Self-Assessment Cover Letter Essay
Self-Assessment Cover Letter
This document contains the template you will use to complete this assignment. Save the file by adding your last name to the filename (e.g. Week2_Self_Assessment_Template_Smith.docx). Be sure to proofread and spell check your work before you submit it. A grading rubric is also available at the end of this document. There are FOUR parts to the Self-Assessment.
Part 1: Reflect on your results from the self-assessment exercises you’ve done from the textbook, as well as others you might have done in the past, and complete the table below. Review current or past jobs to identify your transferable skills. Develop an inventory of your most marketable career-related skills (minimum 15), instances where you have demonstrated these skills (minimum three), and the core values you want your work to reflect (minimum five). Take into consideration the traits employers are seeking, including technical and transferable skills and general abilities. (30 POINTS) SELF-ASSESSMENT EXERCISES & MY RESULTS
I completed the following assessments/inventories as part of my self-assessment activities:
1.Marketing Readiness Quiz (pp. 8–16)
2.Self-Awareness Checklist (pp. 16–17)
3.Ability Assessment (pp. 17–19)
4.Transferable Skills Checklist (pp. 19–20)
5.Work Environment and Life Preferences (pp. 20–21)
6.Self-Assessment Summary Sheet (pp. 21–22)
My most marketable career-related skills are . . . (minimum 15) (Remember to include technical and transferable skills on this list!)
2.Working with data
6.Cope with deadlines
7.Do precision work
Examples of instances where I have demonstrated these skills include . . . (minimum 3) 1. I was a part time supervisor at UPS for five years, and became a supervisor after 40 days because I learned all of the specific rules and procedures that needed to be learned. 2.I was an assistant manager for Family Dollar Inc., the only reason I left was because the store was not in a safe environment, but before I left I assisted my manager in developing a way to reduce shrinkage(theft) in our store without being invasive or insulting. 3.I was once an assistant youth leader in my church, and during that time I came up with back to school drives, and other activities in order to encourage the youth to be more involved with the church and to network within each other.
Core values I want my work to reflect are . . . (minimum 5)
3.Strong work ethic
5.Willingness to help
Part 2: Describe your ideal job. (20 POINTS)
MY IDEAL JOB
In my ideal job, I would be . . . (state what you see yourself doing as part of your ideal job) I’ve always been the type of person who liked to help people and make them feel better, regardless of how I may be feeling or what is going on in my life. Now that I’m older and have worked in the healthcare field this gives me the opportunity to implement what it is that comes naturally to me. In my ideal job I want to be a manager at a health care facility. Although this position is not as hands on as I’m used to I can still make a difference behind the scenes by helping patients that may not be able to afford their health care, or may not have resources or the understanding that they may need for assistance outside their initial care in my facility.
Part 3: Identify your one-, two-, and five-year career goals, create a list of possible employers of choice in your career field (minimum 3), possible job titles for your one-, two-, and five-year goals (one for each goal), and current salary ranges for those job titles. (30 POINTS) CAREER GOALS
Career GoalsPotential Employers (minimum 3)Possible Job Titles (minimum 3)Current Salary Ranges (for each job title) My one-year career goal is . . . (state your goal here)
Right now I want to stay in the position of case worker just to continue to learn and have a better understanding of dealing with patients outside of the hands on scope.
1. Access Community Health Network
2.Chicago Family Health Centers
3.Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care1. Health Center Manager 2.Clinical Coordinator
My two-year career goal is . . . (state your goal here)
In two years the grant that covers the department that I work in will be expired. Hopefully by that time I would’ve moved up in the company or have moved on to a different opportunity.
My five-year career goal is . . . (state your goal here)
In five years I would be secure in my career as a health center manager.
Part 4: Provide a summary of what you have learned about yourself and the characteristics of your dream job as a result of the reflection and research you have done as part of this assignment (minimum 100 words). (20 POINTS) MY LEARNINGS
After doing this assignment I’ve learned that I am well on the right path to completing my career goals. More importantly that my personality and skills match my ideal job. I am a person who is compassionate, can lead and manage large or small numbers of people; and I have a very persuasive skill.
Grading Rubric: Self-Assessment
Part 1: Award full credit if all sections meet minimum requirements. Deduct up to 20 points depending on how incomplete the responses are. No points awarded if the section is not completed. Deduct up to 5 points for spelling and grammatical errors.30
Part 2: Award full credit if the ideal job is described sufficiently. Deduct up to 10 points for incomplete responses. No points awarded if the section is not completed. Deduct up to 5 points for spelling and grammatical errors.20
Part 3: Award full credit if all sections meet minimum requirements. Deduct up to 20 points depending on how incomplete the responses are. No points awarded if the section is not completed. Deduct up to 5 points for spelling and grammatical errors.30
Part 4: Award full credit if the student has provided a reflective summary of their learnings. Deduct up to 10 points if the response is incomplete. No points awarded if the section is not completed. Deduct up to 5 points for spelling and grammatical errors.20
TOTAL POINTS 100