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Career Activist Quiz
A Quintessential Careers Quiz


 

by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.

 

Career Activist: Someone who is proactive in planning, evaluating, directing, and controlling his or her career rather than simply reacting as situations arise. (Some call this approach career mapping.) A career activist has an enduring interest in understanding and achieving his or her full career potential, while maximizing career marketability. The outcome is increased job and career satisfaction, as well as personal fulfillment.

 

Are you a career activist? Take our quiz and find out!

 

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Directions: Please answer yes or no to the following questions, not as you wish you did, but as you currently do.

 

Note: Get more information (definitions and links) on key college, career, and job-search terms mentioned in this quiz by going to our Job-Seeker's Glossary of Job-Hunting Terms.

 

  1. I seek out new networking opportunities.
    Yes
    No

     

  2. My resume is always reasonably current.
    Yes
    No

     

  3. I keep a detailed (and current) list of all my accomplishments.
    Yes
    No

     

  4. I evaluate and update a collection of work samples and/or maintain a current career portfolio.
    Yes
    No

     

  5. I take at least one day a year to reflect on my career goals and the direction of my career.
    Yes
    No

     

  6. I maintain a passive job-search.
    Yes
    No

     

  7. I frequently consult with at least one mentor about my job and career.
    Yes
    No

     

  8. I meet with my supervisor regularly to review my work and examine ways to improve/expand my contributions to the organization.
    Yes
    No

     

  9. I am always on the lookout for new experiences and educational opportunities that will enhance my marketability.
    Yes
    No

     

  10. My employer knows my interests, strengths, desire, and commitment to produce positive results.
    Yes
    No

     

  11. I am perceived by colleagues and co-workers as someone who is passionate about my work.
    Yes
    No

     

  12. Whenever I become unhappy or stagnated in a job, I immediately know it is time for some career planning and assessment.
    Yes
    No

     

  13. I know my strengths and weaknesses and am constantly working to enhance my strengths and overcome my weaknesses.
    Yes
    No

     

  14. I have both a career vision statement and a personal mission statement.
    Yes
    No

     

  15. I'm always on the lookout for bridges and ladders throughout my organization (and entire network) that could lead to new opportunities and career growth.
    Yes
    No

     

  16. I have a short-term plan (6 months to a year) for achieving rewarding career, educational, and marketability goals.
    Yes
    No

     

  17. I have a long-term plan (1 to 5 years) for achieving rewarding career, education, and marketability goals.
    Yes
    No

     

  18. I know how to leverage my skills and accomplishments to achieve better assignments, promotions, or new jobs.
    Yes
    No

     

  19. In the past year, I have actively achieved (or made significant progress toward achieving) several career goals.
    Yes
    No

     

  20. If I find myself overly stressed or unhappy with my current work environment, I make time to evaluate the situation and develop plans to resolve the problems.
    Yes
    No

     

 

      

 


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Questions about some of the terminology used in this quiz? Get more information (definitions and links) on key college, career, and job-search terms by going to our Job-Seeker's Glossary of Job-Hunting Terms.

 

QuintCareers.com Founder Dr. Randall Hansen Dr. Randall S. Hansen is founder of Quintessential Careers, one of the oldest and most comprehensive career development sites on the Web, as well CEO of EmpoweringSites.com. He is also founder of MyCollegeSuccessStory.com and EnhanceMyVocabulary.com. He is publisher of Quintessential Careers Press, including the Quintessential Careers electronic newsletter, QuintZine. Dr. Hansen is also a published author, with several books, chapters in books, and hundreds of articles. He's often quoted in the media and conducts empowering workshops around the country. Finally, Dr. Hansen is also an educator, having taught at the college level for more than 15 years. Visit his personal Website or reach him by email at randall(at)quintcareers.com. Check out Dr. Hansen on GooglePlus.

 


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