Self-assessment can reveal your characteristics, interests, values and skills. It will define your strengths and weaknesses. From there, you can begin to look for matches between these and the work you are considering.
This self-assessment is the most important step you can take before you write a resume or begin the search for a job. In fact, when the time comes to write your resume and prepare for a job interview, you will find the task easier if you have completed the self-assessment process first!
You will need to commit some time to prepare your personal inventory. Your honesty and the quality of your work will predict your level of success in getting the right job. You are the place to start. Ask yourself:
- What do I do well? What am I good at? What do others tell me?
- What do I enjoy doing? What excites me? What energizes me?
- What kind of work environment do I want? What kind of people do I want to work with or have as customers?
Write out your answers and the conclusions you come to as a permanent record of your thoughts and feelings. Answers to these types of questions and many others will help you identify your strengths and make decisions around the contributions you can make. This data will then become an important resource as you continue in your career planning and work search activities.
Many people try to fit into jobs advertised in newspapers or other sources. The employer today has many qualified candidates from which to choose. You will be seriously considered for a position only by showing the employer that you know who you are, what you can offer and where you are going.
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