Is a self assessment useful to a job searcher???? Answer is simply YES!!!! No matter how well you know yourself we are always developing and changing, adding new skills or discovering new areas we need to work on. It is important that you understand yourself especially in terms of your skills, strengths and weaknesses as an employer will test to see how much you are aware of yourself in an interview.
If your interested in doing a self assessment then the basic method is to write down what you think are your skills, strengths, weakness and even your plans.....where you want to be in 5 years time. Then have a friend or family member, important it someone you trust to help you identify maybe areas you have not thought about. Sometimes other people can see things in you that we can't.
If your not comfortable with doing it with someone then that is fine. There are useful tools on the internet that could help you. Below are several links to useful online self assessments for you to try and help you examine yourself and maybe discover new things about yourself that could help you develop or improve your job searching. Just click on a link and give it go. They are really helpful useful tools.