Your Work Values

Job satisfaction comes from having a job that meets your needs and fits your values.  Match Your Work Values to Occupations (pdf) has a list of work values.  It includes things people often want or value in their job.   

Not all these values will be met each day.   It is important to choose an occupation that meets most of your work values.  You're more likely to enjoy your job. You will also be more motivated to succeed.

  • Use the list of work values to rank the values that are most important to you.
  • Write down your values.
  • Next, talk to a career coach or go online to find occupations that match your work values. The list on O*Net is a small list of occupations that are available. Don't worry about finding the exact occupation for you. Look for ideas of occupations that match your work values.
  • Write down the occupations that match your values.

Online Work Value Resources

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