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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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Best Buy, Immediate Access

Format: On-Line

Reading Level: Youth/ Adult

Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Occupations

Databases: Occupations and Colleges/ Universities

New!!!! Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Format: On-Line

Reading Level: Youth/ Adult

Subject Area: 16 MBTI types

Databases: Occupations and Colleges/ Universities

RIASEC Inventory

Format: Printed/On-Line

Reading Level: Youth/ Adult

Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests,Abilities/Skills, Values

Databases: Occupations and Colleges/ Universities

Self Directed Search (Form R, Form E, Form Career Explorer)

Format:  Printed/On-Line

Reading Level: Youth/ Adult/ Children

Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Occupations

Strong Interest Inventory®

Format: On-Line

Reading Level: Youth/ Adult

Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Occupations

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 –

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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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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 –

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

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.

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Kid Career Downloads for 2012!

The following downloads are on sale –

  • Bingo Cards
  • Destiny Discovers Purpose Activity PAK
  • Internet Resources for Kids
  • Rainbow Careers Awareness System
  • Unlock Your Treasure Chest

Destiny Discovers Purpose Activity PAK

Activity Sheet

The printed activity sheets have –

  • Six sections
  • 72 items

The printed activity sheets can be administered to groups and individuals.

For the activity sheets, you use paper-and-pencil.

The estimated time to complete the activity sheets is 30 minutes, and activity sheets are self–scoring.

Color Chart

Color key

The Color Chart provides information about forty-four careers

  • Job Titles
  • Color Career Group

Internet Resources for Kids

Children Unlock Treasure Chest, Internet Resources for Teachers, Counselors, Parents, Adults, Kids and Children has information on career exploration web sites and books.

There are the different types of Children Unlock Treasure Chest, Exploring Career Web Sites

  • Curriculum
  • Career Information
  • Career Groups – Science
  • Specific Careers — Science

Career Kid Curriculum Web Sites

Resource One: Career Cruiser

career cruiser

The Career Cruiser is a career kid site/ guidebook for middle school students. The Career Cruiser has self — assessment activities to match personal interests to careers. The Career Cruiser has information on HOLLAND CODES. Careers are grouped into 16 career clusters. The Career Cruiser has information on occupational descriptions, average earnings, and minimum educational level required for the job.

A Teacher’s Guide is also available.

Resource Two: Elementary Core Career Connection

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The Core Career Connections is a career kid collection of instructional activities, K — 6 and 7 — 8, designed by teachers, counselors, and parents. Each grade level has instructional activities that align directly with state department of education requirements. This instructional resource provides a framework for teachers, counselors, and parents to integrate career awareness with the elementary and middle level grade students.

Career Kid Information

Resource Four: Career Ship

career ship

Career Ship is a free online career teen exploration tool for middle and high school students.

Career Ship uses Holland Codes and the O*NET Career Exploration Tools.

For each career, Career Ship provides the following information:

  • Tasks
  • Wages
  • Career outlook
  • Interests
  • Education
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Similar careers

Career Ship is a product a public—service web site providing career, college, financial aid, and financial literacy information and services.

Resource Six: Destination 2020

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Destination 2020 helps youth discover how everyday tasks can help them build skills they will need to face the many challenges of the workforce.

Skills are linked to –

  • School Subjects
  • Other School Activities
  • Play Activities At Home
  • Work at Home

Through career teen quizzes, activities and articles, students find some answers or, at least, a direction about their future. There are more than 200 profiles of real people who are describing what a day at work is like for them.

Career Kid Career Groups Websites — Science

Resource Eight: EEK! Get a Job – Environmental Education for Kids

Eek! Get a Job

Eek! Get a Job – Environmental Education for Kids is a career kid site/ electronic magazine for children in grades 4 — 8. Eek! Get a Job provides information about –

  • Forestry
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Engineering
  • Herpetologist
  • Park Ranger
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Park Naturalist

There is a job description for each career, a list of job activities, suggested activities to begin exploring careers, and needed job skills.

