Saturday, September 12, 2015

FREE Holland Code Tests!

The Destiny Decision Making with FREE tests helps you tap into your hidden potential You receive inspiration and motivation to explore your interests.  You have access to tools to identify potential careers and training options.

  • Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests.
  • Match your likes, interests to careers.
  • Find training programs that are matches to the careers that you are interested.
  • Succeed in planning a career.

This course will motivate you as you explore careers and training options.
Destiny Decision Making can be is used in conjunction with Free Holland Codes career tests!

Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Parent, Teacher, and Adult Guide outlines the process of selecting a career assessment.  The selection process includes –

  • Introduction to Career Planning
  • Steps to Self Awareness
  • Tools To Assess Self Awareness
  • Selection of a FREE Test or Career Assessment
  • Career Test Checklist 
  • Features of Career Self Assessments Tests

Destiny Decision Making Tool

 There are two versions of the Destiny Decision Making Tool -

Basic Edition


Basic Edition has the following activities -

  1. Read Ten Top Tips to select a career test (1 download)
  2. Use career test checklist (1 download)
  3. Get access career test (1 download)
  4. Record career test results (2 downloads)
  5. Record interest areas (2 downloads)
  6. Explore careers (2 downloads)
  7. Explore degree/ training programs (2 downloads)
  8. Explore colleges (1 download)

Deluxe Edition


 Deluxe Edition has the following activities -

  1. Read Holland Codes Overviews (5 downloads)
  2. Read Ten Top Tips to select a career test (1 download)
  3. Use career test checklist (1 download)
  4. Get access career tests (5 downloads)
  5. Record career test results (2 downloads)
  6. Record interest areas (4 downloads)
  7. Explore careers (13 downloads)
  8. Explore degree/ training programs (6 downloads)
  9. Explore colleges (1 download)
  10. Use career, degree/ training program, and colleges training manuals (7 downloads)
  11. Use career, degree/ training program, and colleges training web sites (4 web sites)
  12. Engage, connect, and network (19 social media resources)
  13. FREE Career Social Media Resource Center Membership

Read more about Destiny Decision Making Tools

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Online career tools to reach your destiny!

Life is a journey of discovery.  There are many choices and options.

The problems is finding the right tools to make the proper decisions.

When you evaluate career tools, look at the features that were offered -
  • Format
  • Cost
  • Strengths or Interests
  • Career Information
  • Training Requirements
  • Supplemental Resources
We have two new resources - RIASEC Inventory  and Transferable Skills Scale.

Format: On-Line, easy-to-use
Cost:  Low cost
Reading Level: High school student, college student, adult
Subject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Transferable Skills, Occupations
Supplemental Resources:  Step-by-step videos and PowerPoint
Career Information:   Internet access to salary, training requirements, skills/ interests, job duties, job outlook

The RIASEC Inventory scores into six interest areas:  
  • Realistic
  • Investigative
  • Artistic
  • Social
  • Enterprising
  • Conventional 
 The Transferable Skills Scale identifies your strongest soft (TS) skills:

  • Analytical
  • Numerical
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
  • Physical
  • Informational
  • Communicative
  • Creative skills
Both tools match your results to potential careers.

Here is a video that provides an overview.

Read more about our online tools.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Perfect Match: Facebook and Instagram!

See some of the latest images from the instagram account.

Learn about careers, job search, resume writing, interviewing, social media, networking, and more!

Friday, July 03, 2015

Effective Social Media Strategies

Engage, connect, and network with the social media networks or channels that fit your audience.

Social media channels are modes of communication that allow us to access information, to problem solve, and make decisions.  Student engagement with social media channels has evolved through three stages -
  • Cross channel
  • Multi-Channel
  • Omni-Channel

Cross channel is foundational level for social media channels used for a variety of reasons
  • Go on the internet
  • Research a topic
  • Make a career decision

 We use Multi-Channel, next social media channel level to - 
  • Find the optimal channel for each student
  • Communicate with students in the best possible way
  • Engage the students the way they like to communicate with us

With a Omni-Channel -
  • You communicate on any channel that we want at any time  we want in the way we want. 
  • The experience is consistent across the channels.

Omni-Channel, highest social media network that provide immediate access to information -
  • Career Exploration
  • Job Search
  • Resume Writing
  • Interviewing
Source:  Here are screenshots from the Implementing Effective Social Media Strategies Roundtable Workshop NCDA 2015 Conference.

To get more information about the Implementing Effective Social Media Strategies, send an email with the subject line "Career Social Media NCDA".

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pinterest uses graphics to optimize learning!

Pinterest uses graphics to present and display career and social media information. 

Pinterest allows users to visually share, and post images or videos.

Here are examples of infographics that are on the Pinterest page.     


Download the NACE Pinterest fact sheet.
How to Sign Up for Pinterest

To Sign-Up for Pinterest, use the Wikihow How to Sign Up for Pinterest article -

See a wide variety of career and social media graphics at the Pinterest page.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Career and Social Media harness the power of Tumblr!

Tumblr is a microblogging platform and social networking website allowing users to post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos to a blogging platform.


Career Social Media introduces different career, job search, and social media Tumblr topics.

On the Archive page, you see thumbnails of all of the Tumblr graphics and posts.

How to Sign Up for Tumblr

To Sign-Up for Tumblr, use the Wikihow How to Tumblr articles –
Follow us on Tumblr.

Career and Social Media connect on Instagram!

Follow the Instagram channel/ network to get information about -
  • Career development
  • Social media
  • Job search


Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr. (Wikipedia).

Career Social Media has a variety of career, job search, and social media Instagram graphics.
The Omnichannel graphic lists to an interactive image that highlights all of the Career Social Media networks/ channels.

How to Sign Up for Instagram

To Sign-Up for Pinterest, use the Wikihow How to … Instagram articles –

Follow our Instagram network/ channel

Sunday, June 14, 2015

LinkedIn - Powerful Social Network Tool

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional business-oriented social networking service with over 175 million members and growing rapidly. 
There are different reasons to use LinkedIn –
  •  Networking – Connect with professionals
  • Recruitment
  • People, company, and industry research
  • Job Email Alerts
  • Discussion groups
  • Branding
  • Job Search
  • Interview preparation
  • College or field of study research – LinkedIn for Education

How to create a LinkedIn Profile

Here are two (2) tutorials to step up a LinkedIn account –
Jorgen Sunberg outlined Top 10 LinkedIn Groups Job Seekers Must Join -

1.      A Job Needed – A Job Posted
2.      Career Change Central
3.      CareerLink Network
4.      Corporate Recruiters
5.      Executive Suite
6.      Job Openings, Job Leads and Job Connections
7.      Jobs Alert
8.      Linked:HR
9.      Personal Branding Network
10.  Positive Thinkers

NACE created a Career Counselor’s Guide to LinkedIn in the job search. shares on Linkedin information about current career development and social media topics.

Learn more about the different social media channels or networks.