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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment is –

  • 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

 The results from the MBTI® produces the 16 types –

  1. ISTJ
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  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

MBTI Step I™ (Form M)

  • Is available in online format, takes approximately 20 minutes to complete
  • Powerful application and problem solving over a broad range of issues, from stress management to communication to innovation
  • Identifies individuals’ 4-letter Myers-Briggs personality type code (e.g. ESTJ)
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The reason for my excitement is my internship director asked me to come up with a career resource book for the teens that I have been working with as part of my internship … at Life Center … a non-profit that serves at-risk youth within the areas using Biblical principles.

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 Read more about the Faith Based Career Planning Curriculum!!!

The faith based career planning curriculum covers the following areas –

  • Holland codes
  • Interests, Abilities, and skills
  • Careers
  • College Majors
  • Job Search Resources

Use the career planning curriculum at –

  • Private Schools
  • Homeschool Students
  • Youth Groups
  • Work Force Programs
  • Church Afterschool Programs
  • Bible Studies
  • Retreats
  • Bible Schools

Here is the table of contents from the faith based career planning curriculum:

  • Three Steps Within the Career Planning and Exploration Process
  • Biblical Principles
  • Step One: Awareness, Knowledge, and Assessment
  • Types of Career Planning Resources
  • Examples of Holland Codes Resources
  • Holland Career Personalities
  • Four Personal Styles
  • Biblical Examples for Holland Personality Types
  • Holland Code Assessments
  • Holland Codes Resource Book
  • Activity Sheet for “Holland” Career Assessment
  • Biblical Principles
  • Step Two: Educational and Occupational Exploration
  • Internet Career Exploration Resources
  • Career Book Resources
  • Biblical Principles
  • Step Three: Career Planning
  • Holland Codes and College Majors
  • Resume Writing
  • Resume Writing Web Sites
  • Biblical Principles
  • Preparing for an Interview

Use the curriculum to provide career advice for youth and adults. Career planning also involves finding the right career resource. Use career job test to uncover –

  • Interests
  • Abilities
  • Skills
  • Talents

Use career search sites, career development software, and career planning books to provide –

  • College major information
  • Career job opportunities
  • Career education requirements
  • Career clusters information
  • Transferable skills sets

As you search for college major information, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What are my vocational interests, abilities, skills, and talents?
  • What are the steps that are necessary to develop the interests, abilities, skills, and talents that I possess?
  • What are the career goal setting steps that I need to do?
  • What career tests are available?
  • What college major information is available?

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Thank you for your interest in Holland Codes resources.
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The Career Test Overview has a collection of resources to help you tap into your hidden potential.

You receive inspiration and motivation to explore your interests.  You have access to tools to identify potential careers and training options.·     

  • Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests.
  • Access interests, skills, personality types, and values tests.
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It’s easy to understand and provides a solid foundation for informed and realistic career planning.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I used the SDS for over 30 years for career exploration with college students in higher ed settings and with experienced professionals dealing with career transition challenges in the corporate sector.

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Watch our short video to get inspire to move forward towards reaching your dreams, goals, and potential!

Learn more about how to identify your interests, explore different careers and locate the right college or training program!

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The Career Social Media Resource Center is an All in 1 Resource that is open to anyone who

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  • Interviewing Tips

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  • Resource One: Blogs – Blogger and WordPress
  • Resource Two: Facebook
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  • Resource Five: Twitter
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  • Resource Seven: Infographics – highly visual presentation tool
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Today’s high school students and parents are practical consumers who pick higher education paths after looking at the school costs, financial obligations and career options.

Generation Z students are independent and self-reliant making early decisions about careers and taking responsibility for their education choices.

Students are becoming the major decision makers in deciding –

  • The career path they want to follow
  • The school where they will attend

Generation Z are looking at institutions that offer education and skills training as well as degree programs for future employment. The students are open to all educational alternatives – public/ private university, community college, vocational/career programs or apprenticeships.

Generation Z  are ready to make sacrifice to achieve their educational goals –

  • Students are saving for college and their futures.
  • They plan to minimize costs by living at home.
  • They plan to work while in school.

Education planning is a family matter

  • Students talk with parents about college plans as well as strategies to pay for college.
  • Families evaluate the long term values and costs of higher education in order to decide which school to attend.
  • As a family unit, students and parents are involved in discussions to finance college.  Students are looking for ways to pay for at least part of their higher education costs.

Together, students and parents create career and financial plans will impact the students’ educational choices.

Researching career and institution is a daunting task.

The Explore Careers and College Majors simplifies the process of exploring careers and deciding the right educational institution.

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My Rainbow Career Finder

My Rainbow Career Finder

Hollandcodes.com features the following kid’s career awareness, cutting-edge media technology products. The My Rainbow Career Finder program is an alternative to the paper and pencil RIASEC kid career test.

The program is an automated poster scoring system that automatically produces the three letter Holland Code based on the selection that the children provide. Upon completion of the report, we will send you a PDF report.

With the My Rainbow Career Finder, children sort posters according to likes and dislikes.

There is no more counting, tallying, or figuring.

Kids, children, and students will enjoy making their selections and with just the click of a button.

The poster analyzer clarifies thoughts, integrates new knowledge,
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The My rainbow career finder organizes and analyzes information. Children –

  • See how Holland Codes are connected to careers
  • Realize how careers can be grouped and organized

The kid career test software also improves –

  • Attention Span and Concentration: holds audience’s attention and helps people absorb information
  • Memory Skills and Understanding: improves ability to absorb information
  • Speed of Learning: reduces the time it takes to complete career tests.

Supplemental web-based resources include –

  • Holland Codes
  • Career videos
  • Career web sites

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Green careers can be any occupation that is affected by activities such as conserving energy, developing alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling.

Green occupations fall into three groups:

  • Occupations with Enhanced Skills
  • Increased Demand Occupations
  • New and Emerging Occupations

Career Clusters –
Keys to Unlock Your Career Pathway

A career cluster is a group of jobs and industries that are related by skills or products.

Use the Explore Careers and College Majors System to discover the career pathway that matches your interests in conservation and green careers.  The system uses interest areas (Holland Codes) and Career Clusters.

Career Clusters is a system that divides Green Careers into 16 Career Clusters®.

