Join the Career Explorers Network!

Collaborating with Teachers, Counselors, Career Professionals, Parents, and Students

 

The Career Explorers Network is a meeting place for teachers, counselors, career professionals, parents, and students that use social media and MOOCs.  The network will create a collaborative environment to exchange educational and career development ideas and resources.

To connect and communicate with the Career Explorers Network, use your favorite social media tool.

****Please use the hashtag #careerexplorer.  A hash tag is simply a way to help us view your messages.

Blogger – http://hollandcodes.blogspot.com/2013/12/what-are-moocs.html

Igroops – http://bit.ly/1kXGBtX

WordPress – http://hollandcodes.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/mooc/

****Please use hashtag #careerexplorer.

****Please use hashtag #careerexplorer.

  • Google

Web site – https://sites.google.com/site/careerexplorernetwork/homeGroup – https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/career-explorers-network

  • Linkedin –

http://ww.linkedin.com/in/drmaryaskew/
Career Explorers Network – http://linkd.in/1dQCjPQ

****Please use hashtag #careerexplorer.

Using career awareness, digital learning, and social resources, students and adults will -

  • Know and value self
  • Build self-esteem and confidence
  • Identify interests, abilities, and skills
  • Build relationships between the school environment and the work force
  • Build academic, communication, problem solving, and social skills
  • Increase awareness of the need for future jobs skills
  • See the connections between learning in school, academic skills, job related skills, and careers
  • See career possibilities
  • See themselves as a future contributor to the job force
  • Build a connection between interests and potential careers

Teachers, counselors, career professionals, and parents -

  • Share career awareness, career education, and career development resources
  • Help prepare students to compete in global, knowledge based, innovation centered economy
  • Get answers to career topics

Teachers, counselors, career professionals, and parents -

  • Share career awareness, career education, and career development resources
  • Help prepare students to compete in global, knowledge based, innovation centered economy
  • Ask questions about career topics

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Social Media and MOOCs

Implications for Teachers, Counselors and Career Professionals

The World of Massive Online Courses

Source: OnlineColleges.net

Social Media and MOOCs – Tools to Engage Students

Current media trends are demanding the adoption of new educational and career technological shifts adopting the use of social media and MOOCs.  Social media and MOOCs are available for everyone –

  • Those inclined to use various types of media technology
  • Watch online videos
  • Visit social networking/blog sites
  • Own tablets
  • Use smartphones

MOOCs are newly developed resources and techniques will revolutionize career advising programs.

MOOCs –

  • Adopt innovative, creative, and effective technological strategies to engage encourage, support, and empower students
  • Promote social media, collaboration, group learning, problem solving, interactive learning, and other inventive techniques (D. Roberts, 2012 and S. Gonvalves, 2006)
  • Address independent learning, diversity training, and critical thinking

MOOCs are excellent resources to meet the needs of ethnically diverse, achieving, expressive, liberal, technological, community-oriented, connected, optimistic, yet pressured and impatient students.

Watch the Youtube video about MOOCs…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3gMGqcZQc

Next, learn more about MOOCs?

Destiny Development for All Ages

At the Holland Codes Kids and Purpose Development Zone, you will learn many different things.
  1. First, you will learn about yourself.  What are your interests and skills?
  2. You will learn about careers.
  3. Careers come in groups.  These groups are called Holland Codes.
  4. There are six different career groups -
  • Realistic
  • Investigative
  • Artistic
  • Social
  • Enterprising
  • Conventional

We will use fun activities to explore careers -

View the Holland Codes for Kids video.

Teacher’s Notes

Holland Codes for Kids Program Components

The Holland Codes for Kids Program has the following components –

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Each item is described in the different modules.

Order Destiny Development Program…

Self Directed Search Revised! Awesome Assessment Tool!

The Self Directed Search is one of the most respected and widely used career planning instrument in the world.

The NEW fifth edition of the SDS is designed to help clients learn about themselves and their career options. Whether they are college students choosing a major, veterans entering the civilian job market, or adults pursuing a career change, clients can use the SDS to learn more about occupations that match their interests, abilities, and personalities.

