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8. Values - Pt 1

Values are the things that we believe in and which we think are important. Each person has a value system which has been influenced by their background and their philosophy of life.

Some jobs provide a scope for expressing what we believe, while other occupations go against certain values. You could find that a job which supports your value system will interest and motivate you far more than a job which goes against your values.

Because there is a strong relationship between jobs and lifestyle, the things which you value in your lifestyle - income, location, free time, etc. - can also play an important part in your career choice.

WHAT ARE YOUR VALUES?

Write your answers to these incomplete sentences:

The things I want most to achieve before I die are ...........................
The things I want to achieve this year are ...................................
If I had a million dollars, I'd ..............................................
The things about myself that I value most are.................................
My greatest achievement so far is ............................................
The possession I value most is................................................
I wish .......................................................................
It would take away all meaning to my life if I lost...........................



Think about what rewards or satisfactions the following people might get from their work.
What type of values to they appeal to?
What type of person might do this type of job?

  • Child care worker
  • Journalist
  • Army officer
  • Social worker
  • Security guard
  • Telephonist
  • Waiter/waitress
  • Hairdresser
  • Nurse
  • Computer Operator
  • Fruit picker
  • Receptionist
  • Travelling Sales Rep.
  • Office worker
  • Window cleaner
  • Architect
  • Tyre fitter
  • Pilot
  • Model
  • Cook
  • Musician
  • Health inspector
  • Jockey
  • Librarian
  • Cleaner
  • Carpenter
  • Factory Hand
  • Sales assistant
  • Accountant
  • Cashier
  • Toll collector
  • Teacher
  • Doctor
  • Veterinary assistant
  • Florist
  • Pathologist
  • Bus driver
  • Author
  • Typist
  • Furrier


  • How important are these values to you?

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