career management

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Sarah and Billy work at a local restaurant. Sarah arrives promptly each day to relieve Billy. It is Billy’s duty to refill condiment containers before he leaves. For the last month, Sarah’s customers have complained about being low on condiments and napkins at their tables. Sarah is growing tired of performing Billy’s duties along with her own. She blows up at Billy.
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Talk to Billy calmly about the issue
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Which response would indicate that the job applicant being interviewed possesses problem solving skills?
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“I served on a committe to help our school serve meals that are more appealing to students and increase profit.”
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Which statement describes the best way to tell someone that their performance is inadequate?
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“Your strengths are in customer service, but you need to improve equipment operation skills.”
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Which response would indicate that the job applicant being interviewed possesses technology, resource, information skills?
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“I researched using periodical, book, electronic and human resources.”
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What might an IQ score suggest about an individual’s career goal?
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an IQ can give a good indiaction of success in ocupational groups.
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Why is the Sandwich Technique effective for providing feedback?
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It provides a positive affirmation along with the criticism
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A person who wants to be successful values:
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Achievement.
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Why is a career pathway an important component of an individual career plan?
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Individuals can explore career clusters of interest to them.
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Why is it important to consider entry-level work experiences as part of the individual career plan?
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Work experiences help connect classroom knowledge with workplace skills
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A career portfolio is helpful in a job interview because it:
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Helps showcase the applicants” skills, interests and abilities.
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Someone who likes to draw or build things probably has a:
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Spatial learning preference
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Which response would indicate that the job applicant being interviewed possesses critical thinking skills?
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“I develop new products and processes based on analysis of data.”
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What is the main purpose of studying the sixteen career clusters?
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You will be required to know the information to meet graduation requirements.
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Which statement regarding portfolios is FALSE?
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Portfolio documents are a random collection of accomplishments.
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One of the three broad categories of career interests is:
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People
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Vocational rehabilitation services are:
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Free to those who meet the legal eligibility guidelines.
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Which statement about teamwork is TRUE?
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Teams ususally take more time to reach a decision than individuals
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In multiple choice testing:
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Read the questions and then all of the answer choices
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What might help students choose a nontraditional class?
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Being taught by a non-traditional teacher.
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How has the global economy affected employees in the United States?
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Has eliminated some jobs in the United States and created others.
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Formal assessments are a critical component of the individual career plan because they:
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Are required for graduation and postsecondary entrance.
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Which of the following is NOT evidence of dependability?
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A high school transcript with excessive unexcused absences.
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Which is NOT a purpose of a portfolio?
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A portfolio provides a storage place for random documents.
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The attribute of responsibility can be effectively documented in a career portfolio through including any of the following documents EXCEPT:
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Letter from the family that the individual baby-sits for.
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According to the scenario, how should Sarah most effectively express her feelings to Billy?
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I feel frustrated when you leave the containers for me to fill.
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Which is the best course of action to take when there is more work than can be completed in a given time period?
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Talk to the boss about the situation
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For a student entering the medical field, which career-technical course would be most helpful in high school?
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Allied Health Sciences
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A school counselor or Career Development Coordinator (CDC) can assist students in their career planning by:
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Helping them explore their career interests.
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Which factor(s) might most positively influence the success of an entrepreneur?
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Collecting as much information as possible about the business opportunity
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During a job interview, questions will be asked to:
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Find out if the applicant is the best person for the job.
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Which statement regarding portfolios is FALSE?
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Everyone’s portfolio should contain the same documents.
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Which statement is TRUE of military training?
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Training is provided on-the-job and through specialized schools.
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When faced with many possible career choices, a student should:
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Relate the choice to your personal characteristics/information
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If an individual learns best by sharing, comparing, and likes having a lot of friends, his/her dominate learning preference is:
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Interpersonal
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If an individual has a Holland code suggesting Conventional strengths, a career in which field might be most satisfying?
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Finance
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Having awareness of strengths and weaknesses in skill level helps an individual to:
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set appropriate goals
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This act was passed in 1967 and prohibits discrimination against people between forty and seventy years of age:
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Age Discrimination Act
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Life roles are:
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various parts of one’s life such as citizen, parent, spouse, worker, etc.
