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Inside the Self Directed Search
Inside the Self Directed Search
Inside the Self Directed Search
Inside the Self Directed Search
Inside the Self Directed Search
Inside the Self Directed Search
Inside the Self Directed Search
Inside the Self Directed Search
Inside the Self Directed Search
Inside the Self Directed Search
Inside the Self Directed Search
Inside the Self Directed Search
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Inside the Self Directed Search

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Hollandcodes.com has created career test tips videos to answer some of your common questions about the Strong Interest Inventory. Check back to see our growing video library …

Hollandcodes.com has created career test tips videos to answer some of your common questions about the Strong Interest Inventory. Check back to see our growing video library
- http://www.hollandcodes.com/tips.html
- View the Look Inside the Self Directed Search video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJLcf-e3ul4

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  • 1. Choose the right career and college major!Look inside the Self Directed Search …one of the most respected and widely usedcareer planning instrument in the world!
  • 2. • Ease of use• Cost• Format - paper/pencil, computerized• Links to Internet resources• References to other resources• Age of the individual completing the assessment
  • 3. • Holland Career Model is the basis for the SDS.• There are six Holland types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional.• People are more comfortable when they are in a compatible work environment.• Using a 2 or 3-letter code, the Self- Directed Search matches interests and abilities to a list of careers and college majors.• The SDS has been used by over 22 million people worldwide.
  • 4. SDS Assessment & Finder Form R is for adultsand students who are interested in going tocollege or graduate school.SDS Assessment & Finder Form E is for adultsand students who are interested in working,going to 2 year college or entering anapprenticeship.SDS Assessment & Finder Form CareerExplorer is for middle school students.
  • 5. The SDS has been used by over 22 million people worldwide. Self - Directed Self - Directed Self - Directed Self - Directed Search Form E Search Explorer Search On-Line Search Form R (E for Easy) (Junior High) Format On -Line Printed Printed Printed Holland Codes Yes, 3 letter Yes, 3 letter Yes, 2 letter Yes, 2 letter Holland Codes Yes Yes Yes Yes matched to careers Holland Codes matched to college Yes Yes No No majors Career Profiles Yes 1,309 jobs Yes, 1309 jobs Yes, 860 jobs Yes, 400 Time to Complete 35 to 45 minutes 35 to 45 minutes 35 to 45 minutes 35 to 45 minutes Cost for Workbook $10 $10 $12 $15 Per Person
  • 6. In the Activities section,• You read over a list of activities.• Under the L (Like) column, you mark the activities that you would like to do or interests you.• Under the D (Dislike) column, you mark the activities that you do not like to do or do not interest you.• Count the number of L (Likes) responses.• Place the number of L (Likes) responses in the corresponding R, I, A, S, E, C boxes.
  • 7. In the Competencies or Skills section,• You read over a list of competencies or skills.• Under the YES column, circle the Y (YES) for the competencies or skills that you do well, have, or would like to learn.• Under the NO column, circle the N (NO) for the competencies or skills that you do not do well, have, or would not like to learn.• Count the number of Y (YES) responses.• Place the number of Y (YES) responses in the corresponding R, I, A, S, E, C boxes.
  • 8. In the Occupations/ Jobs section,• You read over a list of Occupations/ Jobs.• Under the Y (YES) column, you mark the Occupations/ Jobs that you would like to do or interests you.• Under the N (NO) column, you mark the Occupations/ Jobs that you do not like to do or do not interest you.• Count the number of L (Likes) responses.• Place the number of L (Likes) responses in the corresponding R, I, A, S, E, C boxes.
  • 9. In the Self-Estimates/ Rating YourAbilities section,• Rate your abilities against other people of your own age.• Circle the number for the following abilities –• Mechanical • Teaching• Scientific • Sales• Artistic • Clerical
  • 10. From the Activities section, write the numberof the L (Likes) responses from thecorresponding R, I, A, S, E, C boxes.From the Competencies or Skills section,write the number of the Y (YES) responsesfrom the corresponding R, I, A, S, E, C boxes.From the Occupations/ Jobs section, writethe number of the L (Likes) responses from thecorresponding R, I, A, S, E, C boxes.From the Self-Estimates/ Rating YourAbilities section, write the numbers from thecorresponding abilities - • Mechanical • Teaching • Scientific • Sales • Artistic • Clerical
  • 11. Write the RIASEC letters with the threehighest numbers.These letters represent your Holland Code.You will use these letters or Holland Code toidentify potential careers.The Occupational Finder, Job Finder, orCareer Booklet lists careers according toHolland Codes.For example, examples of REC careers are – • Locksmith • Police Officer • Roofer • Truck Driver • Jeweler • Pharmacy Technician
  • 12. Business Contact Business Operations (Conventional) Da t a (Enterprising)Social Service Technical People Things (Social) (Realistic) I deas Arts Science (Artistic) (Investigative) In the Holland Hexagon Model, there are six vocational personalities show the relationships between Ideas, People, Data, and Things.
  • 13. Holland Personalities Realistic Investigative Artistic Social Enterprising ConventionalCareers Engineer Chemist Designer Teacher Manager AccountantCareers Technician Physician Musician Nurse Lawyer Office Clerk
  • 14. Thank you for your interest in theSelf Directed Search.If you have additional questions,• Visit our web site – Hollandcodes.com• Call us at 877-667-6565• Email us at hollandcodes@gmail.com

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