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Ultimate Job Hunting Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • networking
  • Internet career search engines
  • newspaper ads
  • informational interviewing

What percentage of jobs are filled through informal methods like networking?

  • 40
  • 50
  • 60

An article in the Wall Street Journal found that this percentage of successful job hunters had been helped by networking.

  • 63
  • 78
  • 94

If you want to rake in big bucks after graduation, what's the best college major to pick?

  • marketing
  • computer sciences
  • pre-med
  • information sciences and systems
  • engineering

In any given pile of resumes from a job posting, what percentage make the cut?

  • 5
  • 20
  • 45

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
  • one minute

Is it acceptable to announce on sites like LinkedIn and Facebook that you're looking for a job?

  • yes
  • no

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?

  • resume length
  • keywords
  • reverse chronological order

Can an interviewer ask you about your religion?

  • yes
  • no

What about if you're a U.S. citizen?

  • yes
  • no

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
  • false

True or false: Resumes should be one page. Period.

  • true
  • false

True or false: You should keep graduation dates on your resume.

  • true
  • false

True or false: You should have a section on your resume that lists all the technology and computer programs you're familiar with.

  • true
  • false

According to the Department of Labor, about how many unemployed workers were there for every open job in January 2010?

  • 2
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
  • 10

Before the recession, how many unemployed job hunters were there for every open job?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

We all know that the unemployment rate has soared since the recession started in September 2008, but this job category has also surged.

  • consultant
  • self-employed
  • part-time
  • involuntary part-time
  • night-shift

As of October 2009, what was the average full-time workweek in the private sector?

  • 33 hours
  • 35 hours
  • 37 hours
  • 39 hours
  • 41 hours

What percentage of employers will check your credit history before they make a job offer?

  • 23
  • 47
  • 78

Can potential employers see your actual credit score?

  • yes
  • no