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Social Media promotes social networking, the process of using already existing contacts to meet new people as potential social or business links.

Social Media helps you –

  • Provide immediate feedback
  • Provide 24/7 access to needed information and resources
  • Engage and connect with clients, students, customers, family, and friends,
  • Create environments or Personal Learning Networks where you can collaborate
  • Express critical thinking, innovation, and creativity

What is the focus of social media tools?

According to Michael Wu, Ph.D., two major types of media tools: Social Networks and Online Communities.

  • Social Networks are built upon pre-established relationships. People maintain old relationships and add new relationships to expand the network.
  • Online Communities are a virtual community of members or people that use the Internet to interact, communicate, or pursue shared interests.

Examples of Social Media Tools

Here are the examples, highlights, descriptions, illustrations, and contact information of social media resources –

  • Resource One: Facebook
  • Resource Two: Google+
  • Resource Three: Twitter
  • Resource Four: Linkedin
  • Resource Five: Hootsuite
  • Resource Six: Graphics – Infographics & Pinterest
  • Resource Seven: Evernote – note taking and archiving software
  • Resource Eight: Slideshare – document, PDF, video and webinar
  • Resource Nine: Issuu – digital publishing platform
  • Resource Ten: Prezi – cloud-based presentation software
  • Resource Eleven: Scribd – web and mobile device online library
  • Resource Twelve: Wordle – word cloud generator software
  • Resource Thirteen: Blogs – Blogger and WordPress
  • Resource Fourteen: MOOC

Resource One: Facebook

Facebook has 70,000 users, 3 million daily page views and 90 million monthly page views.

Bloghubspot.com has an excellent tutorial and video on how to set up a Fan Page –

Jorgen Sunberg outlined Top 10 Facebook Fan Pages for Job Seekers – http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/top-10-facebook-fan-pages-job-seekers-and-career-minded-folk/

  1. Career Savvy
  2. com Job Searching
  3. Tim’s Strategy
  4. Expat Coach Megan
  5. Punk Rock HR
  6. Personal Branding Guy
  7. Keppie Careers
  8. Windmill Networking
  9. Wise Man Say
  10. The Undercover Recruiter

NACE created a Career Counselor’s Guide to Facebook in the job search.

Hollandcodes.com uses Facebook to display information about a variety of career development and social media topics.

Read more in Master Social Media 101

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New Mission, Vision, & Web Sites


Digital learning and media technology are impacting the delivery of career development resources. There must be a convergence and synchronization of career development principles with today’s electronic media.

The Holland Codes Resource Center has developed a new mission, vision, and web sites.

  • New Mission – Provide career development and social media resources engaging, connecting with digital learners utilizing printed, web-based tools and technology
  • New Vision – Motivate, inspire, and empower people to have an awareness of their full potential
  • New Web Sites – Promote the convergence of career development and social media concepts


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Career-social-media.com Career-social-media.com – Our Career and Social Media Resource Center provides information about career, college major, job search, and social media resources.


Members get access to –

Here are videos that provide an overview of the resource center –

New Store

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Navigate the Explore Careers & College Majors store.  Here is our list of resources –

Visit our new web sites to see how career development and social media converge.

Holland Career Model

Holland Career Model


Are you looking for tools to explore careers and college majors?

Self-awareness is the key to self-discoveryKnowing your interests is the first step to identifying a potential career.

The Holland Codes interest areas are:

  • Realistic
  • Investigative
  • Artistic
  • Social
  • Enterprising
  • Conventional

The Holland Code Career Models match jobs into job codes, interest clusters, work personality environments, or personality types.

There is also a definite relationship between Holland Codes and college majors.

In order to maximize the resources below, you need to use the right career tool.  The Self Directed Search is  the  most reliable and valid Holland Code instrument worldwide.After taking a career test,  review this list of some college and universities to explore Holland Codes, careers, and college majors

  1. Career Decisions Handbook 
  2. Career Interest Game – University of Missouri
  3. Career Interest Matching – Riverland Community College 
  4. Career Interests – Your Holland Code
  5. College Majors and the Holland Codes – Salisbury University
  6. Colorado College Majors with Holland Codes
  7. Guide to Holland Code – MU Career Center – University of Misouri
  8. Holland (Edison Community College) 
  9. Holland Code – Career Services – www.usu.edu 
  10. Holland Code | clas.arizona.edu 
  11. Holland Code and College Majors – Central Oregon … 
  12. Holland code Duke University Career Center  
  13. Holland Code Quiz – Rogue Community College
  14. Holland Code Resources Purdue North Central 
  15. Holland Code to majors (UMKC: University College)
  16. Holland Codes — Central Piedmont Community College 
  17. Holland Codes – University of North Florida
  18. Holland Codes and Career Interests – University of Manitoba
  19. Holland Code and College Majors – Central Oregon … 
  21. Holland’s Code and Success in College (Northland International University) 
  22. Holland’s Theory and Implications for Academic Advising … (Florida State University) 
  23. Holland’s Code and Success in College
  24. Interests, College Majors and Careers Packet – Johnson … 
  25. K12 Educators Guide – College Foundation of North Carolina
  26. Majors and Careers by Interest | Career Services 
  27. Majors by Holland Code – University of Oklahoma 
  28. Major – Montana State University 
  29. Overview of John Holland’s Six Career Themes 
  30. RAISEC (Multi-Language) – UHCC 
  31. RIASEC – Explore your interests – California State University … 
  32. RIASEC and Holland Codes – Indiana University South Bend 
  33. The Holland Hexagon, University of Cincinnati 
  34. UTSA Career Center ::Students:: RIASEC and Holland Codes 

Get more information about Holland Codes and how to use Holland Code career tests to explore careers and college majors.


