by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D., and Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.
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Once you’ve checked your answers to the quiz, you can score your results!
Scoring: Give yourself one point for every correct response.
If you scored…
- 20 points, you are an expert on resumes and should have an excellent resume.
- 18-19 points, you have a strong knowledge of resume writing; just remember that one mistake can be the difference between the trash can and a job interview.
- 16-17 points, you need to spend some time brushing up on your resume writing skills, as well as polishing that resume.
- Under 16 points, you need to set aside a fair amount of time to learn more of the key skills of resume writing; consider starting the process with one of our Resume Tutorials.
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Questions about some of the terminology used in this quiz? Get more information (definitions and links) on key college, career, and job-search terms by going to our Job-Seeker’s Glossary of Job-Hunting Terms.
Katharine Hansen, Ph.D., creative director and associate publisher of Quintessential Careers, is an educator, author, and blogger who provides content for Quintessential Careers, edits QuintZine, an electronic newsletter for jobseekers, and blogs about storytelling in the job search at A Storied Career. Katharine, who earned her PhD in organizational behavior from Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH, is author of Dynamic Cover Letters for New Graduates and A Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way into the Hidden Job Market (both published by Ten Speed Press), as well as Top Notch Executive Resumes (Career Press); and with Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., Dynamic Cover Letters, Write Your Way to a Higher GPA (Ten Speed), and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Study Skills (Alpha). Visit her personal Website or reach her by e-mail at kathy(at)quintcareers.com. Check out Dr. Hansen on GooglePlus.
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