Your Job Search Assessment

This job search check-up measures your level of job search effectiveness.

Directions: Work quickly, by simply answering Yes or No to each question. Your score will be calculated for you.

  1. Is my job search working to my expectations?
    ( Yes / No )
  2. Does my resume highlight my successes?
    ( Yes / No )
  3. I have received many telephone calls after sending my resume.
    ( Yes / No )
  4. I know where the hidden job market is and how to reach it.
    ( Yes / No )
  5. I am a good networker and have received many referrals.
    ( Yes / No )
  6. My telephone screenings mostly lead to face-to-face interviews.
    ( Yes / No )
  7. My face-to-face interviews usually lead to job offers.
    ( Yes / No )
  8. When presented with a job offer, I know how to maximize compensation.
    ( Yes / No )
  9. My positioning is clearly defined on my resume.
    ( Yes / No )
  10. I understand how retained and contingency recruiters work.
    ( Yes / No )
  11. I am diligently following a job search marketing plan.
    ( Yes / No )
  12. I am using email as my primary method of contact.
    ( Yes / No )
  13. I am managing a focused job search.
    ( Yes / No )
  14. I have a new, fresh, updated and effective resume.
    ( Yes / No )
  15. I am motivated and have a daily job search plan.
    ( Yes / No )
  16. My job search efforts are supported.
    ( Yes / No )
  17. I am exploring job leads other than those on the internet.
    ( Yes / No )
  18. I am using a systematic method to distribute my resumes.
    ( Yes / No )
  19. I am contacting the decision making hiring managers.
    ( Yes / No )
  20. I know how to address my weakness in an interview.
    ( Yes / No )
  21. I am promoting and marketing my transferable skills.
    ( Yes / No )
  22. I know the right questions to ask during my interviews.
    ( Yes / No )
  23. I know how to turn my weaknesses into strengths.
    ( Yes / No )
  24. I am sending my resume to hiring managers.
    ( Yes / No )
  25. I am spending 80% of my job search time away from internet job boards?
    ( Yes / No )

Your Job Search Inventory Totals: Yes = NO =

The following scale will evaluate your job search efforts:

0 - 5 (“No” answers) – You are doing a satisfactory job with your search.

6 - 10 (“No” answers) – You are not securing enough interviews. Your resume is not portraying your previous achievements.

11 - 15 (“No” answers) – You need assistance in resume development and interview preparation

16 - 25 (“No” answers) – You need assistance with all aspects of the job search and your search is not progressing successfully. You are mainly applying to jobs via the internet and not getting sufficient responses other than insurance sales openings.