Career Transition Assessment
For each of the statements below, rate yourself as either a 1 (poor), 2 (fair) or 3 (good).
Mindset & Focus
___ I am currently in a high-energy, positive state of mind most of the time.
___ I engage in activities that rejuvenate me on a daily basis.
___ I keep myself on track and accountable.
___ I get the right things done, on schedule.
___ I have a comfortable place where I can work on my job search without interruption.
___ I have a realistic timeline for my job search process.
___ I know my overall life values and how work fits into them.
___ I know my strongest interests, and what career directions might build on those interests.
___ I clearly know my strengths and areas of expertise.
___ I can define my ideal job and work environment preferences.
___ I have the skills, training or knowledge I need to qualify for the desired job.
___ I have validated the feasibility of the career direction or job I’m interested in pursuing.
My Professional Brand
___ I know my greatest accomplishments, and can recall them easily and tell others how I achieved them.
___ I can comfortably and concisely describe to others a clearly-defined job that I am pursuing.
___ I have a current resume that is based on quantified accomplishments.
___ I have a detailed LinkedIn profile with key words for my profession that will stand out in searches by recruiters.
___ I have a list of the top 10 organizations that are a good fit for my search criteria.
___ I know how to research prospective organizations.
___ I have a strategy for using my network to explore options and uncover opportunities.
___ I have a strong LinkedIn network with almost all of my most supportive previous managers, co-workers, direct reports and other business contacts.
___ I know the key recruiters in my area, and they have my resume and information in their tracking system.
___ I know how to prepare for interviews, and am comfortable addressing the questions they are likely to ask.
___ I know the current market compensation and benefits for my field.