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Career Planning Quiz

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Quick Career Assessment

This is a quiz about career success. It is a short quiz that will help you understand where you are at in your career and some things that you can do to define your definition of success. If you would like to share your results with me: you can take the online version at SurveyMonkey.

1) In order to meet new people I

  1. Read stuff online, and get to know the authors.
  2. Talk with others in forums, social media, etc.
  3. Go to in-person events and ope others introduce themselves to me.
  4. Go to in-person events and break the ice by introducing myself to other folks.

2) My Personal Network is

  1. Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
  2. A few folks that I have worked with in the past.
  3. Dozens of people that I’ve met online (but not in real life)
  4. Hundreds of people that I stay in touch with and meet up with regularly to keep growing

3) While preparing for a new job, I

  1. Wait, did I get fired again?
  2. Watch webcasts every few months about topics that I already work with
  3. Every month, I learn about new things outside my comfort zone.
  4. As I learn and grow each month, I keep my resume (and social media) up to date with what I am doing

4) For my career growth, I set aside

  1. Nothing
  2. 1-4 hours per week
  3. 1 day per week
  4. 2 days per week

5) I give back to the community by

  1. I don’t
  2. Being a good attendee, filling out feedback forms, and leaving constructive comments on blog posts.
  3. Doing things online, such as blogging.
  4. Doing things in person, like volunteering, presenting, and organizing user groups.


points result
> 7 Who is responsible for your career?
7-14 This is average. You are doing well, but start thinking about how to improve and set goals for yourself
< 14 You are well above average, start teaching others how to get to your level