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See a Career Counselor

See a Career Counselor

Your values are a major determinant of career choice, work decisions, and career transitions, as each may lead you down a different career path. 

That’s why career counselors have a large toolbox of strategies and inventories, including values inventories to help match their clients to a compatible career area.

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MORE IDEAS FROM 6 Ways to Discover and Choose Your Core Values

Think of the people you admire

Values can be personified in people that you love and admire. Identifying the specific values embodied by your heroes can inspire you to adopt those values for yourself. To uncover the values that you associate with your loved ones and role models:

  • Identify and write down six people who are important role models or valued connections for you.
  • Think of the values they embody. 

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Observe Yourself And Learn

As you live your life, be mindful of the choices you make. For several days, consciously label the values behind your key decisions at work and at home.

If the values you chose as most important aren’t reflected in your daily life, you may not be living up to them or you may need to re-evaluate what is most important to you.

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Use An Online Values Inventory

You can find various anonymous values inventories online made by specialists. Clarifying your values can serve as a blueprint for effective decision-making and optimal functioning. 

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The Good And The Bad In Your Life

You can learn about your values by thinking back to the sweetest and most painful moments of your life. These moments could direct you to what you care about most.

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Choose Your Top Values

Select your top six to eight values. Some of these values may change as you face new situations.

Examples of values: financial security, compassion, health/fitness, nature, accomplishment, creativity, dependability, loyalty, beauty, bravery, gratitude, love, connection/relationships, learning, leadership, survival, self-preservation, security, adventure, family, work, success, calm, freedom.

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A Definition of values

 “(Values) are the principles that give our lives meaning and allow us to persevere through adversity” 

- The Self-Confidence Workbook.  

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They are what you consider most important in your life, literally what you “value. ” They are broad concepts that can be applied across a wide range of circumstances, as opposed to narrow answers to specific questions.

If you are conscious of them or not, you have values for every part of your life. And if they are in line with your goals you’re more likely to be successful.

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When choosing the right place for your first date, take into account the risk that things might not work miraculously well from the first try. Therefore, better go for simple places, like pubs, for which you do not have to save one entire month of salary in order to afford the dinner or the clothes.

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