Thank you very much for participating in the Fit for Relaunch Check! On this page you will learn more about the goals of the survey, how to use your results and how to interpret your evaluation form. Let‘s start with the central and most important idea right here in the introduction: the Fit for Relaunch Check is a starting point and not an end point for your considerations regarding your professional career. Enjoy learning more about the survey and how you can use it!
Your three most important benefits
The greatest benefit of the Fit for Relaunch Check is hidden in its obviousness: completing the survey causes you to systematically think about your preferences regarding your professional career. The Fit for Relaunch Check questionnaire confronted you with a large number of choices: Are you more interested in topic A or topic B? Do you feel more comfortable doing one or the other task? Is one or the other characteristic of a corporate culture more important to you? Our primary mission is to encourage you to explore and question your own preferences. Our starting point is that the planning of a professional career must first suit you personally.
Another benefit of the Fit for Relaunch Check is that you will receive your own evaluation report immediately after participation. On your evaluation form you will find several presentations of your aggregated data - each contrasted with a comparison group. These illustrations and comparisons give you the opportunity to systematically review and analyze a summary of the information you provided us with. Be sure to retain a critical distance to the presented figures and illustrations: the survey is not intended to provide you with definitive answers, but rather food for thought for personal reflection. You may find some results more intuitive than others. When the latter is the case: dig deeper and reflect. Once you have studied the evaluation form, you will be better able to answer central questions about your unique professional characteristics, and to direct your job search and align your application documents accordingly.
Your third major benefit from the study is that you can actively use the findings from the evaluation report to help you make your next career move. This benefit can be achieved in three steps. Firstly, you can use the mean value lines and the comparison values on the evaluation form to see how your aggregated information differs from the information provided by your potential competitors in terms of positions of interest to you. Secondly, your interest, competence, and value profiles enable you to systematically assess which employers and which job advertisements suit you best. Third, if you want to apply for a specific position, you can use your interest, competence, and value profiles to directly address your fit with the job in your cover letter, in telephone calls, and personal interviews. Your personal evaluation form is a valuable aid to systematically present your own profile and to find out which differences to other applicants in the same industry or in the same functional areas should be discussed.
What the Fit for Relaunch Check is not
The Fit for Relaunch Check does not provide conclusive and unquestionable results in the search for answers on your path to your professional career. Instead, the survey is intended to guide you to systematic reflection and offer food for thought on how to shape your own professional positioning.
The Fit for Relaunch Check does not give you an answer as to which interest, competence and value profile is "right" or "wrong". No profile is "right" or "wrong". No matter what your profile looks like: the next thought should always be "How do I use this profile for my professional career?" and not "How do I change my profile so that I fit?" Our point of view is always that your professional career should fit you and not you to your professional career.
The Fit for Relaunch Check never has the last word. Your preferences will change. If you take part in the survey again in a year's time, new insights, experiences, and attitudes will probably have an impact on your profile. Personal career preferences can be fluid. We recommend viewing your current results as snapshot as of today. You have the last word.
The Fit for Relaunch Check is not a purely psychometric project but an applied project that operationalizes scientific findings. It aims to combine the sometimes conflicting objectives of career counselling in a meaningful way and provide a seful tool for personal assessment and career guidance.