How Well Do You Know Recruiting?

Here’s a 100-question True-False exam.

Using this diagnostic can dramatically increase your placement knowledge.

Print it out (click here to download it) and complete it under examination conditions, timing yourself for one hour and circling the “True” or “False” answer you think is correct. Then check your answers.

To obtain the answers and an explanation of each:

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  3. Type RUCE Answers in the Subject field.
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If you still can’t figure out why you got an answer wrong, click the red “JEFF’S ON CALL!” button again and send me an email with your question. I’ll answer it more fully for you.

While you’re at, check out the bottom row of buttons with the Placement Fee Collection Quiz, Placement Trade Secrets Quiz, Placement Manager’s Law Quiz and Placement Law Language Quiz. They’re all free — just for the answering!

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More than thirty-five years ago, Jeffrey G. Allen, J.D., C.P.C. turned a decade of recruiting and human resources management into the legal specialty of placement law. Since 1975, Jeff has collected more placement fees, litigated more trade secrets cases, and assisted more placement practitioners than anyone else. From individuals to multinational corporations in every phase of staffing, his name is synonymous with competent legal representation. Jeff holds four certifications in placement and is the author of 24 popular books in the career field, including bestsellers How to Turn an Interview into a Job, The Complete Q&A Job Interview Book and the revolutionary Instant Interviews. As the world?s leading placement lawyer, Jeff?s experience includes: Thirty-five years of law practice specializing in representation of staffing businesses and practitioners; Author of ?The Allen Law?--the only placement information trade secrets law in the United States; Expert witness on employment and placement matters; Recruiter and staffing service office manager; Human resources manager for major employers; Certified Personnel Consultant, Certified Placement Counselor, Certified Employment Specialist and Certified Search Specialist designations; Cofounder of the national Certified Search Specialist program; Special Advisor to the American Employment Association; General Counsel to the California Association of Personnel Consultants (honorary lifetime membership conferred); Founder and Director of the National Placement Law Center; Recipient of the Staffing Industry Lifetime Achievement Award; Advisor to national, regional and state trade associations on legal, ethics and legislative matters; Author of The Placement Strategy Handbook, Placement Management, The National Placement Law Center Fee Collection Guide and The Best of Jeff Allen, published by Search Research Institute exclusively for the staffing industry; and Producer of the EMPLAW Audio Series on employment law matters. Email him at