The Career Assessment & Objectives Questionnaire (CAQ) can be used in the beginning of a mentorship to help develop a game plan that is based on goals and  aspirations that are unique to each Protégé. Matched pairs are encouraged to revisit the CAQ on a quarterly basis in order to gauge progress of the mentorship. 
 
 
Instructions: 
 
1. Check all that apply.
2.  List your top three objectives in the open fields at the bottom of the page.
3.  Develop an "Action Plan" with your Mentor.
 
I would like a corporate Mentor to help me:
 
• Improve my résumé and my interview skills
• Understand the language and culture of Corporate America
• Translate my military background to the corporate world
• Build a network of professionals
• Identify which career fields best suit my skills, interests and experience
• Refine my civilian career goals and professional ambitions
• Learn about career opportunities in one specific industry
• Obtain a job
• Obtain an internship
• Understand how to advance at my current job
• Enhance relationships with my managers, peers, direct reports and/or fellow students
• Determine how to navigate a performance review
• Cultivate my public speaking, communication and presentation skills
• Develop my leadership or management skills
• Discuss work/life balance
• Determine if I should go back to school or pursue higher education
• Learn about certifications that will increase my marketability 
• Make sure I am on the right path towards my desired career after I obtain my degree
• Create a long-term career plan
• Learn how to start or expand my own business 
 
Fill in your top three objectives from the list above: 
 
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* Used with permission of Carl S. Savino and Robert Krannich, From Army Green to Corporate Gray.