Sample Job Fit Report.
Elizabeth has a low fit for the job of Service Advisor.
Job Fit Review
This section describes the key behavior and thinking traits in order of their importance to the job. Consider how each trait might impact Elizabeth in the job of Service Advisor.
Elizabeth's very strong structure orientation can be valuable in the right job. She tends to be steadfast in her efforts to attend to details and accuracy and to conscientiously meet quality control standards. She is not inclined to bend the rules or to take short cuts. She may be more concerned with procedures and accuracy and a little less so with the overall outcomes than necessary.
Elizabeth can be fairly assertive and decisive in situations that are structured and where rules and regulations are clear. She often prefers to go "by the book" and depends on being correct in order to exercise her authority and meet designated standards.
Elizabeth is not outwardly effusive or gregarious and tends to maintain a healthy skepticism in her approach and outlook. She has the ability to visualize things and anticipate what might go wrong or may not turn out as planned. She may not connect with new people very quickly.
Elizabeth has a very high level of emotional intensity at work which can spur her to take action. When frustrated or committed to a cause or direction, she responds with a great deal of energy. Others may avoid confronting or disagreeing with her at times.
Elizabeth is a good logical problem solver when the situation demands. She is able to slow down and tackle more complex issues by taking them apart and thinking through the elements logically.
Elizabeth reaches conclusions quickly and likes dealing with a lot of new issues every day. She is intuitive in her approach, and she can easily tackle one problem and then move rapidly to the next.
Elizabeth is responsive and quick to react. She has a natural preference for variety and change, and she is often impatient to complete work. She will want to prioritize and organize her tasks in order to be most effective. She may have to learn to modulate her responses at times when she is not intending to communicate extreme urgency.
Elizabeth is analytical and introspective, and she tends to assess people and social situations with a certain degree of reservation. She likes time to gather information and to calculate her social initiatives. She is at her best socially when she is fully aware of the expectations and needs of others and has confidence she can satisfy them.
Elizabeth will normally make her own decisions on the basis of solid evidence and objective thinking. She will not make concessions on important issues just to placate or accommodate others. At times she may not pick up on the non-verbal content of a communication.
Elizabeth should be able to use technology solutions to solve problems, although it may not come naturally to her. She can follow directions and instructions regarding technology and machinery. She has a basic ability to visualize how systems work. She may find it difficult to think about and understand changes to designs, structures, and processes.
Elizabeth retains information and is able to use learned ideas to solve new problems. She can readily understand most concepts in the workplace. She is interested in learning and new ideas. She has the ability to pick up on some nuance of communication.
Elizabeth's traits do not exist in isolation of each other. Each trait impacts the others. Below is an integrated view of Elizabeth. As you read this section, consider how Elizabeth might perform as a Service Advisor.
Elizabeth works best in a position that has clear-cut guidelines. She is assertive and fast-paced in her work, especially when dealing with task-based activities. She is aggressive, persistent, and able to take initiative. She may not be as forceful when dealing with people since she prefers to focus on getting a job done rather than controlling others. She is a highly responsive individual who needs a variety of opportunities for outward expression. She tends to be restless if confined and will grow impatient with one-dimensional work. Although she likes a fast pace, she also likes to feel in control of her environment and be correct when expressing herself. The pace of work may feel somewhat slow to her at times.
She can be adaptable and considerate of normal standards and expectations, but she bases her actions on reason rather than people's opinions. She will not make concessions on important issues just to satisfy others. She prefers a well-ordered work environment but is capable of creating her own structure if none is provided. She is attentive to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness and is generally organized in her work approach. She is low-key and thoughtful in her approach to social influence and persuasion. She is not motivated by a strong need for social dominance or control.
Elizabeth has an appropriate degree of interest in people, especially those with whom is familiar. She will be purposeful in seeking out new relationships. She tends to have a skeptical outlook and often worries about potential obstacles and problems. She may not be as naturally optimistic as would be useful in this job. Her critical eye could cause her to dwell more on perceived or potential problems than is necessary. She has a very high level of emotional intensity when dealing with difficulty or problems. When frustrated, she responds with a great deal of energy.
She solves problems quickly and likes to have multiple problems and challenges at work. She is also able to think through larger, more complex problems when necessary.
Elizabeth is a low fit with the behavior and talent traits required in the job. When evaluating overall job fit, it’s helpful to examine each mismatch between Elizabeth and the job targets.
The following mismatches are significant and should be thoroughly explored.
- She may be overly concerned with details and getting everything right.
- At times she may need to step back and look at the big picture.
- She may be more concerned with procedures and accuracy and a little less so with the overall outcomes than necessary.
The following mismatches are not significant, but are worth noting.
- She may not connect with new people very quickly.
- Others may see her as not being very friendly.
- Others may at times feel that she is not listening or that she will not compromise.
- Others may at times find her slow to compromise.
- She may find herself often and unintentionally at the center of attention as a result of her impatience.
- She may be intolerant or very impatient if things slow down for long periods of time at work.
- She may sometimes unintentionally irritate people.
- She may sometimes miss social cues.
- She may find it difficult to think about and understand changes to designs, structures, and processes.
- She may not always grasp or be able to visualize tangible objects in three-dimensional form.