For most people, values are the most important consideration when making a career decision. Here is a fun exercise.
Rate these common career values on a scale from 1-5 (5 high).
- Task Appeal– work that is interesting, challenging and desirable
- Task Variety – desirable degree of routine or change
- Working with Others – degree of working alone or in groups
- Work Pace/Pressure – optimal pace and pressure
- People Contact – contact with customers, clients or patients
- Personal Fulfillment – Sense of accomplishment/contribution
- Social Affiliation – work friendships or sense of belonging
- Responsibility – opportunity to make decisions or supervise
- Autonomy – power to define your work tasks
- Schedule – Schedule that fits your lifestyle
- Location – geographic location, commuting requirements
- Setting – outdoor/office/work at home
- Advancement – opportunity to move up the ladder
- Risk Taking – desirable degree of uncertainty
- Organization – size, ethics, policies
- Knowledge – opportunities for training, learning
- Recognition – awards, public acclaim, feedback
- Prestige – status of occupation or organization
- Job Security – potential for layoffs, occupational demand
- Supervision – desired guidance, support
- Salary – Minimal salary requirements are met
- Other – write down ones that are not on this list
Rank your top ten values.
Personalize each value for your needs.
People contact- I would prefer to have minimal people contact.
Schedule- I would like to work a noon-9 p.m schedule.
For the month of April 2020, half-hour career counseling sessions will be available via telehealth for $25.
Please email Jessica Loftus for details.