Match your career to your values

A fulfilling career is built on many different underlying factors. If you enjoy using particular skills, such as photography or public speaking, researching careers that use those skills can be a useful activity. However, a satisfying career is not built just on skills alone. It’s also important to consider how your career aligns with your values.

If you feel it is important to be connected with and contributing to your local community, some careers will make this easier for you than others. If you value order, you may find the day to day of some occupations far too chaotic! When considering a future career or career change, be sure to think about whether it will align to your values. If you can, speak to someone already working in that profession to learn more about what you might expect.

Not sure what your values are, or which are most important to you? We have a free values card sort tool which allows you to rate a series of values, producing a report at the end that clearly outlines which values are the most and least important to you. And remember, as you move into different stages of your life your values may change. Even if you have considered them in the past, it may be worth reviewing them to see if you are still pursuing what is most important to you as the person you are today.