Some of the Career Clusters are –

  • Agriculture Food and Natural Resources
  • Agriculture and Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology and Communication
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • and more

Our green careers, career clusters and Holland Codes connection tools give you an overview :

  • What are Career Clusters?
  • What are the matching Career Pathways for each Career Cluster?
  • How do your interests (Holland Codes) link to Career Clusters and corresponding Career Pathways?

Other tools include a personalized, online, interactive, self-guided career planning and college planning system that identifies your interests and matches the results to potential green careers.

The personalized tool comes with –

  • Four Assessments –
  1. Work Interest Assessment
  2. Personality Assessment
  3. Values Assessment
  4. Skills Assessment

 

  • Career Exploration, the College Major Exploration and the College Search sections

In the Career Exploration section,

  • You perform personalized career research.
  • You identify potential careers.
  • You begin narrowing career options.
  • You can locate Green Careers.

Use the following factors to find the right college or university –

  • Type of College
  • Enrollment & Costs
  • Majors Offered
  • Test Scores and Selectivity
  • Location
  • Athletics & Activities
  • Search for colleges by name

After summarizing your results, take Action!

Tools come with a free online step by step tutorial guide!

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Explore Careers and College Majors System is an online, interactive, self-guided career planning and college planning system.

Dashboard

 

The Dashboard is the control center of the Explore Careers and College Major System.

There are five sections in the Dashboard

  • Self Assessments
  • Explore the Possibilities
  • Take Action
  • Career and Education Planning Results
  • Recommended Tools & Websites
  • Self Assessments

Self Assessment

There are four other assessments –

  • Work Interest Assessment
  • Personality Assessment
  • Values Assessment
  • Skills Assessment

Explore the Possibilities

The Explore the Possibilities is the Career Exploration, the College Major Exploration and the College Search sections of the Explore Careers and College Major System.

Career Exploration

In the Career Exploration section,

  • You perform career research.
  • You identify potential careers.
  • You begin narrowing career options.

After completing the interests, skills, personality types, and/or values
tests, you can match occupations to your results and click on any
occupation that interests you.

Then, you filter occupations by the following criteria –
  • Alphabetically
  • Job Family
  • Green Job
  • Bright Outlook
  • Salary
  • Saved Occupations

After completing Career Exploration, you will –

  • Match Holland Codes to training programs
  • Perform research to identify potential training programs
  • Use training program search web site to find potential training programs

Explore any Occupation

Explore Any Major Area of Study That Interests You tool has excellent college search resources!

 

College Search options include –

  • Type of College
  • Enrollment & Costs
  • Majors Offered
  • Test Scores and Selectivity
  • Location
  • Athletics & Activities
  • Search for colleges by name

Take Action

The purpose of the Take Action section is to create a road map of your academic and career development activities.  Take Action serves as an online portfolio.

The areas under the Take Action section are –

  • My Education
  • My Professional Development

Career and Education Planning Results

Career and Education Planning Results is a summary of your assessment results and saved preferences.

Recommended Tools and Websites

Recommended Tools and Websites include –

  •  Extensive online step-by-step tutorial loaded with downloads and websites
  • Job Boards and Internship Opportunities
  • Links to Resources – including

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for Selecting the Right Career Assessment or Test
Tip 1:  Decide the type of career test that you are interested in!

Are you interested in just a printed or online career test?

and

After taking the career test will you be satisfied with just a career list, or are you looking for more?

Tip 2: Look at a Career Test Rating Chart!

The Test Rating System is –

UU= somewhat useful    UUU = very useful    UUUU = extremely useful

Tip 3: Complete Career Test Checklist.

Instructions: Use the Career Test Checklist to gather the information about career tests.

Format: (Place an “X” to the right of the format of the test.)

Format answers the question how do you take the career test?

•    Printed:
•    On-line:
•    Download, Other (Please specify:     )

Tip 4: Understand the three career planning steps.


•    Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests.
•    Match your likes, interests, skills, and personality styles to careers.

Tip 5: Focus on identifying your strengths.

You become aware of, know, and identify your –

•    Holland Vocational interests
•    Abilities
•    Skills
•    Values
•    Occupations
•    College Majors

Tip 6: Build awareness of your Holland Personality Types/Codes.

The Holland Interest Areas or Codes are –

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

Tip 7: Research potential careers!

During Step 2 Educational and Occupational Exploration,

•    Perform career research.
•    Identify potential careers.
•    Begin narrowing career options.

Tip 8: Gather information about training programs and colleges!

 

In Step 3 College Major Exploration

•    Discover possible college majors or training programs
•    Create strategies to put plans into action

Tip 9: Learn about our best, comprehensive, validated, reliable printed or online tests and tools!


The catalog has information about –

•    Printed career tests
•    Online career tests
•    Other career resources
Tip 10: We have a variety of networks to share career information!

Here are ways to connect and share ideas with us.

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Facebook
Linkedin
Pinterest 
Twitter
Slideshare
Instagram
Tumblr
YouTube
WordPress

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Are you looking for solutions for 2018 to answer the question “How do I make the right career choices”?

Use our three career discovery steps to make right career choices.

Step One: Get a Clear Career Goal

The first step in making career choices is setting a career goal.

In order to set a career goal, you have to take inventory of yourself to determine what you can offer an employer.

You need to –

  • Build awareness, knowledge and understanding of our strengths, interests, abilities, and skills
  • List your ambitions, values, education, and experiences
  • Determine your job preferences –job duties, salary, geographic location, and work conditions

Step Two: Explore Career Options

In order to make a career choice, you will need to career exploration resources to gather the following occupational information –

  • Labor market
  • Work industries
  • Companies, organizations, or agencies
  • Specific careers

Use online career exploration resources to identify potential careers.

Step Three: Overcome Career Roadblocks

When you are trying to reach your goal, there may be obstacles.  You solve career problems by completing the following steps –

  • Identify educational and career planning obstacles
  • Create solutions or courses of action
  • Set achievable goals
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Commit to reach our goals

Problem solving should take into consideration personal interests, skills, values, and financial resources. Big problems are broken down into smaller, more manageable steps. Achievable goals result in the production of new competencies, attitudes, and solutions.

