Many values exist which may be fulfilled through work and others through
our personal life. Rate each of the values on the following list, using
this scale: 1 - unimportant, 2 - important, or 3 - very important
Also differentiate which are important to do in your occupation by
selecting and "O", or which can be met in your personal life by selecting
a "P" next to the rating. You may choose, P, O, Both or None.
work duties which involve frequent risk-taking.
or appreciate the beauty of things, ideas, etc.
recognized as a member of a particular organization.
Engage in creative work in any of several art forms.
Change and Variety:
Responsibilities which frequently change
in their content and setting.
in a town or city where I can get involved in
my abilities against others where there are clear win/lose outcomes.
new ideas, programs, organizational
structures, or anything else not following a format previously
a high degree or (of frequent) excitement in
the course of my work.
Fast Pace: Work
in circumstances where there is a high pace
of activity, work must be done rapidly.
Freedom from Stress:
Have a job with consistently low levels of stress.
close personal relationships with people
as a result of my work activities.
Help Others: Help
other people in a direct way, individually
or in small groups.
Help Society: Contribute
to the betterment of the world I live in.
the nature of my work without
significant direction from others; not to have to do what others
Change attitudes or opinions of other people.
Be regarded as a person of high intellectual
prowess or as one who is an acknowledged "expert"
in a given field.
knowledge, truth and understanding.
a place to live (town, geographic area) which is
conducive to my style and affords me the opportunity to do the
things I enjoy most.
Decide courses of action, policies, etc.
Contribute significantly to a set of moral standards
which I feel are very important.
Have a job that makes physical demands
which I would find rewarding.
Power and Authority:
Control the work activities and destinies of others.
Work in situations where there is little tolerance for error.
Profit, Gain: Accumulate
large amounts of money or other material gain.
recognized for the quality of my work in some
visible or public way.
Security: Be assured
of keeping my job and a reasonable financial reward.
a work routine and job duties that are largely
predictable and not likely to change over a long period of time.
responsible for the work done by others.
Time Freedom: Work
at my own time schedule with no specific
working hours required.
Work Alone: Do
projects by myself without any significant
amount of contact with others.
Freedom to change jobs within a company.
Work with Others:
Work closely with a group; or in a team toward
Work Under Pressure:
Work in situations where time pressure is
prevalent and/or the quality of work is judged critically by
customers, or others.
Now Choose the Values which are most important
Choice # 1
Choice # 2
Choice # 3
Now that you have made your
selections, you can print out this page.
Use the results from this exercise to help you in searching for a career
as well as for help in writing your resume.