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10 Top Career Exploration Tips 2018

for Selecting the Right Career Assessment or Test
Tip 1:  Decide the type of career test that you are interested in!

Are you interested in just a printed or online career test?

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After taking the career test will you be satisfied with just a career list, or are you looking for more?

Tip 2: Look at a Career Test Rating Chart!

The Test Rating System is –

UU= somewhat useful    UUU = very useful    UUUU = extremely useful

Tip 3: Complete Career Test Checklist.

Instructions: Use the Career Test Checklist to gather the information about career tests.

Format: (Place an “X” to the right of the format of the test.)

Format answers the question how do you take the career test?

•    Printed:
•    On-line:
•    Download, Other (Please specify:     )

Tip 4: Understand the three career planning steps.


•    Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests.
•    Match your likes, interests, skills, and personality styles to careers.

Tip 5: Focus on identifying your strengths.

You become aware of, know, and identify your –

•    Holland Vocational interests
•    Abilities
•    Skills
•    Values
•    Occupations
•    College Majors

Tip 6: Build awareness of your Holland Personality Types/Codes.

The Holland Interest Areas or Codes are –

•    Realistic
•    Investigative
•    Artistic
•    Social
•    Enterprising
•    Conventional

Tip 7: Research potential careers!

During Step 2 Educational and Occupational Exploration,

•    Perform career research.
•    Identify potential careers.
•    Begin narrowing career options.

Tip 8: Gather information about training programs and colleges!

 

In Step 3 College Major Exploration

•    Discover possible college majors or training programs
•    Create strategies to put plans into action

Tip 9: Learn about our best, comprehensive, validated, reliable printed or online tests and tools!


The catalog has information about –

•    Printed career tests
•    Online career tests
•    Other career resources
Tip 10: We have a variety of networks to share career information!

Here are ways to connect and share ideas with us.

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Make Different Career Choices for 2018

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Are you looking for solutions for 2018 to answer the question “How do I make the right 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

Ready to begin planning for the New Year…  Need help deciding?  Contact us at explorecareers@gmail.com

 

A Look at Holland Codes and Career Clusters – Two Sides of a Coin

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Two Sides of a Coin – There are two popular ways to build self awareness and explore careers.

Career Clusters and Holland Codes 

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Holland Codes is a tool that matches interests to careers.  A Career Cluster
is a group of jobs and industries that are related by skills or
products.

Holland Codes

The Holland Codes identify interest areas, personalities, work environments and careers. The Holland Code Work Interest Areas are:

  • Realistic
  • Investigative
  • Artistic
  • Social
  • Enterprising
  • Conventional

The 16 Career Clusters® & 79 Career Pathways

After 50 years of research, there are research has reported the following 16 Career Clusters® & 79 Career Pathways –

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

  • Agribusiness Systems
  • Animal Systems
  • Environmental Service Systems
  • Food Products & Processing Systems
  • Natural Resources Systems
  • Plant Systems
  • Power, Structural & Technical Systems

Architecture & Construction

  • Construction
  • Design/ Pre-Construction
  • Maintenance/ Operations

Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications

  • A/V Technology & Film
  • Journalism & Broadcasting
  • Performing Arts
  • Printing Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Visual Arts

Business Management & Administration

  • Administrative Support
  • Business Information Management
  • General Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Operations Management

Education & Training

  • Administration & Administrative Support
  • Professional Support Services
  • Teaching/ Training

Finance

  • Accounting
  • Banking Services
  • Business Finance
  • Insurance
  • Securities & Investments

Government & Public Administration

  • Foreign Service
  • Governance
  • National Security
  • Planning
  • Public Management & Administration
  • Regulation
  • Revenue & Taxation

Health Science

  • Biotechnology Research & Development
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Healthy Information
  • Support Services
  • Therapeutic Services

Hospitality & Tourism

  • Lodging
  • Recreation, Amusements & Attractions
  • Restaurants & Food/ Beverage Services
  • Travel & Tourism

Human Services

  • Consumer Services
  • Counseling & Mental Health Services
  • Early Childhood Development & Services
  • Family & Community Services
  • Personal Care Services

