This exercise is designed to help you to define your career anchors and to give an overview of your important motivators. Once you know your career anchor, it is easier to make career decisions and design your career path.
A career anchor is a combination of pre-defined areas of competences (skills), motives (needs) and values that you do not want to give up: it represents the real you. Once you get an insight into your career anchor, then it becomes much simpler to implement a targeted job campaign.
The purpose of this questionnaire is to stimulate your thoughts about your own areas of competence, your motives and your values. This questionnaire alone will not reveal your career anchor because it is too easy to bias your answers. However, it will activate your thinking and prepare you for the discussion with a career coach.
After filling in the career anchor questionnaire, you will be guided to a next page with information on the implications of the priority career anchors when choosing functions.
If you want to know more about how to use them best in an upcoming career event or discuss about how actively tackling your career challenges you can candidate for a free CSI call.
How to rate the items
For each of the next forty items, rate how true that item is for you in general by assigning a number from 1 to 6. The higher the number, the more that item is true for you. For example, if the item says "I dream of being the president of a company," you would rate that as follows:
"1" if the statement is never true for you
"2" or "3" if the statement is occasionally true for you
"4" or "5" if the statement is often true for you
"6" if the statement is always true for you
Try to answer the questions as honestly as you can and work quickly. Avoid extreme ratings except in situations in which you clearly have strong feelings in one direction or the other.
Please begin your self-report by choosing the appropriate radio button for each item.
Click HERE to start the questionnaire.