Interviewing Skills MCQ

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Welcome to PRDV103: Interviewing Skills. This course is the third in a series of four courses included in the Job Search Skills Program that also includes Job Search Skills, Resume Writing, and Professional Etiquette. The Interviewing Skills course is intended to help you showcase your personality, strengths, interests, and abilities to potential employers. At this stage of your career exploration, you will have researched and targeted appropriate jobs and have marketed yourself to these employers with an attention-getting resume. If you have not already done so and feel you would benefit from more information about how to conduct a successful job search, or how to formulate a resume that gets you that interview, please explore the other exciting courses in this track.

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15 Pages
2014
English US
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Question: You are planning your outfit for an upcoming interview. What is the most appropriate attire?

Choices:

If you are a male, a suit and tie are best. If you're a female, a dress of a solid color is preferred.

The most appropriate outfit will depend on the type of occupation or industry for which you are interviewing.

A readily identifiable designer shoe or designer logo implies that you have good taste.

Wear your best aftershave or cologne/perfume, one that your friends have complimented you on.

Question: When you are interviewing, what do the experts recommend regarding job offers?

Choices:

It is important to accept the offer that is extended in order to ensure you don't lose the job opportunity. You can always renegotiate the salary at a later date.

If you are uncertain whether you want the job, state that there are some items you would like to discuss before you can accept the job offer.

Assume the offer is fixed and accept it or reject it according to your salary requirements.

Don't ask about other benefits. If they are available, the interviewer would mention them.

Question: What is the advantage to an employer to offer perks in lieu of a higher salary?

Choices:

Perks can be withheld for several months after an employee is hired.

Perks can be withdrawn due to budget constraints, whereas salary cannot be reduced.

Candidates may be reticent to ask for perks, thereby saving the employer this expense.

Perks are typically less costly. Therefore, employers may have more flexibility to offer these benefits than a higher salary.

Question: What is an appropriate response when asked about your salary requirements?

Choices:

Tell the interviewer that the salary is negotiable.

State an amount above your last salary to ensure that you will make a higher salary in your new job.

State an amount at the entry-level range of the position even though you are very experienced. This will encourage the interviewer to extend an offer to you rather than to other more expensive candidates.

Tell the interviewer that you would like to obtain more information on the going rate for this position and ask if you can respond to this question at a later time.

Question: What are the most important determinants of success in an interview?

Choices:

Miscellaneous, Responsiveness

Packaging, Experience

Responsiveness, Packaging

Responsiveness, Experience

Question: Perks are a cost-effective way employers can reward and retain staff and attract new employees. What is an example of a benefit or a perk?

Choices:

Tuition reimbursement

More frequent appraisals

More task variety

Automatic raises

Question: What is an acceptable reason for requesting a higher salary than the one that is currently offered to you?

Choices:

Tell the interviewer that you have asked a friend who is performing this type of work what an appropriate salary would be.

You have researched this position in this labor market, and a person with your experience can reasonably ask for a higher salary than the current offer.

You have just purchased a house in the area and would need a higher salary to cover the mortgage payments.

You communicate that you need the job and therefore request a higher salary.

Question: The interviewer is asking you to give specific examples of topics you are discussing. This is what type of interviewing technique?

Choices:

Competency-based interview

Informational interview

Stress interview

Behavioral interview

Question: What do the experts say regarding displaying body art when interviewing?

Choices:

If the body art is tasteful and done well, it is appropriate to show it off.

Research the company policy regarding body art before visiting the company.

It is never appropriate to display body art during the interview.

It is always permissible to wear tongue piercings because they do not show.

Question: What is the basic question in any interview?

Choices:

What do you know about this position?

What experience do you have in this type of position?

Why should I hire you?

What are your weaknesses?

Question: You are preparing to talk about your job skills. What might be three important general categories on which to concentrate?

Choices:

Communication skills, interviewing skills, presentation skills

Technology skills, computer skills, resolving conflict skills

Communication skills, interpersonal skills, technology skills

Listening skills, presentation skills, writing skills

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Source:  Mary Matera. Job Search Skills. The Saylor Academy 2014, http://www.saylor.org/courses/prdv103/
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