Analysing your Career Values

 


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
Bernard M. Baruch

 

What are your values?career values

Your values are those things in your life that you consider to be important. In relation to work, values are what give purpose to a job in the eyes of the individual who does it. The effort, commitment and motivation that a person brings to a job is usually in direct proportion to the values that they perceive in it. Another name sometimes used for values is motivators.

How do these values relate to careers?

Your values are likely to be the main factor in deciding on a career, or a career path within a particular field of employment.

Values = one career?

Some careers instantly call to mind a particular set of values:

Different values ....same career.

But in many other cases, a single career field can offer scope for satisfying many different values. For example:

 

Look at the values listed below. Make a note of the three values which are most like you and the two that are least like you.


Add any other values you feel you hold, that are not listed.

RELATING YOUR VALUES TO JOBS

Now click on the buttons below to link your preferred values with some suggested jobs.

INDEPENDENCE
HELPING OTHERS
RISK-TAKING
ARTISTIC CREATIVITY
PRESTIGE
VARIETY
LEADERSHIP
TEAM MEMBERSHIP
ADVANCEMENT
MATERIAL BENEFITS
SECURITY
THE ENVIRONMENT

 

Of course, there may be many other jobs which fit your values, and of course, you also need to take into account your interests, skills and personality when considering careers.

Bosses striving to make work more than just a job www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27053927

"From my degree I learned the value of impartiality and patience. The work requires both in abundance as well as an interest in people."

Chemistry graduate saying why they chose to become a personnel manager