Just completed a questionnaire from an employer who is interested in me to come to work with them. It had 13 pages, filled with 90 questions in 4 parts: (1) Insights into my personality (2) Viewpoints about life & work (3) Motives and (4) Thoughts & Attitudes. There were some behavior interview type of questions (i.e. Describe a time when you had to coordinate a project across multiple groups, departments or organizations.), write down first impression to many questions (i.e. When in meetings…, I am at my best when…, A manager should…, Getting people to work…,) and other similar questions. All the questions required some thought of course, but the Viewpoints were the toughest!! I had to rank 11 factors tha influence job satisfaction and motivation towards work. Rank in order of importance (#1 being the highest). A LOW RANKING (i.e. #10 or #11) DOES NOT IMPLY THAT A FACTOR IS UNIMPORTANT, rather that it tends to be less of a concern to you than the other factors. I copied & pasted the factors below…love to get your
thoughts on what the top 3 to 5 are and why (or even all 11!!). Try guess what my top 3 are!
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Teamwork – To work closely with others to accomplish objectives; to be part of a team
Independence – to have freedom to structure, plan, and prioritize your own work.
Influence – To influence strategic decisions and how work is done.
Work-life balance – To maintain an even balance between time spent on activities and interests both inside and outside of work.
Interest – To do work you find to be personally enjoyable; to work on things that interest you.
Security – To have stable employment, and a reliable source of income and benefits.
Ethics – To be part of an organization whose work supports your personal principles, values, and beliefs.
Fairness – To work in an environment where people are treated equally and impartially.
Compensation – To earn a good deal of money; to receive tangible reward for your work.
Achievement – To work on challenging tasks; to fully develop and apply your knowledge and skills.
Recognition – To be recognized and acknowledged for your accomplishments and results.