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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?

and

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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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…

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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Read more about the Hollandcodes.com Master Course

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


 

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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

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