Top Ten Job Expectations
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:
- Type of work: the kind
of work that makes the best use of one's abilities
and gives one a feeling of accomplishment.
- Security: having
a job that provides a steady employment.
- Company: working
for a company that has a good reputation, that one can be
proud of working for.
- Advancement: being
able to progress in one's job or career, having the chance
to advance in the company.
- Coworkers: having
coworkers who are competent and congenial.
- Pay: being paid at
least enough to meet one's needs, and being paid fairly in
comparison to others.
- Supervision: having
an immediate supervisor who is competent, considerate, and
- Hours: having
working hours that allow one enough time
with family and/or time to pursue other
strong interests and live one's preferred
- Benefits: having
benefits that meet one's needs and compare well with those
- Working Conditions: having physical working conditions that are safe, not injurious to health, not stressful, and even comfortable.