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The Knowdell Career Values Card Sort®
(Physical Version)

(Click here for the online version)


The Knowdell Career Values Card Sort, invented by Dick Knowdell, is one of the easiest and most fun ways to discover what is most important to you in your life.

Each deck comes with one worksheet. Click here for extra Knowdell Worksheets


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Knowdell Career Values Card Sort
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3 Minute Video- How To Use the
Knowdell Career Values Card Sort
with Dick Knowdell


PowerPoint Instructions for Knowdell Career Values Card Sort


When to Use the Career Values Card Sort

For many years Dick Knowdell ran a large career counseling and outplacement center in Silicon Valley. When a new client would come into the office, Dick would have them use the Career Values Card Sort, first thing.

Within 10 minutes, Dick would learn what was truly important to the client. As Dick said, "It was a great way to quickly and accurately get to know the new client."

In that same time, the client would begin to understand what was most important to them and what their priorities in life were.

Is making as much money as possible the most important value to you, or perhaps helping people is more important?

Is work-family balance important to you? How about honesty and integrity.

Everyone of us has values that guide us through life, whether we know it or not. But a key to job satisfaction is doing work and working in a place that is in-line with your values.

The Knowdell™ Career Values Card Sort Will Help You:

  • Decide between two different jobs or two different career paths.

  • Identify and understand what's most important to you in your life (what are your values).

  • Prioritize and get clarity on your your top 8 values.

  • Evaluate different career and job opportunities based on your top 8 values.

  • Make better career decisions by knowing what is really important to you.

  • Become more self aware.


Why Does This Work So Well?

As Dick Knowdell is fond of saying, the Career Values Card Sort has "high face value." What that means is, as you do this exercise, it becomes obvious to you, what is so important. You don't need a computer or a test to show you. The cards tell the story right in front of you.

Which Version is Best For You - Online Version or Physical Version

Online Version

  • Can be used with remote resume and coaching clients
  • Saves time - Your clients and students can use it at home and then bring the results to the classroom
  • Easy to use, the computer walks you through each step
  • The worksheet/report can be printed out with most fields already populated
  • Lower cost than physical versions
  • No shipping costs
  • You can purchase a deck online and be using it within minutes
  • Each virtual deck can only be used once

Physical Version

  • Each deck can be used multiple times
  • Best for one on one, in person sessions
  • No computer or internet connection needed
  • Each deck comes with one worksheet which must be filled out manually
  • Pricing is higher than the online version
  • It's more fun to use the physical cards than the online version


Career Values Product Description

Each card has a value printed on it, along with a short description.

You simply sort through this deck of cards, and organize them into five stacks based on how important each value is.

Then you take the cards with the values that are most important to you, and you rank those, 1 through 8. These are your top, most important values.

Next you write those top 8 values onto the included work sheet. (the online version does this for you).

Then, using that same work sheet, you list your career options.

Now, using the worksheet, you rate each career option on how well it meets your values, 1 through 8. The worksheet shows you how to do this. It's simple.

In this way you can see if a career option is a good fit for you.

Each card deck comes with one worksheet. You can always buy more.


Shipping and Handling

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Extra Worksheets

Each physical card deck comes with one worksheet.

The worksheets are professionally printed by Dick Knowdell. They are multi colored and in 4 page foldout format.

Click here for extra Knowdell Worksheets



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