As an individual, you:

  • Set, formulate, prioritize, and rank goals
  • Clearly state our vocational interests, abilities, and values
  • Derive plans or strategies to implement the solutions
  • Make a commitment to complete the plans
  • Understand decision-making processes
  • Evaluate the primary choice
  • Consider a secondary occupational choice, if necessary

Decision-making processes include:

  • Develop a career plan
  • Identify potential occupations
  • Selecting appropriate educational programs
  • Figuring the costs of educational training
  • Considering the impact of career decisions.

Step Four: Execution
You execute your career plans when you use different strategies –

  • Reality testing
  • Social Media
  • Job Search Strategies – Resume Writing and Interview Preparation

Reality Testing
While implementing and, you translate vocational interests, abilities, and skills into job opportunities. You do reality testing by implementing the following strategies –

  • Informational interviewing
  • Networking
  • Job shadowing
  • Internships
  • Part-time employment
  • Full-time employment
  • Volunteer work

Social Media and Networking Tools
Networking can help you validate your career choices.  You can use a variety of social media tools to learn and connect with professional associations and potential employers. Major networking social media tools are –

  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • Facebook

Ready to begin planning for the New Year…  Need help deciding?  Contact us at explorecareers@gmail.com

 

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Two Sides of a Coin – There are two popular ways to build self awareness and explore careers.

Career Clusters and Holland Codes 

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Holland Codes is a tool that matches interests to careers.  A Career Cluster
is a group of jobs and industries that are related by skills or
products.

Holland Codes

The Holland Codes identify interest areas, personalities, work environments and careers. The Holland Code Work Interest Areas are:

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

The 16 Career Clusters® & 79 Career Pathways

After 50 years of research, there are research has reported the following 16 Career Clusters® & 79 Career Pathways –

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

  • Agribusiness Systems
  • Animal Systems
  • Environmental Service Systems
  • Food Products & Processing Systems
  • Natural Resources Systems
  • Plant Systems
  • Power, Structural & Technical Systems

Architecture & Construction

  • Construction
  • Design/ Pre-Construction
  • Maintenance/ Operations

Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications

  • A/V Technology & Film
  • Journalism & Broadcasting
  • Performing Arts
  • Printing Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Visual Arts

Business Management & Administration

  • Administrative Support
  • Business Information Management
  • General Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Operations Management

Education & Training

  • Administration & Administrative Support
  • Professional Support Services
  • Teaching/ Training

Finance

  • Accounting
  • Banking Services
  • Business Finance
  • Insurance
  • Securities & Investments

Government & Public Administration

  • Foreign Service
  • Governance
  • National Security
  • Planning
  • Public Management & Administration
  • Regulation
  • Revenue & Taxation

Health Science

  • Biotechnology Research & Development
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Healthy Information
  • Support Services
  • Therapeutic Services

Hospitality & Tourism

  • Lodging
  • Recreation, Amusements & Attractions
  • Restaurants & Food/ Beverage Services
  • Travel & Tourism

Human Services

  • Consumer Services
  • Counseling & Mental Health Services
  • Early Childhood Development & Services
  • Family & Community Services
  • Personal Care Services

Information Technology 

  • Information Support & Services
  • Network Systems
  • Programming & Software Development
  • Web & Digital Communications

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

  • Correction Services
  • Emergency & Fire Management Services
  • Law Enforcement Services
  • Legal Services
  • Security & Protective Services

Manufacturing

  • Healthy, Safety & Environmental Assurance
  • Logistics & Inventory Control
  • Maintenance, Installation & Repair
  • Manufacturing Production Process Development
  • Production
  • Quality Assurance

Marketing 

  • Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Merchandising
  • Professional Sales

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Science & Mathematics

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics ​

  • Facility & Mobile Equipment Maintenance
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Management
  • Logistics Planning & Management Services
  • Sales & Service
  • Transportation Operations
  • Transportation Systems/ Infrastructure Planning, Management & Regulation
  • Warehousing & Distribution Center Operations

HollandCodes.com has developed resources that show the relationship
between the Career Clusters, Green Careers and Holland Codes –

  • Career Clusters and Holland Codes Cross-Reference Table
  • Green Careers, Career Clusters and Holland Codes Reference Guide

Career Clusters and Holland Codes Cross-Reference Table

Here is an example of the Career Clusters and Holland Codes Cross-Reference Table.
Holland Code
Holland Codes Personality Type (1)
Holland Codes Personality Type (2)
GOE Interest Areas
RI
Realistic Investigative Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
R Realistic Architecture & Construction
R Realistic Manufacturing
R Realistic Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Green Careers, Career Clusters and Holland Codes Reference Guide

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The Green Careers, Career Clusters and Holland Codes Reference Guide provides detailed descriptions of more than 150
occupations, covering topics such as:

  • O*NET-SOC Codes
  • Job titles
  • Green occupational
    categories
  • Interest areas/ Holland Codes
  • Career clusters/ career
    cluster pathways
  • Daily tasks (what workers do on the job).

The O*NET-SOC Codes is useful to find out additional
information about the working conditions, the training and education
needed, earnings, and expected job prospects.

This guide is an excellent reference for many different tasks –

  • Career exploration
  • Lesson planning
  • College majors
  • Career planning
  • Occupational research

The Green Careers, Career Clusters and Holland Codes resources are part of the extensive library of resources found in the Hollandcodes.com Master Course for Professionals.

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  • ends September 4 at 11:59pm.

Our best tests are on sale:

  • RIASEC Inventory – Online Inventory
  • Self Directed Search – Internet Version
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • Explore Careers and College Majors System
  • Master Course for Professionals

Career Test Features

Here are features of career tests – 

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RIASEC Inventory

  • Format: On-Line NEW!
  • Reading Level: High school student, college student, adult
  • Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Occupations

The RIASEC Inventory gives you a fast and informative way to explore occupations based on your interests. The inventory is a valid way to explore different career options.

Explore Careers and College Majors System

  • Format: On-Line
  • Reading Level: Youth/ Adult/ Children
  • Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests,Abilities/Skills, Values
  • Databases: Occupations and Colleges/ Universities

Explore Careers and College Majors System is a personalized,online,  interactive, self-guided career planning and college planning system.

Master Course for Professionals

  • Format: On-Line/ Printed
  • Reading Level: Children/ Youth/ Adult
  • Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Occupations
  • Databases: Occupations and Colleges/ Universities

The Hollandcodes.com Master Course is a training program for professionals who want to know master Holland Codes/ interest resources.   

