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:

  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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