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10 Top Career Exploration Tips 2018

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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Explore Careers and College Majors System Videos!

Identify identity! Pursue purpose! Unlock potential with the Explore Careers and College Majors System!

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

Here are Explore Careers and College Major System videos.

Watch video about the Explore Careers and College Majors System.

View video about Explore Careers with College Majors Bonus Tutorial Course.



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Hollandcodes.com Master Course Launch

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

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.

Course Activities

 

Here are examples of course activities –

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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10 Top Tips Adopted by Counseling Professor!

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 –

  • Assessment
  • Format
  • Factors Measured
  • Ease of Use
  • Audience
  • Rating

5. Hollandcodes.com Catalog

 

The catalog has detailed facts about career tests and other resources.

More Questions!
Get the Career Planning Booklet!

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.

Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests. Identify our interests, abilities, and skills.

 

Read more about 10 Top Tips for Selecting the Right Career !!!!

Looking for more than a career test!

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 –

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

Different Career Tests

We offer assistance with interpreting the following tests –

 Get more details about our career and academic coaching

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

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