 

 

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 Self Directed Search

  • Format: On-Line
  • Reading Level: Youth/ Adult/ Children
  • Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Occupations

The Self-Directed Search Assessment is easy to use – Complete the career assessment in 30 minutes.

Strong Interest Inventory®

  • Format: On-Line
  • Reading Level: Youth/ Adult/ Children
  • Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Occupations

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.

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Explore Careers and College Majors System is an online, interactive, self-guided career planning and college planning system.

Dashboard

The Dashboard is the control center of the Explore Careers and College Major System.

There are five sections in the Dashboard

  • Self Assessments
  • Explore the Possibilities
  • Take Action
  • Career and Education Planning Results
  • Recommended Tools & Websites
  • Self Assessments

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Explore Careers and College Majors System is an online, interactive, self-guided career planning and college planning system.

Dashboard

The Dashboard is the control center of the Explore Careers and College Major System.

There are five sections in the Dashboard

  • Self Assessments
  • Explore the Possibilities
  • Take Action
  • Career and Education Planning Results
  • Recommended Tools & Websites
  • Self Assessments

Self Assessment

There are four other assessments –

  • Work Interest Assessment
  • Personality Assessment
  • Values Assessment
  • Skills Assessment

 

Explore the Possibilities

The Explore the Possibilities is the Career Exploration, the College Major Exploration and the College Search sections of the Explore Careers and College Major System.

Career Exploration

In the Career Exploration section,

  • You perform career research.
  • You identify potential careers.
  • You begin narrowing career options.

After
completing the interests, skills, personality types, and/or values
tests, you can match occupations to your results and click on any
occupation that interests you.

Then, you filter occupations by the following criteria –

  • Alphabetically
  • Job Family
  • Green Job
  • Bright Outlook
  • Salary
  • Saved Occupations

After completing Career Exploration, you will –

  • Match Holland Codes to training programs
  • Perform research to identify potential training programs
  • Use training program search web site to find potential training programs

Explore any Occupation
Explore Any Major Area of Study That Interests You tool has excellent college search resources!

College Search options include –

  • Type of College
  • Enrollment & Costs
  • Majors Offered
  • Test Scores and Selectivity
  • Location
  • Athletics & Activities
  • Search for colleges by name

Take Action

The purpose of the Take Action section is to create a road map of your academic and career development activities.  Take Action serves as an online portfolio.

The areas under the Take Action section are –

  • My Education
  • My Professional Development

 

Career and Education Planning Results

Career and Education Planning Results is a summary of your assessment results and saved preferences.

Recommended Tools and Websites

Recommended Tools and Websites include –

  •  Extensive online step-by-step tutorial loaded with downloads and websites
  • Job Boards and Internship Opportunities
  • Links to Resources – including
 

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You will –

  • Receive key factors to determine the right inventory or test that meets the needs of your clients or students
  • Learn the three steps in the career planning process
  • Gain an understanding of Holland Codes as well as the interrelationship between Holland Codes, careers and college majors
  • Have access to the leading Holland Codes inventories or activities
  • Receive a supplemental career and college major exploration resources

After completing this course, you will –

  • Have a step-by-step guide to explore careers and college majors
  • Use the course to help your clients and students pinpoint interests and Holland personality styles.
  • Have strategies to help your students and clients discover who they really are with tools to understand their likes, dislikes, and interests
  • Know how to help your students and clients match their likes, interests, skills, and personality styles to careers
  • Have resources to find training programs that are a match to the careers that they are interested.

This course is the result of 20 years of experience researching Holland Codes assessments, tests, activities, and resources.

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Step 1:  Read the files in the Introduction module.

Step 2:  Read the activities.  Activities come with fact sheets and other resources.

  • Build Self Awareness
  • Understand Career Interest Groups – What do the scores mean?
  • Know RIASEC Personalities
  • Selecting the Right Training Program
  • Career Planning – Putting the Pieces Together

Step 3:  Complete the battery of Holland Code Inventories ($200 value)

  • Career Interest Inventory
  • PIC Career Survey
  • RIASEC Interest Inventory
  • Self Directed Search
  • Strong Interest Inventory

Step 4:  Match Interests to Career activity.

Step 5: Utilize Research a Career Tool.

Step 6: Build list of potential careers.

Step 7:  Perform Search for College Tool.

Step 8:  Make a list of potential college majors.

Step 9:  Complete other Career Planning activities.
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Key for Selecting the Right Career !!!!

Career guidance booklet provides you answers to your questions.

The tips help you find tools to discover your interests, abilities, and skills.

Learn about the careers that match your interests.

Discover the degree programs that are needed to help you reach your goals.

1. Finding the Right Career Test

2. Holland Career Model

 

Holland Codes matches personality types to jobs and college majors.

3. Holland Career Tests

 

Here is information about some popular career tests.

4. Detailed Career Test Rating Chart

 

The Test Rating Chart has the following details –

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  • Factors Measured
  • Ease of Use
  • Audience
  • Rating

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Here are some of the topics from 10 Top Tips Booklet

  1. Follow The Road Map To Career Planning
  2. Recognize Your Interests, Abilities, Talents and Values.
  3. Learn Your Holland Personality Types and Codes.
  4. Explore Careers.
  5. Identify Potential College Majors.
  6. Get The Quick Career Test Facts!
  7. Use Career Test Rating Chart.
  8. Get Detailed Information from the HollandCodes.com Catalog.
  9. Put All of the Facts Together. Use Career Test Checklist.

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Format: On-Line

Reading Level: Youth/ Adult

Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Occupations

Databases: Occupations and Colleges/ Universities

New!!!! Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Format: On-Line

Reading Level: Youth/ Adult

Subject Area: 16 MBTI types

Databases: Occupations and Colleges/ Universities

RIASEC Inventory

Format: Printed/On-Line

Reading Level: Youth/ Adult

Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests,Abilities/Skills, Values

Databases: Occupations and Colleges/ Universities

Self Directed Search (Form R, Form E, Form Career Explorer)

Format:  Printed/On-Line

Reading Level: Youth/ Adult/ Children

Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Occupations

Strong Interest Inventory®

Format: On-Line

Reading Level: Youth/ Adult

Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Occupations

Are you having trouble setting career goals? In searching for the right career, there are so many options and decisions. Hollandcodes.com has the tools that will help you to make the right career decisions.

