Career Assessment & Objectives Questionnaire

 

The Career Assessment & Objectives Questionnaire (CAQ) can be used in the beginning of a mentorship to help develop a game plan that is based on goals and  aspirations that are unique to each Protégé. Matched pairs are encouraged to revisit the CAQ on a quarterly basis in order to gauge progress of the mentorship. 

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Instructions: 

1. Check all that apply.

2.  List your top three objectives in the open fields at the bottom of the page.

3.  Develop an "Action Plan" with your Mentor.

 

I would like a corporate Mentor to help me:

  • Improve my résumé and my interview skills
  • Understand the language and culture of Corporate America
  • Translate my military background to the corporate world
  • Build a network of professionals
  • Identify which career fields best suit my skills, interests and experience
  • Refine my civilian career goals and professional ambitions
  • Learn about career opportunities in one specific industry
  • Obtain a job
  • Obtain an internship
  • Understand how to advance at my current job
  • Enhance relationships with my managers, peers, direct reports and/or fellow students
  • Determine how to navigate a performance review
  • Cultivate my public speaking, communication and presentation skills
  • Develop my leadership or management skills
  • Discuss work/life balance
  • Determine if I should go back to school or pursue higher education
  • Learn about certifications that will increase my marketability 
  • Make sure I am on the right path towards my desired career after I obtain my degree
  • Create a long-term career plan
  • Learn how to start or expand my own business 

Fill in your top three objectives from the list above: 

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* Used with permission of Carl S. Savino and Robert Krannich, From Army Green to Corporate Gray.