Consider your career through your values and desires

There is a vast range of options available to business school graduates, such as various positions in the fields of marketing, financial administration, materials economy, general administration and HR. Consider your own options with an open mind and through your experiences, education and interests.

When weighing your career choices, think about your interests, work-related traits and values. Write the results down for a later review. Writing things down often also clarifies thinking.

Work and work community

  • Based on your values, professional competence and personal assets, think about the kinds of duties you would like to have and the kinds of employers you would like to work for.
  • What are your ideal job and work community like?
  • What are your expectations of a job and a work community?

Values and career anchors

  • In order for work to be meaningful, it is important that the values of your employer organisation are in keeping with your own.
  • List your top 5 important things in life. How are these issues manifested in practice, in the choices you make? Have you reserved time for them in your calendar? How do they mesh with the values of your work community?
  • Edgar H. Schein's career anchors reflect a person's values and attitudes and steer career decisions. Work that conflicts with the anchors reflects in job satisfaction.