Overview

There are three steps in career planning cycle that will help you achieve your career goals and search for a career.

Step One: Get a Clear Career Goal

The first step in search for a job is setting a career goal.

In order to set a career goal, you have to take inventory of yourself to determine what you can offer an employer.

You need to –

  • Build awareness, knowledge and understanding of our strengths, interests, abilities, and skills
  • List your ambitions, values, education, and experiences
  • Determine your job preferences –job duties, salary, geographic location, and work conditions

Step Two: Explore Career Options

In order to identify potential careers, you may use career exploration and
social media resources to gather the following occupational information –

  • Labor market
  • Work industries
  • Companies, organizations, or agencies
  • Specific careers

Use online career exploration resources to identify potential careers.

Step Three: Overcome Career Roadblocks

When you are trying to reach a career goal, there will always be
obstacles. You solve career problems by completing the following steps –

  • Identify educational and career planning obstacles
  • Create solutions or courses of action
  • Set achievable goals
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Commit to reach our goals

Problem solving should take into consideration personal interests, skills, values, and financial resources. Big problems are broken down into smaller, more
manageable steps. Achievable goals result in the production of new
competencies, attitudes, and solutions.

As an individual, you:

  • Set, formulate, prioritize, and rank goals
  • Clearly state our vocational interests, abilities, and values
  • Derive plans or strategies to implement the solutions
  • Make a commitment to complete the plans
  • Understand decision-making processes
  • Evaluate the primary choice
  • Consider a secondary occupational choice, if necessary

Decision-making processes include:

  • Develop a career plan
  • Identify potential occupations
  • Select appropriate educational programs
  • Figure the costs of educational training
  • Consider the impact of career decisions

Step Four: Execution

You execute your career plans when you use different strategies –

  • Reality testing
  • Social Media
  • Job Search Strategies – Resume Writing and Interview Preparation

Reality Testing

While implementing and, you translate vocational interests, abilities, and
skills into job opportunities. You do reality testing by implementing
the following strategies –

  • Informational interviewing
  • Networking
  • Job shadowing
  • Internships
  • Part-time employment
  • Full-time employment
  • Volunteer work

We have a variety of different topics that we use different career/ academic advising sessions –

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  • Different career tests
  • Other career topics – social media, resume writing and interviewing

Different Career Tests

We offer assistance with interpreting the following tests –

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Are you looking for an inventory that will match your personality to potential careers? The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment is

  • 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

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

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(including the 93 Step I  M items)

  • Is available online, takes approximately 35 minutes to complete
  • Drills
    down to a finer level of detail to explore how individuals of the same
    personality type may express their personality differently
  • Provides individuals’ 4-letter Myers-Briggs personality type code plus results on 20 facets of that type
  • Provides in-depth development actions across a range of important individual issues
  • Generates two reports: Profile and Interpretive Report

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Q Interpretive Report

  •  Offers personalized tips for professional development
  • A full page each is devoted to applying results to communicating, making
    decisions, managing change, and managing conflict.
  • The report describes your style in these four areas and suggests ways of using that
    style more effectively.
  • The Step II™ Interpretive Report is a highly personalized narrative
    and graphical report that helps clients understand their MBTI® Step I™
    and Step II™ results.
  • The 17-page report then applies those results to
    four important components of professional development: communication,
    decision making, change management, and conflict management.

Features & Benefits

  • Refreshed to be more engaging and user-friendly
  • Graphically enhanced to illustrate facet results
  • Graphs each of the 20 Step II™ facet results, with descriptions to
    help clients better understand their meaning, and integrates the results
    with their Step I results.

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Working with teenagers and young adults everyday who are coming to college is extremely rewarding, and educational to say the least. Being a career counselor, I have the task of helping students discover their education and career path. The one thing that I have come to discover in the process of helping them is their ideas about career are usually fairly vague.

That in and of itself is not the issue.  Most experts agree that as many as half of all college freshman have not solidified their major and/or career choice, and 75% will end up changing their path as they work towards their degree. Uncertainty is a completely understandable and expected aspect of being a new college student.

However, over time, eventually students will start attempting to gain more clarity on their vision for the future and it is here where the problems arise. Generally the first mistake they make is simply choosing a major or career path too hastily, rather than doing the necessary self-exploration. They feel compelled to simply “choose one”, and unfortunately, it is this rush to decision that leads so many to change their majors two and three times before graduation. They simply didn’t understand what they were getting into.

If they are in fact, taking some valuable time to process their decisions, they still can falter and get off track. How? By simply asking themselves the wrong questions.

Because we tend to associate our work and our careers with time spent (roughly a third of our adult life), one of the first questions students tend to ask is “Will I like what I’m doing?”, or “Will I have an interest in it?”. While interest is absolutely a necessary ingredient to career satisfaction, the question that needs to be asked is “Will this career give me fulfillment?“. You can have interest in a lot of things but they may not fulfill you in a career unless you find the modality which allows you to combine both your interests and your values. Values are the key ingredient which most closely leads to fulfillment because they speak to your soul. They are characteristics of you that cannot be easily negotiated. Interests and values can conflict. If I have a value for autonomy and an interest in computers, I could end up feeling restricted because it may not give me the independence I need depending on the type of work and setting. So again, the deeper question is not what is just going to interest me, but what is going to fulfill me.

A second question students ask themselves often is “What do I want to do?”. The reason this question is often not going to provide as much substance to their career choices is that is focuses more on activities rather than purpose. You can give anyone tasks to complete and they will do it……for a period of time. Eventually, the question will arise of why does it matter? Knowing what to do, works in the short term, but knowing why will ultimately make it last, because the why determines the level of investment by giving the activities a purpose. The key question that students must get to is “Why do I want to do…?”

The third question that tends to come up a lot is “What do I want to get?”. Students are focused in on the perks of working: salary, vacations, retirement, advancement, independence, etc. The main reason why this is of less importance is simply because all of those things will change with time and location. How much money you think you should be earning will change as you advance. Technology will ultimately change how you work. Your level of advancement will change. You’re colleagues will change. Everything in the labor market is moving at a tremendous speed and constantly evolving, thus whatever monetary gain you get from it, is subject to the same. The deeper question you have to ask is not what I want to get, but “What do I want to give?“.

