|Question||This quiz s managers examine their knowledge of the career counseling function and discover those areas in which some skill building may be necessary. Rate your knowledge, skill, and confidence as a managerial career counselor by scoring yourself on a scale of 0 (low) to 10 (high) on each of the following statements:
_____ 1. I am aware of how career orientations and life stages can influence a person’s perspective and contribute to career planning problems.
_____ 2. I understand my own career choices and changes and feel good enough about what I have done to be able to provide guidance to others.
_____ 3. I am aware of my own biases about dual-career paths and feel that I can avoid these biases in coaching others to make a decision on which way to go with their careers.
_____ 4. I am aware of how my own values influence my point of view, and I recognize the importance of ing others define their values and beliefs so they are congruent with career goals.
_____ 5. I am aware of the pitfalls of not knowing what is going on within my organization. As a result, I try to stay informed about my organization so I can others.
_____ 6. I know the norms existing within my own department as well as those within other departments and parts of the organization, so I can others deal with them effectively.
_____ 7. I understand the organizational reward system (nonmonetary) well enough to others make informed decisions about career goals, paths, and plans.
_____ 8. I have access to a variety of techniques I can use to others articulate their skills, set goals, and develop action plans to realize their career decisions.
_____ 9. I am informed on the competencies required for career success in this organization in both the managerial and technical areas, so I can advise others on the particular skills they need to build and how to go about developing that expertise.
_____ 10. I feel confident enough about my own skills as a career counselor that I can effectively my people with their problems and plans and make midcourse corrections when necessary.
Add up your score and rate yourself against the following scale: 0– 30 It might be a good idea if you found yourself a career counselor. 31– 60 Some of your people are receiving from you. . . . However, do you know how many and which ones are not? 61– 80 You’re a counselor! You may not be ready for the big league yet, but you are providing for your people.