Answered by Rachel, Hiring Expert at Eaton, on Tuesday, August 12, 2014
This is an unfortunate but all too often outcome of pursuing higher education. I would suggest taking a Career Assessment in order to help narrow down what you are actually interested in from both a professional and personal perspective. The point is to find a career direction where you are fulfilled and this is best done where your personal motivations and belief structure is not counterintuitive to your professional work life. There are many tools available on-line for free, however please be aware that in order to get the most comprehensive reports you are most likely going to have to pay for the information.
As a disclaimer I have personally used the tool that I’ve suggested in this response and I am not a member of the company that provides the assessment nor have I ever received any monetary compensation for advising use of this tool. I would personally suggest the MAPP career assessment that you can find at www.assessment.com
. This tool is very comprehensive and provides a more detailed insight into interests and opportunities for individuals interested in identifying their career path. You can take the assessment which is 71 questions in total that will create an assessment profile for you. The free version of the report will provide you with a basic overview of your particular preferences, motivations, and interest as well as 10 suggested career areas. The free course again is very basic and will only provide an overview. To get the more detailed report you will have to pay a nominal fee ranging from approximately $90.00 to $150.00, depending on the type and level of report you choose to have. I know that this may be a lot of money, but look at it as an investment into your future happiness and professional fulfillment.