BRINA G. SEDAR
WORK ETHIC STATEMENT
The ingredients that heighten the intrinsic satisfaction I derive from my work center on themes of affiliation, independence, moral fulfillment, diversity and recognition. It is when these conditions exist that I achieve my greatest accomplishments and make my most significant contributions.
My six years of self-employment in private practice taught me how greatly I value close working relationships with peers and colleagues. While my private work afforded me exposure to self-employment, I experienced the isolation and the void of team work and group support. Sharing a professional identity as a member of a respected organization is important to me. I have also found great satisfaction in my role as supervisor and mentor whether in a clinical or academic environment. Assisting others with their professional development is rewarding. What I learned about myself during my years of private practice is that meaningful connections with others are an important motivator for me.
Conversely, I enjoy being able to determine the nature of my work without significant direction from others. I appreciate autonomy and the ability to make important decisions and influence courses of action. I am highly productive when working alone. I thrive in a position that balances daily interactions with others with opportunity to organize my ideas and complete assignments independently.
In my professional career, I have engaged solely in activities that have contributed directly to the betterment of the community. I am a person who helps others through my work as a counselor, educator and mentor. I receive tremendous moral fulfillment knowing I have a direct and positive influence on the lives of those around me. My professional work contributes to the strength of my integrity and character.
I gravitate toward opportunities that offer diverse responsibilities. Variety and freedom for creative expression provide a perfect fit with my personality. I frequently volunteer for assignments that allow me to create new ideas, programs and organizational structures. Routine and stability offer security but a range of activity offers me excitement and opportunity for growth.
I take pride in my work and set high expectations for my own performance. I appreciate the recognition I receive for those talents I possess above those of the average person. I am involved in work that allows me to demonstrate high intellect and competence because all of these elements are present in my working environment.