Career Planning Guide
The following planning templates will guide you in collecting, compiling, and analyzing
information needed to assess your marketability.
Assessment of Qualifications
Complete the following assessment to identify your key qualifications as they relate to a
job of your choice.
• What kind of person am I? Am I dependable, energetic, a good time manager, a leader,
and so on?
Others see me as a creative thinker who sees many ways of getting things done and
logically analyzes how different choices might turn out. My disposition is curious,
wanting to know what else besides the routine approach might work, and I am very
flexible, always willing to try something new. Usually, I dislike regular routine and find
myself constantly pulled to new adventures before I have finished my old ones. As told by
others, I have an almost supernatural ability to accurately analyze people and events; I am
a visionary leader. Additionally, I can be a very persuasive speaker, able to communicate a
vision more easily than others.
• What are my aptitudes? How are my quantitative, verbal, mechanical, or problem-
My aptitudes are strong in the areas of logical thinking, problem-solving, imagination
and creativity. After taking two speech courses, both my verbal and non-verbal
communication skills have drastically increased.
• What are my achievements? Have I excelled in grades, extracurricular activities, work,
and so forth?
My greatest achievement to date, would be the full academic scholarship I received from
Jackson State University. My current GPA is a 3.7 and I have mostly been a straight A
student. My extracurricular activities include Students in Free Enterprise, Missouri Club,
OutSpoken Spoken Word Group, and Taekwondo Club, Grammy University Recording
Academy, INROADS, and the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers.