Career Anchors - Personality

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Career Anchors - Personality - Quiz

Curated by Able Ventures ; Designed by Edgar Schein Most people are hazy about what area in life is most important for them. More often then not they make inappropriate career choices and significant life decisions which leads to dissatisfaction. The Career Anchor serves to define which of our needs has the highest priority; which of the factors in our work lives we may not be willing to give up because they represent who we really are. The purpose of knowing your Career Anchor is to develop sufficient insight to be able to make intelligent and appropriate career choices. Each of the anchors is discussed in detail following the assessment. The items in this inventory are designed to help you identify the Career Anchor or self-concept that is most important to you in you


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SECURITY, STABILITY, ORGANIZATIONAL IDENTITY

This Career Anchor is usually subdivided into two categories.  First, there are those people whose careers are anchored in the stability of employment in an organization.  This person becomes strongly identified with the company and seeks the security of a long-term employment relationship, regular wages, and a modest progression through the ranks.  They show loyalty, the willingness to change locations if the company and the job require it, and the acceptance of whatever assignments come along. The second type of security anchor is geographic location.  These individuals are strongly rooted in the region, often have most of their family members in the same area, are active in the community, and may sacrifice promotion and standard of living to avoid moving from one location to another. Success for security anchored people is experienced through having contributed to a company over the long haul, regardless of the level of that contribution.

