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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

Press Release: New Career Education Products, Programs, and Services

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 7, 2010

Founders of Hollandcodes.com Dr. Mary and Ronald Askew announced that the release of new additions to Paintcareerswithcolors.com & Hollandcodes.com products, training programs, and career advisement services.

A Hollandcodes.com (2009-2010) poll reported that elementary/ middle school teachers and counselors looked for easy to read, simpler to follow, and easier to understand materials.

As a result, Hollandcodes.com expanded the Paintcareerswithcolors.com CD Collections.

The Paintcareerswithcolors.com CD Collections are geared towards different students or adults

  • Children – Elementary School students
  • RIASEC/ Holland Codes – Elementary/ Middle School students
  • Photo – Elementary/ Middle School students, high school students/ adults with limited reading abilities
  • African American
  • Chinese

The CD Collections have more than 2000 pages of bright, colorful, vivid, clear, and informative Paint Careers With Colors resources –

  • Career Models
  • Career Tests
  • Posters
  • Career Charts
  • Promotional Materials
  • Starter Kit
  • Holland Codes Toolkit
  • Presentational Materials
  • Training Resources

The Hollandcodes.com (2009-2010) poll also stated that elementary school teachers and counselors searched for additional career test administration resources.

In response to the poll, Hollandcodes.com launched two new services –

  • Preview/ Certification Program
  • Career Advisement Service

The Preview and Certification Programs, in-depth training programs, provide teacher and counselors with key career test administration information, career test samples, product discounts, and other benefits.

The Preview and Certification Programs cover the following areas –

  • Unit 1 Lesson 1 – Overview
  • Unit 1 Lesson 2 – Fact Sheets
  • Unit 1 Lesson 3 – Career Model
  • Unit 1 Lesson 4 – Alphabetized Product List
  • Unit 1 Lesson 5 – Step by Step Guide
  • Unit 1 Lesson 6 – Educational Games
  • Unit 2 Lesson 1 – Foundational CD-ROM
  • Unit 2 Lesson 2 – Kids Job Test
  • Unit 2 Lesson 3 – Occupational Posters
  • Unit 3 Lesson 1 – Training Resources CD-ROM
  • Unit 4 Lesson 1 – Promotional Starter Kit CD-ROM
  • Unit 5 Lesson 1 – Holland Codes Toolkit CD-ROM
  • Unit 6 Lesson 1 – Powerpoint Presentation CD-ROM

The Career Advisement Service provides Career Advisors for students, adults, teachers, and counselors. Advisors have the following functions –

  • Answer questions about the career test types, features, and prices
  • Interpret the Holland Codes or Paint Careers With Colors career test results
  • hundreds of experts

Experts share information about –

  • Career Likes
  • Career Dislikes
  • Ideal Career Profile
  • Ideal Career Path

Hollandcodes.com specializes in helping you match your interests, abilities, and skills to right career and college major program.

For more information,

Web Sites: http://www.Hollandcodes.com
& http://www.Paintcareerswithcolors.com

Follow us : http://www.facebook.com/hollandcodes &
http://twitter.com/hollandcodes

Samples – http://www.scribd.com/hollandcodes
Certification and Preview Programs –
http://www.quia.com/profiles/hollandcodes

PHONE. 602-569-1050
EMAIL: hollandcodes(at)gmail(dot)com

Phone Coaching: Getting Best Results for Clients

Here is an excellent post from Career Chaos.

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“Where is your office located?” is a question I am sometimes asked when a local person calls me about career coaching services. Although I’ve been in business 11 years and seldom ever meet a client in person, and my website clearly states that all client meetings are by phone with email support, people may still assume that career coaching is a face-to-face process with me. Most people are satisfied when I explain that I work with clients worldwide according to my phone-and-email business model. Some are a bit dubious, while others move on to find a coach who doesn’t work by phone.

Having been trained by two distinct coaching schools in the delivery of telephone coaching, and having helped hundreds of clients achieve results this way, I strongly believe that I show up as the best career coach possible when I work by phone. Of course, since I support the coaching tenet that coaching is “all about the client” and not about the coach, I fully understand when a person chooses not to hire me. However, I do appreciate the callers who let me explain how coaching by phone can produce outstanding results for them. Most end up liking the idea of doing this challenging work from the comfort of their home or place of their choosing.

Tree01829_small While intently listening to and conversing with my clients, I get lost visually in this big, beautiful maple tree outside my office window. Whether green in the summer, golden in the fall, or leafless in the winter, this tree stands proud and tall. It represents to me the constant of evolving but ongoing life as its leaves change colors and grow anew each year. Like this tree, each client that I help has a history with a need at different times in their lives for change – change I that can help them achieve if related to their career.

As I listen to my clients, I hear not only what they say, but also what they don’t say – voice inflections, pregnant pauses, nervous laughter – all contributing to a client’s current state of being. If I were to be facing this person, added to the moment could be my distractions coming from what my client looked like, their hand motions, their wandering eyes. These and room distractions would take me off track from hearing – really hearing – what my client was saying.

Since I honor my clients as individuals and truly want to build the best possible rapport with them, I always ask every new client to take a quick assessment to determine their learning style. Consequently, I am able to communicate with them using their preferred “words” to facilitate their highest level of understanding. This exercise is usually enlightening for both the client and me. And it helps to grow trust between us.

Not all learning happens during coaching calls. In between calls, I encourage my clients to spend quiet time reflecting on discoveries and contemplating new ideas. Usually, they eagerly accept homework that I offer or they suggest their own. I want my clients to feel connected to me, their coach, throughout our entire program. So, I encourage them to email me as often as they wish and I promise a prompt response.

Yes, coaching – career or any other type – is a process. It can’t be turned on and off. It happens over time through various methods. Telephone and email let me deliver coaching frequently and wholly, without waiting for a client’s next visit to occur. No starting and stopping, but a flow of ongoing communication with my client’s needs first and foremost.

Wishing you career success in 2010!

Meg Montford

Source:

Montford, M.  (2010, June 5).   Phone Coaching: Getting Best Results for Clients. Retrieved from http://coachmeg.typepad.com/career_chaos/2010/06/phone-coaching-producing-best-results-for-the-client.html

Reprinted with permission.

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