Self-assessment helps you identify personal traits and answer career questions, such as:
- What career path will fulfil my drives and minimize the risk for feeling bored or drained?
- How can I present myself so that recruiters and companies understand what I want to do in my future career steps?
- How can I improve my communication skills with my PI/Manager and/or team members?
- What is my communication style?
- How can I identify a career path that fits my personality and work style?
- How can I find a job in which I develop my strengths instead of trying to improve my weaknesses?
Self-assessment will bring you a deeper understanding of three major areas crucial to your career satisfaction: your personality, your values and your culture.
In order to perform well at work, you need to understand . For example, imagine you are someone who prefers to work on your own or with smaller teams and set-ups. Then, if you take a job requiring you to network, you would have to be social and surrounded with people on a daily basis and that would cost you a lot of energy. This doesn’t mean that you can’t network or that you aren’t social – it simply means that these tasks are easier for extroverts but demand more energy from introverts. So, instead, knowing that you are introverted, you can learn how to acquire and conserve energy by setting aside time for yourself.
When you know how to communicate your needs, your mode of communication, and your workstyle, you make it easier for employers, hiring managers, recruiters, and team members to understand who you are as well as how they can motivate you and work with you. Put simply, it will be easier for you to sell yourself and, in the end, they will hire YOU as a person.
To put it in a nutshell, your career comprises your values, drives, and motivation, which you can only know by understanding yourself at a deeper level. That’s why finding your dream career starts with working with and on yourself.
Passage2Pros use two self-assessment tools, BigFive and LUMINA Spark, and is partner to HUCAMA. Both assessment tools are recognised internationally and widely used for self-development and self-awareness training.
Structure of the personality report
The Reflector Big Five Personality focuses on five personality factors, known as the “Big Five,” and their underlying facets. The Big Five model accurately describes differences between people. It deals sequentially with the following Big Five personality factors:
Need for Stability: The degree to which we react emotionally to setbacks.
Underlying factors: Sensitivity, Intensity, Interpretation, Recovery Time, Reticence.
Extraversion: The degree to which we actively maintain contact with others.
Underlying factors: Euthusiasm, Sociability, Energy Mode, Taking Charge, Directness.
Openness: The degree to which we look for new experiences and new ideas.
Underlying factors: Imagination, Complexity, Charge, Autonomy.
Accommodation: The degree to which we place other people’s interests above our own.
Underlying factors: Service, Agreement, Deference, Trust of Others, Tact.
Conscientiousness: The degree to which we are organised and purposeful.
Underlying factors: Perfectionism, Organisation, Drive, Concentration, Methodicalness.
The strength of LUMINA Spark is that LUMINA doesn’t box or label people into stereotypes. For example: Imagine you are driven by results and, if you don’t have a clear goal, you find it very hard to be motivated. You think in big pictures, are enthusiastic, discipline-driven, and tough in your communication style at the same time. What does this say about you? If you are very result-driven, could you thrive in a people-oriented job, in which goals and results are secondary? And if you are strongly discipline-driven, how is your inspirational drive? The strenght of LUMINA is that LUMINA doesn’t force you to choose between preferences, but views them instead as an “embracing paradox”.
LUMINA also measures three different views of you: the everyday you, the underlying you, and the overextended you.
The LUMINA model is based on BigFive and Jungian methods.
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