"Clarity" should become a key focus areas in your career, particularly if you are ambitious. This can be done by taking more time to learn about yourself and others around you, while understanding the opportunities available to you (assuming you put in the effort to achieve).
You have developed some of the foundations for building clarity into your career, however have an opportunity to take much more ownership of both the impact you have on others and your own personal goals. Take time to invest in this area, which will create more direction around your decisions and a foundation for confidence.
You have taken very solid steps in developing your career plan and appreciating you personal capabilities and values. With more focus on learning about yourself and your goals, you can improve the way you manage your career, increasing the likelihood of achievement.
You have a high degree of self-awareness and focus on your career goals compared to the broader accounting and finance community. This is a strong foundation to build on as you progress continue to take on new challenges and opportunities. Continue to invest in this area as you evolve as a professional.
You have a uniquely high level of self-awareness and consciousness of your career. This positions you very well for achieving a high degree of career satisfaction and achievement, assuming you equally as focused on building networks, having influence and performing to a high standard.
Your professional network requires more focus if you would like to attract more career support, development or growth opportunities and increased clarity in your career. Assuming your career is important, it is vital to take proactive steps to manage and grow your network more effectively.
You have developed aspects of network management that can work to your advantage in creating a prosperous career. Placing more focus on the people around you, and expanding your network can make a remarkable impact to your career, both within your current organisation and beyond.
Your network is obviously important to you and it appears you are managing key relationships well. There is an opportunity to take a more strategic approach to your professional networks to take your career to the next level. Set up a plan to maximise the relationships you have, and create new relationships other valuable or influential professionals.
You display many features of a person with a well-developed and effective network. There are opportunities to take a more strategic approach to the relationships in your network and others that may be currently outside of your network to help navigate and achieve within your career. Build on this as your career continues to evolve.
You have a uniquely high effectiveness and awareness of your professional network. This is highly powerful when combined with a high degree of clarity, having influence and performing to a high standard. Your network is a powerful asset that you should continue to value.
Having influence is an important aspect of your career that is not currently a high priority based on your assessment. This has as much to do about your awareness the importance of "influence" when dealing with team members, stakeholders and other people you interact with, as it does about having influence around decisions to do with yourself (i.e. resilience, goal completion and focus).
You currently are practicing aspects of influencing yourself and stakeholders you interact with in your career. You will find that taking the skill of influence to the next level could have remarkable impacts on your career, both within your current organisation and in the way you make career decisions. It could be practical to find a mentor to help you navigate through this development curve.
You have developed a good foundation of skills in the area of "influence" which will have a positive impact on your career success. Focusing on well-thought decision making and taking others with you (leadership) is where you should focus in a professional context.
"Influence" is an area of your career that you have taken seriously and this can position you well for great results in your career. There is an opportunity to take this area to the next level with a more strategic and focused approach to your own professional decisions and influencing stakeholders as you position yourself as a leader. Regardless of your goals, this is an important area of your career. Continuing to invest in this area while and being adaptable will hold you in good stead in your career.
You have a uniquely high level of effectiveness in making challenging personal decisions and following through with tasks and reaching goals. You also have a focus on others and playing a leadership role which, when applied with clarity, with a well developed network and high performance in your role, is very powerful and puts you in control of your career.
While you could be very effective in your role, you are not taking steps to be positioned as a high performer in the eyes of your business and professional network. This should be a key areas of focus if your career is important to you.
You display aspects of "high performance" in your career, however there are gaps when compared to those that are consistently performing to a high standard (or outperforming) in the eyes of the business and stakeholders they serve. Great focus in this area could unlock new opportunities and results that you may feel are currently unachievable.
Your performance is relatively high compared to many accounting and finance professionals. Keeping in mind, your performance is measured by the business and stakeholders you serve. There is an opportunity to take more ownership of your reputation and create more value within your role. To help set yourself up for success, a mentor or coach could help formulate improvements in this area.
You demonstrate the traits of a "high performer" when compared to the broader accounting and finance community. While the true definition of high performance depends on the stakeholders you serve, your self-assessment positions you as someone with strong foundations in this area. If you continue to position yourself this way, you will attract opportunity and find it easier to make good career decisions.
You have demonstrated a uniquely high level of performance. Your performance scales across your ability to deliver great results and attract career opportunities. Coupled with strong levels of self-awareness, clear goals, and a strong professional network, your assessment suggests you have the potential to achieve superior career results.
Even if you are doing your job well, it is recommended you take time to consider the four components for finding this career health check to ensure you are in more control of your career. You run the risk of being frustrated by changes and decisions outside of your control, which could impact your career and job security.
While there are areas you are managing well, you have an excellent opportunity to increase your career clarity, more effectively manage and build your professional network, make better career decisions, influence those around you and increase your performance for better career results. Spend time on the areas where you can make improvements in each area to improve the chance of achieving your goals and build career security.
The assessment indicates that you have a number of features within your career that position you well for achieving your goals, however could find unnecessary career challenges or reduce the level of opportunity in your career by not addressing. You should spend time on mastering each of the four foundations to achieving your career sweet spot to gain maximum career control and results.
The assessment indicates that you have a particularly strong level of career control and security with various areas of strength that you can continue to leverage. This foundation can help produce fantastic career results and reduce the level of unnecessary career stress that others can be challenged by. There is an opportunity to invest more strategically into your career to take it to the next level.
This is a unique result and dramatically higher than most accounting and finance professionals are able to honestly achieve. As such, you are very well positioned with a high degree of control in your career and ability to achieve your professional goals. Your performance and engagement with others will allow you to effectively lead change and maintain value in your professional network. Based on your assessment, you have key features in your career that make it very easy for you to manage your career and achieve success, what ever that may look like for you.
The Career Health Check is a short 10 minute assessment, providing you with a personalised report outlining how well you are managing your career. This should be used as a guide on areas that will help you move towards your version of "success".
This assessment is a measurement of "career health" and should not be confused for "job" performance. It reviews the features of career management that lead to satisfaction and engagement in your job, attraction of new and development or growth-focused opportunities, as well as being well-rewarded and valued for what you do in your career. This includes the areas of clarity, high performance, influence and networks.
Make sure you set aside at least ten minutes to complete each question so that you receive your report.