Ask yourself what would you like to do on a daily basis, then base your job search around that. If you do not have an answer or would like to learn more about yourself, there are some assessments that can assist you.
One of the most common personality assessments is the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator. It’s a questionnaire that figures out what type of personality you have, and it determines this by analyzing your attitudes, functions, and lifestyles. The results are then used to better determine which jobs would best suit you. MBTI is the most widely used and accepted test You can take tests online, but the best place to take it is by a trained professional. They’re best trained to walk you through the process and get the most out of the results.
Another computer-based tool is DISCOVER. Its main purpose is to enable you to make better decisions in pursuing a career or education. It also provides a listing of good fitting jobs for your individual results.
These assessment’s are free at the One-Stops and facilitated by an authorized professional. Some books like What Color is Your Parachute and How to Find the Work You Love are interactive books that also assist you in finding your career path. They can be found at one of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries for free or purchased on Amazon.