CAREEREALISM - How Prepared Are You to Find Career Success &

Did you know 7 out of 10 Americans surveyed say they are dissatisfied with their careers? Are YOU one of them? If so, then take the CAREEREALISM quiz to see how prepared you really are to find a better career opportunity.

Job hunting is stressful enough, but you could be making it even harder on yourself! The CAREEREALISM quiz will let you know just how ready you are to find a new job.

Created by: J.T. O'Donnell of CAREEREALISM
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1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. Can you articulate your personal definition of career success in measurable terms?
Yes
No
4. Can you give evidence that your career goals are based on proper self assessment and detailed research that ensures you will be satisfied with your choice? i.e. explain reasons why?
Yes
No
5. Can you articulate in 30 seconds or less the exact kind of job you are looking for and why you are certain it is a good fit for you? (a.k.a. tell your Career Story)
Yes
No
6. Can you explain clearly your preferences and styles on-the-job with respect to the way you communicate, learn, and work?
Yes
No
7. Can you describe with confidence at least two of your professional strengths?
Yes
No
8. Can you summarize how your professional strengths can also be your weaknesses?
Yes
No
9. Do you know what personal branding is and the best way to incorporate it into your professional development?
Yes
No
10. Is your resume updated in an easy-to-read, one-page format and saved as a pdf file so it can be sent at any time via e-mail without the formatting being lost?
Yes
No
11. Does your resume have all the proper key words listed in it to ensure it gets selected in searches by hiring managers within on-line resume banks like careerbuilder.com and monster.com?
Yes
No
12. Do you know how to create a compelling cover letter that does not read like you copied it out of a cover letter book?
Yes
No
13. Do you have a professional networking approach that involves setting up informational interviews and other opportunities to learn about companies and jobs in your field of interest?
Yes
No
14. Do you have an emergency fund equal to a minimum of six months living expenses in the event of an unexpected job loss?
Yes
No
15. Do you know how to research a company in preparation for an interview with them?
Yes
No
16. Have you practiced your answers to all the common interview questions so you are ready to respond?
Yes
No
17. Do you have a list of questions that you like to ask on interviews that will impress potential employers?
Yes
No
18. Do you know how to dress properly for each interview?
Yes
No
19. Do you know what to bring AND not bring on an interview?
Yes
No
20. Do you know all the appropriate follow up procedures and etiquette with respect to the interview process with a company?
Yes
No
21. Do you have at least one career mentor that is not a family member or current manager with whom you meet on a regular basis? i.e. touch base at least 3-4X/year
Yes
No
22. Do you have a LinkedIn account or other social media tool that is current?
Yes
No
23. Do you regularly read career-related blogs and occasionally write thoughtful posts or comments that can be tracked back to you through a Google search?
Yes
No
24. Do you know what managing up is and how to do it effectively to move forward in your career?
Yes
No
25. Have you identified a skill or area of interest that you want to become a subject-matter expert in within your field that you can articulate to others?
Yes
No
26. Are you a member and actively participate in at least three professional organizations that will enable you to broaden your networking circle?
Yes
No

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