Career Anchors Assessment Tool

Individual scores on the worksheets will vary based on the extent to which you follow these instructions and
develop thorough, thoughtful, well-written responses to each of the worksheet prompts.
Tips for doing well on worksheets:
Prior to clicking into a worksheet, be sure you have carefully reviewed all of the content referenced on the
Learning Materials.
Generally, that means two to three well-constructed paragraphs per prompt / sub-prompt for the open-ended
types of prompts.
Be sure to CONNECT WITH (and informally reference) applicable content from the module’s learning
Your worksheet responses to be well-written and thoughtfully composed, free of spelling and grammar errors.
For this particular worksheet, question 2 is a multi-part, open-ended question, deserving of a well thought out
response. Generally, that means two to three well-constructed paragraphs (about 150 words), and be sure to
address ALL ASPECTS of the prompt!
Determining Your Career Anchors
Your “Career Anchors” are examples of mental models in action! These mental models guide your perception
and reaction to various factors associated with your satisfaction (or lack thereof) in various work-related
Take a moment to carefully work through the following Career Anchors Worksheet in order to come up with
your preferred career anchors.
Next, you will be directed to an online worksheet and prompted to respond to the following questions. Take
note of the following questions, and prepare to submit your responses.
1) What were your primary and secondary career anchors?
2) Any surprises? Make some connections between your current work / life and your scores on the career
anchors assessment. 3) What was your lowest scoring career anchor? Comment on your perceptions about
that (and the career anchors instrument, in general).
4) Make some connections between your career anchors and related concepts / ideas you have explored in
this course thus far. What can you “take away” from this activity?

Sample Solution