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New Interactive Career Planning System!

 

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

Dashboard

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

Self Assessment

There are four other assessments –

  • Work Interest Assessment
  • Personality Assessment
  • Values Assessment
  • Skills Assessment

 

Explore the Possibilities

The Explore the Possibilities is the Career Exploration, the College Major Exploration and the College Search sections of the Explore Careers and College Major System.

Career Exploration

In the Career Exploration section,

  • You perform career research.
  • You identify potential careers.
  • You begin narrowing career options.

After
completing the interests, skills, personality types, and/or values
tests, you can match occupations to your results and click on any
occupation that interests you.

Then, you filter occupations by the following criteria –

  • Alphabetically
  • Job Family
  • Green Job
  • Bright Outlook
  • Salary
  • Saved Occupations

After completing Career Exploration, you will –

  • Match Holland Codes to training programs
  • Perform research to identify potential training programs
  • Use training program search web site to find potential training programs

Explore any Occupation
Explore Any Major Area of Study That Interests You tool has excellent college search resources!

College Search options include –

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

Take Action

The purpose of the Take Action section is to create a road map of your academic and career development activities.  Take Action serves as an online portfolio.

The areas under the Take Action section are –

  • My Education
  • My Professional Development

 

Career and Education Planning Results

Career and Education Planning Results is a summary of your assessment results and saved preferences.

Recommended Tools and Websites

Recommended Tools and Websites include –

  •  Extensive online step-by-step tutorial loaded with downloads and websites
  • Job Boards and Internship Opportunities
  • Links to Resources – including
 

Read more about the Explore Careers and College Majors System…

10 Top Tips Adopted by Counseling Professor!

Key for Selecting the Right Career !!!!

Career guidance booklet provides you answers to your questions.

The tips help you find tools to discover your interests, abilities, and skills.

Learn about the careers that match your interests.

Discover the degree programs that are needed to help you reach your goals.

1. Finding the Right Career Test

2. Holland Career Model

 

Holland Codes matches personality types to jobs and college majors.

3. Holland Career Tests

 

Here is information about some popular career tests.

4. Detailed Career Test Rating Chart

 

The Test Rating Chart has the following details –

  • Assessment
  • Format
  • Factors Measured
  • Ease of Use
  • Audience
  • Rating

5. Hollandcodes.com Catalog

 

The catalog has detailed facts about career tests and other resources.

More Questions!
Get the Career Planning Booklet!

Here are some of the topics from 10 Top Tips Booklet

  1. Follow The Road Map To Career Planning
  2. Recognize Your Interests, Abilities, Talents and Values.
  3. Learn Your Holland Personality Types and Codes.
  4. Explore Careers.
  5. Identify Potential College Majors.
  6. Get The Quick Career Test Facts!
  7. Use Career Test Rating Chart.
  8. Get Detailed Information from the HollandCodes.com Catalog.
  9. Put All of the Facts Together. Use Career Test Checklist.

Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests. Identify our interests, abilities, and skills.

 

Read more about 10 Top Tips for Selecting the Right Career !!!!

Update on the Best Career Tests!

Features of Most Popular Holland Code Career Tests


 

Touch on Thinglink interactive graphic!



Are you looking for resources?  Here are links to our favorite resources:

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

Make Different Career Choices

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

We are specialists in career social media.

Ready to assess your interest and skills…

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