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Exercise # 6--  Understand Your Preferred Work Environment

Examining the environment of several of your past jobs can be very helpful in determining what you want in the future.

Here’s the exercise:

Pick five of your most recent jobs and perhaps one volunteer activity in which you were very involved--  for a total of six. 

Set up a spreadsheet with two columns--  “Satisfiers” and “Dissatisfiers”.

 For each of the six jobs / activities, note everything about it that satisfied you, that you liked, that turned you on.

 Then note everything about it that dissatisfied you, that you didn’t like, that turned you off.

 Combine these notes into a summary list of satisfiers and dissatisfiers.

 Finally, put together ten bullet points describing “My Ideal Job Parameters”, in which you describe the specific attributes you want in your next job