Are you bold enough?

The women on our Most Powerful list got where they are by making gutsy moves. Do you have the nerve to succeed? To find out, take this quiz, based on Take This Book to Work: How to Ask For (and Get) Money, Fulfillment, and Advancement (St. Martin's Press, $23.95) by Tory Johnson, CEO of Women for Hire, and consumer advocate Robyn Freedman Spizman.

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1. You've responded to an ad for a job you really want, and your qualifications are perfect. But you sent your resume to the human resources department, as requested, ten days ago and so far have heard nothing. You...
  • a. don't rock the boat, just wait patiently for the employer to contact you.
  • b. call or e-mail the HR department to make sure they received the resume.
  • c. call the HR department and confirm receipt of the resume while also starting a conversation about why you think you are the perfect candidate for the job.
  • d. try to contact your prospective boss directly, bypassing HR altogether.
  • e. call the HR department and complain about its lack of responsiveness.
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