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Job Search Made Simple!


There are three steps in achieving career goals and searching for a job.

Step One: Get a Clear Career Goal

The first step in search for a job 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 identify potential careers, you may use career exploration and social media 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 a career goal, there will always 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 a 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 complete targeted job searches.  You can use a variety of social media tools to learn and connect with professional associations and potential employers. Three major networking social media tools are –

  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • Facebook

Resume Writing and Interviewing Strategies

Resume writing and interview preparation are essential skills needed to land a potential job.


Your resume is your sales tool that lets employers know your strengths, interests, experience, and educational background.
The appearance of your resume is extremely important.  Check the appearance of your resume – your font, spelling, spacing, margins.  In a resume, you will highlight your skills that make you unique and set you apart from others.  Common areas covered in a resume are –

  • Objective (optional)
  • Skills
  • Education
  • Honors/ Awards
  • Experience
  • Volunteer Experience (if relevant to the potential job)

Types of resumes are –

  • Chronological – listing experiences in reverse chronological order
  • Functional – emphasizing specific skills


There are steps to prepare for a successful interview

  • Review common interview questions
  • Prepare for behavior or STAR interviews
  • Practice – Practice is essential for a successful interview.
  • Dress for success

Interested in more comprehensive career inventories.  The Job Search Made Simple course is used in conjunction with Holland Codes career tests –

 Use the following tools to select the right career assessment.  The selection process includes:

To access the course, join the Holland Codes Resource Center network.

17 Career Development Applications Evolve!

17 Career Development Social Media Applications

Hollandcodes.com is maximizing our use of social media tools.

Social media tools are mobile and web technologies, e.g. Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter.

Media technology promotes social networking, using already existing contacts to meet new people as potential social or business links.

According to Michael Wu, Ph.D., two major types of media tools:

Media Technology helps us –

  • Generate highly powerful traffic
  • Promote your products
  • Access to customer’s feedback
  • Announcing new products or services
  • Discover your customers’ preferences 

 Review the examples, highlights, descriptions, illustrations, and contact information for these applications –

  • Resource One: Blogs
  • Resource Two: Constant Contact
  • Resource Three: Delicious
  • Resource Four: Evernote – note taking and archiving software
  • Resource Five: Facebook
  • Resource Six: Igroops – social network
  • Resource Seven: Infographics – highly visual presentation tool
  • Resource Eight: Issuu – digital publishing platform
  • Resource Nine: Linkedin
  • Resource Ten: Mobile Web Site
  • Resource Eleven: Oovoo – video chat and instant messaging app
  • Resource Twelve: Powerpoint
  • Resource Thirteen: Prezi – cloud-based presentation software
  • Resource Fourteen: Scribd – web and mobile device online library
  • Resource Fifteen: Slideshare – document, PDF, video and webinar sharing software
  • Resource Sixteen: Twitter
  • Resource Seventeen: Wordle – word cloud generator software

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Media Technology Impact

The Media Generation Infographic discusses the importance of media technology and career development.

Today’s generation are

  • Ikids
  • Digital Learners
  • Media Generation
  • Digital Natives

The impact of the use of media tools is highlighted in the infographic and Convergence of Media Technology and Career Development Resources.



Here is information about our Holland Codes products –

Comprehensive, Validated, Reliable Tests:


    • Self Directed SearchPrinted Form R (English) , Form R (Spanish), Form R (English Canadian), Form E, Form CE, & Form CP, Internet, and Mobile Versions
    • My Career Profile (MCP) – Multi-User Holland Code Career Test!!!
    • Myers Briggs Type Indicator – The most widely used personality assessment in the world
    • MBTI & Strong Interest Inventory Reports (Special Discount)


Low Cost, Informal Tests:


    • Career Personality Inventory – Based on the MBTI personality types
    • RIASEC Inventory$5 Excellent Value!!!
    • STEM Career Inventory – Green Careers!!!
    • Strong Interest Explorer – Ideal for students and individuals transitioning into a new career or reentering the workplace!


Children, Limited Reading Ability, or Special Needs Tests, Posters, and Visual Aids:

Convergence of Media Technology 
and Career Development Resources

Some of the career development and media technology resources include –


Media Technology, Career Development, and Todays Generation

This generation is unique.
Technology allows nearly 24-hour media access.

 52.5% of children between the ages of 2 and 11 use internet television.

Young people (ages 8 – 18) spend more than 7 hours and 38 minutes/day (53 hours/week) using entertainment media.

Digital Natives or Media Generation …  filter the world via computing and mobile devices:
  • Cellular phones
  • Handheld gaming devices
  • PDAs
  • Laptops … computers
  • TVs
  • Game consoles

Some of the resources include –

IKids and M2 Media Generation

Digital learners are waiting for the convergence and synchronization of career development principles with today’s electronic media.

