If you're in the job search, a few easy things that will make you stand out are 1) having strong self-awareness 2) fitting in with the team and 3) being about to tell others about your strengths as well as how you behave in typical work environments (note: behavioral-based questions are used in interviewing all.the.time)
Even if you are not currently in the job hunt, increasing your understanding of yourself and how you can interact best with others will most certainly be beneficial.
Here are 7 free self-assessments that can help you in your professional journey:
- Work Values Assessment: This one is fun - it will tell you about what you value most in your work life. You will need to create an account at the end to access your report. Results can be used to describe what motivates you.
- Conflict Assessment: Find out your tendencies are for handling conflict and considerations for mitigating contentious situations. Results can be used to describe a behavioral-based question related to a time you handled a conflict.
- Leadership Assessment: Explains where your leadership strengths lie between the four major categories of structural, human resources, symbolic. and political. Results can be used to describe your strengths as a team member.
- Kingdomality Assessment: Defines what persona you would take on in a kingdom setting. Demonstrates what your role is in a community, strengths of each profile, and considerations related to areas of opportunity. Results can be used to describe where you typically see yourself fitting into the hierarchy of an organization.
- Emotional Intelligence Assessment: This test will explain how you handle yourself and your interactions with everyone you come in contact with in any situation. Results can be used to demonstrate self-awareness and how you manage relationships with others.
- DISC Assessment: This test relates to your predominant communication style. Results can be used to describe how you would communicate a change to your team.
- Myers Briggs Assessment: One of my favorites - produces an in-depth description of your personality. Results can be used to describe your leadership style.
This is certainly not an all-inclusive list, but it is a good place to start in the journey of self-development.
What are some of your favorite self-assessments? Drop a comment with yours so we can add it to our list!
P.S. There is no better time than now to invest in yourself. One way to invest in yourself and your future is putting a focused effort in your own personal and professional development.
Jackie is a coach at the Happy PharmD. She loves her family, changing the world, and pharmacy. 🙂