Like its predecessors, the SDS 5th Edition is based on John Holland’s theory that both people and work environments can be classified according to six basic types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. These personality types are known collectively as the Holland RIASEC model. The SDS asks questions about the individual’s aspirations, activities, competencies, and level of interest in different occupations. From the responses, the SDS generates a three-letter Summary Code, which can be used to help the individual find his or her educational and occupational matches.

This  easy-to-use, comprehensive career exploration tool asks questions about the individual’s aspirations, activities, competencies, occupations, and other self-estimates. The resulting three-letter Summary Code, which designates the three personality types an individual most closely resembles, can then be used to help the individual find his or her occupational match.

Features and benefits

  • Applies to all stages of life. The components of the SDS 5th Edition can be used together for educational planning and career development, as well as leisure and retirement planning.
  • Includes brand-new normative data. Normative data were derived from a nationally representative sample of 1,739 students and adults.
  • Is well studied and psychometrically sound. The SDS is one of the most thoroughly studied career assessment tools: the SDS results has been used in more than 1,500 studies.
  • Sets the standard for career assessment. Used by more than 35 million people worldwide, the SDS was originally written by John Holland, the creator of the popular RIASEC theory of vocational personality.
  • Uses a continually updated occupations resource. SDS Summary Codes are linked to occupations found in the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) database, a major occupational site used by consumers and professionals.
  • The New! The Occupations Finder-Revised Edition has a list of 1,309 occupations matched to Holland Codes.

Self Directed Search has the following assessments and Finders -

Source: PAR 2013

Back to School Career Test Sale

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The following career tests are on sale -

  • Career & Life Explorer
  • Career Exploration Inventory
  • Career Interest Inventory
  • Career Personality Inventory
  • Career Values Inventory
  • Guide for Occupational Exploration Interest Inventory
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • My Career Profile
  • PICS Career Survey
  • RIASEC Inventory
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • Transferable Skills Survey
  • Back to School Bulk Items (On Sale)

  Career and Life Explorer

Career Life Explorer

Career and Life Explorer is a Holland Code assessment that uses:

  • Appealing graphics
  • Easy-to-follow instructions
  • Proven career exploration principles
  • Great information to get young people thinking about their future—and encourages them to stay in school, explore positive career and learning options, and dream big

Career and Life Explorer provides the following information:

  • Start with “Uncover Career Clues.”
  • Gather career information by looking at:
    • Who they admire
    • What they do well or enjoy doing
    • What are the key values
    • How important is money
    • What kinds of people they like to spend time with
    • How much education or training they would consider
    • What work environment they prefer, and more
  • Step 2: Select top picks from among six Holland Code “Interest Groups”
  • Step 3: Look up related jobs in a chart listing hundreds of job titles from the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
  • Step 4: Use a “Discover Your Ideal Job” to write in key elements of their ideal job, including:
    • Values
    • Possible job titles
    • Skills
    • Education or training
    • Earnings
    • Other details
  • Step 5: Use an Action Plan worksheet to help plan high school courses, extracurricular activities, and other life experiences.

Format: 5.5 x 8.5, 12-panel foldout
Reading Level: Grade 6
Interest Level: Grades 6 to 12

Career Exploration Inventory

Hollandcodes.com has information about the Career Exploration Inventory.

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Career Exploration Inventory is a career interest inventory with career information and career planning information.The Career Exploration Inventory:

  • Is easy to read, self-scoring, self-interpreting
  • Gathers career information by looking at past, present, and future activities of your life. These areas include Work, Leisure, and Learning activities.
  • Helps you identify Clusters and GOE Interest Areas
  • Provides a list of related jobs in a chart listing hundreds of job titles, career salary, career research, and career information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
  • Provides additional career resources
  • Create an Action Plan
  • Help you set Short Term, Medium Term, and Long Term Goals

The Career Exploration Inventory:

  • Is backed by strong validity
  • Uses proven career exploration principles.
  • Directs cross-reference to GOE and O’Net job reference systems.

