Cathy Wasserman, LMSW
Cathy Wasserman, LMSW

Career Temperature

What is Your Career Temperature?

Below is a quick inventory that takes less than 5 minutes to complete! It will give you a sense of how well you're positioned to achieve your best and can serve as a catalyst to identify next steps to be more impacting and fulfilled.

Your Self-Awareness

  • On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being most clear, how clear are you on your unique value — your one-of-a-kind combination of strengths, values, experience, knowledge, accomplishments, working style, passions, mission/vision, goals, ideas, curiosities, and even vulnerabilities — and how to access them?

  • On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being most clear, how clear are you on your growing edges (attitudes, skills, and experience you need to or would like to grow/tweak) and how to manage them?

    On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being most clear, how clear are you on your career goals in the next 1-3 years and what you most want to contribute?

    On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being most clear, how clear are you on what you would most like to learn in the next year (skills, experience, knowledge areas etc.)?

Your Opportunities
  • On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being having maximum opportunity, how much opportunity do you have to share your strengths and unique value?

  • On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being having maximum opportunity, how much opportunity do you have to share your ideas?

  • On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being having maximum opportunity to grow and advance within your current organization or educational/volunteer/fellowship experience, how much opportunity do you think you have to grow and advance?

Your Energy
  • On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being most energized, how energized do you feel by your organization’s culture or, if you’re between jobs, how clear are you on the kind of culture that brings out the best in you?

  • On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being most energized, overall how energized do you feel by your career now or if you’re in a job search, how energized are you by the search process?

Your Support System
  • On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being most supported, how supported do you feel by your supervisor (or a formal or informal mentor, therapist, coach, ally etc. if you don’t have a supervisor) in doing your best work, contributing your maximum, and developing?


Total = Your Career Temperature

85-100 points: You likely have a high level of professional clarity and truly are leading your career. You’re in a job, job search, or professional situation that brings out your best and allows space for you to grow or are headed toward it. You could likely benefit from considering quarterly fine-tuning and reflection on your strengths, unique value, ideas, growing edges, vulnerabilities, ideal organizational culture, learning/career goals, and next steps.

70-84 points: You likely have some professional clarity and may be in the right job, job search, or professional situation or headed toward it, but could benefit from structured reflection time (about 2-4 times a month if possible) to clarify your strengths, unique value, ideas, growing edges, vulnerabilities, ideal organizational culture, learning/career goals, and next steps.

Less than 70 points: You likely could benefit from having a good deal more professional clarity and some immediate and fairly significant step back time (weekly, if possible) and perhaps formal support to clarify your strengths, unique value, ideas, growing edges, vulnerabilities, ideal organizational culture, learning/career goals, and next steps.