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OFFICE HOURS
Mon – Fri 
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
CONTACT
216-687-2233

careers@csuohio.edu

LOCATION

2124 Chester Ave.

Rhodes Tower West 280

Cleveland, OH 44115

Do You Know Your Work Values?

What do you value? Your values can be demonstrated by your choices. Keep in mind that there are no right or wrong values; rather it is a process of identifying what matters most to you. Understanding your values will help you think about where and how you want to work.


  • Achievement/Advancement: With dedication and hard work, there is opportunity to “move up”

  • Adventure: Enjoy risk-taking; experiencing new and novel situations

  • Balance: Personal and work life in proper perspective, with time for both

  • Competence: The ability to demonstrate a high degree of expertise, mastery of job skills, knowledge

  • Competition: Enjoy rivalry, competitiveness, don’t mind “the struggle”

  • Creativity: Generate new ideas, programs, structures or anything else that is unique

  • Efficiency: Organization, order, orderliness, planning, regulation, logicality, coherence, productivity

  • Expertise: Where others recognize my skill and begin to ask for my advice as an “expert” on a subject

  • Flexibility/flexible hours: The ability to get work done, regardless of location or hours

  • Fun: Enjoying my work; culture/environment is light

  • Help/Concern for Others: Helping other people in a direct way, either individually or impacting a system

  • High Income: Choosing an occupation in which I could expect to earn a high salary

  • Independence: Determine the nature of my work without significant direction from others; being empowered and having the flexibility to make decisions

  • Intellectual Stimulation: Doing work that keeps my mind active and forces me to think about complex concepts

  • Job Security: Feeling safe that my job will always be there

  • Learning: Being able to continually learn new skills and acquire new knowledge and understanding

  • Make a Difference: Knowing that the world is a better place because of the work I do

  • Collegiality: Working with people I like; wanting people I work with to like me

  • Prestige: Doing work that others consider important; people will respect me and look up to me because of my occupation

  • Time for Family/Self: Having enough time for myself and my family; work/life integration