Discovering Your Job Search Focus

“Who AM I?”

Discovering Your Job Search Focus is our Resource Guide of assessments and tools to help you prepare for our first coaching session together. Therefore, think of it as my toolbox for helping you figure out who you are and what you want.

Personality and Work Values Assessment

Create a free account on this website: CrystalKnows. This can help you learn more about your underlying work needs and motivations, and can help you decide what is important to you in a job.

Each assessment will be referred to during our first session.

Please complete each assessment:
1. DiSC
2. 16 Personalities (MBTI)
3. Enneagram
4. Big Five
5. Strengths (StrengthsFinder)
6. Work Values
7. Work Behavior

    What Color is My Parachute?

    Click on the link below to purchase the latest workbook version of What Color is My Parachute? and complete the Flower Exercise to share during our first coaching session.

    “The most successful job-hunting begins with your doing research on yourself (using “the Flower Exercise”—which results in successful job-hunting 84% of the time—rather than beginning with research on the job market (what are the jobs in demand, the “hot” jobs, etc.), which results in finding a job only 4% to 28% of the time, at best.” – Richard Bolles (pg. 22)

    Best Self Journal

    Your career transition is a project to complete. This 13-week goal planner, backed by science and success psychology, is designed to optimize your day, tackle your goals, and live a more fulfilled life.

    The Best Self Journal will help you: Set, plan and track progress towards your biggest goals, Be more productive, overcome decision fatigue and focus on what matters most, and Prioritize your workload, build good habits and make every day count.

    Job Search Checklist

    Lastly, below is a link to a helpful Job Search Checklist, created by Randstad’s RiseSmart outplacement program.

    “WHERE Am I?”

    Pivot: Is it Time for a Change?

    CAREER CHANGE: Many of us know what we DON’T want next, but do we know what we DO WANT?

    You’ll be surprised how easy and effective this process is.

    Understanding that you are now in a period of transition is mission critical for your mindset while you traverse these next few weeks and months.

    Neil struggled from his own job hunting experiences, which is why he ultimately created Career Upgrader. Additionally, as a Military Chaplain, an Oncology Chaplain and a Bereavement Chaplain, Neil learned much from cancer and hospice patients and their families about various life transitions and have learned to view change as a way you can learn and grow new skills and muscles, as well as deepen your faith in God.

    Neil and Robyn wrote a book on the subject of making job changes, sometimes rapidly and sweeping; other times small and slow.

    “WHAT Do I WANT?”

    Career Fitter assessment

    CAREER FITTER

    CareerFitter contains THE best career assessment test that can change your life! After a simple quiz to determine your personality style, turn to the corresponding chapter that reads as if it was written just for you and discover what ideal work options there are for you.

    There are TWO versions of this tool: A FREE version (3-4 pages results) or the PREMIUM $19.95 (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) version that contains 20 pages of helpful and informative data to help guide you in your career path.

    Save report in a pdf and email to neil@careerupgrader.net for review prior to our first coaching session.

    Career Fitter assessment

    MY NEXT MOVE

    Please complete the “I’m not really sure” section on one of my favorite self-discovery career assessment titled “What do you want to do for a living?”  (Clicking this link opens up to a third-party webpage).

    Save report in a pdf and email to neil@careerupgrader.net for review prior to our first coaching session.

      Additional Resources to discovering your job search focus can be found for free on our blog.