Monday, November 12, 2012

Look Inside the Self Directed Search



1. Self Directed Search

The Self Directed Search is one of the most respected and widely used career planning instrument in the world.


Download the Self Directed Search booklet.
View the YouTube video.  

2. Versions of the Self Directed Search
   
SDS Assessment and Finder Form R is for adults and students who are interested in going to college or graduate school.
 SDS Assessment and Finder Form E is for adults and students who are interested in working, going to 2 year college or entering an apprenticeship.
 SDS Assessment and Finder Form Career Explorer is for middle school students.
3. Activities
 Read over the activities.

  If you like activity, mark the Like (L) box.
  If you dislike activity, mark the Dislike (D) box.
4. Competencies or Skills
  
  
 If the Competencies or Skills statements -

 Mark Yes (Y) if you can do the skill well.
 Mark No (N) if you can not do the skill or perform the skill poorly.
5. Occupations or Careers
    

Read the occupations or careers.

If the career interests or appeals to you, mark the Yes (Y) box.
If the career does not interest or appeal to you, mark the No (N) box.
6. Self Estimates
    

Rate yourself on each of the different traits.

The ratings are from 7 (High) to 1 (Low).
7. How to Organize Your Answers
    

Now, you will summarize your results.

You will enter the number from the past activities.

You will total the numbers.

You will enter the top three letters in the boxes.
8. Additional questions

   












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Test Drive Your Career Test

1. You have the keys
The Career Test Drive is a systematic way to discover the right career and college majors.

Download the Career Test Drive booklet.

View the YouTube video.
2. Lay a Foundation
Lay a foundation.  Get the facts to unlock your potential.
3. Get Ready
It is time to get the right tools to -

Discover your destiny
Pursue your passion
Achieve your goals
Focus on your visions and dreams
4. Prepare for the Test Drive
Are you ready to move toward your destiny?
5. Set your course for the future.
You need the tools to navigate on the road to self-discovery.
6. Get direction and focus.
You need direction as you search for –

Purpose
Meaning
Significance
Self worth
7. Have questions?
Are you searching to find your interests, abilities, skills, and talents?
8. Get answers!
Watch the Test Drive Your Career Test Video

Time to Fulfil Your Potential Video

Now is the time to fulfil your potential.

Become aware of your interests, abilities, and skills. Match your talents to the right career.


1.   Discover Your Destiny




Download your diary .

View the YouTube video.


2.   Career and College Major Planning Keys



Three factors influence planning for career or selecting a college major –


- Knowing yourself
- Knowing occupations
- Knowing the college majors

3.   Three Career Planning Process Guideposts


The three guideposts are -


- Awareness, knowledge, and assessment
- Career exploration
- Career planning

4.   Step 1 - Awareness, Knowledge, and Assessment


You become aware of, know, and identify –


- Holland vocational interests
- Abilities
- Skills
- Values

5.   3 Ways to Choose a Career Test


The 3 Ways to Choose a Career Test are -


- Format
- Cost
- Information provided

6.  Career Test Checklist


Use the checklist to determine the format, cost, and other features.

7. Myers Briggs Type Indicator


The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a career assessment test and a personality test

8. Interest Self - Assessment Tests


Holland Codes career tests help people find a match between –


- Interest clusters
- Personalities
- Job categories
- Environments

9. Step 2 and Step 3


- Step 2 is Educational and Occupational Exploration.
- Step 3 is College Major Exploration.

10. Build Your Destiny Development Kit


Review the different career tools at -  
http://career-assessments-tools.hollandcodes.com/destiny-development-diary.html

11. Hollandcodes.com


Since 1998, Hollandcodes.com has provided a variety of tools.



- Visit us at hollandcodes.com
- Call us at 877-667-6565.
- Email us at hollandcodes@gmail.com

Sunday, November 11, 2012

10 Top Tips for Finding a Career Test Video


10 Top Tips booklet and video provides you a career advice.
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. 10 Top Tips for Finding a Career Test

Download the 10 Top Tips Booklet at http://www.hollandcodes.com/top-tips.html.


