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Making Decisions about Education

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Today’s high school students and parents are practical consumers who pick higher education paths after looking at the school costs, financial obligations and career options.

Generation Z students are independent and self-reliant making early decisions about careers and taking responsibility for their education choices.

Students are becoming the major decision makers in deciding –

  • The career path they want to follow
  • The school where they will attend

Generation Z are looking at institutions that offer education and skills training as well as degree programs for future employment. The students are open to all educational alternatives – public/ private university, community college, vocational/career programs or apprenticeships.

Generation Z  are ready to make sacrifice to achieve their educational goals –

  • Students are saving for college and their futures.
  • They plan to minimize costs by living at home.
  • They plan to work while in school.

Education planning is a family matter

  • Students talk with parents about college plans as well as strategies to pay for college.
  • Families evaluate the long term values and costs of higher education in order to decide which school to attend.
  • As a family unit, students and parents are involved in discussions to finance college.  Students are looking for ways to pay for at least part of their higher education costs.

Together, students and parents create career and financial plans will impact the students’ educational choices.

Researching career and institution is a daunting task.

The Explore Careers and College Majors simplifies the process of exploring careers and deciding the right educational institution.

This program is currently on sale.  Learn more…

Use Your Summer to Plan Your Career Goals!

 Take advantage of your summer! Discover your potential and maximize your purpose!  Use one of the most preferred career guidance systems to identify interests, strengths, skills, careers and majors! 

Do you need help navigating through the career planning process?

Get answers to your most popular career decision making questions –

  • What are my strengths, interests and skills?
  • How are my strengths, interests and skills are linked to occupations and degree programs?
  • What are my occupational options?
  • What can I do with my degree program options?
  • What are the educational paths to those occupations?
  • What courses will I need to take?
  • How long will the degree program take?
  • How much will the degree program cost?
  • What financial assistance is available?

To get answers to your questions,  learn about one of the most preferred career guidance systems!

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Maximize Your Summer! Unlock Your Purpose!

 

Find the Right Green Career
to Make a Difference!

Green careers can be any occupation that is affected by activities such as conserving energy, developing alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling.

Green occupations fall into three groups:

  • Occupations with Enhanced Skills
  • Increased Demand Occupations
  • New and Emerging Occupations

Career Clusters –
Keys to Unlock Your Career Pathway

A career cluster is a group of jobs and industries that are related by skills or products.

Use the Explore Careers and College Majors System to discover the career pathway that matches your interests in conservation and green careers.  The system uses interest areas (Holland Codes) and Career Clusters.

Career Clusters is a system that divides Green Careers into 16 Career Clusters®.

Some of the Career Clusters are –

  • Agriculture Food and Natural Resources
  • Agriculture and Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology and Communication
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • and more

Our green careers, career clusters and Holland Codes connection tools give you an overview :

  • What are Career Clusters?
  • What are the matching Career Pathways for each Career Cluster?
  • How do your interests (Holland Codes) link to Career Clusters and corresponding Career Pathways?

Other tools include a personalized, online, interactive, self-guided career planning and college planning system that identifies your interests and matches the results to potential green careers.

The personalized tool comes with –

  • Four Assessments –
  1. Work Interest Assessment
  2. Personality Assessment
  3. Values Assessment
  4. Skills Assessment

 

  • Career Exploration, the College Major Exploration and the College Search sections

In the Career Exploration section,

  • You perform personalized career research.
  • You identify potential careers.
  • You begin narrowing career options.
  • You can locate Green Careers.

Use the following factors to find the right college or university –

  • Type of College
  • Enrollment & Costs
  • Majors Offered
  • Test Scores and Selectivity
  • Location
  • Athletics & Activities
  • Search for colleges by name

After summarizing your results, take Action!

Tools come with a free online step by step tutorial guide!

Learn more

 

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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Facebook
Linkedin
Pinterest 
Twitter
Slideshare
Instagram
Tumblr
YouTube
WordPress

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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

 

Best products are on sale!

Labor Day Sale

  • starts Saturday Sept 2 and
  • ends September 4 at 11:59pm.

Our best tests are on sale:

  • RIASEC Inventory – Online Inventory
  • Self Directed Search – Internet Version
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • Explore Careers and College Majors System
  • Master Course for Professionals

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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Hollandcodes.com Master Course Launch

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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