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When feedback is received, one should:
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consider suggestions for improvement and positive comments
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Which is the most effective written message?
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There will be a sales team meeting tomorrow at 9:00am
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Career pathways allow a student to:
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Choose a sequence of course for their career interest
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When considering a student for admission, most colleges look at all of the following EXCEPT:
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How many of the faculty a student knows.
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A book that describes various careers and the future for those careers:
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Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
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The book that lists twelve main interest areas and careers that suit people with those interests is:
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Dictionary of Occupational Titles.
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Which of the following should be included as part of the career information on a career profile?
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Education
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Government resources are used to develop statistics reflecting state and regional occupational data also known as:
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Labor market information
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Labor marker trends for the 21st century predict that the greatest number of workers will need to have which level of education?
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Community College
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In the decision-making process, what should be done when having trouble thinking of possible alternatives?
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Do some research
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In which step of the decision-making process does a person commit to making the decision work?
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Make a decision
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All are important reasons to consider extracurricular/ CTSO activities as part of the individual career plan EXCEPT:
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Participating in social activities
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Having a written career plan:
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Increases chances of being satisfied with career decisions
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Prior to completing a high school four-year plan, students would do all EXCEPT:
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Apply to a college
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If your ultimate goal is to become a lawyer, then your career plan should include:
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Continuing education beyond a bachelor’s degree.
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If an ultimate goal is to become an English teacher, a career plan should include a number of courses in:
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Writing and literature.
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The main reason for a cover letter is to:
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Make the employer want to read the resume.
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Private employment agencies:
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Charge for their services.
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The amount of salary or wages earned for a certain period of time before deductions are withheld is:
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Gross pay
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A candidate with little work experience will need to focus attention on which section of the resume?
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Skills
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Which should NOT be included as part of a follow-up letter?
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Statement of appreciation for the employer’s time and consideration.
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In an interview, a portfolio will help you present a:
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List of every activity that you have participated in.
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A career portfolio should provide evidence of each of the following topics EXCEPT the individual’s:
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Weaknesses.
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Which is NOT a valuable portfolio document?
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A thank you letter for a gift presented to a teacher.
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Serving as a local, state or national CTSO officer can demonstrate SCANS competence in the area of:
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Basic skills
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If an individual has a Holland code suggesting Enterprising strengths, a career in which field might be most satisfying?
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Hospitality
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Having strong ability in English and Theatre Arts means that a person may be successful in the career field of:
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communications
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Which characteristic might be an area of strength for an individual with a Thinker work type personality?
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Systematic problem solving
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Someone who aspires to become a teacher or guidance counselor probably prefers to work with:
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People.
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A group of people who work together to set goals, make decisions, solve problems, and put ideas into action is called a:
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Team
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Which is a characteristic of an effective team leader?
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Listening to everyone’s opinion
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A paid or unpaid, practical, work experience through which a student or graduate gains practical experience under supervision is:
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Internship
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A four-year career plan developed for use in high school should reflect:
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Courses to support the student’s chosen career goal.
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A student who wishes to enroll in a dual enrollment course will be required to take which test?
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ASSET/ACCUPLACER
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A TV announcer is a job in which career cluster?
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Arts, audiovisual technology and communications
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Researching a career to find out whether jobs will be available in that field in the future can help determine:
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A career outlook
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Of the jobs in the 21st century, what percent will require technical skills acquired at the bachelor’s level or above?
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About 20%
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A career plan for high school ensures that:
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The student will be successful throughout life.
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Psychological tests are given to:
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determine how well on will adjust to a job
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Why is a portfolio a worthwhile investment of time?
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It documents an individual’s life, education and career.
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Natural or acquired skills or talents describe a person’s:
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abilities
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SCANS Interpersonal qualities include:
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Social skills
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According to Keirsey, a Thinking (T) individual prefers to make decisions based on:
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Thoughts and facts
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A natural reaction to the demands of daily life is:
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Stress
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Which developmental group is mainly concerned with providing for a family?
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Middle aged adults
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A law that guarantees financial assistance to workers injured on the job is:
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Workers’ Compensation.
