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Career Resources for Homeschool Students

We have two all-in-one career exploration guidance programs for homeschool students –

  • Kuder Career Guidance System
  • My Career Profile

Kuder Test Survey

As homeschool students, the Kuder Journey helps you:

  • Identify skills, interests, abilities, and values
  • Find a cluster of careers that match your skills, interests, abilities, and values
  • Prepare for post-secondary education
  • Highlight specific programs based on interests and skills
  • Focus on –
    • Specific career job descriptions
    • Job titles
    • General and detailed work activities
    • Specific tasks typical of the occupation
    • Working condition
    • Nature of the work
    • Important interests, abilities, skills, work values, and knowledge areas
    • Trends
    • Training
  • Get information on –
    • Major areas of instruction
    • Specific instructional programs
    • College and school results
    • General homeschool students campus and student body information
    • Types of instructions or programs offered
    • Degree or certificate types offered or awarded
    • Graduation rate
    • Homeschool student application and admission factors and costs
    • Homeschool student costs and financial aid
  • Search for jobs
  • Create resume
  • Build a portfolio or e-portfolio

For homeschool students, Kuder Journey has the following items –

  • 3 job career tests
  • College by major information
  • Career job finder
  • Career job descriptions
  • Career portfolio
  • Resume tutorial

Kuder Assessment

Kuder Test Survey Career Tests

The Kuder Test Survey has three career tests for homeschool students –

  • Career Search with Person Match
  • Skills Test
  • Super’s Work Values Inventory-Revised

Kuder Career Search with Person Match

Kuder Career Search with Person Match

The Kuder Career Search with Person Match is the Kuder General Interest Survey consisting of 60 questions.

The Kuder General Interest Survey report displays information on career cluster descriptions, and career profile database designed for homeschool students.

Kuder skills inventory

Kuder Skills Test

The Kuder Skills Test is a self-estimate of one’s abilities to perform work-related tasks. Kuder Skills Test consists of 90 multiple choice questions.

The results of the Kuder Skills Test match the interests, skills, and career clusters.

Super’s Work Values Inventory

Super’s Work Values Inventory-Revised

The Super’s Work Values Inventory-Revised identifies which work characteristics are most important to the homeschool student test taker. The inventory consists of 72 multiple choice questions.

Super’s Work Values Inventory-Revised Report displays 12 work-related characteristics.

Kuder Composite Scores

Career Test Reports

All reports provide homeschool students with suggestions for continued career exploration. Links from the tests are used to explore occupational listings by education level within each of the clusters.

Combining Results from Kuder Career Tests

  • Kuder Test Survey Interests and Skills Composite Report – Once an individual completes both the interest and skills tests, a composite report compares the scores of the interests and skills tests. There are suggestions for further education and career exploration and planning. To view the composite report, click on the words Kuder Test Survey Interests and Skills Composite Report below the Kuder Test Results table.
  • One-Page Summary Report – This report contains an outline of the most recent results for tests that have been completed. Access this report by clicking on the title below the Kuder Test Results table.


Kuder Online Portfolios

The Kuder Online Career Portfolio provides a gateway to lifelong career planning that allows individuals to store personal and academic information; search and save educational and occupational data; build resumés; and access results 24 hours a day.

The System features include:

  • Education Planner – for planning coursework and tracking educational progress
  • Planning Timeline – for guiding education and career planning
  • Note Taker – for documenting the career development process
  • Occupation Search and Career Comparison – for career exploration by cluster, title, or Holland Code
  • College Major and Instructional Program Search – for learning more about a major as well as the postsecondary options within your state.
  • College Search and Comparison – for researching approximately 7,000 post-secondary colleges, universities, education training centers, and other institutions.
  • Financial Aid Information and Scholarship Search – for understanding your college financing options.
  • Resumé Builder – for creating and managing multiple resumés.

My Career Profile – A Holland Career Self Assessment Test

Product Overview

The My Career Profile (MCP) has 4 career tests, a career database, and an educational program database specially designed to homeschool students.

The 4 career tests assess interests, values, skills, and personality styles. Benefits of the MCP tests are that the MCP tests are reusable. You can redo the tests as many times as you like. With most other tests, it is usually one-time use only.

The MCP helps you develop a list of potential careers. The MCP test results are matched to a list of careers. The My Career Profile lists careers that match the interests, values, skills, and personality. Some other tests provide limited lists, but the My Career Profile provides an extensive career list from a database of 1200+ occupations. From this database, you will find your dream job.

