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Friday, January 7, 2011

Interestng Self Assessment

One of the most important aspects of climbing the ladder of success in your career is first knowing yourself. Not only do you need to know what skills and expertise you are offering to your employer, you should know

1) What value you are adding to your employer?
2) How important you are for the growth of the organization?
3) Which characteristics of yours contributing towards success of your employer?
4) etc.

For this HR industry has come up various self-assessment tools, process and methodologies but here is one interesting story on self-assessment which I came across and thought of sharing.

A little boy went to a telephone booth which was at the cash counter of a store and dialed a number.

The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:

Boy : “Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?

Woman : (at the other end of the phone line) “I already have someone to cut my lawn.”

Boy : “Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price than the person who cuts your lawn now.”

Woman : I’m very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn.

Boy : (with more perseverance) “Lady, I’ll even sweep the floor and the stairs of your house for free.

Woman : No, thank you.

With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver. The store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy.

Store Owner : “Son… I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job.”

Boy : “No thanks,

Store Owner : But you were really pleading for one.

Boy : “No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!”


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