Your career: a self assessment tool
This relatively short questionnaire is to get a snapshot of the your career pathway to date.

This version is aimed at people in the creative industries, other versions are available.

It asks you to think about the strength of the factors that have influenced your personal development.

As you answer the questions we hope it will be valuable for you to reflect on your career.

Some basic details about you
Please tell us your given / first name
Your answer
Please tell us your family name
Your answer
Your age group
What is your ethnic group?
This is just a guide for this research based on UK government groupings and looks at very broad categories. There is NO need to answer this question
Your gender
Your highest qualification
Please select
If you have a degree what was the subject?
Please tell us the title of the degree
Your answer
Which University?
where did you study your undergraduate degree?
Your answer
What grade do you get?
Please select the grade or % that best matches your country, this is only a guide
Where are you in your career?
Can you give us an overview of your career to date
Which sector of the creative industries do you hope to work in or already work in?
Pick the sector that matches or is the prime sector in which you work or hope to work
If you have been in employment in the creative industries, how many years have you worked?
Select the number of years. If you have been an unpaid intern or had work experience please let us know
In the question above - 'which sector of the creative industries do you hope to work in or already work in?'
If you answered 'other' what is it?
Your answer
How far have you progressed in your career *
Overall where do you think you have got to in your working life. Growth - is an early stage - at school. Explore - this is during higher education, you may have some experience of the sector in which you would like to work. Establish - you are in your first or second job in industry that you want to stay in. Maintain - a more senior role with experience. Decline - you may have taken a step back from a front line role or no longer promotion material
Required
Personal drivers
Personal determinants consist of four sets of attributes: motivation, competence or skill, experience and social skills. This is about your view of how far you have progressed along this pathway.
Motivation
What motivates you? Does it arises from externally (extrinsic) through items such as salary, working conditions, stability of the company, or internally (intrinsic) to the individual, its personally rewarding. On the scale 1 to 10 what motivates you? Is it external (10) or internal (1) or a combination of both?
Internal / personal / artistic satisfaction
External / financial or commercial rewards
Your skill level in your chosen field
For this work the definition is: to possess a skill is to have mastered a technique for carrying out a type of task within a work situation
Your experience in your field
You may be skilled but how much experience do you have?
Social capital
Do you network and make use of events or work situations to develop new work relationships? How easy do your find this to do, very easy / comfortable (10) or very uncomfortable (1) or quite neutral (5).
Very uncomfortable
Very comfortable
Socioeconomic factors
This set of factors are about the support you get from friends and family in your career aspirations.
Family
How important are your family in influencing, supporting and encouraging you at this stage of your career.
not important
Very important
Finances
How dependent are you on external financial support? To pay university fees, help you through internships, help subsidise your current job etc.
not dependent
Very depemdent
Do you have someone who gives you advice about working in your chosen sector
Is there some that you turn to for career guidance. Maybe your previous boss, someone who acts as your mentor, which whom you might discuss your career options.
If you answered yes to the above question, can you tell us a little more how this works?
Your answer
Employment factors
Employment factors are those that impact the individual in their occupation and role. This is about your role in the creative industries. The sort of role you favour.
What kind of working environment do you think you will be able to do your best work, or what has been called 'good work'
Is being able to act autonomously (a sense of independence) key, or is being creative key or finally is a commercial driven environment your preferred choice? If non of these apply then choose not applicable and answer the question below.
If you answered 'Not applicable' to the above question with not applicable, can you tell us a little more about what is the key factor in your working environment that matters to you?
Your answer
What is your prime driver or focus to your career goal / aspiration: Artisan, Professional or Entrepreneur
People join the creative industries as one of three, possibly quite loose career aspirations, as an Artisan, a Professional or potential Entrepreneur. Which of these do you feel most closely match your goal.
Your chosen occupational group
How well do you think you understand the occupational group you hope to join, or are already engaged in. Are you just aware of the occupation and like the idea of the sorts of jobs / roles involved or are you very clear on the roles and tasks of the occupational group you intend to join or already have some working experience
basic awareness
