Self-Assessment: Get to know yourself

Self-Assessment:  Get to know yourself

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Conduct a self-assessment:  get to know yourself.

Personal Interests/Values Questions

  • What do I like to do?
  • What are my hobbies?
  • Am I a self-starter or do I like direction?
  • What would I do if I could do anything?
  • What is my preferred lifestyle?
  • Do I like my work to engage me all the time or do I like time for family and friends?
  • How much money do I need or want?
  • Where do I want to live?
  • Do I want to live in a big city or more rural area?
  • Do I want to make a difference in the world? If so, how?
  • Do I care about fame and prestige?
  • What issues do I care about?
  • What do I value?

Skills Questions

  • What am I good at?
  • What do others tell me I do well at?
  • What hard skills do I have?
  • What soft (people) skills do I have?
  • What skills would I like to develop?
  • What skills would it be useful for me to develop?
  • What can I do to develop the new skills I desire?

Work Environment Questions

  • Do I like working alone or with other people?
  • Do I like working outside or inside?
  • Do I like competition or a more relaxed environment?
  • What work hours do I like? Do I like to get an early start or work late in the day?
  • Do you being affiliated with a big business or a small shop?
  • What part of the work environment did I like in prior work experiences?
  • What part of the work environment did I dislike in prior work experiences?

Once you’ve conducted a self-assessment – do what it takes to match your skills to the work environment you enjoy.  As you do this you will bring about the career success that you desire!

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