An in-depth situation assessment/self-reflection requires time and concentration. It is a challenging, but worthwhile activity. The only way to achieve professional satisfaction is to be clear what you can do, what you want to do and what you like to do.
Put down your thoughts in writing. This way your ideas and requirements will be clearer, and if there are any discrepancies, these will become noticeable. Use positive statements such as: “I am particularly good at collecting and sorting information”. Be specific! Not: “I want to learn to drive a forklift truck” - but “By the end of the year, I will have successfully completed the forklift drivers’ course.”
Situation assessment checklist:
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