Analyze Work-Related Values

What to Know

Your work-related values influence how you feel about your job. You need to know your values as you begin to look for a job. To be satisfied with your work, you should choose a job that matches your work values as closely as possible.

What to Do

Following is a list of work values for you to consider as you begin your job search.Rate each item on a scale of not important to very important. Review your list to see which items you feel most strongly about. Pay close attention to the list as you set your goals. Your values relate directly to the working conditions in each company or occupation you research.

Competency Rating

1 = Not important, 2 = Somewhat important, 3 = Moderately important, 4 = Very important

Work Value

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4

Being Around Interesting People

 

 

 

 

Benefits

 

 

 

 

Blending of Family and Career

 

 

 

 

Clear Expectations

 

 

 

 

Clear Rules

 

 

 

 

Competition

 

 

 

 

Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

 

 

 

 

Flexible Work Schedule

 

 

 

 

Freedom from Pressure/Stress

 

 

 

 

Independence

 

 

 

 

Involvement in Decision-Making

 

 

 

 

Leisure Time

 

 

 

 

Mental Challenge

 

 

 

 

Power and Influence

 

 

 

 

Public Contact

 

 

 

 

Quality of Product

 

 

 

 

Recognition

 

 

 

 

Regular 40-hour Work Week

 

 

 

 

Salary

 

 

 

 

Security

 

 

 

 

Status and Prestige

 

 

 

 

Travel Opportunities

 

 

 

 

Variety and Change in Work