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Assessing Yourself

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Updated: 9/10/2015

Today on Let's Get Working we will begin the job finding process by looking at ourselves. Before you can look for a job, you need to look at what type of work you are suitable for.
To find out the types of jobs that would work best for you, you need to ask yourself these 10 questions.

1. Interests - What are you interested in or passionate about? Make a list of all the things that interest you.

If you are having difficulty making a list, there is a Quiz you can complete at Do 2 learn that can assist you.

2. Goals - Based on your interests, what are your job goals and what type of job do you want to do?

  • Do you want to work with constant supervision or work independently?
  • Do you want to work as part of a team or by yourself?
  • After you comfortable sitting in an office or do you want to be outside?

You can find a list of jobs that suit your interests in the 2015 Job Guide.

3. Job Requirements - What skills, qualifications and past experience does the job require? This information can be found in the 2015 Job Guide.

4. Your Abilities - What skills, qualifications and past employment/volunteer experience do you have?

5. Further Education - Are you willing to complete further education to gain additional skills or qualifications?

6. Transport - What modes of transport do you have access to and are you willing to travel to get to the job?

7. Living Arrangements - Are you willing to change where you live in order to have access to the job you want?

8. Networking - What Networking connections do you have? Examples of contacts can be family, friends, previous employers or colleagues.

9. Your Strengths - What strengths can you list that would make you stand out to an employer? Pick from the keywords below, all the skills that describe you and fit with the type of job you want to do.

Active
Adaptable
Analytical
Articulate
Assertive
Balanced approach
Bubbly
Capacity to learn
Commitment
Commonsense
Confident
Contributes
Creative
Dependable
Detailed
Direct
Eager
Empathetic
Enthusiastic
Experience
Fast
Flexibility
Focussed
Friendly
Hard Worker
Healthy
Honest
Independent
Innovative
Interested
Keen
Knowledgeable
Learns
Listener
Loyal
Management skills
Mathematic
Mature
Motivated
Mould-able
Networker
Open
Open to new ideas
Organised
Performance
Performance driven
Personable
Personality
Persuasive
Physically fit
Practical
Presentation
Proactive
Problem solver
Productive
Quick
Reliable
Sense of humour
Sharing
Shows Initiative
Stable
Takes direction well
Team player
Technologically savvy
Thoughtful
Trained
Volunteer
Willing
Young

10. Special Requirements - What special requirements need to be put in place to assist you in doing the job? Do you need a Ramp, a telephone headset, a special keyboard...?

Until Next Time,
Steven



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