When to Use a Self-Assessment With Your Job Search Video

When to Use a Self-Assessment With Your Job Search Video Transcript

It is important to know when to use a self assessment for your job search. Completion of this video will establish what a self assessment is, the reasons to complete one and how it can greatly assist you in a job search.

  1. What is a Self-Assessment?
    • A self-assessment is mostly answering questionnaires or completing exercises to identify what you like and what you value. It identifies your job skills, personality style and career interests.
    • While a self-assessment can be useful for a job search, it also has other uses. It provides ideas for different career paths or graduate courses of study.
  2. What Will a Self-Assessment Tell You About Your Job Search?
    • A self-assessment is really a mirror. The test organizes your answers and reflects what you value, what your interests are and what job skills will benefit your search.
    • The test connects your job skills to possible careers that fit your natural talents. Getting an assessment will help you find a satisfying job. It will also tell you who you like to work with or what type of company you'd like to work for.
  3. When Do You Use a Self-Assessment in a Job Search?
    • Use a self-assessment when you don't know what you want to do. One can also help your job search when you're not sure about your options, see lots of choices or can't focus.
    • The process is interesting because the subject is you. It may confirm what you already know or validate what you thought you knew. Watching the video can also describe how an assessment provides new information to make a job search easier.

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