After selecting your career, it is important that you find the right educational program. You can get a career by attending a certificate, 2 year, and 4 year educational programs. In the MCP educational program database, you can find careers that require the completion of a certificate, 2 year, and four year educational programs.

If you are looking for
careers in a specific geographic area, the MCP allow you the option to search by region or state.

Finally, since the cost of education is a factor, the MCP educational program database search education programs according to college or other training program costs.

MCP Main Menu
The My Career Profile Guidance System comes with a –

  • My Interests Inventory
  • My Values
    Inventory
  • My Skills Inventory
  • My Personality Inventory

Self-Analysis System

MCP Interest Inventory
1. My Interests Inventory

The My Interests Inventory generates a 3-letter Holland Codes and provides Interest Level Scores for the six (6) Holland Personality Types.

The Inventory provides a detailed description for each of the Holland Personality Types.

The Interests, Skills, Values, and Personality Inventories generate Occupational Lists.

You can access, review, and redo the Interests, Skills, Values, and Personality Inventories.

Job search
Research a Career Tool

Use the Research a Career database to find information on 1200+ occupations. Each Occupational List provides information on –

  • Overview
  • Job
    duties
  • Skills
  • Values
  • Outlook
  • Earnings
  • Advancement
  • Working Conditions
  • Interest (Holland Codes) Scores
  • Areas of Study
  • Training or Educational Levels
  • School Search Tools

The Research a Career Tool allows you to research careers by name or Industry Group. The Industry Groups are –

  • Architecture &
    Engineering
  • Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
  • Building and Ground Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Business and Financial Operations
  • Community and Social Services
  • Computer, Information Technology and Mathematics
  • Construction and Extraction
  • Education, Training and Library
  • Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
  • Food Preparation and Serving
  • Healthcare Practitioners and Technology
  • Healthcare Support
  • Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Legal
  • Life, Physical, and Social Science
  • Management
  • Veterans/ Military
  • Office and Administrative Support
  • Personal Care and
    Service
  • Production
  • Protective Service
  • Sales and Related
  • Transportation and Materials
    Moving

college search
School Tool

The Interests, Skills, Values, and Personality Inventories generate School Lists. The School Tool obtains school from a database of 6000+ post-secondary institutions. The School Tool searches for schools according to the following criteria –

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

All career and school lists can be printed and saved for future reference.

values inventory
2. My Values Inventory

Find out the things that are important to you, for example –

  • Helping Society
  • Artistic Creativity
  • Helping Others
  • Independence
  • Prestige
  • Risk Taking
  • Stability
  • Working Outdoors

The My Values Inventory provides a detailed description for each of the Values.

The My Values Inventory matches occupations to your Values and generates Occupational Lists.

skills inventory
3. My Skills Inventory

Know the things that you are good at, for example –

  • Communication Skills
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Management Skills
  • Creative and Artistic Skills
  • Scientific Skills

The My Skills Inventory provides a detailed description for each of the Skills.

The My Skills Inventory matches occupations to your Skills and generates Occupational Lists.

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Career Exploration Steps Two and Three

Keys to Successful Career Planning

Tips from a University Career Advisor


We are all looking for ways to identify our interests, abilities, and goals. We read that career assessments and tests are helpful. Yet, taking a career assessment or test is just one of the five keys in the Career Planning Process.

Key One: Career Assessment and Awareness

We take career assessment or test to gain knowledge and understanding of our abilities, ambitions, aptitudes, identities, interests, life goals, resources, skills, and values. We learn different types of career assessments or tests –

  • Computerized
  • Online
  • Printed

Sometimes, we need assistance deciding which test is best!

Are we decided or undecided?

  • We can be decided yet we might need confirmation
  • We may lack the skills to implement our choices
  • We may also choose to avoid making a decision because we do not want to create a stressful situation.

Holland Code Career Tests

Career tests help us transition from indecision to decisiveness. Holland Code career tests are among one of
the most popular career tests. Holland Code career test are based upon the Holland Career Model.

Holland Career Model

Holland Career Model

Holland Career Model classifies jobs into job categories, interest clusters, and work environments.

In the Holland Career Model, people have interests in working in one of the six Holland Code areas

· People

· Things

· Data

· Ideas

· People and ideas

· Ideas and things

· Things and data

These Holland Career Model areas are matched to Holland Codes

Holland Career Model Areas

Holland Codes

Holland Code Letters

Things

Realistic

R

Ideas and things

Investigative

I

People and ideas

Artistic

A

People

Social

S

People and data

Enterprising

E

Things and data

Conventional

C

Holland Code career tests link vocational interests to job families.

