OK, we admit that this quiz could be a little depressing -- things aren't fun out there for job hunters these days. You might learn something that helps you get a leg up on all the other job seekers out there.
What's generally considered the best way to find a job?
Internet career search engines
What percentage of jobs are filled through informal methods like networking?
An article in the Wall Street Journal found that this percentage of successful job hunters had been helped by networking.
If you want to rake in big bucks after graduation, what's the best college major to pick?
information sciences and systems
In any given pile of resumes from a job posting, what percentage make the cut?
About how long does it take an employer to pass judgment on a resume?
5 to 12 seconds
23 to 35 seconds
30 seconds to a minute
Is it acceptable to announce on sites like LinkedIn and Facebook that you're looking for a job?
These days, resumes are often scanned and added to a database. What's something you need to keep in mind in case your resume is scanned?
reverse chronological order
Can an interviewer ask you about your religion?
What about if you're a U.S. citizen?
True or fase: It's a good idea to send your resume to as many people as possible at a company where you want to work.
True or false: Resumes should be one page. Period.
True or false: You should keep graduation dates on your resume.
True or false: You should have a section on your resume that lists all the technology and computer programs you're familiar with.
According to the Department of Labor, about how many unemployed workers were there for every open job in January 2010?
Before the recession, how many unemployed job hunters were there for every open job?
We all know that the unemployment rate has soared since the recession started in September 2008, but this job category has also surged.
As of October 2009, what was the average full-time workweek in the private sector?
What percentage of employers will check your credit history before they make a job offer?
Can potential employers see your actual credit score?