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Which of the following is NOT true of most of the top professionals in the beauty and wellness industry?
Which of the following should you NOT do if you want to enjoy similar success to that of top professionals in the beauty and wellness industry?
Which of the following is TRUE of jobs for entry-level beauty professionals?
Which of the following will NOT be a required step toward landing that professional position you’ve been
hoping for within the beauty and wellness industry?
Which of the following is the most important factor that will affect how well you perform during your state’s
To understand the strategies for successfully taking tests is to be ______.
Which of the following is NOT considered to be a “whole you” or holistic hint to keep in mind when
preparing for a written exam?
Which of the following should you do the morning of the exam?
Which of the following should you AVOID doing when you take the exam?
Deductive reasoning is the process of reaching logical conclusions by employing ______.
Which of the following is GOOD advice regarding your practical exam?
When you chose to enter your field, your primary goal was to find a good job after being licensed. Now you
need to narrow that goal into reality by answering all BUT which of the following important questions?
Which of the following is NOT an example of a soft skill?
If you are interested in working at an establishment with secure pay and benefits, and one that will allow you
to transfer should you relocate to a different state, where should you focus your search?
If you are interested in working at an establishment that offers full-service treatments, such as full-body
massages and luxurious pedicures, and where the clientele expects and receives complete pampering, where
should you focus your search?
When targeting potential employers, which of the following should you NOT do?
Which of the following should you AVOID doing when you decide to make your initial contact with a salon,
spa, or barbershop?
If you want to subtly increase the breadth and scope of your professional contacts, you should start with
Which of the following BEST defines a resume?
When preparing your professional resume, avoid ______.
When creating your resume, you should focus on ______.
The average time a potential employer will spend scanning a resume before deciding whether to grant an
interview is ______.
As you list former and current positions on your resume, you should focus on ______.
Why is it important to use action verbs on your resume?
Which of the following should you do if you don’t feel comfortable writing your own resume?
After submitting a resume to and requesting an interview with the owner or manager of a salon, spa, or
barbershop, you should make a follow-up contact within a ______.
When preparing for your first interview, you should make sure that you have all BUT which of the following
materials in place to bring along with you?
Your appearance and style are crucial to making a good first impression. Which of the following should you
AVOID doing at the interview?
Which of the following is NOT one of the questions you should expect to be asked during an interview?
Which of the following is GOOD behavioral advice for an interview?
Which of the following should you NOT do if and when your interviewer invites you to ask them questions?
Which of the following should you do the day after your interview?
Which of the following is a LEGAL question an interviewer can ask a job candidate?
Jolene is hoping to work as a beauty pro for a national chain. She has studied the industry and has a thorough
understanding of career planning. In which of the following ways will this benefit Jolene?
David is worried about his future. He has dreamed of a career in the beauty and wellness industry since he
can remember. With the recent fluctuations in the economy, however, he’s uncertain that his career choice
will be the right one. As David’s friend, what might you say to cheer him up that is TRUE?
Jeremy is planning to become a beauty pro, with the hopes of someday owning his own business. First, he
must pass his requisite state board practical exam. In his preparations, it is BEST that Jeremy do which of the
Melania feels she is more than ready for this morning’s state board exam. She has told all her friends that her
confidence comes from the fact that she is “test-wise.” What, exactly, does it mean that Melania is
It is finally test day for Matthew. He completed his training courses, studied and practiced for many weeks,
and has just heard his alarm clock buzz to wake him. As he gets out of bed to dress, he wants to be sure he
does everything he should in the last couple of hours before sitting down to take the state licensing exam.
Which of the following is something he should NOT do?
Liam just sat down to take his state board licensing exam. As the rest of the test takers are filtering into the
exam room, he is trying to remember the test-taking strategies his instructor shared with him for best results.
Which of the following was most likely NOT a test-taking tip given by his instructor?
Jamil is a bit nervous. He has recently passed his written state board licensing exam and must now prepare
for the practical exam. As Jamil’s friend, which of the following would be the BEST piece of advice you
could give him?
Martha has just been told by two of her beauty school classmates that she needs to improve her soft skills
before she gets out there to try to land the perfect job. When Martha asked her friends to be more specific
with their advice, which of the following were they LEAST likely to cite as soft skills that she can improve?
