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Tuesday
Jan112011

Self-Assessment Using Values Card Sort



Here's a terrific, free, online tool from renowned executive placement firm Stewart, Cooper & Coon: a web-based sorting exercise which helps identify and rank order the personal and work-related values.

This is a very important--no, make that vital-- self-assessment activity which should be done (probably several times) long before you make any final decisions about which career path to follow.

The exercise begins by asking you to sort a set of 54 values into the following categories:

  • always valued

  • often valued

  • sometimes valued

  • never valued


These values run the gamut from "creative expression" and "moral fulfillment" to "profit, gain" and "competition." Then, once all 54 are in their respective groupings, the next step is to order your most important values (those in the "always valued" group) in numerical order.

The system then allows you to print out a neat, clear report which is then used with a separate worksheet to help you evaluate your career options side-by-side to see which is most congruent with your personal values.

The entire exercise takes about 15 minutes. It could be one of the most important things you'll ever do in a single quarter hour.

Here's the link: http://www.stewartcoopercoon.com/jobsearch/career-values/

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