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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

Test Drive Your Career Test Video Course

Test Drive Your Career Test! You Have The Keys! is a step-by-step tutorial that guide you through the process of selecting a career test.

Hollandcodes.com created this eight (8) part series to provide a detailed overview of the three (3) step process of career planning.

The Test Drive Your Career Test! You Have The Keys Virtual Course covers the following areas –

  • Laying a Foundation – Getting Ready for Your Career Test Drive
  • Building Self Awareness
  • Taking the MCP Challenge
  • Understanding Career Interest Groups – What do the scores mean?
  • Matching Your Interests to Careers
  • Selecting the Right Training Program

Take the MCP Challenge

On the Career Test Drive, you will look at the MCP. The MCP is a system that has 4 career tests, a career database, and an educational program database.

Discover your –

  • Interests
  • Values
  • Skills
  • Personality

Get information on –

  • Holland Codes
  • 1200+ Occupations
  • 6000+ Schools

The My Career Profile Guidance System comes with a –

  • My Interests Inventory
  • My Values Inventory
  • My Skills Inventory
  • My Personality Inventory

Self-Analysis System

1. My Interests Inventory

The My Interests Inventory generates a 3-letter Holland Codes and provides Interest Level Scores for the six (6) Holland Personality Types.

The Inventory provides a detailed description for each of the Holland Personality Types.

The Interests, Skills, Values, and Personality Inventories generate Occupational Lists.

You can access, review, and redo the Interests, Skills, Values, and Personality Inventories.

Research a Career Tool

Use the Research a Career database to find information on 1200+ occupations. Each Occupational List provides information on –

  • Overview
  • Job duties
  • Skills
  • Values
  • Outlook
  • Earnings
  • Advancement
  • Working Conditions
  • Interest (Holland Codes) Scores
  • Areas of Study
  • Training or Educational Levels
  • School Search Tools

The Research a Career Tool allows you to research careers by name or Industry Group. The Industry Groups are –

  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
  • Building and Ground Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Business and Financial Operations
  • Community and Social Services
  • Computer, Information Technology and Mathematics
  • Construction and Extraction
  • Education, Training and Library
  • Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
  • Food Preparation and Serving
  • Healthcare Practitioners and Technology
  • Healthcare Support
  • Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Legal
  • Life, Physical, and Social Science
  • Management
  • Military
  • Office and Administrative Support
  • Personal Care and Service
  • Production
  • Protective Service
  • Sales and Related
  • Transportation and Materials Moving

School Tool

The Interests, Skills, Values, and Personality Inventories generate School Lists. The School Tool obtains school from a database of 6000+ post-secondary institutions. The School Tool searches for schools according to the following criteria –

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

All career and school lists can be printed and saved for future reference.

2. My Values Inventory

Find out the things that are important to you, for example  –

  • Helping Society
  • Artistic
  • Creativity
  • Helping Others
  • Independence
  • Prestige
  • Risk Taking
  • Stability
  • Working Outdoors

The My Values Inventory provides a detailed description for each of the Values.

The My Values Inventory matches occupations to your Values and generates Occupational Lists.

3. My Skills Inventory

Know the things that you are good at, for example –

  • Communication Skills
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Management Skills
  • Creative and Artistic Skills
  • Scientific Skills

The My Skills Inventory provides a detailed description for each of the Skills.

The My Skills Inventory matches occupations to your Skills and generates Occupational Lists.

4. My Personality Inventory

Discover your Personality. My Personality Inventory assesses your personality, matches occupations to your Personality, and generates Occupational Lists.

Read more about MCP Test Drive.

View Test Drive Your Career Test! video.

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What is a career assessment tool?

A career assessment tool is –

  • Career assessment test
  • Online assessment
  • Student assessment
  • Skill assessment
  • Job assessment

Career assessment tools that will help you identify your interests,
abilities, and skills.  Unlock your potential, purpose, and destiny.

There are different career assessment tools

  • Format – printed and internet resources, CD-ROM,
  • Types:
    Job career assessments, job personality tests, career job assessments , career counseling tests, career placement assessments, career
    assessment tests, and career choice tests
  • Cost – $10, $12, $15, $20, or more per assessment
  • Resources that are available
    – Career job descriptions, career job opportunities, college majors
    information, job finder resources, career clusters information, holland
    code careers
  • Grade Levels

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

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

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

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

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

The type indicates a preference.

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

The results from the MBTI produces the 16 types –

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

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Career Report

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

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

The MBTI Career Report has information on –

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

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Self Directed Search

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The Self-Directed Search is –

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

Use the Self-Directed Search to –

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

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

Use the Self-Directed Search to explore careers.

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

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

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

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Strong Interest Inventory

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

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

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

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

  • Interests
  • Holland Codes
  • Careers

The results include –

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

The Strong Interest Inventory has six (6) sections –

  • General Themes – Description of the interrelationship between
    Holland Codes and interests, work activities, potential skills, personal
    values
  • Basic Interest Scales – Identification of your Highest Holland Code
    Themes, Holland Theme Code, Standard Score, and Interest LevelBasic Interest Scales point to work activities, projects, course work,
    and leisure activities that are personally motivating and rewarding.
    The Interest Scale Levels are Very Little, Little, Moderate, high, Very
    High.

    Your Basic Interest Scales Report will give you your TOP FIVE Interest Areas and the Areas of Least Interest.

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

There are three (3) editions: Standard (Adults), High School, and College.

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My Career Profile

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The My Career Profile Guidance System comes with the following 4 career assessment tools

  • My Interests Inventory
  • My Values Inventory
  • My Skills Inventory
  • My Personality Inventory

The My Career Profile Guidance System also has 1200+ occupations and 6000 college databases.

MCP Interest Inventory

1. My Interests Inventory

The My Interests Inventory is a career assessment that generates a 3-letter Holland Codes and provides Interest Level Scores for the six (6) Holland Personality Types.

values inventory

2. My Values Inventory
The My Values Inventory measures out the things that are important to you, for example –

  • Helping Society
  • Artistic Creativity
  • Helping Others
  • Independence
  • Prestige
  • Risk Taking
  • Stability
  • Working Outdoors
skills inventory

3. My Skills Inventory
The My Skills Inventory helps you know the things that you are good at, for example –

  • Communication Skills
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Management Skills
  • Creative and Artistic Skills
  • Scientific Skills
personality inventory

Personality Inventory

Discover your Personality. My Personality Inventory assessment identifies your personality, matches occupations to your Personality, and generates Occupational Lists.

Job search

Research a Career Tool

Use the Research a Career database to find information on 1200+ occupations

  • Overview
  • Job duties
  • Skills
  • Values
  • Outlook
  • Earnings
  • Advancement
  • Working Conditions
  • Interest (Holland Codes) Scores
  • Areas of Study
  • Training or Educational Levels
  • School Search Tools
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School Tool

The School Tool obtains school from a database The School Tool of 6000+ post-secondary institutions does a college search by major according to the following criteria –

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

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