By asking yourself this vital question it ties into your fulfillment AND purpose on the deepest level of all. Giving is the ultimate sacrifice, and when we decide to give, we make the resolution that it is for a higher purpose than ourselves. What you choose to give the world is your way of making your unique mark which builds you up, plus it will provide you with more satisfaction than anything you could get, because you’ve fully committed to the purpose that fulfills you.

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Are you looking for solutions to answer the question “How do I make different career choices”?

Use our three career discovery steps to make right career choices.

Step One: Get a Clear Career Goal

The first step in making career choices is setting a career goal.

In order to set a career goal, you have to take inventory of yourself to determine what you can offer an employer.

You need to –

  • Build awareness, knowledge and understanding of our strengths, interests, abilities, and skills
  • List your ambitions, values, education, and experiences
  • Determine your job preferences –job duties, salary, geographic location, and work conditions

Step Two: Explore Career Options

In order to make a career choice, you will need to career exploration resources to gather the following occupational information –

  • Labor market
  • Work industries
  • Companies, organizations, or agencies
  • Specific careers

Use online career exploration resources to identify potential careers.

Step Three: Overcome Career Roadblocks

When you are trying to reach your goal, there may be obstacles.  You solve career problems by completing the following steps –

  • Identify educational and career planning obstacles
  • Create solutions or courses of action
  • Set achievable goals
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Commit to reach our goals

Problem solving should take into consideration personal interests, skills, values, and financial resources. Big problems are broken down into smaller, more manageable steps. Achievable goals result in the production of new competencies, attitudes, and solutions.

As an individual, you:

  • Set, formulate, prioritize, and rank goals
  • Clearly state our vocational interests, abilities, and values
  • Derive plans or strategies to implement the solutions
  • Make a commitment to complete the plans
  • Understand decision-making processes
  • Evaluate the primary choice
  • Consider a secondary occupational choice, if necessary

Decision-making processes include:

  • Develop a career plan
  • Identify potential occupations
  • Selecting appropriate educational programs
  • Figuring the costs of educational training
  • Considering the impact of career decisions.

Step Four: Execution
You execute your career plans when you use different strategies –

  • Reality testing
  • Social Media
  • Job Search Strategies – Resume Writing and Interview Preparation

Reality Testing
While implementing and, you translate vocational interests, abilities, and skills into job opportunities. You do reality testing by implementing the following strategies –

  • Informational interviewing
  • Networking
  • Job shadowing
  • Internships
  • Part-time employment
  • Full-time employment
  • Volunteer work

Social Media and Networking Tools
Networking can help you validate your career choices.  You can use a variety of social media tools to learn and connect with professional associations and potential employers. Major networking social media tools are –

  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • Facebook

We are specialists in career social media.

Ready to assess your interest and skills…

What is your code?

How do your interests relate to potential careers and possible college majors?

Are you an Artist Creator, Conventional Organizer, Enterprising Leader, Investigative Thinker, Realistic Doer and Social Helper?

Artistic Creator

 

Artistic Creators like to – —

  • Write stories, poems, or other creative writings
  • —Enjoy the arts, theater, and dance
  • —Play musical instruments
  • —Like to paint or sculpt

Facts about Artistic Creators

  • Characteristics: Complicated, Original, Impulsive, Independent, Expressive, Creative
  • Strengths: Uses imagination and feelings in creative expression
  • Potential Careers: Artist, Musician, Actor/ Actress, Designer, Writer, Photographer
  • Possible College Majors: Art, Theater, Graphic Design, Music, Journalism, Communication

Conventional Organizer

Conventional Organizers like to – —

  • Put things in order
  • Attend to detail
  • Handle things in a systematic manner
  • Desire to be efficient

Facts about Conventional Organizers

  • Characteristics: Careful, Conforming, Conservative, Conscientious, Self-controlled, Structured
  • Strengths: Orders activities paying attention to details
  • Potential Careers: Accountant, Banker, Editor, Office Manager, Librarian, Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Possible College Majors: Business, Accounting, Management

Enterprising Leader

Enterprising Leaders like to –

  • Manage people and projects
  • Persuade, take action, set goals
  • Work well in groups
  • Sell products and services

— Facts about Enterprising Leaders

  • Characteristics: Persuasive, Energetic, Sociable, Adventurous, Ambitious, Risk-taking
  • Strengths: Leads, manages, and organizes
  • Potential Careers: Manager, Producer, Lawyer, Business/ Marketing, Executive, Entrepreneur, Principal
  • Possible College Majors: Pre-Law, Business Management and Administration, International Business, Political Science

Investigative Thinkers

Investigative Thinkers like to –

  • Like to invent or research
  • Solve problems
  • Work with ideas
  • Use computers
  • Love knowledge

Facts about Investigative Thinkers

  • Characteristics: Analytical, Intellectual, Reserved, Independent, Scholarly, Judgmental
  • Strengths: Works with abstract ideas and intellectual problems
  • Potential Careers: Biologist, Chemist, Historian, Researcher, Doctor, Mathematician
  • Possible College Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Pre-Medicine, Mathematics, History

Realistic Doers

Realistic Doers like to –

  • Like working with tools or machines
  • Prefer to work outdoors
  • Enjoy playing sports

Facts about Realistic Doers

  • Characteristics: Frank, Practical, Focused, Mechanical, Determined, Rugged
  • Strengths: Manipulates tools, Possesses mechanical, manual, or athletic ability
  • Potential Careers: Craftsman, Fitness Trainer, Optician, Policemen, Fire Fighter, Physical Education Teacher
  •  Possible College Majors: Justice Studies, Fire Science, Athletic Training, Martial Arts, Corporate Fitness, Physical Education

Social Helpers

Social Helpers like to –

  • Like to teach and serve
  • Are good listeners and communicators
  • Work well in groups
  • Show empathy

Facts about Social Helpers

  • Characteristics: Helping, Informing, Teaching, Inspiring, Counseling, Serving
  • Strengths: Interacts with people, concerned with the welfare of people
  • Potential Careers: Teacher, Clergy, Coach, Therapist, Nurse, Counselor, Sociologist
  • Possible College Majors: Nursing, Counseling, Social Science, Education

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 Take the time to reevaluate where you are and what you are doing.

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What are your interests, abilities and skills?

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Do those interests, abilities and skills match your current job?

