Worksheet : Career Change Self-Assessment
In the last of the 5 part series, below is a worksheet to use to help you decide if it’s time to update your résumé.
Rate each of these internal and external factors on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being “doesn’t not apply to me or doesn’t affect me” to 5 being “affects me greatly.” Circle your answer for each line and then add up your score at the bottom.
|I dread going to work most days.||1||2||3||4||5|
|I fear for my physical safety in my current job.||1||2||3||4||5|
|My current job is a threat to my emotional wellbeing.||1||2||3||4||5|
|My skills are becoming increasingly irrelevant to my job.||1||2||3||4||5|
|Most days, I am overwhelmed at work.||1||2||3||4||5|
|My job is boring.||1||2||3||4||5|
|I can’t move up in my current job/current company.||1||2||3||4||5|
|I don’t feel appreciated by my co-workers.||1||2||3||4||5|
|I am not valued as an employee by my supervisor/boss.||1||2||3||4||5|
|My work environment is dysfunctional.||1||2||3||4||5|
|Part (or all) of my job requires me to do something I don’t enjoy.||1||2||3||4||5|
|I make less (on average) than other people who do my job.||1||2||3||4||5|
|I can’t make much more for the work I do if I keep working here.||1||2||3||4||5|
|I can’t stand the thought of working here much longer.||1||2||3||4||5|
|I’m not doing the kind of work I’m passionate about.||1||2||3||4||5|
|I didn’t see myself working here for this long.||1||2||3||4||5|
|This job doesn’t fit into the long-range plans I had for myself.||1||2||3||4||5|
|My company was just bought out (or bought another company).||1||2||3||4||5|
|I’ve recently gotten a new boss.||1||2||3||4||5|
|I was asked to take a voluntary pay cut OR my pay was cut.||1||2||3||4||5|
|Part of my job responsibilities were given to someone else.||1||2||3||4||5|
|I’m in a dead-end job.||1||2||3||4||5|
|My industry is going through significant changes and/or is dying.||1||2||3||4||5|
23-46 points: You’re starting to see reasons to make a change, but there’s no urgency.
47-69 points: Look for opportunities to make little adjustments and see if that helps.
70-92 points: You probably need a change. Start thinking about what you want to do.
93-115 points: This ship is going down! It’s time to take action.