Matching your individual work values to those of the corporate culture you are planning to join, is probably the most important secret of successful job hunting. Ideally, they will be similar to each other for a successful match. You first need to establish clarity on wheat exactly your values are. Then you can seek an organisation that matches them. At interview establishing the core value of your new boss, their team and company needs to be key in your questions to them.

To help you in establishing your core work values, listed below are some suggestions of things you may value at work. Which are the three most important ones to you? These are your core career values.

  • Achievement  
  • Knowledge     
  • Advancement  
  • Honesty  
  • Authority    
  • Challenge
  • Creativity
  • Loyalty  
  • Sense of Humour  
  • Change    
  • Co-operation  
  • Competence
  • Order
  • Competition  
  • Detail
  • Excitement  
  • Developing Others
  • Responsibility  
  • Reward      
  • Commendations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Appreciation
  • Goals  
  • Respect
  • Freedom
  • Integrity
  • Fun  
  • Giving
  • Being Under Pressure  
  • Confidence  
  • Truth  
  • Fellowship  
  • Harmony  
  • Improvement
  • Discovery  
  • Curiosity  
  • Assurance  
  • Be Noticed  
  • Accolade    
  • Approval 
  • Admiration
  • Solitude  
  • Safety  
  • Routines
  • Forgiveness
  • Support
  • Common-Sense
  • Earnings  
  • Involvement  
  • Leading    
  • Intellectual Work
  • Learning  
  • Location
  • Influencing Others
  • Managing  
  • Merit  
  • Variety  
  • Pioneering  
  • Working Alone  
  • Companionship  
  • Commitment  
  • Socialising  
  • Motivating Others
  • Quality  
  • Security  
  • Self Respect
  • Stability  
  • Personal
  • Development  
  • Status
  • Pragmatism  
  • Team Work
  • Travel    
  • Earning Trust  
  • Ecology  
  • Fairness  
  • Progression  
  • Independence    
  • Results  
  • Realism  
  • Friendship  
  • Growth
  • Money  
  • Making Decisions 
  • Meaningful Work
  • Power  
  • Promotion    
  • Recognition
  • Precision  
  • Reputation   
  • Initiative  
  • Opportunity  
  • Deadlines  
  • Targets  
  • Prestige    
  • Self-Esteem  
  • Practicality    
  • Tolerance  
  • Accountability
  • Praise  
  • Bonuses  
  • Fame
  • Expertise  
  • Innovation
  • Strong Leadership  
  • Effectiveness  
  • Excellence    
  • Discipline  
  • Ethical  
  • Practice  
  • Delegation  
  • Self-Reliance