Rohit Dubey

Do career assessments really help in self-awareness?


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RE: Do career assessments really help in self-awareness?

Surabhi Dewra
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They do and it works wonders only when you add your own intent and action towards becoming more self-aware at various stages of your life. Becoming self-aware is an ongoing process that starts when we are teenagers and continues until old age. Broadly speaking, career assessments are a questionnaire used to reveal certain aspects of your character or psychological makeup. They can either be used to simply assess what type of person you are or, more specifically, to determine your aptitude or interest for a certain type of occupation or career. Honestly completing an inventory can help you enhance your current understanding of how you interact with the world around you both personally and professionally which is a part of being more self-aware.

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These tests have become so popular because they catalyze this process of developing a sense of self-awareness in a structured way. I would recommend you to have realistic expectations and not look for any test to provide you a ready-to-use guideline on “steps to self-awareness”.

Another area generally misunderstood about self-awareness is its nature and relationship with our surroundings. We seldom associate self-awareness as something that is unconnected to the world outside us but in reality, it is closely associated with what is happening around us. Our behavioral ways of interacting with our social circle is a strong reflection of the level of our self-awareness. For example in early childhood when this awareness is low, children go about their life in a carefree way without paying much attention to how their action is being perceived by others. But as soon as they start developing their self-identity, their demeanor changes!

Finally, the common challenge that we all face with devoting our attention on self-awareness is that it takes a back-seat to the long list of our other commitments. We often feel that it is selfish to take care of our self-development and hence keep ignoring this important aspect. With the advent of psychometric tests, this wrong perception is slowly getting questioned and you will find many interesting articles on this topic in leading journals. I am listing down a few below for your reference:

http://www.wright.edu/~scott.williams/LeaderLetter/selfawareness.htm

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-moment-youth/201508/self-awareness-how-kids-make-sense-life-experiences

http://www.nytimes.com/1981/12/13/nyregion/a-winning-essay-on-self-awareness.html

 

For further queries and related information, you can approach the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you!

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