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PERSONAL PRIORITIES

Determine whats important to you, both in life and in work. When combined with career research, this
activity will help you to choose a new job or career path that matches your needs and values. For each
of the following lists, rank the listed priorities by importance to you with 1 being the most important.
Personal Priorities
Making a difference in the world
Doing volunteer work
Earning a good living
Early retirement
Geographic location
Owning a home
Having a fancy car
Pursuing a dream
Having time for family
Having time for hobbies
Professional Priorities
Enjoying your work
Advancement opportunities
Prestige, glamour/image of company
Working style (independence vs. team work)
Work Environment (outdoor vs. indoor, fastpaced
vs. calm)
Travel opportunities
Management relationship
Job security
Innovation (Do you like to have the freedom to try
new ideas?)
Being on the cutting edge (Do you want to work
for a company that is known for innovation?)
Having a position where you are considered the
expert

Future, Potential Importance


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