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Strong Interest Inventory (SII)

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Learn what your Strong Interest Inventory results mean. Discover how your interests reflect occupations and jobs that may interest you for further exploration. Whether you are: (1) in high school and are ready to make a choice about a field of academic study or trade, (2) in college and deciding on a major field of study, (3) employed and exploring other career options, or (4) preparing for retirement. Identify how your Strong Interest Inventory results can help you make some important life/career decisions.

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Strong Interest Inventory (SII)

  1. 1. Career Exploration Series - Assessment STRONG Interest Inventory Douglas W. Bush, M.A. Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  2. 2. A little history…• Developed by three vocational psychologists: • E.K. Strong, Jo-Ida Hansen, and David Campbell • Based upon John Holland’s “Occupational Themes”• Compares your interests with people who share the same or similar interests, and who report that they are happy and satisfied with their jobs/careers.• Your SII results indicate the likelihood that because you share the same or similar interests as those with people who are happy and satisfied in their current jobs/careers, then you’re likely to find similar work enjoyable, satisfying and rewarding.• Your SII results show how similar or dissimilar your interests are in comparison with others in a wide variety of occupations.• It is a valuable source of information when considering training and education for future careers/jobs. Douglas W. Bush, M.A.  Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  3. 3. • The SII does not predict with absolute certainty which occupations you should consider.• Your SII results are one source of information that may help to identify occupations and work settings that you may find satisfying and enjoyable.• You may want to use your results in light of other sources of information before making important career decisions. Douglas W. Bush, M.A.  Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  4. 4. Conventional Douglas W. Bush, M.A. Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  5. 5. How Your Report is Structured• First, a general level based on six occupational themes.• Second, basic interest scales comparing your interests to those of a broad sample indicating areas likely to be motivating and rewarding for you.• Third, specific occupational scales that allow you to compare your level of interest in any of the many listed occupations.• Fourth, personal style scales highlight your personal preferences for work style, learning, leadership, risk taking, teamwork, etc. and what would be a good environment for you.• Fifth, a graphic snapshot of your Profile.• Sixth, a summary of your responses. Douglas W. Bush, M.A.  Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  6. 6. R IC A John Holland’s Occupational Themes E S • Doer (R) Realistic • Thinker (I) Investigative • Creator (A) Artistic • Helper (S) Social • Persuader (E) Enterprising • Organizer (C) Conventional Douglas W. Bush, M.A.  Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  7. 7. R IC A Characteristics of the Realistic Theme E S Interests Machines Tools Outdoors Skills Mechanical creativity Physical dexterity Work Activities Operating equipment Using tools Building Repairing Values Tradition Practicality Common sense Douglas W. Bush, M.A.  Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  8. 8. R IC A Characteristics of the Investigative Theme E S Interests Science Ideas Theories Data Skills Analytical, creative thinking Problem-solving, decision-making Work Activities Doing lab work Analyzing data Researching, investigating Values Independence Curiousity Learning Douglas W. Bush, M.A.  Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  9. 9. R IC A Characteristics of the Artistic Theme E S Interests Self-expression Art Music Work Activities Writing Creating art Making music Values Beauty Originality Independence Imagination Douglas W. Bush, M.A.  Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  10. 10. R IC A Characteristics of the Social Theme E S Interests People Teamwork Community service Work Activities Teaching Explaining Helping Values Cooperation Generosity Service to others Douglas W. Bush, M.A.  Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  11. 11. R IC A Characteristics of the Social Theme E S Interests Business Politics Leadership Work Activities Selling Managing Persuading Values Risk taking Status Competition Douglas W. Bush, M.A.  Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  12. 12. R IC A Characteristics of the Conventional Theme E S Interests Organization Information Finance Work Activities Setting up procedures Organizing Using computers Keeping records Values Accuracy, detail-oriented Stability Structured, planned, timely Efficiency Douglas W. Bush, M.A. 2007 © All Rights Reserved  Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  13. 13. Basic Interest Scales• Each General Occupational Theme has clusters of careers or job functions that fall within• Your Basic Interest Scales show the things you like to do, as opposed to just interest you• Notice the kind of job categories in which you have an elevated score Douglas W. Bush, M.A.  Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  14. 14. Occupational Scales• 122 jobs associated with the general occupational themes are listed with a score of 0-65• A list of 10 jobs that most closely match your interests• This corresponds with the occupational titles on O*Net at: http://www.online.onetcenter.org• This website has details about thousands of jobs and the education, career paths, pay scales, and work functions associated with them Douglas W. Bush, M.A.  Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  15. 15. Score Meaning• 40 or above – Share both the likes and dislikes of people in that occupation. Would probably enjoy the day-to-day work in that occupation• 30 to 39 – Share some of the likes of people in that occupation. May enjoy some of the work done in that occupation, but not enjoy all the work• 29 or below – Have few likes and dislikes in common with people in that occupation. Would probably not enjoy the work done in that occupation Douglas W. Bush, M.A.  Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  16. 16. Basic Interest Scales and Occupational Scales• You may find that your scores on some of the Occupational Scales appear to be inconsistent with your scores on related Basic Interest Scales• Although you have a general interest in the subject matter of an occupation (as shown by your high interest on the Mathematics Basic Interest Scale), you don’t share many of the specific likes or dislikes of people actually working in that occupation Douglas W. Bush, M.A.  Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  17. 17. Personal Style Scales• Measure how you interact with others, how you process information, and your comfort with risk taking• These factors are critical in finding a career that is a good fit Douglas W. Bush, M.A.  Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  18. 18. Leadership and Risk Taking• Leadership – Lead by example or do a task rather than delegate – Take charge and direct others• Risk Taking – Dislikes risks, enjoys quiet activities – Likes thrills and quick decisions Douglas W. Bush, M.A.  Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  19. 19. Personal Style Scales• Team Orientation – Accomplishing tasks independently – Enjoys contributing as a member of a team Douglas W. Bush, M.A.  Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
  20. 20. STRONG - Exploring Career Options - Resources • Set up a private interpretation • Schedule an appointment – 917-686-3684 http://www.careeronestop.org/ http://online.onetcenter.org/ http://www.onetcenter.org/tools.html http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ http://www.onetcenter.org/dev_tools.html http://www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm Douglas W. Bush, M.A.  Call: 917-686-3684 - E-Mail: dwbush@aol.com - On-line: http://www.douglaswbush.com
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