How can I find career I'll be happy with?
Stuck in the retail management grind and looking for a change. How can I determine the best career path for me now? Are there any tools or quizzes available?
A lot of companies, and schools, still use the old Meyers Briggs personality test and then suggest careers that match that personality. Business Insider recently put out the top 5 jobs for each of the personality combos that comes from the Meyers Briggs - you can find it below.
Another option is to think of the skills and talents that you have and what jobs leverage them the most. The Gov't gives every job a code called (Onet codes). This link form careeronestop.org has a nice little self assessment to try and identify which ones work for someone. You might enjoy this too... http://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip
Hope that helps - I look forward to other thoughts from other jobcasers too!
What are you passionate about? What are you naturally good at? What do you love doing so much that time flies? Are there any causes jor groups of people that have always tugged at your heart? My mother told me "find your passion and then figure out a way to paid for it." If you love doing something you will excel at it, if you hate it or view it as a negative you will only do as much as you are required. For example I love to talk and I'm a neat freak and I love helping people, young people tug at my heart. So my jobs have always been helping people in some way or another and managing files keeping things in order (my children call me Monk, I can't tolerate disorder lol) I motivate and mentor youth as well. Figure out what your passion then find a career that allows you to use it.
It's important to have realistic expectations for your work life.
Any career you choose is going to have it's challenges. No matter what you do you are going to have to grind, to use your words.
So your aim shouldn't be to find a role that makes you happy everyday but to find away to be happy with what you do.
In the words of my father "if work was fun they wouldn't pay you for it".