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 –

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 -


Since 1998, has provided a variety of tools.

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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

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. Catalog

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

7. web site 

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