Information Technology 

  • Information Support & Services
  • Network Systems
  • Programming & Software Development
  • Web & Digital Communications

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

  • Correction Services
  • Emergency & Fire Management Services
  • Law Enforcement Services
  • Legal Services
  • Security & Protective Services

Manufacturing

  • Healthy, Safety & Environmental Assurance
  • Logistics & Inventory Control
  • Maintenance, Installation & Repair
  • Manufacturing Production Process Development
  • Production
  • Quality Assurance

Marketing 

  • Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Merchandising
  • Professional Sales

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Science & Mathematics

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics ​

  • Facility & Mobile Equipment Maintenance
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Management
  • Logistics Planning & Management Services
  • Sales & Service
  • Transportation Operations
  • Transportation Systems/ Infrastructure Planning, Management & Regulation
  • Warehousing & Distribution Center Operations

HollandCodes.com has developed resources that show the relationship
between the Career Clusters, Green Careers and Holland Codes –

  • Career Clusters and Holland Codes Cross-Reference Table
  • Green Careers, Career Clusters and Holland Codes Reference Guide

Career Clusters and Holland Codes Cross-Reference Table

Here is an example of the Career Clusters and Holland Codes Cross-Reference Table.
Holland Code
Holland Codes Personality Type (1)
Holland Codes Personality Type (2)
GOE Interest Areas
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Realistic Investigative Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
R Realistic Architecture & Construction
R Realistic Manufacturing
R Realistic Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Green Careers, Career Clusters and Holland Codes Reference Guide

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The Green Careers, Career Clusters and Holland Codes Reference Guide provides detailed descriptions of more than 150
occupations, covering topics such as:

  • O*NET-SOC Codes
  • Job titles
  • Green occupational
    categories
  • Interest areas/ Holland Codes
  • Career clusters/ career
    cluster pathways
  • Daily tasks (what workers do on the job).

The O*NET-SOC Codes is useful to find out additional
information about the working conditions, the training and education
needed, earnings, and expected job prospects.

This guide is an excellent reference for many different tasks –

  • Career exploration
  • Lesson planning
  • College majors
  • Career planning
  • Occupational research

The Green Careers, Career Clusters and Holland Codes resources are part of the extensive library of resources found in the Hollandcodes.com Master Course for Professionals.

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Career Test Features

Here are features of career tests – 

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RIASEC Inventory

  • Format: On-Line NEW!
  • Reading Level: High school student, college student, adult
  • Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Occupations

The RIASEC Inventory gives you a fast and informative way to explore occupations based on your interests. The inventory is a valid way to explore different career options.

Explore Careers and College Majors System

  • Format: On-Line
  • Reading Level: Youth/ Adult/ Children
  • Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests,Abilities/Skills, Values
  • Databases: Occupations and Colleges/ Universities

Explore Careers and College Majors System is a personalized,online,  interactive, self-guided career planning and college planning system.

Master Course for Professionals

  • Format: On-Line/ Printed
  • Reading Level: Children/ Youth/ Adult
  • Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Occupations
  • Databases: Occupations and Colleges/ Universities

The Hollandcodes.com Master Course is a training program for professionals who want to know master Holland Codes/ interest resources.   

 

 

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 Self Directed Search

  • Format: On-Line
  • Reading Level: Youth/ Adult/ Children
  • Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Occupations

The Self-Directed Search Assessment is easy to use – Complete the career assessment in 30 minutes.

Strong Interest Inventory®

  • Format: On-Line
  • Reading Level: Youth/ Adult/ Children
  • Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Occupations

For nearly 80 years, the Strong Interest Inventory® assessment 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.

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Explore Careers and College Majors System Videos!

Identify identity! Pursue purpose! Unlock potential with the Explore Careers and College Majors System!

Explore Careers and College Majors System is an online, interactive, self-guided career planning and college planning system.

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The Dashboard is the control center of the Explore Careers and College Major System.

There are five sections in the Dashboard

  • Self Assessments
  • Explore the Possibilities
  • Take Action
  • Career and Education Planning Results
  • Recommended Tools & Websites
  • Self Assessments

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