Holland Code + Work Clusters (Interests) Realistic Investigative DATA - PEOPLE – THINGS - IDEAS Artistic Conventional Enterprising Social
Overview Holland Codes are: Personality types (developed by psychologist John L. Holland’s theory of career choice) Types are broken down into the RIASEC job environments Outcome: Personality/Environment Match
Holland/SDS Code Fill in your Holland/SDS Code on the Career Planning Inventory. Resulting 3 Letter Code with several combinations can be used to search for matching occupations: Example: Original Code: RIA Mix it up and search alternate codes: RAI IAR IRA ARI AIR
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Abbreviated Assessment) What ‘s your work personality?
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Personality) Table of Types I N T R O V. E X T R O V. SENSING INTUITIVE
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.
MBTI/JUNG TYPOLOGY Fill in your TYPOLOGY on the Career Planning Inventory. Resulting 4 Letter Typology can be used to search for matching occupations: Example: Typology: ESTJ Popular Occupations: Auditor Insurance agent Librarian Secretary Sales Representative
Developing a Plan Goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timed Include both short-term and long-term goals with back-up plans Set deadlines and quantify them Research careers Online and print materials Informational interviewing Job shadowing
Research Online: www.cuyahogalibrary.org Research, Subject Areas, Career Information Page, click on:
Research Print: Occupational Outlook Handbook Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance Dictionary of Occupational Titles At the Career Center, explore the large selection of individual books covering hundreds of occupations
Research Informational Interview: Ask 3-5 professionals from each career of interest to answer questions regarding their jobs Come prepared with questions Formal or informal interview Do NOT ask for a job at that time Send a thank you letter
Research Job Shadow: Ask to shadow a professional from a career you are considering (typically for ½ a day) Ask about, and adhere to, dress code Come prepared with a pen and small notepad Be prepared to be introduced to employees Send a thank you letter
To change or not to change Careers Troubleshoot your dissatisfaction External: Personalities? Duties? Culture? Security? Wages? Outlook? Physical environment? Internal: Do you continuously need new challenges? Are you experiencing other life changes that affect your job satisfaction? Continue to set achievable goals for yourself In some cases, happiness is a conscious choice we make and work towards everyday. What can you change in a positive way? What do you need to accept if you decide to continue on your current career path or change?
Explore, Explore, Explore! “If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.” -Maya Angelou Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.” -Hillary Clinton “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.” -Henry Ford “Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do.” -Sarah Knowles Bolton