’s educational experience

A candidate’s work experience

A candidate’s name

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