What Values Do You Look For In a Career?
One of the toughest problems I'm facing in my job search is attempting to filter out what values are most important in my life, and how those can transfer to a successful professional life. Currently, my whole seach is primarily based on the highest salary possible. Right now, I'm telling myself that I would be happy with any job, as long as the pay is adequate. Basically, I need to find a balance, where salary is a factor in my job search, but maybe not as important as some of my other values.
I've made a list containing some of the key values I have concerning my "perfect job." For those of you who have already been in the working world, I'm really interested to see how much (if any), your values have changed from what mine are currently, or which, you feel, are the most important in choosing a job/career.
I want a job/career that provides the folowing:
- Time for family & friends. I don't want to be "married" to my work
- Time for personal hobbies/leisure activities
- Challenging, dynamic work environment
- Money. I want a comfortable living for my family
Let me know what you all think...What is most important to you?