anairdna recommended the book The Anti 9-to-5 Guide by Michelle Goldman a few weeks ago; I’m waiting till I can get to the library to renew my card to snag a copy, but in the meantime, I found this excerpt online:
If you’ve got half a brain, you’ll find those “What Type of Job Is Right for Me?” quizzes on the web about as useful as your weekly horoscope. How you really feel about sharing a four-by-six-foot space with a hygienically challenged, socially stunted coworker usually has zilch to do with the meager multiple-choice options these tests offer. Yes, you may get affirmation that you like to help people, work with power tools, or swing from a trapeze, but you’ll still need to research and test-drive any new career you’re thinking of pursuing.
“‘What are your values?’ seems to me a much more important question,” says peer counsellor Kirsten Johnson.
And to that end, she offers up a little questionaire of things to think about, if you aren’t sure what your values really are or where they might lead you.