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The Family Medical Leave Act was designed to cover:
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Males and Females
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During leisure time, a person might be involved in which activity:
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favorite hobby
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Getting inadequate rest is related to:
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increased accidents on the job
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Which contributes to unsafe working conditions?
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Laziness
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Workplace safety is primarily the responsibility of the:
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individual employees
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According to Erikson, attitudes toward work and personal responsibility are first formed as a/an:
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Preschooler
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The main reason why most young people seek a first job is:
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To earn money
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Which group is most influenced by peer pressure?
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teenagers
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The key reason for giving a person constructive criticism is to:
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indicate an area that needs improvement
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Effective listening:
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Avoids interrupting the sender
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Which often has the most effect on the understanding of a spoken message?
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nonverbal communication
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When talking on the phone at work, it is acceptable to:
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speak clearly
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When delivering a speech, it is best to focus on the:
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audience
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When addressing someone involved in a conflict:
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talk to him/her in a private location
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When communicating with coworkers, misunderstandings can be reduced by:
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communicating clearly in written form
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When an individual has a conflict with another employee, what is the best action to take?
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Communicate the issue privately
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Which practice demonstrates effective leadership?
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delegating tasks
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Training at this type of school is for a specific job or trade.
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Proprietary school
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Skills useful in the workplace are often developed:
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Through volunteer activities
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Which is a state-wide graduation requirement for North Carolina high school students?
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Three credits in science
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An effective individual career planning program for high school includes:
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Choosing appropriate courses.
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The US Department of Education Career Clusters include:
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Religious workers.
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Which of the following is an occupational cluster in the North Carolina Career pathways?
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Health Sciences
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Which is NOT a factor to consider in evaluating career options?
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Friend’s choice of career
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Careers considered non-traditional for men include careers in:
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Nursing.
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A primary source of information for would-be entrepreneurs is the:
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Small Business Administration.
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An increase in the number of dual income families has created an increase in the area of:
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Service occupations
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Jobs in the future will increasingly involve more:
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Employee telecommuting
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Private ownership, profit motive, competition, and freedom of choice are characteristics of a:
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Free enterprise system.
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Employment Forecasters predict greater than average job growth in:
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Retail
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To prepare for changes in the workplace, it is BEST to:
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Be a lifelong learner.
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A factor which may lead to success in the work place is:
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Willingness to learn.
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Work habits and attitudes required in all jobs are:
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Transferable skills.
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When the skills learned and used to do one job are used on another job, they are known as:
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Transferable skills.
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A good example of impulse decision-making is purchasing a car:
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Without thinking about the purchase.
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Which is a long-term stepping-stone goal?
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Obtain a bachelor’s degree
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I want to be a lawyer” is a goal in which domain?
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career
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When a student says, “I plan to make an A on Friday’s math test,” this is an example of a:
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Short-term goal
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Stating a goal in concrete terms is making sure that it is:
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specific
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Wanting to live near the ocean someday is an example of which type of goal?
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lifestyle
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Which is NOT a major factor is setting career goals?
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friends
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The final result that needs to be arrived at in the process of career planning is called the:
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ultimate goal
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In planning coursework, it is important to:
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Select courses based on career and educational goals.
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Jane wants to become a pilot. What should she include as part of her career plan?
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obtain pilot’s license
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If an ultimate goal is to become a physical therapist, a career plan should include:
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Getting a bachelor’s degree.
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Which experiences can help develop career skills?
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Extra-curricular/volunteer activities
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Which of the following should NOT be included as activities on a career plan?
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Job research
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Which will a student need to do in order to reach a career goal?
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Follow an action plan
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A resume aids the job-seeking process in that it:
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Organizes experiences and skills
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The first step in creating a network is to build a/an:
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Contact list.
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The type of resume that works best for a person with continuous work experience is a/an:
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Chronological resume
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Networking, employment agencies, and classified ads can be sources of:
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Job leads.
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What information must be listed on a job application?
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Legal name
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Directing an applicant to a potential employer for a job interview is a:
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Reference
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Which person usually makes the best reference for a job applicant?