The Scores from the Career Exploration Inventory connect you to 16 GOE career interest areas or Career Clusters with:

  • Related jobs
  • Education and training options
  • Leisure activities listed for each interest area

Format: 8.5 x 11, 12-panel foldout, self-scoring/self-interpreting, consumable, no other components needed.
Interest Level: High School-Adult

With each Career Cluster/GOE purchase, you will receive with free Career Cluster, GOE Code, and Holland Code cross-reference and Internet resource sheets.

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Career Interests Inventory

The Career Interests Inventory is a Holland Code career self assessment test.The Career Interests Inventory is -

  • Inexpensive – Save money.
  • Easy to use – Complete the career self assessment test in 30 minutes.
  • Tested, proven, and dependable – Based on Dept. of Labor’s O*NET Interest Profile.

The Career Interests Inventory has a variety of jobs. Find job that need little or no preparation, 2 year associate, 4 year college, graduate degree, or professional degree.

The Career Interests Inventory is a Holland Code career self assessment test.

Career Personality Inventory

Based on the MBTI personality types

Career Personality Inventory

The Career Personality Inventory is -

  • Self- scoring, self-interpreting, consumable, no other components needed
  • Comparable results to the MBTI
  • Match personality types to careers, work styles, skills, work environments, and work preferences with this easy-to-use assessment
  • Is based on the MBTI personality types

The CPI uses a simple and innovative testing method requiring test takers to:

  • Simply circle words that describe them
  • Total the number of descriptors circled

The CPI then helps users consider how their personality relates to their careers by focusing on their top two traits.

Users can match their personality types to careers and work preferences.

Clients then use the career planning guide and worksheet to set goals and start their career research.

Valid and reliable, the CPI provides a powerful and cost-effective alternative to any organization using similar but more expensive personality inventories.

Product type: Printed booklet
Interest level: Middle School-High School
Pages Opens to 8-panel foldout
Size: 8.5 x 11

Career Values InvenTory

Career Values Inventory

The O*NET Career Values Inventory helps individuals explore over 900 O*NET job titles based on their work values and motivators.

Unlike the first edition of the Values Inventory which used a card sort to explore work values, the new edition uses an easier forced-choice method.

Consisting of only 36 items and taking less than 20 minutes to complete, this method provides accurate results in less time, as well as simplifies administration and scoring.

Once individuals have identified their most important work values, the inventory guides them to match their results to potential careers organized by both values and the preparation required (using the DOL’s five “job zones”).

In depth suggestions for further research help individuals explore those careers, and a reproducible Job Information/Action Plan worksheet helps them pursue their goals.

The inventory is self-scoring and self-interpreting, takes less than thirty minutes to complete, and is based on decades of research.

Valid and reliable, this assessment is an ideal starting point for anyone engaging in career exploration.

Its incorporation of O*NET job titles also makes it highly compatible with a wide variety of occupational resources.

The O*NET is changing. The Department of Labor is revising and streamlining the Occupational Information Network to better match the rapidly changing economy. The Second Edition of the O*NET Career Values Inventory has been substantially revised.

In addition to moving from a card sort to a forced choice mechanic, it will feature streamlined instructions, an updated list of resources, an improved job information worksheet, and job titles drawn directly from the latest version of the O*NET.

Guide for Occupational Exploration Interest Inventory (GOEII)

Guide for Occupational Interest Inventory

Guide for Occupational Exploration Interest Inventory -

  • Has appealing graphics
  • Is easy-to-follow instructions
  • Is self-scoring
  • Matches your Interests to 250 Occupational Outlook Handbook and 1,000 O*NET career jobs with career salary information, career research, and career information
  • Is organized around 14 GOE career interest areas

Guide for Occupational Exploration Interest Inventory provides the following information from the ORIGINAL GOE System presented in the Guide for Occupational Exploration (3rd Edition):

