Your Career Health Exercise 2.3

This test is designed to give you a better understanding of your career health. First rate your overall career health, then answer questions 2 - 48. Afterwards, compare you original career health estimate with the results of this test.

Circle the appropriate number  Low High 
1.   Your overall career health.   0      1      2      3      4      5      6      7      8      9      10  

Mark the Appropriate Box Never Rarely Some-
Mostly Always
2.   I like the kinds of people who are attracted to my field.
3.   I am honest and accurate in assessing my skills.
4.   I am honest and accurate in assessing my interests.
5.   I am honest and accurate in assessing my values.
6.   These assessments confirm my career or job choices.
7.   Decisions I made at important turning points in my career were beneficial to my career.
8.   In retrospect, these decisions seemed inevitable.
9.   I am energetic and optimistic about my career and my life.
10.   Professional colleagues, mentors, advisors, and role models were important in my life.
11.   These people have been helpful in my career.
12.   Excellent job opportunities and offers well suited to me have come my way as if by chance or serendipity.
13.   In my professional & social life, I present my truest and best self.
14.   I'm honest and positive in assertions about myself and others.
15.   I strive to lead a balanced life.
16.   I work hard and play hard.
17.   I don't mind (I even enjoy) necessary drudgery in my job or career.
18.   My work and I seem uniquely suited or well matched to each other.
19.   During career transitions, "imperfect movement is better than perfect paralysis."
20.   I am well regarded professionally.
21.   I am well regarded socially.
22.   I intuitively develop abiding relationships with my friends and colleagues.
23.   These later on prove to be helpful in my career.
24.   I seem to have many social and professional acquaintances and contacts who keep me up to date on what's happening.
25.   I gain energy, pleasure, and renewal from my work or career.
26.   I have a realistic view of trends in my field and how they fit into the larger picture.
27.   I know what I can change, what I can't change, and the difference between them.
28.   I can't control the wind, but I can adjust the sails.
29.   I make things happen because I work hard.
30.   The harder I work, the luckier I get.
31.   When I add valuable contributions to my field, I feel personal satisfaction.
32.   No matter what work I do, I am fully and constantly aware of the fact that I must generate more income or value than I receive.
33.   Logical, systematic, scientific thinking is useful in many venues.
34.   I redirect my energies, instinct, and desires into useful pursuits.
35.   I defer pleasures and problem solving.
36.   I strive to be self-reliant.
37.   When I help others, I feel satisfaction.
38.   In order to achieve my goals and avoid pitfalls, I plan systematically.
39.   The people I work with are people I like or admire.
40.   I respect my colleagues at work.
41.   I try to maximize my utility and usefulness in my work.
42.   I am intense about my work, my family and my friends.
43.   I try to be adaptable and to accept compromise.
44.   I have no career regrets.
45.   Life is full of random events that I attempt to convert to adventures.
46.   Humility is a great virtue.
47.   I believe in action rather than drift.
48.   I take things as they come, with equanimity and humor.

Total the number of marks in each column here. 
    x0    x1    x2    x3    x4   x5 
Multiply the column totals by the numbers in each column. 

Sum the final totals and divide by 23.5.   /   23.5   = 

Compare this final number with the estimate you made for question 1.

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