I crave some stability in my life. I’ll admit, I enjoy routine tasks (sometimes). However, in our world today, should I admit this? How many routine tasks are left? How many haven’t been outsourced or automated?
During the transition of job search, it is common and normal to feel like things are spiraling out of control. It tests our core ways of thinking and being.
So, I present this assessment to help you identify areas you may want to look at as you move forward in your job search and career. Because you know, as well as I, that nothing is as sure as change! Let’s start working on our Gumby-like abilities!
FYI: 5=Always 4=Frequently 3=Sometimes 2=Seldom 1=Never
|I can articulate my special abilities, talents and skills.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I know what I have to do to regain my confidence when I temporarily lose it.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I have a strong sense of self-esteem and generally feel good about myself.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I can identify and communicate my weaknesses and the ways that I work with or around them.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I have a vision for my life that gives it meaning and purpose.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I know what is important to me and use this knowledge in making decisions.||5||4||3||2||1|
Professional and Personal Management
|I take responsibility for managing my career.||5||1||3||2||1|
|I can see how my career fits into the bigger picture of my life plans.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I have a personal financial plan which I evaluate regularly based on my current situation.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I have contingency plans, a second option if my first doesn’t work out.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I assess my strengths and weaknesses, outline ways to grow, and establish short and long range goals for my career.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I can market myself effectively, both inside and outside my organization.||5||4||3||2||1|
Problem Solving and Decision Making
|I have emerged stronger and have learned personal strategies to deal with change because of the changes in my life.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I can organize my surroundings and prioritize tasks, even in stressful times.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I can find and mobilize necessary resources in a crisis or new situation.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I can usually think of several alternatives to solving a problem.||5||4||3||2||1|
|When experiencing stress in one area of life, I can contain it within that area.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I believe that I always have options and choices, even in difficult situations.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I generally approach life as an optimist.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I have a sense of humor. I can find things to laugh about even in dark times.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I understand there is growth in new experiences and enjoy learning from them.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I expect life to have ups and downs and not always go as I would like it to.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I don’t spend time worrying about things that are out of my control.||5||4||3||2||1|
Knowledge of Competencies
|I would describe myself as a continuous learner.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I regularly spend time keeping my knowledge and skills current.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I know the skills that will be required in my profession in the next several years.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I know what others in my organization expect of me.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I know how my current skills are viewed by my boss, peers and organization.||5||4||3||2||1|
|I know which behaviors and attitudes are rewarded in my organization.||5||4||3||2||1|
Do you want to share this with someone? Here’s a link to the ADAPTABILITY RESILIENCY ASSESSMENT FOR POST.
As you look at your overall score, a higher number is better. In other words, a high number indicates you’ve developed your resiliency and will probably be best able to cope with the volatile change we’ll continue to face.
125-145 You’ve got seriously bendable abilities!
100-124 You’ll do OK in Yoga, but need to work on yourself
75-99 So, touching your toes is also hard? Start increasing your range of motion today!
Anything lower…you need serious help. Call a doctor!
If your score is low than you’d like, take a look at the questions you’ve ranked yourself lower than 4. Obviously, those are the areas you want to work on developing.
Also pay attention to what category you may have scored lower in. This may be an overall area for you to work on.