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The Career Key By Lawrence K. Jones, Ph.D., NCC
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Top Ten Job Expectations Most Wanted

The 10 Job Expectations Most Wanted

What do people look for in a job?  What do they expect or require from it?  The following list is representative  and is given in the order people have ranked them over the years:

  1. Type of work the kind of work that makes the best use of one's abilities and gives one a feeling of accomplishment.

  2. Security:  having a job that provides a steady employment.

  3. Company:  working for a company that has a good reputation, that one can be proud of working for.

  4. Advancement:  being able to progress in one's job or career, having the chance to advance in the company.

  5. Coworkers:  having coworkers who are competent and congenial.

  6. Pay:  being paid at least enough to meet one's needs, and being paid fairly in comparison to others.

  7. Supervision:  having an immediate supervisor who is competent, considerate, and fair.

  8. Hours:  having working hours that allow one enough time with family and/or time to pursue other strong interests and live one's preferred lifestyle.

  9. Benefits:  having benefits that meet one's needs and compare well with those of others.

  10. Working Conditions:  having physical working conditions that are safe, not injurious to health, not stressful, and even comfortable.

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