Career planning self assessment
We have discussed the essentials and reasons for career planning
in the first article which you can read at:
career planning. The first step in career planning
is self assessment. This will help you create a winning career plan.
We will focus on self assessment in this section.
Why is self assessment necessary?
It is the first step in getting to know yourself, what you want
etc. You do it to help you identify essential information for the
career plan and will establish:
What makes you tick
- What it is that you want from life and your career
- What your weaknesses are and how to improve on them
- What your strengths are which you will use in marketing
- How you can contribute to the work environment
- How you can contribute to society as a whole
What your role is
- In what type of work you will be happy and will excel
- What your values are and which ones you are not willing to compromise.
How to do self assessment
Fortunately the Internet makes it possible to get several personality
and skills tests. Simply make your way to our career resources page
to find links to relevant tests that you can do which will help
you identify the above. Also use the sponsored links at the side
of this page to find more resources.
In addition speak to your friends and family members. Find out
how they see you and what they perceive as your strong and weak
points, what type of work they think you will fit in and more. It
is not to say that you have to believe everything, but being too
close, means that you can overlook weaknesses and strengths. Other
people may be able to identify them easier. The self assessment
is your step one in the career planning process. We will treat the
marketing step as part of the career plan in the next article by
clicking here: Job