If you have been searching for a job for some time and are not getting results, it’s time for a JOB SEARCH CHECKUP.
This self-assessment tool helps you determine if you are doing those things which have proven to be effective in job searching.
Here’s the way it works:
1. Go down through each segment, answering the questions as honestly and accurately as possible. For instance, if the questions is under RESUME, and asks the question “Does it describe any additional seminars/training you have had?”, if you have listed a training program you took, but on reflection there have been other training experiences you’ve had that are not in your resume – give yourself 2 points under the NEEDS WORK column.
If, on the other hand, you have listed ALL your relevant job training events, programs, courses, seminars, and conferences – give yourself 3 points under the YES column.
Go down through all the questions in every segment, scoring yourself as honestly as possible.
2. Now add up all your scores in each column.
3. Add the column totals to arrive at a TOTAL SCORE and jot it down on the form or enter it in the spreadsheet. See how your score fits into the three assessment categories describe in the spreadsheet.
4. Go back, now, and look at any areas that score a 2 or 0. THESE ARE THE ONES THAT NEED WORK! If you are not clear on what to do in your job search to get to a score of 3 in a particular area, contact the personnel at FRESH START and we will work with you.