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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.


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

Join Career Advising Program!

Ask Questions. Get Answers!!!!

Do you have questions –

  • What test is the right test for high school students, college students, career changers, or people re-entering the workforce?
  • What is the difference between a career test and a career planning guidance system?

We are here to help you make the right choice!
Through our new Career Advisor Program, Dr. Askew is available to provide step-by-step instructions about the right training program.
We are here to help you! Hollandcodes.com provides career advisement services for students and adults.
Through our new career advisor program, Dr. Askew can help you match your interests, abilities, and skills to careers and college major programs.
Do you need assistance in interpreting the results of your career test or career guidance system? Use the career advisement program.

Included in the career advisement package is –

  • My Career Profile – 1 User Code
  • Unlock Your Treasure Chest Guidebook
  • 1 hour career advisement session
  • Unlimited emails for 30 days

Do you want to gain insight into the world of work?
Do you want to gain insight into the world of work? The career advisor program gives you the opportunity to learn from hundreds of experts.
Gain access to the expert profiles offer critical insights from real professionals, including:

  • Resumes
  • Week in the Life
  • Career Likes
  • Career Dislikes
  • Ideal Career Profile
  • Ideal Career Path
  • Suggested Reading
  • Industry Organizations
  • Interview
  • FAQs
  • Photos
  • About Me
  • About My Career

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GCU Career Services UNV Visits

Finished GCU Find Your Purpose Visits for 700+ UNV Students – http://tinyurl.com/26o5kyd

GCU Find Your Purpose Visits Finished!

Finished GCU Find Your Purpose Visits for 700+ UNV Students – http://tinyurl.com/26o5kyd

MCP Career Test, Manual, & Powerpoint

Career Services Plants Seeds of Purpose in Student Minds

Submitted by Staff Report on September 13, 2010 – 5:30 pm

By Keleigh Norman

Dr. Mary Askew presents at the Lunch N’ Learn

Career Services presented its first Lunch & Learn session on Monday, Sept. 13, in McKinley Hall in the Student Union.

Dr. Mary Askew was the first presenter of a larger series planned to introduce FOCUS, an online resource that enables students to take a test that compares various qualities and desires, eventually compiling a range of careers worth exploring.

Every student left the Lunch & Learn feeling more prepared and more inspired. Askew, an adviser with Career Services at GCU, illustrated a poignant picture of what a new college student’s future might look like without a purpose. She urged students to search for their destiny and challenge themselves on a daily basis.

“I already know what I want to do with my life, but I’ve been considering a minor,” said freshman Tania Jaramillo. “I understand now that a test is available to help me narrow down my search.”

The session provided facts as well as tools for students to use to find their purpose and be better equipped to make important decisions.

“I would like to see more students take advantage of these Lunch & Learn opportunities,” said Constance Ady, executive administrative assistant to the dean of the College of Education.

Askew closed her presentation with the statement, “You need to focus on your destiny.” Whatever the future may hold for these young students, they now have more resources to use in focusing on it.

The next Lunch & Learn, scheduled for noon on Sept. 20, will help students in crafting a personal mission statement.

Keleigh Norman is a GCU freshman in secondary education with a specialty in English studies. She is a student worker in the Career Services Center.

Source: http://herd.gcu.edu/2010/09/career-services-plants-seeds-of-purpose-in-student-minds/

Herd on Campus:Career Services Offers Find Your Purpose Lunch & Learn Sept. 13

Submitted by Zane Ewton on September 10, 2010 – 11:14 am
By Zane Ewton
Communications Staff

“We have received seeds of destiny, seeds of purpose. When we are born, each one of us possesses seeds – interests, abilities, skills and talents.”
–       “Seeds of Destiny” by Dr. Mary Askew

Dr. Mary Askew, GCU’s career services adviser, found her purpose in helping others find their own. As a nutritionist, a homemaker and now a career adviser, she has worked to provide people with all the food they need to fulfill their purpose.

“I believe everyone has a purpose and a destiny and it is important to discover it,” she says. “This is an important time for young people to find what they want out of life. It’s not what you do, it’s who you are.”

Dr. Mary Askew and Jacqueline Smith

In 2004, Askew helped pilot the Career Services Center at GCU. She earned degrees in nutrition at Hampton (Va.) University and Howard University (Washington, D.C.). She earned her doctorate in career development at Logos Bible College (Jacksonville, Fla.).She believes she found her destiny and purpose at GCU.

Askew will be the presenter at the first Career Services Lunch & Learn on Monday, Sept. 13. The event will follow Chapel and will be held in McKinley Hall in the Student Union. The topic: Find Your Purpose.

Career Services will unveil the FOCUS-2 program, an interactive online tool to help students evaluate their interests, values, preferences and skills, then measure that against college major interests and career goals.

Career Services Director Jacqueline Smith says the in-depth program will be an invaluable tool for all students at GCU, both on campus and online. According to Smith, the program is much deeper and broader than the Holland Codes and other similar career-guidance tools.

“FOCUS measures a person’s readiness,” Smith says. “Students can make sure they are on the right path. The more they know about themselves, the more they can feel confident in their decisions.”

Career Services Lunch & Learns are currently capped at 70 students. They are first come, first served.

Upcoming events include:

  • Sept. 20 – Creating a personal mission statement with Robin Hanson
  • Oct. 4 – Social media tips with Robyn Itule
  • Nov. 8 – From Rags to Enrichment with Brenda Combs

For more information, visit Career Services in the Student Union, or call 602.639.6606 or toll-free 877.610.5506, or email careerservices@gcu.edu.

Follow Career Services on Facebook at Facebook – Career Services.

Visit the Career Services website at www.gcu.edu/gcucareerservices.

Contact Zane Ewton at 602.639.7086 or zewton@gcu.edu.

Source: http://herd.gcu.edu/2010/09/career-services-offers-find-your-purpose-lunch-learn-sept-13/

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