Career Anchors - Personality

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Career Anchors - Personality

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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    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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