This is not always easy, it can take quite a time for dominant value to emerge, people have much value and so it is necessary to work out your priorities.
Experience will help to show what they are. But be open to accept the change.
Your values are your natural aptitudes and strengths.
Review your personal balance sheet regularly and above all with an eye on tomorrow.
VALUE CONFORMITY Conformity has negative connotation but may would admit to wanting it to some degree. To value conformity, order and structure is really to value security, a job that has a regular routine, in which roles are clearly defined and set procedures are used, can provide it. If you value security, look for a well defined job that give company benefits, such as health insurance and in adequate pension scheme
VALUE HELPING OTHERS It could be said that all jobs benefit mankind, if only in the smallest way, but clearly some do so more directly than others. If you want to help others but don’t’ want to be nurse, doctor, teacher or social worker you could join the personnel or training department of large companies.
VALUE FREEDOM AND FLAXIBILITY Some people hate regimentation in any form. A commuter style routine, clocking in and out at specific times, may fill you with horror. If you value your freedom then make sure your job allows you a tolerable amount of flexibility.
VALUE ACHIEVEMENTS The need to achieve is often instilled in a child by parents and the need for parental approval can last into adulthood as an unconscious drive: a desire to achieve without really knowing why and without being satisfied. If you do value achievement, make sure it is recognized and rewarded.
VALUE POWER Most people value power but few will admit it. To want power may disguise a need to be in control of your immediate environment and therefore your destiny to responsible, independent, to give order rather than receive them. If you value power, choose an industry or company where power is recognized as a legitimate goal.
VALUE TANGIBLE PRODUCT If, as a child, you loved making models, drawing pictures, building sand castles, you may find that one of your priorities at work is to see something tangible produced. If you need to satisfaction of turning raw material into a finished product, avoid jobs, such as the Civil service, that don’t provide tangible results: you will be better of in an industry such as manufacturing, engineering or publishing.
VALUE FACTS AND FIGURES Accounting, computing and research oriented jobs are attractive if you prefer dealing with data to people. It may be that outside that office you have a rich, emotional, if not turbulent, personal life and that in your job you need something that makes no demands on your inner resources.
VALUE WORKING WITH PEOPLE For many, working with compatible colleagues has as much or more value than high salary, if you interpret quality of life in terms of communication of ideas and rewarding friendships rather than material perks and incentive, you will be happier in a job where it is no sin to chat with those around you. You may find journalism, public relations or local politics suitable.
VALUE FINANCIAL SUCCESS Some people grow up knowing nothing more than the they want to be rich. Money, what it can buy the opportunities it affords is upper most in their plans. Getting rich is your first priority, go for the high salaries and generous perks offered by large corporation or set up in business on your own.