My name is Steven Humphreys. This page is about why I started ‘HateJobBlog.Com’. When I decided to start writing again, I felt creating a website was the best way to share my story about how to not get stuck in a career you hate (like I did for forty years!)
Even though I am not a career counselor, I might have a few tips that might help you find a job you’ll love. I know a little about which career tests to take, because I took all of them myself.
Although, the tests may have changed somewhat, we basically don’t change personality wise unless something really drastic happens in our lives. In other words, we still like doing certain tasks and not doing others because we all possess inclinations and talents we favor over others.
In the beginning, I hated my construction trade job. I was never mechanically inclined. But, the money and benefits trapped me. I was young and physically fit, but it just wasn’t the real me. Nevertheless, it was all I knew and I was afraid of change. If you hate what you do for a living, you will have an unhappy life no matter how much money you make.
Thankfully, there are assessment tools and counselors who can steer you to your true calling in the world of working.
Certain career and personality assessments reveal working environments you’d enjoy. I took the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator personality assessment when I was going to College.
It costs about $50 and will be about the best money you’ve ever spent. They have updated it through research. The real you never changes unless your life circumstances have changed radically. So, you really only need to take it once.
I discovered through the MBTI® I am an INFJ. This means I tested strongest in Introversion, Intuition, Feeling and Judging. It showed I had a creative personality and similar traits of a writer. The test validates things you already know about yourself, so you might not be surprised with printable readout results.
- I like being in my own world of thoughts and ideas
- I pay attention to meaning and patterns from information I get
- I may seem at times too idealistic and/or aloof to others
- I prefer a planned and/or orderly life
There are sixteen personality combinations. You will be different from most people. Even persons within your same classification (similar to you) will differ in many ways. But, what we all have in common is the happiness the right livelihood will bring.