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Marketing Yourself (in Your Career) Quiz
A Quintessential Careers Quiz


 

by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.

 

With fewer corporate ladders to climb and a more decentralized structure of many businesses, hard-working and ambitious workers can easily get overlooked for advancement and promotions.

 

Getting ahead today not only requires being good at what you do, but also being good at marketing yourself within the organization. Workers need to build their own ladders for success and advancement.

 

Call it self-marketing or career-marketing -- some call it self-promotion or even bragging -- but whatever you call it, you just need to do it if you want to get noticed for the next promotion. However, there is a fine line between bragging and self-promotion, so be careful about taking too much credit or sounding as though the whole organization would collapse if you were not working there.

 

This quiz is about helping you gauge whether you are doing enough marketing of yourself on the job to help you advance your career. Remember that self-marketing is about building and enhancing the product (your professional development activities) as much as it is about good promotion (making people aware of your accomplishments).

 

Do you do enough self-marketing to advance your career? 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 keep a weekly accounting of my accomplishments.
    Yes
    No

     

  2. My resume is always current and ready on a moment's notice.
    Yes
    No

     

  3. I have a 5-year career plan, along with some tentative action steps to get there.
    Yes
    No

     

  4. I meet with my boss regularly to discuss current accomplishments and future plans (within the company).
    Yes
    No

     

  5. I send emails or voicemails to my boss after I have had a major accomplishment (major sales, extremely grateful client, etc.).
    Yes
    No

     

  6. I have developed at least one mentoring relationship with a senior person in my career field (either inside or outside the company).
    Yes
    No

     

  7. I attend professional meetings and trade shows, and use the opportunity to network -- and to build my network.
    Yes
    No

     

  8. I seek out professional development opportunities.
    Yes
    No

     

  9. I actively keep my network of contacts informed of my accomplishments and desire to accomplish more.
    Yes
    No

     

  10. I seek out new opportunities to further develop my skills and experiences -- and demonstrate my value to the organization.
    Yes
    No

     

  11. I know my Unique Selling Proposition -- both for my current employer and other prospective employers.
    Yes
    No

     

  12. I have a well-crafted 15-30 second Elevator Speech ready to use at all times.
    Yes
    No

     

 

      

 

Don't forget to check out our entire collection of Tests and Quizzes for Job-Seekers.

 


 

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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