Why is “identifying my preferences” important?
Choosing a job is about picking a job that you want. Many of us think we need to get any job that will have us, but taking any job may lead us to work in a job that we don’t like.
Identifying your preferences is a big part of Choosing the kind of work you might want to do. Identifying your preferences is deciding what you are looking for in a work situation. Identifying your preferences can help you to think about what works for you, and what you prefer in a work environment. It will allow you to avoid working in jobs that don’t “fit” who you are at this point in your life.
Preferences are considerations we use when making a decision (Cohen, et al., 1991; Nicolellis et al, 2015). When we figure out our preferences when Choosing work, we identify what is important to us so when it’s time to choose, we can pick the job setting that is best.