Now discover your values!

Now that you have a sense of the kinds of values to be aware of as you look for what’s next, you’re probably wondering how to identify what’s really important to you.  So today I bring you a simple quiz!  There are lots of similar quizzes and questionnaires available online, so if this one doesn’t…

Live the good life

Lifestyle values are the ones that often aren’t directly related to the job, but can come about (or not) as a result of the job.  In other words, they’re things like if you live in a big city, the suburbs, or in another country.  Whether you own a home or rent.  If you have time…

Money! And other rewards

External work values, or extrinsic, are the real tangible rewards you get from the job itself: the paycheck, the vacation time, benefits, autonomy, and so forth.  These rewards often include things like the ability to set your own schedule and pay that feels good for what you do, as well as sufficient time away from…

Personal work values

Internal work values, or what we career folks call intrinsic values, are things keep us feeling excited about the work we do, ready to get up and have a go at the day.  Examples include work tasks, who you interact with, and the built-in structure of your day. For example, if you’re happy in your…

Are you stuck on skills?

Your work skills may be influencing you too much. Have you been looking for work you can do based mostly on your skills?  If so, you’ve run afoul of the Skill Trap!  Skills are important, of course, and many of us are proud of having gained the ones we have, but your career search really…