Tools for Career Exploration<br />Presented By<br />Ebony Hogan, M.Ed CRC, CFLE<br />Career Center<br />
Tools for Career Exploration<br />
Career Planning Inventory<br />Phase I: Assessments, Values  <br />Phase II: PossibleCareers<br />Phase III: SettingAchiev...
The Party<br />Who would you socialize with?<br />
Holland Code + Work Clusters (Interests) <br />Realistic<br />Investigative<br />DATA  - PEOPLE – THINGS - IDEAS<br />Arti...
Overview<br />Holland Codes are: <br />Personality types (developed by psychologist John L. Holland’s theory of career cho...
Holland/SDS Code<br />Fill in your Holland/SDS Code on the Career Planning Inventory.<br />Resulting 3 Letter Code with se...
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Abbreviated Assessment)<br />What ‘s your work personality?<br />
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Personality)<br />Table of Types<br />I<br />N<br />T<br />R<br />O<br />V.<br />E<br />X<br ...
Overview<br /><ul><li>Originated by Carl Jung’s typological theories (questionnaire), the MBTI is a personality inventory ...
Skills<br /><ul><li>Select 5 skills (hard and/or soft) that you want to use in your next job. Example:
Negotiation
Customer Service Oriented
 Accounting
Sales
Organization
Multitask </li></li></ul><li>Work Values<br /><ul><li>Select 5 work values that are most important to you. Example:
Flexibility, Benefits, Pay
Location, Perfect Supervisor
Ongoing Training, Team Spirit
Independence, Rewards/Incentives
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  • *Handout:Imagine you’re at a party with people of similar interests cornered off into R.I.A.S.E.CWhich corner of the room would you be instinctively drawn too? After 15 minutes or so, people in that corner decide to leave the party. Of the groups that still remain, which corner would you be drawn to?After another 15 minutes go by, people in this group decide to leave as well, of the corners/groups left, which one would you visit?The 3 letters chosen represent a sample HOLLAND/interest code, circle each letter on “The Party” and transfer thatinformation to your Career Planning Inventory sheet.
  • Imagine you’re at a party with people of similar interests cornered off into R.I.A.S.E.CWhich corner of the room would you be instinctively drawn too? After 15 minutes or so, people in that corner decide to leave the party. Of the groups that still remain, which corner would you be drawn to?After another 15 minutes go by, people in this group decide to leave as well, of the corners/groups left, which one would you visit?The 3 letters chosen represent a sample HOLLAND/interest code, circle each letter on “The Party” and transfer thatinformation to your Career Planning Inventory sheet.
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    1. 1. Tools for Career Exploration<br />Presented By<br />Ebony Hogan, M.Ed CRC, CFLE<br />Career Center<br />
    2. 2. Tools for Career Exploration<br />
    3. 3. Career Planning Inventory<br />Phase I: Assessments, Values <br />Phase II: PossibleCareers<br />Phase III: SettingAchievable Goals<br />
    4. 4. The Party<br />Who would you socialize with?<br />
    5. 5. Holland Code + Work Clusters (Interests) <br />Realistic<br />Investigative<br />DATA - PEOPLE – THINGS - IDEAS<br />Artistic<br />Conventional<br />Enterprising<br />Social<br />
    6. 6. Overview<br />Holland Codes are: <br />Personality types (developed by psychologist John L. Holland’s theory of career choice)<br />Types are broken down into the RIASEC job environments<br />Outcome: Personality/Environment Match <br />
    7. 7. Holland/SDS Code<br />Fill in your Holland/SDS Code on the Career Planning Inventory.<br />Resulting 3 Letter Code with several combinations can be used to search for matching occupations:<br />Example:<br />Original Code: RIA<br />Mix it up and search alternate codes:<br />RAI <br />IAR<br />IRA <br />ARI<br />AIR<br />
    8. 8. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Abbreviated Assessment)<br />What ‘s your work personality?<br />
    9. 9. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Personality)<br />Table of Types<br />I<br />N<br />T<br />R<br />O<br />V.<br />E<br />X<br />T<br />R<br />O<br />V.<br />SENSING<br />INTUITIVE<br />
    10. 10. Overview<br /><ul><li>Originated by Carl Jung’s typological theories (questionnaire), the MBTI is a personality inventory developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers to measure psychological preferences of how people perceive the world and make decisions.</li></li></ul><li>MBTI/JUNG TYPOLOGY<br />Fill in your TYPOLOGY on the Career Planning Inventory.<br />Resulting 4 Letter Typology can be used to search for matching occupations:<br />Example:<br />Typology: ESTJ<br />Popular Occupations:<br />Auditor<br />Insurance agent<br />Librarian<br />Secretary<br />Sales Representative<br />
    11. 11. Skills<br /><ul><li>Select 5 skills (hard and/or soft) that you want to use in your next job. Example:
    12. 12. Negotiation
    13. 13. Customer Service Oriented
    14. 14. Accounting
    15. 15. Sales
    16. 16. Organization
    17. 17. Multitask </li></li></ul><li>Work Values<br /><ul><li>Select 5 work values that are most important to you. Example:
    18. 18. Flexibility, Benefits, Pay
    19. 19. Location, Perfect Supervisor
    20. 20. Ongoing Training, Team Spirit
    21. 21. Independence, Rewards/Incentives
    22. 22. Opportunity for Growth</li></li></ul><li>Life Values<br /><ul><li>Select 5 life values that are most important to you. Example:
    23. 23. Family
    24. 24. Friends
    25. 25. Personal Space
    26. 26. Religion / Church</li></li></ul><li>Developing a Plan<br />Goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timed<br />Include both short-term and long-term goals with back-up plans<br />Set deadlines and quantify them<br />Research careers<br />Online and print materials<br />Informational interviewing<br />Job shadowing<br />
    27. 27. Research<br />Online:<br />www.cuyahogalibrary.org<br />Research, Subject Areas, Career Information Page, click on:<br /><ul><li>Career Information
    28. 28. Career Planning/Assessment
    29. 29. Premium Career Electronic Resources</li></ul>OCIS (Ohio Career Information System) Research<br />
    30. 30. Research<br />Print:<br />Occupational Outlook Handbook<br />Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance<br />Dictionary of Occupational Titles<br />At the Career Center, explore the large selection of individual books covering hundreds of occupations<br />
    31. 31. Research<br />Informational Interview:<br />Ask 3-5 professionals from each career of interest to answer questions regarding their jobs<br />Come prepared with questions<br />Formal or informal interview<br />Do NOT ask for a job at that time<br />Send a thank you letter<br />
    32. 32. Research<br />Job Shadow:<br />Ask to shadow a professional from a career you are considering (typically for ½ a day)<br />Ask about, and adhere to, dress code<br />Come prepared with a pen and small notepad<br />Be prepared to be introduced to employees<br />Send a thank you letter<br />
    33. 33. To change or not to change Careers<br />Troubleshoot your dissatisfaction<br />External: Personalities? Duties? Culture? Security? Wages? Outlook? Physical environment?<br />Internal: Do you continuously need new challenges? Are you experiencing other life changes that affect your job satisfaction?<br />Continue to set achievable goals for yourself<br />In some cases, happiness is a conscious choice we make and work towards everyday.<br />What can you change in a positive way? <br />What do you need to accept if you decide to continue on your current career path or change?<br />
    34. 34. Explore, Explore, Explore!<br />“If you don't like something, change it. <br />If you can't change it, change your attitude.” -Maya Angelou<br />Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.” -Hillary Clinton<br />“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.” -Henry Ford<br />“Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do.” -Sarah Knowles Bolton<br />
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