Personal Strengths Assessment and Career Planning
Individual Essay Paper
Please create a brief three page double spaced paper describing some of your strengths, career and personal career related goals (three to five year plan). In your paper, please make sure that you cover the following:
Your Name and Identification on Cover Page. On the cover page of your essay, include your name and the type of work you do and geographical area in which you live. Statement: “Submitted in Partial
Fulfillment of MAN 6245”, Date (The cover page does not count as one of the three pages of the report). A personal picture would also help.
Personal Principles and Values: It is said that personal principles may cause one pain, but if not followed one’s sense of integrity may be eroded. What personal principles do you hold that you must live by? Review key principles or values that are important to you and that drive you in life. “What values do you want to demonstrate as you interact with others through your work and at home?” “To what extent is there congruence in the work that you do and the principles you hold to be important?”
You need not answer each of these questions, but they may trigger a reflection on your core principles and values and how they may guide you as you go forward in your career.
Social Background. Key facts about your early role models and socialization experiences, and social status, and biases that have had a significant impact on what you have chosen to become. How might these influences affect your career aspirations?
Strengths Assessment: Provide an overview of your personal strengths as revealed per information generated by the Work Preference Indicator (taken during the Orientation to the CMBA program), and the Strengths
Finder, plus at least one other assessment tools identified in Weeks #1 and #2, such as the Big Five Assessment and the MBTI you may have taken prior to this course or the like, as well as any others you view to be relevant.
Note: Your paper should include direct feedback from the Work Preference Indicator and the Strengths
Finder assessments plus at least one other assessment you choose to include. Should you wish to learn more about yourself you are encouraged to go to the following URL (at no cost) to identify your RIASEC and MBTI classifications: RIASEC: http://searchforfulfillment.com/QUIZZES/CAREER/VocType.html :
The Big Five: http://www.outofservice.com/bigfive/
For those who are project leaders, team leaders, supervisors or managers, you are also invited to take the Leadership Effectiveness Assessment (LEA), a 3600 assessment offered to those interested by the professor, at no cost.
Strengths Identified by the Assessments: “What common themes seem to be show up about you in terms of your strengths that are identified in these assessments? Did you find any surprises or unexpected results? Are there inconsistencies? Explain. Create a way to present the strengths these assessments reveal about you, as well as any differences you might have found in the feedback they have provided you (i.e., demonstrate critical thinking.) What is unique about you? When referring to the Work Preference Indicator report, please go beyond the Grand Type description and include key
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information about you per the 17 dimensions presented on the graph, page 2 of the report.
Capabilities and Deficiencies. What specific skills do you have that are clear assets to you in your chosen profession? What specific skill areas, experience or lack of educational preparation do you believe may limit you or may need improvement?
Career Vision. Describe the vision you have for your career or occupation. You might want to discuss: What seem to be a good career fit in terms of your interests and personality?
Why you think this is a good career fit for you based