Job search and career readiness survey
Whether you are job-hunting or in the midst of a career switch, this survey was made for junior to mid-level professionals to help you evaluate your job search and career readiness. It is designed to help you to identify areas where you could benefit from fine-tuning, changing, or adjusting your approach to job searching.

It is also the quickest way to assess if you are fully informed to conduct a more successful and effective job search.

There are no right or wrong answers! So take your time to answer the questions.

For a more accurate reflection, do think carefully about the statements that apply to you before selecting the one that is most applicable.

Once you have completed the questions, you should receive a copy of your responses in your email. Add up your scores to get the grand total and see results below to know where you currently are in your job search and career journey.
Email *
This is the current stage of my career: *
Years of work experience (not including school/university): *
I am currently looking for a job or thinking about making a career switch. *
1. I am aware of my skills, abilities, values and interests. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
2. I am clear about the type of work that I am looking for. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
3. I am aware of my preferences and know how my personality and interests can be used to focus on career options. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
4. I know how to use my skills from other experiences and can see how they fit into developing my career goals. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
5. I know how to evaluate myself and research which jobs I should apply for. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
6. I am aware of the gaps that I have and what employers are looking for. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
7. I know what I need to fill those gaps and am currently working on improving/filling them. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
8. I know what motivates me and what is meaningful to me in my chosen field/profession. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
9. I believe that success can be measured in many different ways, from life accomplishments to career achievements *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
10. I am aware that online job boards are only effective 4-10% of the time in getting interviews or a job. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
11. I am clear and experienced about what to look out for in job descriptions. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
12. I am able to present myself well in interviews and prepared to respond to questions in a professional way. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
13. I am prepared to give concrete examples of how I have handled situations in the past. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
14. I research companies thoroughly before I go to an interview. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
15. I always prepare at least 3-4 questions for the interviewer(s) that do not involve salary, benefits or working hours. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
16. I know that networking takes time, effort and patience to be effective. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
17. When I feel overwhelmed, I know that I can and I am able to seek help from family, friends or other support services. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
18. I am able to turn my unemployment experience into a positive one by setting attainable goals and getting support from others when I need to. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
19. I make a conscious effort to stay positive and I have ways to manage or turn any negative thoughts around my job search. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
20. I am aware of the potential trade-offs and opportunity costs that might affect career decisions. *
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
Once you have completed the questions, check your email for a copy of your answers. Add up your scores to get the grand total and review them against results below.

75 or better – You are managing the various aspects of your job search very well and you understand what it means to be career-ready. Still, it will be a good idea to get feedback from a career coach or employment counsellor who can provide additional career guidance and support for the various stages of your job search.

70 to 55 – You have a good grasp of the fundamentals for a successful job search and what career readiness means. You may want to consider reviewing areas in more depth to improve and polish your knowledge on specific job search topics. This will help you to elevate your marketability to employers and improve your chances of getting an offer. Meeting with a career coach or employment counsellor is recommended.

52 or less – You may be having difficulty in particular areas and may not know why or how to correct these areas. Meeting with a career coach or employment counsellor who can help you plan and execute your goals is highly recommended.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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