Monday, January 15, 2018

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?


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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Friday, November 10, 2017

Two Sides of a Coin - A Look at Holland Codes and Career Clusters

Two Sides of a Coin - There are two popular ways to build self awareness and explore careers. 

Career Clusters and Holland Codes


Holland Codes is a tool that matches interests to careers.  A Career Cluster is a group of jobs and industries that are related by skills or products.  

Holland Codes

The Holland Codes identify interest areas, personalities, work environments and careers. The Holland Code Work Interest Areas are:
  • Realistic
  • Investigative
  • Artistic
  • Social
  • Enterprising
  • Conventional

The 16 Career Clusters® and 79 Career Pathways

After 50 years of research, there are research has reported the following 16 Career Clusters® & 79 Career Pathways -

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Agribusiness Systems
  • Animal Systems
  • Environmental Service Systems
  • Food Products & Processing Systems
  • Natural Resources Systems
  • Plant Systems
  • Power, Structural & Technical Systems
Architecture and Construction
  • Construction
  • Design/ Pre-Construction
  • Maintenance/ Operations
Arts, A/V Technology and Communications
  • A/V Technology & Film
  • Journalism & Broadcasting
  • Performing Arts
  • Printing Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Visual Arts
Business Management andAdministration
  • Administrative Support
  • Business Information Management
  • General Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Operations Management
Education and Training
  • Administration & Administrative Support
  • Professional Support Services
  • Teaching/ Training
  • Accounting
  • Banking Services
  • Business Finance
  • Insurance
  • Securities & Investments
Government and Public Administration
  • Foreign Service
  • Governance
  • National Security
  • Planning
  • Public Management & Administration
  • Regulation 
  • Revenue & Taxation
Health Science
  • Biotechnology Research & Development
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Healthy Information
  • Support Services
  • Therapeutic Services
Hospitality and Tourism
  • Lodging
  • Recreation, Amusements & Attractions
  • Restaurants & Food/ Beverage Services
  • Travel & Tourism
Human Services
  • Consumer Services
  • Counseling & Mental Health Services
  • Early Childhood Development & Services
  • Family & Community Services
  • Personal Care Services
Information Technology 
  • Information Support & Services 
  • Network Systems
  • Programming & Software Development
  • Web & Digital Communications
Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Correction Services
  • Emergency & Fire Management Services
  • Law Enforcement Services
  • Legal Services
  • Security & Protective Services
  • Healthy, Safety & Environmental Assurance
  • Logistics & Inventory Control
  • Maintenance, Installation & Repair
  • Manufacturing Production Process Development
  • Production
  • Quality Assurance
  • Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Merchandising
  • Professional Sales
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Science & Mathematics
Transportation, Distribution and Logistics ​
  • Facility & Mobile Equipment Maintenance
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Management
  • Logistics Planning & Management Services
  • Sales & Service
  • Transportation Operations 
  • Transportation Systems/ Infrastructure Planning, Management & Regulation
  • Warehousing & Distribution Center Operations has developed resources that show the relationship between the Career Clusters, Green Careers and Holland Codes -

  • Career Clusters and Holland Codes Cross-Reference Table 
  • Green Careers, Career Clusters and Holland Codes Reference Guide

Career Clusters and Holland Codes Cross-Reference Table    

Here is an example of the Career Clusters and Holland Codes Cross-Reference Table.

Holland Code
Holland Codes Personality Type (1)
Holland Codes Personality Type (2)
GOE Interest Areas
Realistic Investigative Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
R Realistic
Architecture & Construction
R Realistic
R Realistic
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Green Careers, Career Clusters and Holland Codes Reference Guide

The Green Careers, Career Clusters and Holland Codes Reference Guide provides detailed descriptions of more than 150 occupations, covering topics such as:
  • O*NET-SOC Codes
  • Job titles
  • Green occupational categories
  • Interest areas/ Holland Codes
  • Career clusters/ career cluster pathways
  • Daily tasks (what workers do on the job). 
The O*NET-SOC Codes is useful to find out additional information about the working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects.
This guide is an excellent reference for many different tasks -
  • Career exploration
  • Lesson planning
  • College majors
  • Career planning
  • Occupational research 
The Green Careers, Career Clusters and Holland Codes resources are part of the extensive library of resources found in the Master Course for Professionals.