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  • 1. CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTRE latrobe.edu.au/students/careersWHAT ARE YOUR WORK VALUES?Before commencing your search for work, it is helpful to consider the range of work-related valuesthat are important to you. By reflecting on your values, you will be able to determine the type ofjobs and organisations where you would be most comfortable working.IDENTIFY YOUR MOST IMPORTANT WORK VALUESRate the values using the scale:1 = most important2 = somewhat important3 = least importantValue Rating Value RatingA high salary ChallengeOn the job training PredictabilityClose to home CreativityEnvironmental / sustainability Promotion potentialawarenessFlexible working arrangements Access to mentoringLong holidays Job securityReputation of the organisation Safe work environmentPrestige Collaborative work colleaguesAutonomy Leadership opportunitiesInternational or interstate travel VarietyHelping others Social responsibilityDiversity Access to up to date technologySupport for further study Bonuses and other rewards
  • 2. What are your work values?RANK YOUR MOST IMPORTANT VALUESNow that you have rated the values on the front page, look at those you gave a rating of 1. Do younotice any patterns or commonalities?Take some time now to sort those values into order of importance.Rank Value12345AcknowledgementsSome content on this handout is adapted with permission from material authored by Karen Penrose for the“Get the Life You Love Campaign" (including National Career Development Week) an initiative of the CareerIndustry Council of Australia.DisclaimerThe information contained in this publication is indicative only. While every effort is made to provide full and accurate information at the time of publication,the University does not give any warranties in relation to the accuracy and completeness of the contents. The University reserves the right to make changeswithout notice at any time in its absolute discretion, including but not limited to varying admission and assessment requirements, and discontinuing or varyingcourses. To the extent permitted by law, the University does not accept responsibility of liability for any injury, loss, claim or damage arising out of or in any wayconnected with the use of the information contained in this publication or any error, omission or defect in the information contained in this publication.La Trobe University is a registered provider under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). CRICOS Provider00115M