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O*NET® Work Importance LocatorTM

The O*NET Work Importance Locator (WIL) is a self-assessment career exploration tool that allows customers to pinpoint what is important to them in a job. It helps people identify occupations that they may find satisfying based on the similarity between their work values (such as achievement, autonomy, and conditions of work) and the characteristics of the occupations.

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The O*NET Work Importance Locator measures six types of work values:

  • Achievement
  • Independence
  • Recognition
  • Relationships
  • Support
  • Working Conditions

The O*NET Work Importance Locator is a paper and pencil instrument; for a computerized version, please see O*NET Work Importance Profiler. These alternative delivery modes increase the flexibility that programs and clients have in career exploration.