Thursday, 14 March 2013

How to do a Self-Assessment on Your Skills

Upon looking for a new role, updating your CV may not be the best thing to do. Instead, opt for a self-assessment test to help you identify all the key information about yourself. This will enable you to provide valuable content for your CV and interviews, as you will uncover examples that illustrate well your capabilities. A self-assessment can prepare you to run an effective job search campaign.
Now comes the big question: how do you do a careers self-assessment?!
Muovo has found the following tips from Career Guardian of most benefit:

1. Assess your skills.
Think about the skills that are required to do your job effectively. You might find it helpful to think about the difference in skills between someone who would do your job well and someone who would do it poorly. Add to this list any other key skills you have deployed elsewhere. What do you do especially well and which skills do you enjoy using?
 Are these skills transferable to other roles? Are there areas you need to develop? How will you do this? Can you step straight into your target role, or will a stepping-stone role be more realistic?

2. What do you know?Your expertise can prove beneficial to your employer and fundamental to the business development in ways that you cannot possibly imagine. Keep yourself updated with the level of understanding that is required for your next role.

3. Can you add value?
How have you helped your organisation generate income, reduce costs, solve problems and improve the quality of its service? Your contribution may have been as an individual or as part of a team, but include it all. Have you met or exceeded your individual and or team targets at work? Do you have access to people, information and resources that could be of benefit to a potential employer? Prove that an investment in you is likely to reap a return.
4. What do you want?This will include the salary level, of course, but what else is important to you? How do you want your next job to be different from your current one? What are the things you would like to keep the same? You might want to take a look at your day-to-day work activities, personal values and work environment, as well as logistics such as commute time or working hours. Write down your wish list and prioritise it so that you have your decision criteria for considering future opportunities.

5. Ask for feedback.
Supplement your careers self-assessment with feedback from others who know you in a professional context, such as your manager, colleagues, business contacts or a career coach. Ask them what you do well and any areas that you need to develop. Where appropriate, also tell them what you are looking for next.

Once your assessment is completed, you should have a much more detailed idea about what it is you have to offer prospective employers and you can now start writing your CV.

Best wishes!

Nikita Pisani at Muovo


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Your expertise can prove beneficial to your employer and fundamental to the business development in ways that you cannot possibly imagine. Keep yourself updated with the level essay writing websites of understanding that is required for your next role.

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