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.

And so, in the interests of insight and self-knowledge…