AUTONOMY/INDEPENDENCE

This anchor applies to people who have an overriding need to do things their own way, in their own time, and independent of others to the greatest extent possible.  Being autonomous should not be confused with being an entrepreneur.  Building a new business and taking risks is not necessarily a component of autonomy.  People who value autonomy and independence may find the typical organizational roles constraining and prefer to pursue organizational career paths that are out of the ordinary.  This independence is characteristic of what many organizations call individual contributors, or internal consultants. The autonomy-anchored person does not feel a strong sense of loyalty or obligation to the organization and would probably refuse a promotion or transfer if it meant giving up his or her independence.  If they work in large organizations, they are attracted to jobs in which independence is possible: research and development, field sales, data processing, financial analysis, etc. Sometimes autonomous individuals reach a high level of education in their striving to be free, independent, and self-reliant.  Many professionals such as university professors, doctors, lawyers, individual corporate contributors, internal corporate consultants, and free-lance consultants have chosen careers that allow them to express their autonomy.
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    Instructions:For each statement, circle the number that best rates how important it is to you to have this factor in your work life.  How willing would you be to give it up?  How critical is it for you to retain it?1 = Not Important                                                                 10 = Very ImportantTo belong to an organization and have a secure, long-term position is. . .
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    Instructions:For each statement, circle the number that best rates how important it is to you to have this factor in your work life.  How willing would you be to give it up?  How critical is it for you to retain it?1 = Not Important                                                                 10 = Very ImportantTo have a strong sense of freedom and independence in my work is . . 
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    Instructions:For each statement, circle the number that best rates how important it is to you to have this factor in your work life.  How willing would you be to give it up?  How critical is it for you to retain it?1 = Not Important                                                                 10 = Very ImportantTo be able to work in a job requiring state-of-the-art knowledge is. .
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    Instructions:For each statement, circle the number that best rates how important it is to you to have this factor in your work life.  How willing would you be to give it up?  How critical is it for you to retain it?1 = Not Important                                                                 10 = Very ImportantTo have a job where a group of people have to report to me is..
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    Instructions:For each statement, circle the number that best rates how important it is to you to have this factor in your work life.  How willing would you be to give it up?  How critical is it for you to retain it?1 = Not Important                                                                 10 = Very ImportantTo own and run a business of my own is. . 
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    Instructions:For each statement, circle the number that best rates how important it is to you to have this factor in your work life.  How willing would you be to give it up?  How critical is it for you to retain it?1 = Not Important                                                                 10 = Very ImportantTo have a job where I dedicate my time to others. . 
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    Instructions:For each statement, circle the number that best rates how important it is to you to have this factor in your work life.  How willing would you be to give it up?  How critical is it for you to retain it?1 = Not Important                                                                 10 = Very ImportantTo be responsible for solving difficult problems of any kind is.. 
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    Instructions:For each statement, circle the number that best rates how important it is to you to have this factor in your work life.  How willing would you be to give it up?  How critical is it for you to retain it?1 = Not Important                                                                 10 = Very ImportantTo include my family in my work life is. .
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    Instructions:For each statement, circle the number that best rates how important it is to you to have this factor in your work life.  How willing would you be to give it up?  How critical is it for you to retain it?1 = Not Important                                                                 10 = Very ImportantGood benefits, guaranteed work, and a retirement program are. . 
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    Instructions:For each statement, circle the number that best rates how important it is to you to have this factor in your work life.  How willing would you be to give it up?  How critical is it for you to retain it?1 = Not Important                                                                 10 = Very ImportantBeing able to follow my own way without rigid rules imposed by an organization is. 
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    Instructions:For each statement, circle the number that best rates how important it is to you to have this factor in your work life.  How willing would you be to give it up?  How critical is it for you to retain it?1 = Not Important                                                                 10 = Very ImportantKnowing where I will be working and what I will be doing year after year is. 
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    Instructions:For each statement, circle the number that best rates how important it is to you to have this factor in your work life.  How willing would you be to give it up?  How critical is it for you to retain it?1 = Not Important                                                                 10 = Very ImportantTo have my work remain in the same location is...
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    Instructions:How true is each of the following statements for you?1 = Not True                                                                 10 = Very TrueI would be more interested in remaining in my present location rather than moving even if it offered a promotion
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    Instructions:How true is each of the following statements for you?1 = Not True                                                                 10 = Very TrueI need to belong to an organization to feel satisfied in my work life.
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    Instructions:How true is each of the following statements for you?1 = Not True                                                                 10 = Very TrueI would be unhappy working without job security.
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    Instructions:How true is each of the following statements for you?1 = Not True                                                                 10 = Very TrueI like being part of a large organization where I can be certain that my job, work, and salary are relatively secure
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    Instructions:For each statement, circle the number that best rates how important it is to you to have this factor in your work life.  How willing would you be to give it up?  How critical is it for you to retain it?1 = Not Important                                                                 10 = Very ImportantTo be able to choose my own work hours is. . 
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    Instructions:For each statement, circle the number that best rates how important it is to you to have this factor in your work life.  How willing would you be to give it up?  How critical is it for you to retain it?1 = Not Important                                                                 10 = Very ImportantThe freedom to choose the direction of my career path is. 
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    Instructions:How true is each of the following statements for you?1 = Not True                                                                 10 = Very TrueI am more concerned with my own freedom and autonomy than with any other factor in my work life.
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    Instructions:How true is each of the following statements for you?1 = Not True                                                                 10 = Very TrueThe more freedom I have to do what I want the happier I am at work.
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    Instructions:How true is each of the following statements for you?1 = Not True                                                                 10 = Very TrueI have difficulty dealing with organizational restraints.
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    Instructions:How true is each of the following statements for you?1 = Not True                                                                 10 = Very TrueI like working in a position that allows freedom and latitude
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    Instructions:For each statement, circle the number that best rates how important it is to you to have this factor in your work life.  How willing would you be to give it up?  How critical is it for you to retain it?1 = Not Important                                                                 10 = Very ImportantDoing the work I was trained for and interested in rather than being promoted out of my field of interest is.. 
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    Instructions:For each statement, circle the number that best rates how important it is to you to have this factor in your work life.  How willing would you be to give it up?  How critical is it for you to retain it?1 = Not Important                                                                 10 = Very ImportantConstantly learning new technical skills is. .
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    Instructions:For each statement, circle the number that best rates how important it is to you to have this factor in your work life.  How willing would you be to give it up?  How critical is it for you to retain it?1 = Not Important                                                                 10 = Very ImportantThe ability to use technical skills or knowledge to complete a clearly defined project is. . 
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