O*NET® Work Importance Locator™

The O*NET Work Importance Locator (WIL) is a self-assessment career exploration tool that allows clients 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, independence, and conditions of work) and the characteristics of the occupations.

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

  • Achievement
  • Independence
  • Recognition
  • Relationships
  • Support
  • Working Conditions
Format
Features
  • Based on over 30 years of research by leading vocational psychologists
  • Extensive and thorough development effort
    • stakeholder input during all stages
    • construct validity and reliability evidence
  • Extensively pilot tested
  • Can be self-administered and self-interpreted
  • User Guide provided for workforce development professionals
  • Can be used on a stand-alone basis or with other O*NET Career Exploration Tools or with privately developed instruments
  • Results link directly to over 950 occupations in O*NET OnLine, My Next Move, My Next Move for Veterans, and Mi Pr贸ximo Paso
  • Approximately 30 minute completion time
The O*NET Work Importance Locator may be redistributed or used to develop other assessments under a choice of licenses. See the Career Exploration Tools License page for more information.

For information on the previously-available O*NET Work Importance Profiler, see: Reports and Documents — Career Exploration Tools — Work Values.

The O*NET Work Importance Locator (WIL) is a paper & pencil assessment. To take or administer the WIL, you can download the instrument and related materials as PDF files, or order printed copies from the Government Printing Office. For a detailed description of the available files and their contents, please see Work Importance Locator File Descriptions (PDF).

Help us better serve our customers: please register your use of the Work Importance Locator.
The O*NET Work Importance Locator may be redistributed or used to develop other assessments under a choice of licenses. See the Career Exploration Tools License page for more information.
Desktop:
for individual viewing and printing
Print Shop:
for professional reproduction

For more information about the paper & pencil Work Importance Locator, see the report:

Ordering

Pre-printed copies of these materials may be available from the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) external site. Please check their website for stock and pricing information.