In order to gain a new employment opportunity it is essential that you have a high degree of clarity as it pertains to your desired targets. Once the clarity is established, then you can do a reality check to make sure it is an attainable goal worth investing time and energy.
There are dozens of career clarification tools available – many online and quite a few are free or quite inexpensive. Common assessment tools that are probably best known include MBTI (Myers-Briggs), Campbell Interest Inventories, What Color is Your Parachute varied assessments, values clarification exercise, Personality Compass and many more.
For many individuals the following 4-part common sense career assessment questionnaire can serve as the best one tool for creating clear campaign targets. Keep in mind that it’s often wise to look at your answers from a 3-part perspective – immediate, short-term and long-term.
So with that said, here is the abbreviated 4-part strategic assessment tool:
-1- What is you VALUE MOST? (What truly represent your highest life, career and employment priorities?)
-2- What is you DO BEST? (What are your natural strengths, and your best skill sets and traits and how can they best align in your employment exploration process?
-3- What is you LOVE MOST? (What are your passions that cause you to become excited and fulfilled?)
-4- What is you DO NOT WANT? (What are the things to avoid in your next employment situation?)
The key is to start capturing your answers to the BIG 4 in a focused way. Be sure and take the necessary time to reflect, perhaps gain input from others who know you well and then list each answer in a prioritized (rank-ordered) manner. Also, as you gain new clear insights that help you to clarify what targets to create be certain to capture them, as well.
Once you’ve conducted the comprehensive 4-part assessment you then should be in much better position to gain your aha’s – your targets that make sense to you.
Finally , as you would expect, coming from an Employment Expert, it is likely to serve you well to invest some time and perhaps money in a Career Transition Coach to help you help you put the pieces together and translate them into targets that truly do appear to make sense.
Sure is easier to get ‘there’ when you are able to clearly establish where ‘there’ is…. good luck in creating the clear targets to pursue keeping in mind that the two-way employment process revolves around the strength of match.