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Doing the RIGHT Homework to Get the Best Jobs

You realize you want job satisfaction. You search for new jobs at CareerWomen.com, DiversitySearch.com, and MBACareers.com. You update your resume and successfully navigate the interview process. You start your new job, and you're still unsatisfied. What went wrong?

Perhaps you missed a critical step. With all that work you put into finding the Best Job, did you consider whether you had found the Right Employer? Consider an exercise that The Career Exposure Network™ calls the "Values Match."

Work values are job aspects that inspire daily motivation. Make a list of your top four to six work values. Cross reference those values not only with career opportunities, but with employers. Conducting informational interviews with recruiters is a great way to determine a company's values. Some sample work values are:

  • Authority
  • Challenging
  • Clearly Defined Roles
  • Competition
  • Continuing Education
  • Creativity
  • Diversity
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Fast Pace
  • Flexibility
  • High Income
  • Philanthropy
  • Prestige
  • Responsibility
  • Solo Work Environment
  • Stability
  • Team Environment
  • Variety

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