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12 Questions To Ask Yourself May 14, 2009

Posted by robewanow in Job Search, Work.

I attended a FreeNet meeting the other day which proved to be a very good investment of 90 minutes around lunchtime.

As part of the meeting one of the members, Angella Luyk of Midnight Janitorial presented a book review of  BRAG ! The Art of Tooting your Own Horn by Peggy Klaus.  This book dispels many of the myths regarding bragging and provides some guidance on how to do it right.

One of the most interesting parts of the review was the “Take 12 Self-evaluation.” This concept can be adapted for any situation, employed, unemployed, self-employed, retired it does not matter.  With that said I wanted to share the 12 questions with you.

These questions are also a good conversation starter for those you meet at networking events, etc.

  1. What would you and others say are five of your personality pluses?
  2. What are the ten most interesting things you have done or that have happened to you?
  3. What do you do for a living and how did you end up doing it?
  4. What do you like/love about your current job/career?
  5. How does you job/career use your skills and talents and what projects are you working on right now that best showcase them?
  6. What career successes are you most proud of?
  7. What new skills have you learned in the last year?
  8. What obstacles have you overcome to get where you are today both professionally and personally and what essential lessons have you learned from some of your mistakes?
  9. What training/education have you completed and what did you gain from those experiences?
  10. What professional organizations are you associated with and in what ways – member, board, etc?
  11. How do you spend your time outside of work including hobbies, interests, sports, family and volunteer opportunities?
  12. In what ways are you making a difference in people’s lives?

Until next week….


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