Resource Eleven: San Diego Zoo Job Profiles for Kids

San Diego Zoo is a career kid website that has job profiles. Job Profiles discussed jobs for people who –

  • Work with animals
  • Work with plants
  • Work with science and conservation
  • Work with people
  • Work that helps run the Zoo and Park

There are activities listed under each area, for example –

  • What we do
  • What’s cool about this job
  • Job challenges
  • How this job helps animals
  • How to get a job like this
  • Practice Being a …
  • How to Become a …

Specific Career Kid Websites — Science

Resource Fourteen:  About Veterinarians

Veterinarian

About Veterinarians is a website that has career kid facts about –

  • What is a Veterinarian?
  • Veterinary Education
  • Roles of Veterinarians
  • Employment Outlook
  • Becoming a Veterinary Technician

Resource Sixteen: Engineering – The Stealth Profession

Engineering

Engineering – The Stealth Profession has a lot of career kid information about engineers –

  • Types of Engineers
  • True Stories
  • Salaries
  • Education Required
  • Work Schedules
  • Equipment Used

Resource Eighteen: Do You Want to Become a Volcanologist?

Volcanologist

Do You Want to Become a Volcanologist? provides career kid descriptions of the –

  • Word ″Volcanologist″
  • Daily work
  • Traits for success
  • Education
  • Salaries

Rainbow Career Awareness System

See Rainbow Careers is a fun way to introduce children to careers. Careers are like rainbows. The world is filled with 1000’s of careers.

Open your child’s eyes to the wonderful world of careers.

Discover your child’s career interests. Learn about how careers are broken up into six career groups.

The Elementary School Career Exploration Kit contains the following items –

  • Book (iPhone/ iPad App) with following separately sold items –
    • Unit Plan
    • Instruction Sheet
    • Question and Answer Sheets
  • Career Activity Sheets
  • Color/ Career Chart
  • Posters

See Rainbow Careers Career Book and iPod/ iPad App

The See Rainbow Careers book is now available at the iTunes store.

The See Rainbow Careers book –

  • Has six sections and 40 colorful pages
  • Provides information about career group characteristics, career interest areas, and careers
  • Uses vibrant colors, animated graphics, and VISUAL learning techniques to help children build an career awareness
  • Clarifies thoughts, integrates new knowledge, and promotes critical thinking. New concepts are more thoroughly and easily understood.
  • Organizes and analyzes information.
  • Improves
    • Attention Span and Concentration: holds audience’s attention and helps people absorb information
    • Memory Skills and Understanding: improves ability to absorb information
    • Speed of Learning: reduces the time it takes to complete career tests.

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Children, youth, and adults –

  • See how colors are connected to careers
  • Realize how careers can be grouped and organized

Use the career book at –

  • Home
  • Schools
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • YMCA/ YWCA Programs
  • Afterschool Programs
  • Kids Go To Work Days
  • Career Days
  • Summer School Programs

The career book is an career activities for ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTSand for other people –

  • Who are In ESL/GED programs
  • Who have limited reading ability
  • Who have limited knowledge of English
  • Who are developmentally delayed
  • Who are learning disabled
  • Who have special needs
  • Who have limited access to education
  • Who are chronically unemployed

The See Rainbow Careers is an app listed on the iTunes Store. The See Rainbow Careers book is compatible with iPhone and iPad devices.

Order the See Rainbow Careers iTunes App at the iTunes store.

Unit Plan, Instruction Sheets, and Question and Answer Sheets

Reference Materials include Unit Plan, Instruction Sheets, and Question and Answer Sheets.

The Unit Plan covers –

  • Standards
  • Performance Goals
  • Academic Content Area(s)
  • Unit Assessment
  • Brief Summary
  • References

The Instruction Sheets provide the step-by-step for using –

  • Book (iPhone/ iPad App)
  • Career Activity Sheets

The Question and Answer Sheets is an excellent review for the information covered in the See Rainbow Careers book. Summarize key information concurrently, or use the sheets as a review.

Activity Sheets

Activity Sheet

The printed activity sheetshave –

  • Six sections
  • 72 items

The printed activity sheets can be administered to groups and individuals.

For the activity sheets, you use paper-and-pencil.

The estimated time to complete the activity sheets is 30 minutes, and activity sheets are self–scoring.

