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Career Values Scale

In career development workshops and counselling, one thing is constant; people who are most satisfied with their work or jobs are in careers where most of their values are being met. People who are most dissatisfied with their careers have values that clash with their jobs. The Career Values Scale is designed to provide an individual with information about what is important in their work or career. It can be used in individual career counselling and planning to structure the exploration of the relative importance of client’s values.

The Career Values scale is subdivided into three factors: Working with Others, Self-Expression and Extrinsic Rewards.

Working With Others
Extrinsic Rewards
  • Service Orientation
  • Teamwork
  • Influence


  • Creativity
  • Independence
  • Excitement
  • Career Development
  • Financial Rewards
  • Prestige
  • Security



The Career Values Scale can be used to:

  • Explain that values are part of your personal make-up and are relatively stable goals that a person tries to obtain through work and careers.
  • Explain that values are critical in the understanding of satisfaction and dissatisfaction that one realizes from a particular job.
  • Guide career development process by helping the client toward opportunities that will include as many important values as possible.
  • Identify the values that the client wishes to see satisfied in their careers
  • Prioritize the values that the client holds, that is, rank the importance of the values
  • Resolve internal conflicts between competing sets of values.
  • Discover sources of satisfaction and dissatisfaction.

Get Started with the Career Values Scale

The Career Values Scale® is a level A instrument, which means there are no restrictions to access and administer this assessment and do not require to be a trained and certified practitioner or hold a degree in psychology or a related discipline.

This assessment is available in French and English, contains 88 items and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete online ( or self-scorable (paper/pencil).


Help your clients or employees discover and prioritize their values with the Career Values Scale, contact our team of experts to learn more.


Online Reports

The Career Values Scale Report provides a graphic overview of a client’s values, examines sources of satisfaction and dissatisfaction and has exercises to help them focus on achieving a balanced career.

View sample report



Career Values Scale Resources

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