Values in Career Exploration Part One-Values

Career exploration is the process of learning about yourself in relation to the world of work. Today we’ll talk about values.

What are your values? What is important to you professionally and personally? One of the first steps to career exploration is to give some thought and consideration to your values.

What are values, exactly?
Values are: “internalized cognitive structures that guide choices by evoking a sense of basic principles of right and wrong (e.g., moral values), a sense of priorities (e.g., personal achievement vs. group good) and that create a willingness to make meaning and see patterns (e.g., trust vs. distrust).”

Can you work a job that compromises your morals? What are your priorities? What do you need in order to feel fulfillment in your work? Are there any non-negotiables?

Take some time and consider:
What are my values?

If you’d like to explore this further contact us at CCPA Career and Professional Services, We can sit down and talk about it.


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