SELF-ASSESSMENT for INTERVIEWING

Instructions:  Using the scale below, rate yourself to your perception of your competence in each quality and skill.  Write the number in the blank. Provide an example in the Evidence column.

                                          4                         3                  2                    1               0
                                    Excellent            Good           Average       Weak          Poor

Personal Qualities

                                                         (Evidence for each rating of 3 or 4)

1. Enthusiastic/Energetic ________________________________________________________________________
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2. Resourceful ________________________________________________________________________
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3. Quality Oriented  ________________________________________________________________________
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4. Goal Oriented ________________________________________________________________________
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5. Competitive  ________________________________________________________________________
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6. Persevering   ________________________________________________________________________
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7. Responsible/Reliable ________________________________________________________________________
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8. Demonstrated Initiative ________________________________________________________________________
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9. Proven Work Ethic ________________________________________________________________________
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11. Analyze  ________________________________________________________________________
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12. Create/Develop ________________________________________________________________________
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13. Implement  ________________________________________________________________________
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14. Administer/Manage  ________________________________________________________________________
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15. Communicate Effectively  ________________________________________________________________________
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16. Sell/Promote  ________________________________________________________________________
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17. Teach/Train ________________________________________________________________________
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18. Motivate  ________________________________________________________________________
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* TOTAL Now total your scores from the test.  Below is a guide to help you evaluate how you scored.  There are a total of 72 possible points.


SCORE                      EVALUATION

  1. This score indicates that you have acquired most of the traits that employers desire.  If you have good evidence of these abilities you have the potential to do very well in job interviews.
  2. You are a strong candidate.  You have many of the necessary skills to succeed in job interviews.  You need to build on these strengths and work on the weaker categories.
  3. There are two ways to look at this score.  Either you are average at many things or you are good at some and weak at others.  If you are average at many things, you need to identify ways to improve in some of these areas.  If you are good at some and weak at others you need to build on the good points and work on some of the weaker ones.
  4. There is definite need for improvement here. These are traits that most employers value and you have ranked yourself weak on many of them.  You may want to discuss your self-assessment with one of the Career Services staff.
    20 or lower  You should make an appointment with a career advisor.
Points of Pride