Gallup research has proven that the best way to develop people -- and net the greatest return on investment -- is to identify the ways in which they most naturally think, feel, and behave
Then build upon those talents to create strength, the ability to provide consistent, near-perfect performance in a specific task
Gallup studies also indicate that employees who do have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day are six times as likely to be engaged in their jobs and more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life in general.
The Career Interests Game is designed to help you match career possibilities with your interests and skills.
The Career Interests Game will also help you consider how your personality will “fit” with specific work environments and career paths.
This exercise is based on Dr. John Holland's theory that people and work environments can be loosely classified into six different groups: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, Conventional - RIASEC
6 Holland Themes
30 Occupational Groupings—5 for each Holland Theme
100’s of Career Fields within the 30 Occupational Groupings
Holland, J. (1997). Making Vocational Choices: A Theory of Vocational Personalities and Work Environments . Florida: Psychological Assessment Resources Inc. (ISBN: 0-911-90727-0)
In 1998, the Father of Strengths Psychology, Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. (1924-2003), along with Tom Rath and a team of scientists at The Gallup Organization, created the online StrengthsFinder assessment. Rooted in more than 40 years of research, this assessment has helped millions discover and develop their natural talents.
Cost: $19.95 – book and assessment
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[Source: Rath, T. (2007) StrengthsFinder 2.0 . New York: Gallup Press. (ISBN: 978-1-59562-015-6)]