Step 1: Start with the following “14 Interest Areas or Career Clusters” -

  1. GOE Code 1: Arts, Entertainment, and Media
  2. GOE Code 2: Science, Math, Engineering
  3. GOE Code 3: Plants and Animals
  4. GOE Code 4: Law, Law Enforcement, and Public Security
  5. GOE Code 5: Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
  6. Construction, Mining and Drilling
  7. Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
  8. GOE Code 6: Industrial Production
  9. GOE Code 7: Business Detail
  10. GOE Code 8: Sales &Marketing
  11. GOE Code 9: Recreation, Travel and Other Personal Services
  12. GOE Code 10: Education and Social Services
  13. GOE Code 11: General Management and Support
  14. Medical and Health Science

Step 2: Complete Inventory.
Step 3: Score profile.
Step 4: Use the “14 Interest Areas or Career Clusters” to Explore Career Options.
Step 5: Complete the Career Exploration Worksheet.
Step 6: Research career options.

Reading Level: Grade 8
Interest Level: Middle School-Adult

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment is the most widely used personality assessment in the world – more than 2 million assessments worldwide each year.

  • Reliable, valid, versatile, and dependable – Used for more than 50 years
  • Guide to understand individual differences
  • Source of understanding on how people think, communicate, and interact

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a career assessment test and a personality test. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) types are in four groups –

  • Extraversion / Introversion
  • Sensing / Intuition
  • Thinking / Feeling
  • Judging / Perceiving

The type indicates a preference.

  • The Extrovert prefers to focus on other people and things.
  • The Introvert prefers to focus on internal thoughts and ideas.
  • The Sensing person prefers to use the five senses to receive information.
  • The Intuitive person receives input from internal thinking processes.
  • The Thinking persons judges using logic.
  • The Feeling person uses affective measures to judge.
  • The Judging aspect of the type results in sequential step-by-step mental processing.
  • The Perceiving responds in a spontaneous and flexible way.

The results from the MBTI produces the 16 types –

  1. ISTJ
  2. ISFJ
  3. INFJ
  4. INTJ
  5. ISTP
  6. ISFP
  7. INFP
  8. INTP
  9. ESTP
  10. ESFP
  11. ENFP
  12. ENTP
  13. ESTJ
  14. ESFJ
  15. ENFJ
  16. ENTJ

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Career Report

The MBTI Career Report is a career exploration tool that helps you –

  • Identify strengths and weakness that may influence the career exploration process
  • Identify job families
  • Choose a potential career
  • Select a college or other form of training
  • Provide information necessary to evaluate a possible career transition or job shift
  • Develop a career plan

The MBTI Career Report has information on –

  • MBTI Results – Reported Type and Clarity of Reported Preferences
  • MBTI Types and Career Choice – preferred work environments, and action steps
  • MBTI Types and Career Exploration – Strengths, challenges, strategies, and action steps
  • MBTI Types and Career Development – Strengths, challenges, strategies, and action steps
  • MBTI Types and Job Families – Job family ranking, Most attractive job families, Moderately attractive job families, Least attractive job families, Most popular occupations, Least popular occupations, and Tips for succeeding in atypical occupation.

DELIVERY INFORMATION: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Career Report is an ON-LINE, Holland Code career self assessment test. When you complete your transaction, you will receive two e-mails. The first e-mail confirms payment received. The second e-mail lists the following information -

  • Product Title
  • Transaction ID
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Career Report Web Site Link
  • Username
  • Password
  • Our contact e-mail explorecareers@gmail.com

My Career Profile

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My Career Profile Guidance System is a Holland career self assessment test that provides information on interests, values, skills, personalities, and Holland Codes.

My Career Profile Guidance System is -

  • Low cost – Save money.
  • Easy to use – Follow simple instructions.
  • Quick – In 20 minutes, you will have the results from the assessment.
  • Fast – Immediately match the results 1500 careers.
  • Tested, proven, and dependable – Use the database to get job earnings information

My Career Profile Guidance System provides information on interests, values, skills, personalities, Holland Codes, 1200+ occupations, and 6000 schools.

Discover your -

  • Interests
  • Values
  • Skills
  • Personality

Get information on -

  • Holland Codes
  • 1200+ Occupations
  • 6000+ Schools

Search colleges by according to the following criteria -

  • Location of School
  • Major Areas of Study
  • Name of School
  • Size and Cost
  • Region in the USA
  • Type of School

Build your career portifolio.

