I have been out of college and working for 1 year at one of the top management consulting firms and am looking for advice on a career change. I find the long hours and intense pressure at work really stressful and it's made me fear working in any work environment for fear that I will feel the same way at another job. It's hard to maintain perspective as I have never had any other job so I don't know what other work environments are like. Other than this, I am not sure what work I want to do. I am really undecided about what type of work I would enjoy or be good at, as I feel my confidence has been shot. I'd like to be making a difference in my work, and think I would enjoy something where I feel like I have a clearer understanding of how to do my job and what is expected of me and the impact it has, as my current job feels stressful because the work environment is often changing and you are always figuring things out as you go along with high expectations.
I think this has all been exacerbated by COVID-19 and the working from home environment. I'd love to hear if anyone else feels the same way or has had a similar experience that they succeeded in getting out of, or any advice in general! Thank you very much.