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If not, is it time to make a change? What are your plans to reach your career goals?

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Trying to make a decision, but there are so many choices.

We are providing you with information about the top 5 career tests .  All of these resources will help –

  • Build awareness of the interests, abilities and skills.
  • Provide resources to explore careers. Learn about salaries, job duties, job outlook, training requirements, and more.
  • Research colleges to find our information about admission requirements, available programs, tuition, learning options (on-camous or online), payment options, scholarships, and more.

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MBTI®

  • Format: On-Line
  • Reading Level: Youth/ Adult/ Children
  • Subject Area: Personality Styles, Occupations

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My Career Profile

  • Format: On-Line
  • Reading Level: Youth/ Adult/ Children
  • Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Abilities/Skills, Values
  • Databases: Occupations and Colleges/ Universities

 

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Self Directed Search

  • Format: Printed/On-Line
  • Reading Level: Youth/ Adult/ Children
  • Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Occupations

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Strong Interest Inventory®

  • Format: On-Line
  • Reading Level: Youth/ Adult/ Children
  • Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Occupations

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Career Decision Making Tool

  • Format: On-Line
  • Reading Level: High school student, college student, adult
  • Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Occupations
  • Databases: Occupations and Colleges/ Universities
  • Best Buy:  Immediate access, customizable, comparable to more expensive inventories

 

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In life, there are so many decisions and options.  That, we struggle to decide if we are making the right choices.

We get input from professionals, family, friends and coworkers.  But, we are still no convinced that we have the right answers.

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We ask if we are we setting the right goals!

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Since we live busy lives, we are looking for tools are easy to use and inexpensive – saving time and money.

Looking for Immediate Answers

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 It would be great to get instant answers.  However, searching for the right job is a journey – a process.

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 Yet, tools make the journey easier.

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We have an easy-to-use program divides the process into three steps –

  • Knowing yourself
  • Learning about careers
  • Deciding the right training program

The tools provide you with all of the answers that you need to successfully decide on a job.

Once you purchase, you get immediate access to the program.

The program has all of the resources that you need to make the correct decisions.

The program is on-line making it available at any time.

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We developed Build my career test so that you can choose the best FREE career test that suits you.  

  • Find tests that help you tap into your hidden potential
  • Get resources that provide inspiration and motivation to explore your interests
  • Access to tools to identify potential careers and training options.
  • Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests.
  • Match your likes, interests to careers.
  • Find training programs that are matches to the careers that you are interested.
  • Succeed in planning a career.
  • Explore careers and training options.

Career Decision Making Tools

With Build My Career Test, you will learn about –

  • Self-Analysis, Self Awareness, or Self Assessment
  • Career Exploration Tools
  • College Major/ Training Program Exploration Tools

Each section comes with online resources and supplemental activities.

Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge section gives you access to different free career tests  –

  • Interest test
  • Transferable Skills test
  • Values test
  • Personality Styles test

You choose which tests that you take.  Then, you use the results to identify potential careers and college majors.  We give information about the best resources that are available.

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

Build My Career Test

Build My Career Test has the following activities –

  1. Identify values, transferable skills, personality traits, and interests
  2. Access FREE career tests
  3. Explore careers
  4. Explore degree/ training programs
  5. Explore colleges
  6. Create a portfolio that summarizes your results
  7. Utilize career planning strategies to create achievable career and academic goals

For more information, go to Hollandcodes.com/buildmycareertest.html

Low Cost Career/ College Major
Exploration Resources


 

 

 

 
The Destiny Decision Making comes with FREE tests to help you tap into your hidden potential You receive inspiration and motivation to explore your interests.  You have access to tools to identify potential careers and training options.
  • Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests.
  • Match your likes, interests to careers.
  • Find training programs that are matches to the careers that you are interested.
  • Succeed in planning a career.
This course will motivate you as you explore careers and training options
Destiny Decision Making can be is used in conjunction with Free Holland Codes career tests!

 

 

Low Cost Career Development Tools




Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Guide outlines the process of selecting a career assessment.  The process includes:

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


Career Decision Making Tools




  • 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 Destiny Decision Making Course will motivate you as you
explore careers and college majors







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
    FREE Test or
    Career Assessment
  • 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/ Training Program 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

Pay a low cost to access 12 Resources version of the Destiny Decision Making Tool.

Looking for more resources, update and get one year access to the 68 resources of the Destiny Decision Making Tool.  Now on sale!


12 Resources


12 Resources version has the following activities –

  1. Read Ten Top Tips to select a career test (1 download)
  2. Use career test checklist (1 download)
  3. Get access career test (1 download)
  4. Record career test results (2 downloads)
  5. Record interest areas (2 downloads)
  6. Explore careers (2 downloads)
  7. Explore degree/ training programs (2 downloads)
  8. Explore colleges (1 download)

Destiny Decision Making Tool (12 Resources) – $10

68 Resources


Update to the 68 Resources:  Access for 365 days

 68 Resources version has the following activities –

  1. Read Holland Codes Overviews (5 downloads)
  2. Read Ten Top Tips to select a career test (1 download)
  3. Use career test checklist (1 download)
  4. Get access career tests (5 downloads)
  5. Record career test results (2 downloads)
  6. Record interest areas (4 downloads)
  7. Explore careers (13 downloads)
  8. Explore degree/ training programs (6 downloads)
  9. Explore colleges (1 download)
  10. Use career, degree/ training program, and colleges training manuals (7 downloads)
  11. Use career, degree/ training program, and colleges training web sites (4 web sites)
  12. Engage, connect, and network (19 social media resources)
  13. FREE Career Social Media Resource Center Membership
  14. Free Online RIASEC Inventory ($5 value!)

Read more, there are two editions –

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The 6 Personality Type Explorer helps you tap into your hidden potential You receive inspiration and motivation to explore your interests.  You have access to tools to identify potential careers and training options.

  • Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests.
  • Match your likes, interests to careers.
  • Find training programs that are matches to the careers that you are interested.
  • Succeed in planning a career.

This course will motivate you as you explore careers and training options.

Career Development Tools

Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Guide outlines the process of selecting a career assessment.  The process includes:

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

Career Decision Making Tools

  • 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.

The 6 Personality Type Explorer will provide you with tools to motivate you as you explore careers and college majors.