In your journey:

  • Understand your interests, abilities, and skills
  • Gain awareness of your future plan

Your mission is to unlock your potentials. 

Tips for Finding the Right Career Tool

Career awareness tools help you explore who you really are. Career resources answer the question “Who am I?” Career resources point out your likes, dislikes, or interests.

Search for the resource that meets your needs. Look at the benefits. Find resources that are:

  • Eye appealing
  • Easy to use
  • Cost-effective
  • Comprehensive – Full of supplemental resources

With the right resource, you will ready and willing to:

  • Explore
  • Investigate
  • Learn
  • Ask questions
  • Enjoy discovering who they are
  • Gain knowledge, wisdom, and understanding

An effective career tool motivates and inspires you to explore careers. Creative career tools build a foundation for more detailed career exploration.

Step One: Select a Career Resource

How do you choose the right career resource? Look at 3 major areas:

  • Format, e.g. Printed or on-line
  • Cost
  • Resources – Supplemental information on interests, skills, and careers

When you look at a career test, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What do you prefer? Printed or on-line career test?
  • What is your budget for the tests?

Find career tests that you are interested in and that provide valuable information about careers and your interests. Look at career tests that use well-known career models. Match your interest clusters to career or job codes. Engaging resources improve attention span, concentration, memory skills, and understanding.

Step Two: Explore Careers

Career tests prepare you to explore careers. Gather information about fun, informative, and attractive career exploration resources. Look for resources that offer the following career information:

  • Tasks
  • Wages
  • Career outlook
  • Interests
  • Education
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Similar careers

Career exploration is a process. As Agents of career change, use resources that make your journey enjoyable, educational, and effective. Plan career exploration expeditions.

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Unleash Power Within!


Inside of you, there is creative energy and core strengths that will motivate and inspire you to reach your goals and dreams.

  • Learn the steps to identify your passions, motivations, and interests.
  • Connect your core strengths to careers.
  • Get strategies to implement plans and goals.


Tap into your core strengths that motivate you!



Release your inspirational dreams and visions build
momentum to reach your goals.



Identify your inner passions, motivations and interests.

  • Take the core strength inventory.
  • Focus on your core strength areas.
  •  Discover activities that excite or motivate you.


Connect core strengths to future careers or business ideas.


Implement your plan.

  • Use the keys that you have learned to unlock doors of opportunity.
  • Build powerful connections with networking and social media tools
    to lock into your purpose.

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The Destiny Development Diaries help you discover your destiny and unlock your potential.

The diary has easy to complete activities and career tests to help you identify interests, skills, values, and potential careers.

With the program, you can quickly organize and analyze your career information.

You see how your interests, skills, values, and personality types  connect to careers.

Learn how careers can be grouped and organized.

The Diaries come with different combinations of assessments –

  • Interest inventory
  • Value assessment
  • Transferable skill assessment
  • Personality type or trait cluster inventory

The Diary provides detailed information about the following areas –

  • Interests
  • Personality types or trait clusters
  • Transferable skills
  • Values

Use the Destiny Development Diary to –

  • Identify Steps in the Career Planning Process
  • Identify characteristics of interests, transferable skills, values, or personality type/ trait cluster
  • Explore occupations and occupational web sites
  • Sort/ match occupations according to interests, transferable skills, values, or personality type/ trait cluster
  • Explore career and college major web sites

Click the link to flip through the diary.

Read more about the different versions of the diary.


Building awareness improves trust.  Knowledge of a generation’s unique characteristics is the first step in communicating, engaging, and communicating with that generation.  Understanding these differences will assist us in helping Millennials reach their educational and career goals.

Millennial Generation

The latest Census reports that Millennials 18-34 make up 23 percent of the U.S. population.  Here are some characteristics of Millennials –

 Technologically sophisticated: Digital natives, Native speakers, Nets, Internet generation, iGeneration and Nintendo digital generation

Optimistic: Generation Y and Sunshine generation, an inclusive and hopeful generation

Other names: Echo boomers, the boomlets, the Nexters and Generation N

 Generation C: Connected, communicating, content-centric, computerized, community-oriented, always clicking

 Connected: watching online video (27%), visiting social networking/blog sites (27%), owning tablets (33%) and using a smartphone (39%) connectivity through text messaging, instant messaging, blogging (Web logs, My Space) and video gaming are familiar to most Millennials

 Confident: They are motivated, goal-oriented, and confident in themselves and the future.

 Diverse: Millennials are the most racially and ethnically diverse generation in the whole world.

 Conventional: Respectful to the point of not questioning authority.

 Multitasking is a way of life”. Multitasking is “information handling and communicating with hand-held gadgets while doing daily activities using multiple media simultaneously, using computers and the Internet at the same time as video games, print media, music, and the phone

More highly educated when ranked with other generations at comparable ages. More than half of Millennials have at least some college education (54%), compared with 49% of Gen Xers, 36% of Boomers and 24% of the Silent generation when they were ages 18 to 28.

 Net Generation: Leveragers of technology, customizers, scrutinizers, entertainment seekers, collaborators and innovators

 Special: Have always been treated as special and important.

Sheltered: Highly protected as children.

Team-Oriented: They are group oriented rather than being individualists.

Achieving: Grade points are rising with this generation and crime is falling.

Pressured: Tightly scheduled as children and used to having every hour of their day filled with structured activity.

Next, Generation Z

This is part of Tweet Future Goals, a new program that will provide social media tools to help people reach their goals.

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