What Would Others Say About You?
Get a clearer perspective of who you are by asking others as you make career decisions in college.
In order to gain a clearer perspective of who you are, it is important to consistently ask people around you for their input. Make up a form with the questions below and share it with 5-10 people. For example: parents, siblings, friends, teachers, internship supervisors, bosses, fellow employees, coaches, etc.
Be sure to thank them first for taking time to help you know yourself better as you make decisions about your future.
Ask the person to assess the strengths and weaknesses in each of the categories below. Details are important so ask them to be specific.
Accomplishments: What are the top things this person should remember that they’ve accomplished?
Abilities: What is this person best at? What 3 abilities should be at the core of what they do every day?
Interests: Where do you feel this person most readily invests time, energy, talent and money? What does he/she seem to enjoy most?
Personality: What positive personality traits come to mind when you think of this person?
Values: What positive values and character strengths does this person have?
Blind Spots/Weaknesses: In which of these categories does this person need the most improvement?
“Perfect” Career Fit: If there were no restrictions, what do you think would be the perfect career fit for this person?
Now reflect on the responses. Anything surprise you? Do you have a better understanding of how you interact with the world? Now return the favor for a friend.