Values Inventory

Help society
Do something which contributes to improving the word we live in
Help others
Be directly included in helping other people‚ either individually or in small groups
Public contact
Have a lot of day-to-day contact with the public
Work with others
Work as a team member toward common goals
Work alone
Do projects by myself‚ with limited contact with others
Engage in activities which pit my abilities against others
Make decisions
Have the power to decide courses of action and policies
Work under pressure
Work in situations where time pressure is prevalent
Influence people
Be in a position to influence the attitudes or opinions of other people
Engage in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding
Work ma‎stery
Become an expert in whatever work I do
Artistic creativity
Engage in creative artistic expression
General creativity
Have the opportunity to cr‎eate new programs‚ materials‚ or organizational structures
Participate in studying or appreciating the beauty of things‚ ideas‚ etc
Have a job in which I am directly responsible for the work of other
Change and Variety
Have work activities which frequently change
Precision Work
Work in situations where attention to detail and accuracy are very important
Have a work routine and job duties that are largely predictable
Be assured of keeping my job and receiving satisfactory compensation
Be publicly recognized for the high quality of my work
Fast Pace
Work in circumstances where work must be done rapidly
Experience a high degree of (or frequent) excitement in the course of my work
Have work duties which require frequent risk-taking
Financial Gain
Have a high likelihood of achieving very great monetary rewards for my work
Physical Challenge
Do activities that use my physical capabilities
Be able to determine the nature of my work without significant direction from
Moral Fulfillment
Feel that my work contributes to a set of moral standards which I feel are very important
Live where I can participate in community affairs
Time Freedom
Be able to work according to my own schedule
Develop close personal relationships with people as a result of my work activities
Power and authority
Control the work activities of other people
Intellectual status
Be regarded as a person of high intellectual prowess or as one who is an “expert” in a field
Now take the values you rated as HIGH VALUE and pick out the top 6.
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These 6 core values represent what you need to look for most in a career/job. How do these values relate to your potential careers?