very clear on the role and type of job
Employment factors - the working environment
Below is a list of possible factors that could encourage a creative environment. Please select from the scale of 1 to 5 the importance, in your view, of each factor
Working a as a team
not important
very important
High energy
this is about being in a dynamic environment with lots of excitement
not important
very important
Backup
not important
very important
Effective leadership
not important
very important
Competitiveness
not important
very important
Staff stability
not important
very important
Exchange of ideas
not important
very important
Adaptability to change
not important
very important
Diversity of expertise available
not important
very important
Responsiveness to ideas
not important
very important
Working with talented individuals
not important
very important
Trust between colleagues
not important
very important
Effective management
not important
very important
Good rates of pay
not important
very important
Flexible working conditions
not important
very important
Sufficient time
not important
very important
Large company/department
not important
very important
Small company/department
not important
very important
Employment factors - your work values
Thinking about your most recent job what factors do you like or dislike in the working environment. If you haven't worked in the industry tell us want factors in your view will matter to you in any job you might do.
Status
Some guidance on scoring 1= not important 5 = neither unimportant or important 10 = very important
not important
very important
Money
Some guidance on scoring 1= not important 5 = neither unimportant or important 10 = very important
Not important
Very important
Achievement
Some guidance on scoring 1= not important 5 = neither unimportant or important 10 = very important
not important
very important
Recognition
Some guidance on scoring 1= not important 5 = neither unimportant or important 10 = very important
not important
very important
Responsibility
Some guidance on scoring 1= not important 5 = neither unimportant or important 10 = very important
not important
very important
Conditions of Work
Some guidance on scoring 1= not important 5 = neither unimportant or important 10 = very important
not important
very important
Relationship with peers and associates
Some guidance on scoring 1= not important 5 = neither unimportant or important 10 = very important
not important
very important
Relationship with management
Some guidance on scoring 1= not important 5 = neither unimportant or important 10 = very important
not important
very important
Independence
Some guidance on scoring 1= not important 5 = neither unimportant or important 10 = very important
not important
very important
Creativity
Some guidance on scoring 1= not important 5 = neither unimportant or important 10 = very important
not important
very important
Uncertainty
Some guidance on scoring 1= dislike 5 = neither like or dislike 10 = can cope with uncertainty
Dislike
Can cope (like)
Intellectual Stimulation
Some guidance on scoring 1= not important 5 = neither unimportant or important 10 = very important
not important
very important
Excitement
Some guidance on scoring 1= not important 5 = neither unimportant or important 10 = very important
not important
very important
Personal Growth
Some guidance on scoring 1= not important 5 = neither unimportant or important 10 = very important
not important
very important
Overall, how would you rate the three sets of factors and their importance to your career and development today
Personal determinants
not significant
highly significant
Socioeconomic factors
not significant
highly significant
Employment factors
not significant
highly significant
Support organisations in your country
Below we highlight organisations in the UK / EU and the PRC that workers can join to gain more information or support in their careers.

You can answer any or all of these questions

Organisations in the creative industries (UK and EU)
Several organisations exist to help individuals and companies in the UK creative industries. Below I list them. Two questions for each. Do you know them? Have you used their services?

If you work in another country, have you come across organisations to help you in your media career? Will you list them in the box below.

Have you come across?
Tick each one that you know
Have you used their services (UK & EU)?
Tick each one that you have been assisted by or attended a course they have organised
Organisations in the creative industries (PRC)
Several organisations exist to help individuals and companies in the PRC creative industries. Below we list them. Two questions for each. Do you know them? Have you used their services?

If you work in another country, have you come across organisations to help you in your media career? Will you list them in the box below.

Have you used their services?
Tick each one that you have been assisted by or attended a course they have organised
Have you used their services (PRC)?
Tick each one that you have been assisted by or attended a course they have organised
Have you come across?
Can you give us the names of support organisations in your home country if not listed above?
Your answer
What support did you get? What course did you attended?
Please tell us a little more...
Your answer
Any final thoughts about your career?
Are there any issues about your media career we have missed?
Do tell us more....
Your answer
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