Career Quiz

Take this short quiz, to see some areas where you might need help with your career. Check “True” or False” next to each question.

(1) I know “who” I am – professionally.

True False

(2) I have a clear understanding of my most significant accomplishments, skills and qualifications.

True False

(3) I am clear about what my career objectives are.

True False

(4) My skills and qualifications match my objectives.

True False

(5) I know the type of position I am seeking.

True False

(6) I know exactly which work activities I don’t want to do any more.

True False

(7) I know which industries I’m interested in and how I will be focusing my search.

True False

(8) I feel fully prepared to seamlessly change career paths, professions or industries.

True False

(9) If making such a change, I feel confident that I can find an equivalent position.

True False

(10) If making such a change, I feel confident that I can command the same level of compensation.

True False

(11) I know the exact skills I have that are transferable between jobs and/or industries.

True False

(12) I don’t feel as though I am going to be “pigeon-holed” into my current industry or profession for the rest of my life.

True False

(13) I know all about today’s “hot” industries and professions.

True False

(14) I feel confident that I have the skills required to transition into these high-growth industries.

True False

(15) I feel that my age has no bearing on my job search results.

True False

(16) I understand that the job search process is similar to the sales process.

True False

(17) I am aware that there are alternate ways of finding a job besides posting resumes online, searching through want ads or working with recruiters.

True False

(18) I know how to best optimize my networking contacts and results of networking meetings and interviews.

True False

(19) I feel confident about my performance in employment interviews.

True False

(20) I am able to talk about my accomplishments without sounding as though I am bragging.

True False

(21) I feel confident in my ability to negotiate the best compensation package as possible for myself.

True False

(22) I fully understand the potential of various bonus structures and schedules.

True False

(23) I understand the value of equity participation and other non-traditional compensation models.

True False

(24) I feel certain that the references I’ve chosen are the RIGHT references for me to use.

True False

(25) I feel confident that my references will speak positively about my skills, qualifications, experience and track record.

True False

SCORING:
(A) If you answered “True” to most of the questions and feel confident in your ability to manage your job search, then you are reasonably well-prepared to move forward on your own. However, if you still feel the need for the expertise, insights and support of a coach, don’t hesitate for one minute. We can make a big difference in the speed and success of your job search.

(B) If you answered “False” to 5 or more of the questions above, I would strongly urge you consider the value a coach could bring to your job search, career performance, and compensation. We know what works and what doesn’t work, how to optimize your results, and how to help you land your ideal position. With your career coach at your side, you can move forward confidently and successfully.

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