Career development professionals are developing computing devices applications for the Media Generation.

We will be sharing information about the following topics –

  • Uniqueness of today’s generation
  • Career development best-practice models
  • New media technology

With these resources, the iKids will develop 21st Century Skills.

Date: Friday, June 22, 2012

Time: 10:30 – 11:40 am

See you there!

Convergence of Media Technology and Career Development Webinars

If you unable to attend the conference, Hollandcodes.com will be reviewing the Convergence of Media Technology and Career Development information.

In July, we will be hosting a Convergence of Media Technology and Career Development webinar.

To sign up for the webinar and receive FREE resources, e.g. PowerPoint presentation.

Register at the Hollandcodes.com NCDA Workshop web page –


When you register, you are eligible for the following items –

Free Holland Codes Resource Center Membership (Offer expires 6/30/12.)
Entry into drawing for FREE app (Drawing ends 6/30/12.)

Register today.  Space is limited!

Hollandcodes.com is expanding our use of new media technology.

Join us –

Like us on Facebook    View our profile on LinkedIn    Follow us on Twitter

Multi-Media, Kid Career Tests

Kid Career Test Friday is this Friday, October 7, 2011.

This day is dedicated to multi-media, kid career test resources.

Hollandcodes.com is using cutting- edge media technology to build kid’s career awareness.

Kid multi-media career test resources –

  • Are visual learning techniques that use colors to represent Holland Codes and careers
  • Clarify thoughts, integrate new knowledge, and promote critical
    thinking. New concepts are more thoroughly and easily understood.

The Kid multi-media career test resources organize and analyze information. Children –

  • See how Holland Codes are connected to careers
  • Realize how careers can be grouped and organized

The kid multi-media career test resources also improve –

  • Attention Span and Concentration: holds audience’s attention and helps people absorb information
  • Memory Skills and Understanding: improves ability to absorb information
  • Speed of Learning: reduces the time it takes to complete career tests.

Hollandcodes.com is featuring the following products –

  • See Rainbow Career iPhone/ iPad App
  • Destiny Discovers Purpose iPhone/ iPad App
  •  My Rainbow Career Finder

The iPhone/ iPad Apps will be featured on MomsWithAppsApp Friday web page .

My Rainbow Career Finder


The My Rainbow Career Finder program is an alternative to the paper and pencil RIASEC kid career test. The Finder will automatically produce the three letter Holland code based on the selection that the child provides.

The My Rainbow Career Finder is an automated poster scoring system.

With the My Rainbow Career Finder, children sort posters according to likes and dislikes.

The automated scoring system tallies the results and generates a Holland Code.
There is no more counting, tallying, or figuring.

Kids, children, and students will enjoy making their selections and with just the click of a button.

Kids, children, and students have their unique Holland Code results displayed on the computer screen.

You will enjoy using this career exploration activity.

Read more about the My Rainbow Career Finder.

See Rainbow Careers!

Children’s Guide to Career Exploration

See rainbow careers!

See Rainbow Careers is a fun way to introduce children to careers.

Careers are like rainbows.

The world is filled with 1000’s of careers.

Open your child’s eyes to the wonderful world of careers.

Discover your child’s career interests.

Learn about how careers are broken up into six career groups.

Discover careers in our world.
Read more about iPhone/ iPad App.


Here is a testimonial from Susan Taylor, our Editor

See Rainbow Careers

I found your ideas fresh and original which is always an asset in the children’s market. I particularly liked the character of Destiny (great choice of name) who is highly appealing, being both fun-loving but showing hidden depths. Your ability to connect each career to an appropriate rainbow color is a good reflection of your understanding of child development.

Susan Taylor
Children’s Books Reviewer
University Supervisor
Masters Degree in Children’s Literature
Diploma in Book Editing and Publishing

Destiny Discovers Purpose!

Children’s Guide to Self Discovery

Destiny Discovers purpose!

Destiny Discovers Purpose is a fun way to introduce middle school students to careers.

Career interest areas are like gems.

The world is filled with 1000’s of careers.

Open your child’s eyes to the wonderful world of careers.

Discover your child’s destiny and purpose.

Learn about how careers are broken up into six interest areas.

Discover careers in our world.

Read more about  iPhone/ iPad App.


Here is a testimonial from Susan Taylor, our Editor.

Destiny Discovers Purpose

I found it a wonderful companion piece to See Rainbow Careers. The concept of the treasure box of gems is a clever reinforcement of your original idea.

Susan Taylor
Children’s Books Reviewer
University Supervisor
Masters Degree in Children’s Literature
Diploma in Book Editing and Publishing

Read more about Multi-Media Career Tests…

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