PICS Career Survey

Picture Interest Survey

The PICS Career Survey is a Picture Interest Test and an easy-to-do Holland Code assessment that uses 36 sets of 3 pictures as a quick way to –

  • Explore their career interests
  • Find a job that fits

The PICS Career Survey is an excellent career test for ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS and for other people -

  • Who are In ESL/GED programs
  • Who have limited reading ability
  • Who have limited knowledge of English
  • Who are developmentally delayed
  • Who are learning disabled
  • Who have special needs
  • Who have limited access to education
  • Who are chronically unemployed

The PICS Interest Test -

  • Takes less than fifteen minutes to complete and score
  • Uses pictures of people at work
  • Is self-administered and self-scored

To finish the Career Survey (PICS), you -

  • Look at 36 sets of 3 pictures.
  • Choose which of the three portrayed occupations seems most interesting.
  • Total the number and kind of pictures selected.

As bonuses, with each purchase, you receive the Career Locator and Career Planning Worksheet.

The Career Locator matches Holland Code interest areas to 600 careers. Careers are placed in one of the following groups – Careers that require Short Term On-the-Job-Training, Moderate Term On-the-Job-Training, Long Term On-the-Job-Training, Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Professional Degree, and Postsecondary Vocational Training.

On the Career Planning Worksheet, you record information about education required, projected earning, job outlook, skills, and next step.

RIASEC Inventory
A Quick and Easy Assessment

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The RIASEC Inventory

  • Uses Holland’s RIASEC coding system and latest O*NET job titles
  • Scores into six interest areas: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional
  • Quick, 4-page assessment takes only 10-15 minutes to complete

The Holland Code inventory gives individuals a fast and informative way to explore occupations based on their interests. Using the RIASEC system developed by John Holland–the most widely used occupational interest coding system available.

Use this inventory to identify their job interests.

Complete only 72 work activity statements.

Match results those interests to potential careers.

The Holland Code inventory, a quick and easy assessment, is perfect for job seekers who have little time to spend on testing and career exploration.

Self Directed Search

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The Self-Directed Search is -

  • Low cost – Save money.
  • Easy to use – Complete the career self assessment test in 30 minutes.
  • Tested, proven, and dependable – Used by over 22 million people worldwide.

Use the Self-Directed Search to -

  • Get information on your personalities, interests, abilities, and skills. Know your strengths, interests, abilities, and skills.
  • Find careers that maximize your personalities, interests, abilities, and skills.
  • Narrow your career options. Save time and money. Eliminate careers that do not match your personalities, interests, abilities, and skills.

Find careers that will be most satisfying, appealing, and interesting to you.

Use the Self-Directed Search to explore careers.

Self Directed Search Form R is for adults, college students, and high school students. Form R is available in PRINTED or INTERNET Versions. The New! The Occupations Finder-Revised Edition now includes occupations that have emerged as a result of technological advances (e.g., Internet). The occupations have been updated and revised, and the jobs are referenced with the Occupational Information (O*NET) database. The Occupations Finder also provides the educational development level that each occupation requires and includes an alphabetical list of the occupations. Self-Directed Search Form R Occupations Finder has a list of 1,309 occupations matched to Holland Codes.

Self Directed Search Form E is for adults and teens who need easier-to-read format.

Self Directed Search Form Career Explorer is for middle school students.

Strong Interest Inventory

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For nearly 80 years, the Strong Interest Inventory assessment has guided thousands of individuals in exploring careers and college majors. The Strong Interest Inventory assessment is the most respected and widely used career planning instrument in the world.

The Strong Inventory is a professional career interest inventory that is –

  • Well researched and extensively validated
  • Used by career coaches and college counselors worldwide

The Strong Interest Inventory is an on-line Holland Code assessment that helps you identify -

  • Interests
  • Holland Codes
  • Careers

The results include –

  • Scores on the level of interest on each of the six Holland Codes or General Occupational Themes. Holland Code Themes include – Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional.
  • Scores on 25 Basic Interest Scales (e.g. art, science, and public speaking)
  • Scores on 211 Occupational Scales which indicate the similarity between the respondent’s interests and those of people working in each of the 211 occupations.
  • Scores on 4 Personal Style Scales (learning, working, leadership, and risk-taking).
  • Scores on 3 Administrative Scales used to identify test errors or unusual profiles.

