Values are long-lived core rules that you live by. Values are important because if you look for a job that doesn’t align with your values, you will not be satisfied with your job no matter how much you learn or how much you make. Values might include family, fun, generosity, innovation, or justice.
Brené Brown has a list of common values to choose from. Pick just two, or include your own. For me, making a difference and growth. I fiercely want to leave this world better than I found it and I to continue to improve. That said, I also felt drawn to caring, future generations, growth, learning, curiosity, optimism, autonomy and others. Through the process of considering our values we can get an idea of what jobs will or won’t contribute to our fulfillment.