Adam is certain of the type of establishment he wants to work for after finishing his coursework and passing
the state board licensing exam. He wants to be in a place that has between five and eight stations, where the
owners are also professionals, and whose image, decor, services, and prices reflect their experience and taste.
In which of the following types of establishments will Adam be happiest?
Ever since Gretchen was a girl, she has always known that she would someday work in the beauty and
wellness industry. Now that she is 25 years old, she is well on her way. After she passes the state board
licensing exam, she is sure she’ll be working somewhere where her pay and benefits are secure, where she
gets paid to train, and where there are management opportunities as well as plenty of corporate advertising.
After she has been in her job for a year or two, she hopes to stay with the same company and relocate to the
West Coast. In which of the following types of shops will Gretchen most likely work?
Bernie just passed the state board licensing exam and is anxious to get his career started. Although he knows
it might be difficult, he is set on the idea of owning his own business immediately. Because Bernie has little
money to invest, what is his best option for getting started in the beauty and wellness industry as the owner of
his own business?
Diana cannot wait to begin her career in the beauty and wellness industry. She attended all the requisite
courses, studied, passed all the necessary state board exams, and attained her license. All that’s left to do is
find the perfect job. In the meantime, she is going to make sure she joins as many professional organizations
as possible, attends trade shows, subscribes to trade publications, and investigates online beauty communities
and social media networks. Which of the following BEST describes what Diana is doing?
Karen is about to embark on her career as a beauty pro. She has worked hard to get through school and
studied long hours to successfully pass the state board licensing exam. All that’s left to do is the requisite
work toward securing a job at an established shop. With this in mind, Karen is making a list of her course
experience and achievements as well as her professional experience in preparation for putting them all down
onto a formal document. Which of the following is Karen doing?
Joaquin is very interested in the entry-level position open at a local business. Because he wants to make sure
he has the best chance at getting the job, he has consulted his friend Gabriel, who knows a lot about resume
writing, for his assistance. Which of the following pieces of advice did Gabriel most likely NOT give Joaquin
about his resume?
Gracie is getting ready for her big interview at the business where she has been hoping to work. She has
printed copies of her resume as well as a nice portfolio of some of her work. All she needs to do now is
decide what to wear to make the best impression. Which of the following should she NOT include in her
Ursula quickly went from being excited about the prospect of a job at her town’s nicest establishment to
being skeptical. This change of mood happened during her interview, in which she feels her prospective
employer asked her a question it is illegal to ask. If Ursula is correct, which of the following questions did
her prospective employer ask?
You are an instructor of beauty courses at a local vocational school. Beatrice, one of your best students, tells
you during class that she has heard other instructors mention the importance of being a “test-wise” student.
Beatrice asks your opinion of what that means, exactly. What do you tell her?
As an instructor at a local beauty school, you have tried to prepare your students as best you can for their
state board licensing exam by setting up a mock test in your class. And, to make it even more like the actual
test day, the students’ reward for preparing as they should is a 100 percent on that week’s quiz grade. Their
failure to do so is a zero on the same quiz. All but one of your students received the 100 percent. Joana did
not. Which of the following would have caused Joanna to receive a zero?
You and your business partner have finally, after nearly 20 years in the beauty and wellness industry, opened
the type of business you’ve always wanted. Although there are plenty of establishments in your city, you had
both felt that none provided the slightly simpler services needed by walk-in customers without appointments.
Your new business will offer this to customers by way of a talented staff trained to work fast, with no frills.
Which type of establishment have you and your business partner just opened?
Your instructor at the beauty and wellness industry training school has a strict policy regarding the resumes
of his students. “They must be PERFECT,” he is known to say. You have been working on your resume (the
final project due in his class) for more than three weeks. You have studied his lecture notes diligently in
making certain that every single instruction he gave you went into the creation of your sample resume
project. That is why, on the morning of his passing back the resumes to the class, you are horrified to see that
he has given you a failing grade. “Perfect or Fail,” he has written across your resume in red ink. Where have
you gone wrong?
You are the owner of a local high-end business. Recently, you’ve been interviewing people for both
entry-level and experienced positions that you have open. One morning, the candidate refuses to answer a
question you asked and informs you it is actually an illegal question to ask. After apologizing profusely, you
do your research to make sure it never happens again. Which of the following might you have asked during
the interview that is considered illegal?