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Consultant/Free Agent Quiz:
A Quintessential Careers Quiz


 

by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.

 

Thinking about making a career move by becoming a consultant or freelancer? Take our quiz and see what the results say about your tendencies toward consulting. A word of caution: remember that no test can provide you with a guarantee of success or failure; only you can decide whether consulting is right for you given your current situation.

 

 

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Instructions: Read each statement in each section of the quiz and respond on a 5-point scale, from strongly disagree with the statement; to disagree with the statement; to neutral or undecided about the statement; to agree with the statement; and, finally, to strongly agree with the statement.

 

Part I: Workstyle

    1. I enjoy working on multiple projects.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    2. I most prefer working by myself rather than in groups.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    3. I am a self-starter and take initiative in completing projects.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    4. I prefer setting my own hours and working on my schedule and being in charge of myself and my work.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    5. I establish daily, weekly, and monthly goals that I regularly meet.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

 

Part II: Technical Expertise

    1. I have several (5+) years of experience in my field.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    2. I have current or cutting-edge skills.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    3. I have the degrees/certifications needed in my field.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    4. I am always learning new skills and expertise.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    5. I have skills and expertise that are in high demand.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

 

Part III: Creativity Issues

    1. I am a problem-solver, ready to tackle the hard issues.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    2. I enjoy coming up with ideas to solve tough problems.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    3. I always am on the lookout for new ways to do things.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    4. If I don't know the answer, I know where to look to find it.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    5. I can teach my methods to others and share them.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

 

Part IV: Personal Issues

    1. I am a good communicator and enjoy talking with people.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    2. I have no problem separating work from the rest of my life.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    3. I am a self-promoter and enjoy marketing and sales.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    4. I am disciplined enough to work in an environment with no formal structure.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    5. I find it fairly easy to handle rejection and am confident in my abilities.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

 

Part V: Financial Issues

    1. I can manage getting paid on a project basis, rather than a steady paycheck.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    2. I can afford health insurance without an employer contribution.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    3. I have the financial resources to cover expenses for the first few years.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    4. I don't have a strong need for job (paycheck) security -- whatever that is these days.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    5. I am prepared to make financial sacrifices, if necessary.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

 

Part VI: Accounting/Clerical Issues

    1. I don't need a support staff to function effectively and efficiently.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    2. I can manage tracking my time, billing, tax, and accounting procedures.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    3. I am prepared to budget money for training and educational professional development experiences.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    4. I am prepared to budget money for professional associations and meetings.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    5. I am computer literate and Web-savvy.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

 

Part VII: Professional Issues

    1. I am well known or well connected in my profession.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    2. I have a strong network of contacts in my field.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    3. I am involved in civic or community associations.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    4. I have an excellent set of references.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

     

    5. I have a solid portfolio of work and job correspondence material.
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Neutral/Undecided
    Agree
    Strongly Agree

 

 

      

 


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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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