Career-Readiness Form

Career readiness refers to skills that almost everyone needs to succeed in the workplace. These are skills that you might already be using today in your college experience and that will help you all throughout your career! We know that employers are looking for these skills in candidates, but many people do not think about how they can showcase these skills on a resume or in an interview.

There are no right or wrong answers. Use this form to reflect on these skills and think about how you might represent them in a job application process. Then at the end you’ll have a chance to consider your own career readiness, based on how the experience of filling out the form went for you. Once you submit, you’ll get an email with your responses and custom resources to help you along in your next steps!

Career & Self-Development
Proactively develop oneself and one’s career through continual personal and professional learning, awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses, navigation of career opportunities, and networking to build relationships within and without one’s organization.
Clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts, and perspectives with persons inside and outside of an organization.
Critical Thinking
Identify and respond to needs based upon an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information.
Equity & Inclusion
Demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage and include people from different local and global cultures. Engage in anti-racist practices that actively challenge the systems, structures, and policies of racism.
Recognize and capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational goals.
Knowing work environments differ greatly, understand and demonstrate effective work habits, and act in the interest of the larger community and workplace.
Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals, while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibilities.
Understand and leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.
Tip: When writing a resume bullet point be sure to address 1.) what you did, 2.) what happened, and 3.) why you did it.
Tip: When answering interview questions, be sure to address 1.) the situation, 2.) your task/role, 3.) the actions you took, and 4.) the result.
The below are just a few ideas to help you get started. There are lots of other ways to gain experience!
Enter your email to get a record of your responses and customized advice for your next steps!

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), “What is Career Readiness?” 2022,