The Strong Interest Inventory has six (6) sections –

  • General Themes – Description of the interrelationship between Holland Codes and interests, work activities, potential skills, personal values
  • Basic Interest Scales – Identification of your Highest Holland Code Themes, Holland Theme Code, Standard Score, and Interest Level
    Basic Interest Scales point to work activities, projects, course work, and leisure activities that are personally motivating and rewarding. The Interest Scale Levels are Very Little, Little, Moderate, high, Very High.
    Your Basic Interest Scales Report will give you your TOP FIVE Interest Areas and the Areas of Least Interest.
  • Occupational Scales – Comparison of your likes and dislikes with those people who are satisfied working in various occupations.
    The Occupational Scales matches your interests to 122 occupations. Your score matched the likes and dislikes of people who are working in and are satisfied that career. The occupations are an example of a larger job cluster. The TOP TEN Occupations are the careers that most closely match your interests. Within each Holland Code Theme, you will find careers that you are Dissimilar, Midrange, or Similar to your score, likes, and dislikes.
  • Personal Style Scales – Description of relationship between Holland Code Themes, work styles, learning, risk taking, and team work. Examples of Personal Style Scales include – Working with People, Enjoying helping others, Preferring practical learning environments, Preferring short-term training, Taking charge of others, Taking risks, Making quick decisions, and Working on teams.
  • Profile Summary – Overview of Your Highest Themes, Your Theme code, Your Top Five Interest Areas, Your Areas of Least Interest, Your Top Ten Strong Occupations, Occupations of Dissimilar Interest, and Your Personal Style Scales Preferences
  • Response Summary – Summary of the Occupations, Subject Areas, Activities, Leisure Activities, People, and Characteristics Sections. You receive information about the number of responses in each section that were Strongly Like, Like, Indifferent, Dislike, or Strong Dislike.

Transferable Skills (TS) Survey

Transferable Skills Scale

The TS Survey is a researched and validated assessment. The TS Survey is a short assessment that identifies an individual’s strongest soft (TS) skills skills. The eight (8) soft (TS) skills Skills are:

  • Analytical
  • Numerical
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
  • Physical
  • Informational
  • Communicative
  • Creative skills

The benefits of the TS Survey are -

  • Complete in 20-25 minutes
  • Is easy to use
  • Has color-coded design
  • Is Self-scoring and self-interpreting
  • Can be used as both a career exploration guide and a job search strategy tool
  • Includes suggested resources for career exploration as well as a worksheet for comparing possible careers
  • Includes job titles from the most recent O*NET database
  • Can be given to groups or individuals

The TS Survey has 5 sections -

  1. Mark Your Answers
  2. Add Your Scores
  3. Interpret Your Scores
  4. Identify Occupations that Match Your Skills
  5. Explore Occupations that Match Your Skills

Reference material for the The TS Survey lists the relationship between Soft Skills and Holland Codes. 

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Digital Career Decision Making Course

The Career Decision Making Course has career exploration and college major exploration tools. 

The Career exploration tools provide the following information -

  • Overview
  • Skills
  • Values
  • Outlook
  • Earning
  • Interest Profile
  • Working Conditions
  • Contact Info
  • Areas of Study

The College exploration resources lists the following facts -

  • Location of School
  • Majors Areas of Study
  • Name of School
  • Size and Cost
  • Region in the USA
  • Type of School

View Career Decision Making Video.

For a limited time only, the course is only $5.

Click here to place your order.

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Career Portfolio

The Importance of Career Planning When in School

Career portfolios focus on the importance of career planning in school. What are career interest portfolios?