The career test generates a three-letter or two-letter RIASEC or Holland code.

Different Holland Code assessments provide information on the relationship between these job personalities and key characteristics, college majors, hobbies, abilities, related careers.

Examples of Holland Code career tests are –

Comprehensive, Validated, Reliable Tests

Low Cost, Informal Tests

    Children, Limited Reading Ability, or Special Needs Tests

    Key Two: Educational and Occupational Exploration

    Once we take the career test, we become career explorers. We gather information about –

    • Educational choices
    • Benefits of educational achievement
    • Economy or labor market
    • Occupational choices
    • Specific occupations and programs of study
    • Training opportunities
    • Relationship between work and learning
    • Positive attitudes towards work and learning
    • Personal responsibility and good work habits
    • A typical working day for a specific occupation

    Career guidance systems, for example, MCP – My Career Profile or the Kuder Career Planning System have the educational and occupational exploration features built into the system. This reduces time spent locating information from different career web sites.

    Key Three: Problem solving

    Using the information from the career tests and websites, we solve career problems by –

    • Identifying educational and career planning obstacles
    • Creating solutions or courses of action
    • Setting achievable goals
    • Resolving conflict and tension
    • Making a commitment to reach our God-given potential

    As we solve problems, we take into consideration personal values, interests, skills, and financial resources. We break big problems down into smaller, more manageable steps. We set achievable goals result to produce new competencies, attitudes, and solutions. We consider new educational and training opportunities.

    Key Four: Goal Setting and Decision Making

    Goal setting is a very important key. During the goal setting process, we –

    • Clearly restate our vocational interests, abilities, and values
    • Set, formulate, prioritize, and rank goals
    • 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

    In executing decision-making processes, we –

    • Develop learning and career plans
    • Identify suitable occupations
    • Select appropriate educational programs
    • Figure the costs of educational training
    • Consider the impact of career decisions

    Key Five: Implementation

    After awareness, exploration, problem solving, and goal setting, we have to plan our plans in action. While implementing and executing our learning and career plans, we translate vocational interests, abilities, and skills into occupational possibilities. We do reality testing through interviewing current workers, job shadowing, part-time employment, full-time employment, and volunteer work. We obtain skill training, for example, social skills, resume writing, networking, and preparations for interviews.

    When we use all of the keys for successful career planning, we will develop our interests, achieve our goals, and find careers that utilize our potentials.

    Dr. Mary Askew specializes in career tests, websites, and books for students.  Students and adults need easy to use, yet comprehensive career resources. Find out how students and adults can reach their career potentials at http://www.hollandcodes.com. Contact Dr. Askew at learning4life.az@gmail.com.

    Find the Right Career Test

    Finding the right career test is a priority in looking for a career or college major.   The right career test identifies your interests, abilities, and skills.

    A Holland Code job career test also helps you find

    • Career job opportunities
    • Career job descriptions
    • Career search sites

    Holland career self assessment tests use Holland Codes to link vocational interests to job families.  Holland assessments use a two or three-letter RIASEC or Holland Occupational Codes.

    Different Holland Code job career questionnaire tests provide information on the relationships between –

    • Job personalities
    • Key characteristics
    • College majors
    • Hobbies
    • Abilities
    • Related careers

    Look for career assessments that are –

    • Low to moderate cost
    • Tested, proven, and dependable
    • Excellent resources

    Select the right career assessment, look at the –

    • Format – printed and interest resources, CD-ROM,
    • Types: Job career questionnaire test, job personality tests, career job finders, career counseling tests, career placement test, career assessment tests, and career choice tests
    • Cost – $10, $12, $15, $20 or $50
    • Resources that are available – Career job descriptions, career job opportunities, college majors information, job finder resources, career clusters information, holland code careers
    • Grade Levels

    Examples of Career Tests

    The examples of Holland Code career self assessment tests are:

    Comprehensive, Validated, Reliable Tests:

    Low Cost, Informal Tests:

    • NEW Easy-to-Use Strong Interest Explorer – Ideal for students and individuals transitioning into a new career or reentering the workplace!
    • NEW Easy-to-Use Career Personality Inventory – Based on the MBTI personality types
    • NEW! RIASEC Inventory$5 Excellent Value!!!
    • Career Interests Inventory
    • Transferable Skills Scale – See the connection between Holland Codes and Transferable Skills

    Children, Limited Reading Ability, or Special Needs Tests:

    Do you need help making a selection?  Get a FREE Consultation!

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