2. Holland Career Model

Holland Codes matches personality types to jobs and college majors.
3. Career Cluster Model

There are 16 Career Clusters in the National Career Clusters Model.
4. Holland Career Tests

Here is information about some popular career tests.
5. Detailed Career Test Rating Chart

The Test Rating Chart has the following details -

- Assessment
- Format
- Factors Measured
- Ease of Use
- Audience
- Rating
6. Hollandcodes.com Catalog

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

7. Hollandcodes.com web site 










For more information,

- Visit the Hollandcodes.com
- Call (877) 667-6565.
- Email hollandcodes@gmail.com.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Parents as Teen Career Explorer Guides


As parents, you help teen explore careers.

  • You aid your teens as they search for meaning, purpose, and direction.
  • You see their talents.
  • You know their interests, abilities, and skills.
  • You help teens plan for the future.

You understand teen. You know that teens -

  • Are curious
  • Love colorful, multimedia presentations
  • Use their senses and imaginations in career exploration

You search for tools that will unlock their potentials.

Tips for Finding the Right Career Tool

Career tools help your teens explore who they really are.

Career tools include career tests, assessments, games, and web sites.

Career tests answer the question "Who am I?"

Career assessments point out your teen's likes, dislikes, or interests.

Search for the resource that meets your teen's needs. Look at the benefits. Find tests, assessments, games, and web sites that are -

  • Eye appealing
  • Easy to use
  • Full of resources

With the right resource, teens are ready and willing to -

  • Explore
  • Investigate
  • Learn
  • Ask questions
  • Enjoy discovering who they are
  • Gain knowledge, wisdom, and understanding

An effective career tool motivates your teen to explore careers. Creative career tools build a foundation for more detailed career exploration.

Step One: Select a Career Test

How do you choose the right career test? Look at 3 major areas -

  • Format - Printed  or on-line
  • Cost - $10, $12, $15, $20 or more
  • Resources - Information on interests, skills, and careers

When you look at a career test, ask yourself the following questions -

  • What does your teen prefer? Printed or on-line career test?
  • What is your budget for the tests?
  • What resources do you have?

Find career tests that your teens are interested in and that provide valuable information about careers and your teen's interests. Look at career tests that use well-known career models.

There are a variety of career tests available for youth, college students, and adults.

Use career tests to match your teen's interest clusters to career or job codes.

Help  your teen continue to use career models expand their knowledge of careers and college majors.

Step Two: Explore Career Web Sites

Career tests prepare teens to explore careers. Gather information about fun, informative, and attractive career exploration web sites. Look for web sites that provide career information about -

  • Tasks
  • Wages
  • Career outlook
  • Interests
  • Education
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Similar careers

Career exploration is a process.

As parents, use resources that make your teen's journey enjoyable, educational, and effective.

Plan successful teen career exploration expeditions.

For more more about teen career tests...

Help your teens become a success.

For younger children, use newer picture-coded career tests that simply career models. The use of colors improves attention span, concentration, memory skills, and understanding.  Kid career tools should be fun, educational, and not boring.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

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
Read more...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Effects of Media on this Generation Infographic

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:

  • Strong Interest Inventory assessment - the most respected and widely used career planning instrument in the world
  • Self Directed Search - Printed 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:


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 -

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Holland Codes Infographic

The Holland Codes Infographic provides an overview of the Holland Codes Model.

The Holland Code Model matches jobs into job codes, interest clusters, work personality environments, or personality types.

The Occupational Codes are -

  • Realistic
  • Investigative
  • Artistic
  • Social
  • Enterprising
  • Conventional




Here is information about our Holland Codes products -

Comprehensive, Validated, Reliable Tests:

  • Strong Interest Inventory assessment - the most respected and widely used career planning instrument in the world
  • Self Directed Search - Printed 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:


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 -

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Keys to Self Discovery Infographic

It is time to assess your interests, explore careers, and find potential training programs. 

Hollandcodes.com has launched our first infographic to reveal the steps in the career planning process. 

We hope that you enjoy it.



Here is information about our products -

Comprehensive, Validated, Reliable Tests:

  • Strong Interest Inventory assessment - the most respected and widely used career planning instrument in the world
  • Self Directed Search - Printed 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:


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 -