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Previous employer
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What is the public government employment agency in North Carolina?
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Employment Security Commission
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The Form W-4 reports all of the following tax information to the employer EXCEPT:
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Benefits.
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Which document does NOT provide acceptable proof to an employer of US citizenship?
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High school diploma
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Which is the LEAST valuable source of help in developing your portfolio?
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Classmate
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A portfolio will help someone reflect on all of the following EXCEPT:
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Income.
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An important element of electronic portfolios includes the ability to use:
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E-mail.
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A high school student’s career portfolio should contain all of the following EXCEPT a:
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Copy of the birth certificate.
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Learned abilities to perform tasks or duties of various occupations are:
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SCANS skills.
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Learning through the use of language in reading and writing is which learning preference?
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Linguistic
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A result of using teamwork in an organization is:
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increased production and output
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A group of people from one department or area working together is a/an:
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Functional team
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Most workers lose a job because of:
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poor interpersonal skills
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A person who is seeking an Associate degree will most likely choose to attend:
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A community college
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A student who wishes to work with computers should pursue which NCDPI career pathway?
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Business Technologies.
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Which of the following would NOT have been a concern for workers in the 1950s?
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Internet
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The latest trends in a trade or profession can be found in:
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Trade and professional journals.
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In decision-making, determine needs, analyze personal resources, then:
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Gather information
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When a person acts on a decision, there are always:
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consequences
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Which is NOT a major factor to consider in setting career goals?
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Family income.
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Workers at one level who master that level and then move up to the next level of a job are:
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Moving up a career ladder.
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A chart used to rank possible career choices for a career plan a personal:
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Career profile form
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Having advanced education and training ensures:
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More career opportunties
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What should guide an individual in selecting documents to include in the portfolio?
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References
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As a freshman and sophomore, a career portfolio is used mostly as a tool to:
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Gain college entrance.
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Which document in a career portfolio would demonstrate competence in basic skills?
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Athletic awards program
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Being healthy can help a person’s career by:
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Giving the energy needed to perform the job.
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Physical and mental health can affect:
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Job performance.
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Changes that can be planned for are:
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Predictable.
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The stages of human development are:
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Clear and distinct.
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Which is a job?
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Newspaper carrier
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Part of workplace etiquette is to avoid:
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Gossiping
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Which is an appropriate reaction to criticism?
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Understanding
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When finishing the test before time is called:
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Make sure all questions are answered.
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A good source for scholarship information is:
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Counseling offices.
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Which job requires physical strength?
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Brick masonry
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Which is a component of a research paper?
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References
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The workplace of today must be dedicated to:
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Excellence in skills and personal qualities.
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In today’s workplace, workers typically:
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Continue to learn new skills.
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Which is true of the current workplace?
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Increased use of technology
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One’s environment includes all EXCEPT:
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Goals
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Which is a medium-term stepping-stone goal?
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Obtain an associate’s degree
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The first step in reviewing a career plan is to:
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Explore career trends and job market data.
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A written career plan is LEAST needed:
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In elementary grades
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Which is NOT an employee benefit?
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Regular paychecks
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A cover letter is:
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Sent with a resume.
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The purpose of a resume is to:
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Showcase your knowledge and skills.
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A career portfolio is a professional collection of:
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Accomplishments.
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SCANS Thinking Skills include:
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problem-solving
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Because abilities are learned, they will:
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Change with experience.
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Anyone who receives feedback should:
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use it as an opportunity to learn
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Which is a component of an essay?
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Thesis
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For the employee, teamwork usually results in:
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increased moral
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Which statement is grammatically correct?
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“This manual explains how to do it”
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When taking notes, a student should:
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Write notes in his or her own words.
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Volunteer experiences may help a student:
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Confirm career choices.
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Which type of financial aid must be paid back?
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Loan
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A trusted advisor might be called a/an:
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Mentor.
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When evaluating a specific career, consider:
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Working conditions
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Transferable skills in today’s workplace are:
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Advantageous to workers.
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One way to polish decision-making skill is to:
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Practice the decision-making process.
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Which is usually the immediate goal?
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Short-term goal

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