What is the point?
It is important for you to know yourself very well, because you are now a product which, at the same time as satisfying the client who requests it (see future employer), must be able to feel fulfilled in its activity later on.
Knowing yourself well gives you a certain assurance, and allow you to be in a favourable position in front of the employer.
How can you do this?
By identifying your strengths and weaknesses through the following points:
1. Your training :
Academic training (diplomas obtained) + additional training and various skills.
2. Your professional experience :
- The companies in which you have worked, the time spent in each company, the positions held or the departments in which you have worked, the tasks entrusted to you.
- Your areas of expertise, those you master, those you know in general.
- The techniques used, those you master, those you do not master.
3. Your extra-professional activities:
- Your associative life: the responsibilities you have assumed.
- Your hobbies.
4. Your personal interests and motivations:
Desired salary, work to be done, working conditions, etc.
This is a personal assessment which should lead you to answer the following questions:
- What job or profession would I like to do?
- Do I have the necessary skills and means to achieve this?
- Should I consider further training?
- Will I find fulfilment in this or that activity?