Instructions: This checklist provides a variety of values that different people find to be important in finding work satisfaction. Read each item carefully and put a checkmark next to those that are important to you, or that you feel would be important for you to have in a future job. When you are done, go back over the list and put a double checkmark beside the items that you consider most important.
ACHIEVEMENT: Attaining mastery of a field, self-advancement, growth.
ADVENTURE: Working in a job that requires taking risks.
ALTRUISM: Devotion to the welfare of or service to others. Satisfaction garnered through pursuit of a greater good.
AUTHORITY: Working in a job in which you use your position to control others.
CHALLENGE: Handling difficult or complex work.
COMPETITION: Working in a job in which you compete with others.
COWORKERS: Contact with colleagues that promotes a sense of belonging.
CREATIVITY AND SELF-EXPRESSION: Working in a job in which you use your imagination to find new ways to do or say something.
FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE: Working in a job where you choose the work hours.
HELPING OTHERS: Working in a job in which your provide direct services to persons with problems.
HIGH SALARY: Working in a job where many workers earn a large amount of money.
INDEPENDENCE: Working in a job in which you decide for yourself what work to do and how to do it.
INFLUENCING OTHERS: Working in a job in which you influence the opinions or decisions of others.
INTELLECTUAL STIMULATION: Working in a job which requires a considerable amount of thought and reasoning.
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS: Being with other employees, colleagues.
LEADERSHIP: Working in a job in which you direct, manage, or supervise the activities of others
MORAL VALUES: Behaving in a way consistent with some moral code.
OUTSIDE WORK: Working out-of doors.
PERSUADING: Working in a job in which you personally convince others to take certain actions.
PHYSICAL WORK: Working in a job which gives you status and respect in the community.
PRESTIGE: Working in a job which gives you status and respect in the community.
PUBLIC ATTENTION: Working in a job in which you have daily dealings with the public.
RECOGNITION: Working in a job in which you gain public notice.
RESEARCH WORK: Working in a job in which you follow established procedures requiring little change.
SEASONAL WORK: Working in a job where you are employed only at certain times of the year.
SECURITY: Work that is stable and relatively free from turnover.
SOCIAL WELFARE: Doing something that has meaning for others, working for society or another person's benefit.
SUPERVISORY RELATIONS: Work done under a fair, agreeable, and professionally nurturing boss.
TRAVEL: Working in a job in which you take frequent trips.
VARIETY: Working in a job in which your duties change frequently.
WORK WITH CHILDREN: Working in a job where you teach or otherwise care for children.
WORK WITH HANDS: Working in a job in which you use your hands or hand tools.
WORK WITH MACHINES OR EQUIPMENT: Working in a job in which you use machines or equipment.
WORK WITH NUMBERS: Working in a job in which you use mathematics or statistics.
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