How to Avoid Common Job Application Mistakes


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Which of the following is a step in the job application process?

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1. One common mistake that people make in sending out resumes and cover letters is to:

2. A person should not apply for a job that they:

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

This quiz and its associated worksheet will help you test your knowledge of common mistakes job applicants make, both before and during an interview. Some of the things you'll be asked about in the quiz include common mistakes in sending out resumes and cover letters, and what a person should wear to a job interview.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Steps in the job application process
  • Common mistakes when sending out resumes and cover letters
  • What kind of job a person should not apply for
  • Interview attire
  • Common interview mistakes

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about job-seeking in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to approach an interview
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about common mistakes made during the job application process

Additional Learning

To learn more about finding a job, review the related lesson called How to Avoid Common Job Application Mistakes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss what is involved in the job application process
  • Explore common mistakes before the interview
  • Discuss tips for interviewing well
  • Learn what a company mission statement is