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 FREE Test or Career Assessment
  • 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/ Training Program 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

6 Personality Type Explorer has the following activities –

  • Read Ten Top Tips to select a career test
  • Use career test checklist
  • Get access career test
  • Record career test results
  • Record interest areas
  • Explore careers
  • Explore degree/ training programs
  • Explore colleges

6 Personality Type Explorer is  Now on sale! Cost $10

Immediate Access!

Online Kid Career Test

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Hollandcodes.com features the following kid’s career awareness, cutting-edge media technology products.

The My Rainbow Career Finder program is an alternative to the paper and pencil RIASEC kid career test.

The program is an automated poster scoring system that automatically produces the three letter Holland Code based on the selection that the children provide. Upon completion of the report, we will send you a PDF report.

With the My Rainbow Career Finder, children sort posters according to likes and dislikes.

The automated scoring system tallies the results and generates a Holland Code.
There is no more counting, tallying, or figuring.
 

 

Kids, children, and students will enjoy making their selections and with just the click of a button.

The poster analyzer clarifies thoughts, integrates new knowledge, and promotes critical thinking. New concepts are more thoroughly and easily understood.

The My rainbow career finder organizes and analyzes information. Children –

  • See how Holland Codes are connected to careers
  • Realize how careers can be grouped and organized

The kid career test software also improves –

  • Attention Span and Concentration: holds audience’s attention and helps people absorb information
  • Memory Skills and Understanding: improves ability to absorb information
  • Speed of Learning: reduces the time it takes to complete career tests.

Supplemental web-based resources include –

  • Holland Codes
  • Career videos
  • Career web sites

Read more about the My Rainbow Career Finder

Free Career Tests

 Free Tests with Career Development Activity Sheets

The Destiny Decision Making with FREE tests helps you tap into your hidden potential You receive inspiration and motivation to explore your interests.  You have access to tools to identify potential careers and training options.

  • Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests.
  • Match your likes, interests to careers.
  • Find training programs that are matches to the careers that you are interested.
  • Succeed in planning a career.
This course will motivate you as you explore careers and training options.

Destiny Decision Making can be is used in conjunction with Free Holland Codes career tests!

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 FREE Test or Career Assessment
  • Career Test Checklist 
  • Features of Career Self Assessments Tests

Destiny Decision Making Tool

 There are two versions of the Destiny Decision Making Tool –

Basic Edition

Basic Edition has the following activities –

  1. Read Ten Top Tips to select a career test (1 download)
  2. Use career test checklist (1 download)
  3. Get access career test (1 download)
  4. Record career test results (2 downloads)
  5. Record interest areas (2 downloads)
  6. Explore careers (2 downloads)
  7. Explore degree/ training programs (2 downloads)
  8. Explore colleges (1 download)

Deluxe Edition

Deluxe Edition has the following activities –

  1. Read Holland Codes Overviews (5 downloads)
  2. Read Ten Top Tips to select a career test (1 download)
  3. Use career test checklist (1 download)
  4. Get access career tests (5 downloads)
  5. Record career test results (2 downloads)
  6. Record interest areas (4 downloads)
  7. Explore careers (13 downloads)
  8. Explore degree/ training programs (6 downloads)
  9. Explore colleges (1 download)
  10. Use career, degree/ training program, and colleges training manuals (7 downloads)
  11. Use career, degree/ training program, and colleges training web sites (4 web sites)
  12. Engage, connect, and network (19 social media resources)
  13. FREE Career Social Media Resource Center Membership

Read more about Destiny Decision Making Tools

Life is a journey of discovery.  There are many choices and options.

The problems is finding the right tools to make the proper decisions.

When you evaluate career tools, look at the features that were offered –

  • Format
  • Cost
  • Strengths or Interests
  • Career Information
  • Training Requirements
  • Supplemental Resources

We have two new resources – RIASEC Inventory  & Transferable Skills Scale.

Format: On-Line, easy-to-use
Cost:  Low cost
Reading Level: High school student, college student, adult
Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Transferable Skills, Occupations
Supplemental Resources:  Step-by-step videos and PowerPoint
Career Information:   Internet access to salary, training requirements, skills/ interests, job duties, job outlook

The RIASEC Inventory scores into six interest areas:  

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

The Transferable Skills Scale identifies your strongest soft (TS) skills:

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

Both tools match your results to potential careers.

Here is a video that provides an overview.

 

Read more about our online tools.

Career-social-media.com uses graphics to –

  • Unlock your purpose
  • Engage, connect, and network
  • Sharpen resume writing and interviewing skills

 

We have linked Facebook with Instagram to maximize your efforts to reach your potential.

See some of the latest images from the career-social-media.com instagram account.

 

Learn about careers, job search, resume writing, interviewing, social media, networking, and more!

Engage, connect, and network with the social media networks or channels that fit your audience.

 

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Different generations prefer different types of social media.

 

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Source:  Business Insider

 

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Social media tools are mobile and web technologies, e.g. Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter.

 

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Media technology promotes social networking, using already existing contacts to meet new people as potential social or business links.

 

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

Jorgen Sunberg outlined Top 10 Facebook Fan Pages for Job Seekers.

 

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Twitter is an information network, an online social networking service, and a microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as “tweets”.   According to Twitter,the # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.”  There are a variety of job search and social medial Twitter accounts.

 

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LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional business-oriented social networking service with over 175 million members and growing rapidly.

There are different reasons to use LinkedIn –

  • Networking – Connect with professionals
  • Recruitment
  • People, company, and industry research
  • Job Email Alerts
  • Discussion groups
  • Branding
  • Job Search
  • Interview preparation
  • College or field of study research – LinkedIn for Education

Source:  Here are screenshots from the Implementing Effective Social Media Strategies Roundtable Workshop NCDA 2015 Conference.

To get more information about the Implementing Effective Social Media Strategies, send an email to careerandsocialmedia@gmail.com.  Add the subject line “Career Social Media NCDA”.

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Social People like dealing with People.

  • Social People tend to be Helping, Informing, Teaching, Inspiring, Counseling, and Serving.
  • Social Abilities interact with people and concerned with the welfare of people.
  • Social Careers include Teacher, Clergy, Coach, Therapist, Nurse, Counselor, and Sociologist.
  • Social College Majors include Nursing, Christian Education, Counseling, Biblical Studies, Social Science, and Education.

Do you have an Social Personality?

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