A career interest portfolio is -

  • Snap shot of the interests, abilities, and skills
  • Diary that lists your goals, dreams, and visions
  • Log book for career exploration and planning
  • Guidebook to future career planning
  • Storybook of your lifetime journey

Career interest portfolios are self awareness or occupational exploration portfolios. These portfolios provide guidance in completing the three steps of the career planning process –

  • Self-Knowledge
  • Educational and Occupational Exploration
  • Career Planning

Self-knowledge deals with our self-concept, interpersonal skills, growth, and development.

Educational and occupational exploration reveals the relationships between learning, work, career information skills, job seeking, skill development, and the labor market.

Career planning includes self-assessment, career exploration, decision making, life role formation, goal setting, and the implementation of career choices.

A Career interest portfolio lists -

  • Career test results
  • Career interests -What you like to do
  • Skills – Activities that you do well
  • Values – Beliefs that are important to you
  • Favorite subjects
  • Favorite activities and hobbies
  • Career experiences: Field trips, interviews with people at work, and interactions with mentors or key resource people
  • Future job possibilities

A career interest portfolio helps you -

  • Highlight your interests, abilities, and skills
  • Recognize your strengths
  • See the relationships between extracurricular activities and career goals
  • Learn about world of work
  • Open your eyes to new job opportunities
  • Identify workplace skills
  • List your career exploration objectives
  • Focus on achieving the right career objectives
  • Set realistic achievable goals
  • Make educational and career plans

The career interest portfolio is an excellent aid for students. Education, learning, and training serve as the bridge between school and world of work. School is a time of transition. A career interest portfolio serves as a journal to record special activities and events.

The career interest portfolio helps students -

  • Increase self awareness
  • Expand knowledge of careers
  • Improve career exploration and planning skills
  • Develop motivation and self confidence

Career interest portfolios provide students with awesome opportunities to gain self awareness as well as to explore and understand the world of work.

A Career interest portfolio lists -

  • Career test results
  • Career interests – What you like to do
  • Skills – Activities that you do well
  • Values – Beliefs that are important to you
  • Favorite subjects
  • Favorite activities and hobbies
  • Career experiences: Field trips, interviews with people at work, and interactions with mentors or key resource people
  • Future job possibilities

A career interest portfolio provides a snap shot of the interests, abilities, and skills.

Virtual Career Portfolios

Our two career planning courses that will build a career portfolio -

  • Career Portfolio Tools
  • Test Drive Your Career Test! You Have The Keys!

The Career Portfolio Tools course is a step-by-step guide to explore careers and college majors.

Use the course to pinpoint -

  • Interests
  • Abilities
  • Skills
  • Talents
  • Values
  • Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests.
  • Match your likes, interests, skills, and personality styles to careers.
  • Find training programs that are a match to the careers that they are interested.
  • Succeed in planning a career.

This Career Portfolio will motivate you as you explore careers and college majors.

The Career Portfolio Tools are used in conjunction with Holland Codes career tests -

  • Self – Directed Search
  • Picture Interest Career Survey
  • RIASEC Inventory
  • My Career Profile
  • Strong Interest Inventory

The Career Decision Making Tools have 2 sections –

  • Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Guide
  • Guide to Career Exploration and Planning

Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Parent, Teacher, and Adult Guide outlines the process of selecting a career assessment.  The selection process includes –

  • Introduction to Career Planning
  • Steps to Self Awareness
  • Tools To Assess Self Awareness
  • Selection of a Career Assessment or Test
  • Career Test Checklist
  • Features Of Career Self Assessments Tests

The Guide to Career Exploration and Planning is for teens or adults who need a manual that will guide them through the steps of career planning process.

The topics included in the Guide are -

  • Career Planning Map
  • Self-Analysis, Self Awareness, or Self Assessment
  • Career Exploration Tools
  • College Major Exploration Tools

Career exploration tools provide the following information –

  • Overview
  • Skills
  • Values
  • Outlook
  • Earning
  • Interest Profile
  • Working Conditions
  • Contact Info
  • Areas of Study

College exploration resources lists the following facts –

  • Location of School
  • Majors Areas of Study
  • Name of School
  • Size and Cost
  • Region in the USA
  • Type of School

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