Color Chart

Colorkey

The Color Chart provides information about forty-four careers:

  • Job Titles
  • Color Career Group

Posters

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Over three hundred (300) Posters feature graphics, interest areas, and careers. The Posters are Easy Scoring. You sort the posters quickly according to likes and dislikes. At the end of the poster sorting exercise, you will have your Holland Code. The posters are an excellent way to explore careers. The poster shows you’re the relationship between Holland Codes and careers.

Rainbow Career Awareness System has –

  • Unit Plan
  • Instruction Sheet
  • Question and Answer Sheets
  • Career Activity Sheets
  • Color/ Career Chart
  • Posters

bingo cards

Bingo Cards Sets

The purpose of the Bingo Cards are to help the students:

  • Discover their interests, abilities, and skills.
  • Find out what makes their personality tick.
  • Explore careers with middle school students, children, and kids.
  • Link careers to interests, abilities and skills.

The Bingo Cards have –

  • Bingo Card Set
  • Bingo Master
  • Bingo Master Cutouts
  • Bingo Instruction Sheet

Rainbow Career Awareness System

Entire Career Awareness System contains –

  • Unit Plan
  • Instruction Sheet
  • Question and Answer Sheets
  • Activity Sheets
  • Bingo Cards
  • Color/ Career Chart
  • Posters

Book (iPhone/ iPad App) sold separately at the iTunes store.

Unlock Your Treasure Chest

New Unlock Your Treasure Chest

Find the right career!

Now is the time to pinpoint your interests, abilities, skills, talents, and values!

Unlock your potential!

Discover who you really are and KNOW your likes, dislikes, and interests.

Match your likes, interests, skills, and personality styles to careers.

Find the right training programs matches your interests.

Succeed in planning a career.

unlock treasure chest

The Unlock the Treasure Chest. You Have the Keys! Guide to Career Planning is a step-by-step guide to explore careers and college majors. Use the guidebook to pinpoint your interests, abilities, skills, talents, and values.

  • Discover who you really are and KNOW 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.
  • Succeed in planning a career.

Parents, you have a motivational tool to guide your teen or young adults as they explore careers and college majors.

Teachers, you have a classroom activities that is the resource for preparing career and college major exploration classes.

The Unlock the Treasure Chest. You Have the Keys Guide to Career Planning is used in conjunction with the My Career Profile. Dr. Frank Minor, CEO of Career Dimensions has endorsed the Unlock the Treasure Chest. You Have the Keys. Guide to Career Planning.

The Unlock the Treasure Chest has 4 sections –

  • Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Parent and Teacher Guide
  • Guide to Career Exploration and Planning
  • Internet Resources for Teachers, Counselors, Parents, Adults, and Teens
  • Visual Aids or Screenshots from the Unlock the Treasure Chest Guidebook

awareness

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
  • Features Of Career Self Assessments Tests

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 –

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  • Career Planning Map
  • Self-Analysis, Self Awareness, or Self Assessment
  • Self Awareness
  • Tools to Awareness
    • Interests Inventory
    • Values Inventory
    • Skills Inventory
    • Personality Styles Inventory
    • Career Match Making Using Interests, Values, Skills, and Personality Styles
  • Career Exploration
    • Database of 1200+ careers
    • Research A Career Tool
    • Career Profile
    • Research career information

Each career profile has the following information –

  • Overview
  • Skills
  • Values
  • Outlook
  • Earning
  • Interest Profile
  • Working Conditions
  • Contact Info
  • Areas of Study
  • Search for Schools

college exploration

The College Major Exploration section has –

  • Database of 6000+ Schools
  • Career Exploration Tool
  • College Majors Exploration Tool

Each school profile lists the following information –

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

Internet Resources for Teachers, Counselors, Parents, Adults, and Teens include additional information from the following areas –

  • Holland Code Career Assessment Activities
  • Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Resources
  • Career Exploration Sites
  • College Majors Exploration Resources

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The Visual Aids or Screenshots from the Unlock the Treasure Chest Guidebook are an additional bonus for teachers and counselors. These screenshots are excellent for group presentations. The screenshots present the concepts covered in the Guidebook. With each purchase, you will receive PDF and Powerpoint versions of the Visual Aids. The Unlock the Treasure Chest. You Have the Keys. Guide to Career Planning is a toolkit for teachers or counselors preparing students for graduation and transition into post-secondary training programs.

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