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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

New Improved MBTI!

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

New!!!! MBTI Step II™ (Form Q) has 144 items

(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.

 Read more about the MBTI

Make Different Career Choices

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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…

Time for Positive Change!

Summer is a time for Reflection, Growth and Renewal

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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

 

We are here to help you at explorecareersandcollegemajors.com!

Career Development and Social Media Converge

New Holland Codes Network

New Mission, Vision, & Web Sites

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Digital learning and media technology are impacting the delivery of career development resources. There must be a convergence and synchronization of career development principles with today’s electronic media.

The Holland Codes Resource Center has developed a new mission, vision, and web sites.

  • New Mission – Provide career development and social media resources engaging, connecting with digital learners utilizing printed, web-based tools and technology
  • New Vision – Motivate, inspire, and empower people to have an awareness of their full potential
  • New Web Sites – Promote the convergence of career development and social media concepts

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Holland Codes related printed career tests, online career tests, books, downloads, digital courses, and other resources –

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Best career products »

Career-social-media.com Career-social-media.com – Our Career and Social Media Resource Center provides information about career, college major, job search, and social media resources.

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Members get access to –

Here are videos that provide an overview of the resource center –

New Store

Explorecareersandcollegemajors.com »

Navigate the Explore Careers & College Majors store.  Here is our list of resources –

Visit our new web sites to see how career development and social media converge.

Career Tool to Motivate and Inspire

Motivational & Inspirational Career Guide

 

The Motivational and Inspirational Career Guide shows that we are in a race to reach our career goals. 

The guide is a step-by-step tool to explore 3 steps in the career planning process.

The guide motivates you to let you know that –

  1. You are special and unique.
  2. You are reaching to obtain a specific destiny, purpose, calling, or occupation.

Motivational and Inspirational Career Planning

 

The guide has step-by-step tools to explore the steps in the career planning process.

Before beginning your journey,

  • Read Inspirational Principles.
  • Look over the Inspirational Career Keys.
  • Download the Inspirational Guide.

Step One – Awareness, Knowledge, and Assessment

You can use the guide with a variety of assessments.

You will gain insight into your interests, abilities, skills, and values.

 

Step Two – Exploration, Problem Solving, and Goal Setting

You will perform occupational research –

  • Identifying potential careers
  • Narrowing career options
  • Researching training options
  • Determining training program – college, university, or apprenticeship

Step Three – Career Planning

You will put what you know into action –

  • Conducting information interview
  • Completing career shadowing
  • Executing a job search strategies
  • Writing resume
  • Practicing interview techniques
  • Participating in internship / volunteer experience

The guide is a step-by-step tool to explore careers and college majors.

  • Use the course to pinpoint interests, abilities, skills, talents, and values.
  • 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.
  • Motivate you as you explore careers and college majors.
  • Succeed in planning a career.

The Motivational and Inspirational Career Guide has 2 sections –

  • Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Guide
  • Guide to Career Exploration and Planning

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 Career Assessment or Test
  • Career Test Checklist

 

Guide to Career Exploration and Planning

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 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

The Motivational and Inspirational Career Guide is a digital course that is available 24/7.  You get access to downloads, videos, and web site.

Infographic

Here is an infographic to give an overview of the Motivational and Inspirational Career Guide.

 

Click on the link to see a larger version of the infographic.

Read more about the Motivational and Inspirational Career Guide.

Destiny Development for All Ages

At the Holland Codes Kids and Purpose Development Zone, you will learn many different things.
  1. First, you will learn about yourself.  What are your interests and skills?
  2. You will learn about careers.
  3. Careers come in groups.  These groups are called Holland Codes.
  4. There are six different career groups –
  • Realistic
  • Investigative
  • Artistic
  • Social
  • Enterprising
  • Conventional

We will use fun activities to explore careers –

View the Holland Codes for Kids video.

Teacher’s Notes

Holland Codes for Kids Program Components

The Holland Codes for Kids Program has the following components –

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Each item is described in the different modules.

Order Destiny Development Program…

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