In the current job market the employer is in the main focus. While it is good to market yourself as a great fit for a company, you are also an important part of the equation. Getting to know yourself and what you want out of your career is very important.
To Help With Reflection, Consider the Following Questions:
- Do you get along with yourself?
- If you could ask yourself any question, how honest would your response be?
- If you saw yourself in the office, would you want to be friends with yourself?
- If you got into an argument with yourself, who would win?
- If you met yourself for coffee to talk about your career goals, what would you think of them? Would you agree that you set them for yourself and not to please others? Would you talk about ways to meet or change your goals? What advice would you give?
- Do you enjoy the way you interact with others?
- What would you think of yourself if you became your boss for the day?
Who you are as a person plays a huge role in who you will be in the company. If you have to take a job with no opportunities for upward movement because you need to pay the bills, then do so, but do it on purpose. Make a plan with a manager to create upward movement for you or plan a strategy to continue interviewing with companies that have similar values as you and have opportunities for upward movement.
Tavorro (Tavorro.com) is Here to Help You Do That!
Our Opportunity Assessment Report tells you where you matched and how well. We look beyond your hard skills and take into consideration your soft skills as well. If you are friendly, maybe you would do well in customer service; if you have no fear of rejection, then perhaps sales is the area for you. With this tool, you can evaluate: where you are on your career path, how well you are completing that path, and possible next steps to continue that path. If you can’t answer those three pieces, then use the report as a way flesh out what you want your career goals to be.
Would you hire yourself? If you can answer yes and pin point why, you are on the right track. If not, take yourself out on a date and get to know the career side of yourself. We love hearing from you. Share your career questions, tips and advice in the comments section below.
By Christine Johnson and Peter Russo
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