Self Help-Work Values

Work Values Checklist

Listed below are "work values" -- the aspects of a job that bring satisfaction. Read each item carefully and check the values that you consider important to you. After you have checked these items, go back and "double check" the three or fewer that you consider most important.

check markAchievement
Being able to set and reach goals.
check markAdvancement
Being promoted in predictable steps or moving directly to a higher-level job. Wanting to avoid a "dead end" job.
check markAdventure
Taking risks.
check markCompetence
Showing others what you're capable of.
check markCompetition
Competing with others.
check markCreativity and self-expression
Using your imagination to find new ways to do or say something or use artistic abilities.
check markFlexible work schedule
Choosing your hours of work.
check markHelping others
Providing direct services to people to help them solve problems or improve their well-being in some way.
check markHigh salary
Earning a large amount of money.
check markIndependence
Deciding for yourself what to do and how to do it.
check markIntellectual stimulation
Thinking and reasoning as a large part of your work.
check markLeadership
Directing, managing, or supervising the activities of others.
check markOutside work
Working out-of-doors.
check markPersuading
Convincing others to take certain action.
check markPhysical work
Being physically active in your work.
check markPower
Managing others.
check markPrestige
Having status and respect in the community.
check markPublic attention
Attracting public notice because of appearance or activity.
check markPublic contact
Having day-to-day dealings with the public.
check markRecognition
Being noticed by others in the work settings.
check markResearch work
Searching for and discovering new facts, developing ways to apply them.
check markRoutine work
Following established procedures requiring little change.
check markSeasonal work
Being employed only at certain times of the year.
check markSecurity
Working in a career that is not sensitive to recession, abrupt changes in technology, government spending, or public tastes. Avoiding seasonal ups and downs.
check markSpiritual Values
Having spiritual needs met in your work.
check markTravel
Taking frequent trips.
check markWork with children
Teaching or otherwise caring for children.
check markWork with machines or equipment
Using machines or equipment.
check markWorking with your hands
Using your hands or hand tools.