It is necessary to conduct the self-assessment in order to define clearly the progress an individual has made in the course of his or her development and the identification of problems in the personal development along with goals of the further development. At any rate, while conducting my self-assessment, I focused on my current development both personal and professional, and, on the ground of this information, I will attempt to define the skills and areas in which I need consistent improvement and what I should work on.
While conducting my self-assessment, I focused on my current personal and professional development mainly and I attempt to define what I really need to improve on myself and my development to become a better person. On analyzing my current development, I arrived to the conclusion that I have reached some positive outcomes in my personal and professional development. For instance, I have always been successful in my young academic days to which I was a bit more eager to learn. My academic successes have always encouraged me to carry on my professional development into social work. At the same time, the more I learned the better I felt because I felt and still feel that my knowledge, my skills and abilities are very useful in my personal life and will help me further myself in the career path a achieve. My skills and abilities contribute to not only my personal development but they also extend my eyesight and make me spiritually rich because my knowledge and experience are my personal wealth in the long run.
At the same time, I would like to dwell upon skills and abilities I have already developed and which I consider to be very important in my life. For instance, my organizational skills are of the utmost importance for me but as a kid I always had problems with my organizational skills which stay a bit under-developed. At any rate, I cannot say that my regular life is well-organized. Naturally, I can do the routine actions day after day but sometimes I feel that I am badly handling my time management skills because my day to day life is so disorganized. So, I need more time to do everything I want and I have to do. I do not have a schedule of things I have to do for every day, although I attempt to plan my actions. For instance, when I have an extended break or vacation I tend to plan how I am going to spend my vacation and basically, I fulfill my plans successfully. On the other hand, in my daily life, I face some problems with the organization of my working day because I can have an unexpected encounter with a friend of mine that may take a lot of time. As a result, I may fail to do something important I have planned at the beginning of the day. Furthermore, my organizational skills often into clashes with my leadership ambitions because, as I fail to organize effectively my own work or learning then I cannot always organize the work of a group or team. As a result, my leadership ambitions cannot be implemented because people I want to lead are not confident in my ability to lead them. Nevertheless, I was always concerned with being the first, being the leader.
I attempt to compensate my lack of organizational skills by my communication skills. I have a lot of friends and I do like the communication with interesting people. I have a few, if any, problems in the communication with people. I can start communication easily and I make a lot of friends. In this regard, my high self-awareness and self-esteem may be factors which help me to communicate and lead people. Frankly speaking, a feel being a bit too self-assured but this quality helps me a lot in my life, although sometimes it provokes conflicts with some people. But, I plan using my great communication skills to become a counselor at a school someday. This type of job will require me to have all the skills I feel I have attained in college. Skill including but not limited to communication, organization, time management, critical thinking and listening skills. These and among many more are some of the essential skills I have gained in college and being a sociology major. The reason I would love a job as a counselor is the impact that you have among the people you counsel. I love to put in an incredible amount of time into things I love and be able to see the benefits of helping someone in life.
On analyzing my current development, I focused on my target development. Taking into consideration the drawbacks I have identified in the course of self-assessment, I would like to focus on the improvement of organizational and leadership skills. In fact, I have to learn to organize and plan my daily life carefully because I believe this will help me to realize my full potential and to become a true leader. The latter is very important for me because I do need to be a leader, who guides people and help them to reach their goals, while working in a team. In this regard, the development of social relations will be very helpful. At any rate, I have good communication skills and I can develop social relations effectively but I believe that I need to change the direction in which I develop my social relations. What I mean is that, at the moment, I develop my social relations for pleasure, to make friends, to spend a good time, and so on. Now, I believe it is a high time to change my life a little bit. In actuality, I need to feel being useful to my community. I believe that becoming a counselor that can hopefully change and improve lives would be a very good thing to help improve today’s society. I will learn how to be helpful and useful to other people.