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The Self-Directed Search is available in the following forms –

  • Form R – Spanish
  • Form R – English Canadian
  • Form CP for Career planners

SDS Form R Spanish

Self Directed Search Assessment & Finder Form R (Spanish)

The Self Directed Search Assessment (Spanish) is –

  • Easy to use – Complete the career assessment in 30 minutes.
  • Tested, proven, and dependable – Used by over 22 million people worldwide.
  • An excellent resource – Self Directed Search gives you a two or three-letter RIASEC or Holland code that tells the relationship between job personalities, key characteristics, college majors, hobbies, abilities, and careers.

The Form R Assessment Booklet consists of several sections: Ranking Activities, Competencies, Occupations, Self-Estimates, How To Organize Your Answers, What Your Summary Code Means, Some Next Steps, and Some Useful Books.

The 198-item Assessment Booklet is written at a 9th-grade reading level.

The results from the four sections are placed on a Counting Sheet. The Holland Code scores are counted. The three highest scores are placed in the Summary Code Boxes.

The Self Directed Search Form R Occupations Finder has a list of 1,309 occupations matched to Holland Codes.

From the SDS Assessment, clients search the Occupational Finder for occupations with matching or similar codes–jobs that will be most satisfying to them.

Clients write the job that appeal to them on the What Your Summary Code Means page on the SDS Assessment

SDS English Canadian

Self Directed Search Assessment & Finder Form R English Canadian

The Self-Directed Search (SDS) English Canadian version provides a list of 1,309 occupations with the educational requirements and National Occupational Classification (NOC) Codes.

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Codes classify occupations with according to skill types and levels. Each occupation is assigned a a four-digit code. The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Codes and the Career Handbook provide profiles about 923 occupations. For each occupation, the Career Handbook lists information about –

  • Aptitudes
  • Interests
  • Data/people/things interactions
  • Physical activities
  • Environmental conditions
  • Education/training
  • Career progression
  • Work settings

SDS CP

Self Directed Search Assessment & Finder Form CP

The Self Directed Search CP is –

  • Easy to use, printed – Complete the career self assessment test in 30 minutes.
  • Tested, proven, and dependable – Used by over 22 million people worldwide.
  • An excellent, introductory resource

The Self Directed Search gives you a two or three-letter RIASEC or Holland Code that tells the relationship between job personalities, key characteristics, college majors, hobbies, abilities, and careers.

The SDS Form CP focuses specifically on the needs of adults and employees to help them –

  • Plan for future changes in employment
  • Make successful career transitions
  • Reenter the workforce to obtain a new career

Self-Administered and Self-Scored

The SDS Form CP Career Options Finder (COF) lists 1,321 different careers, encompassing a wide range of industries and occupational groups. Each career is listed with educational requirements and the associated Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) code, providing valuable information for personal career research.

Read about the Self Directed Search….

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