Career Portfolio

The Importance of Career Planning When in School


Career portfolios focus on the importance of career planning in school. What are career interest portfolios?

A career interest portfolio is -

  • Snap shot of the interests, abilities, and skills
  • Diary that lists your goals, dreams, and visions
  • Log book for career exploration and planning
  • Guidebook to future career planning
  • Storybook of your lifetime journey

Career interest portfolios are self awareness or occupational exploration portfolios. These portfolios provide guidance in completing the three steps of the career planning process –

  • Self-Knowledge
  • Educational and Occupational Exploration
  • Career Planning

Self-knowledge deals with our self-concept, interpersonal skills, growth, and development.

Educational and occupational exploration reveals the relationships between learning, work, career information skills, job seeking, skill development, and the labor market.

Career planning includes self-assessment, career exploration, decision making, life role formation, goal setting, and the implementation of career choices.

A Career interest portfolio lists -

  • Career test results
  • Career interests -What you like to do
  • Skills - Activities that you do well
  • Values - Beliefs that are important to you
  • Favorite subjects
  • Favorite activities and hobbies
  • Career experiences: Field trips, interviews with people at work, and interactions with mentors or key resource people
  • Future job possibilities

A career interest portfolio helps you -

  • Highlight your interests, abilities, and skills
  • Recognize your strengths
  • See the relationships between extracurricular activities and career goals
  • Learn about world of work
  • Open your eyes to new job opportunities
  • Identify workplace skills
  • List your career exploration objectives
  • Focus on achieving the right career objectives
  • Set realistic achievable goals
  • Make educational and career plans

The career interest portfolio is an excellent aid for students. Education, learning, and training serve as the bridge between school and world of work. School is a time of transition. A career interest portfolio serves as a journal to record special activities and events.

The career interest portfolio helps students -

  • Increase self awareness
  • Expand knowledge of careers
  • Improve career exploration and planning skills
  • Develop motivation and self confidence

Career interest portfolios provide students with awesome opportunities to gain self awareness as well as to explore and understand the world of work.

Use the career interest portfolios with the RIASEC Inventory or My Rainbow Career Finder.


RIASEC Inventory Online Version & Career Portfolios

RIASEC Inventory

The Career Portfolio Tools course is a step-by-step guide to explore careers. 

Use the course to -

  • Pinpoint interests, abilities, skills, talents and values
  • Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests
  • Match your likes, interests, skills, and personality styles to careers
  • Find training programs that are a match to the careers that they are interested
  • Succeed in planning a career

The RIASEC Inventory gives you a fast and informative way to explore occupations based on your interests. The inventory is a valid way to explore different career options.

The RIASEC Inventory -

  • Takes only 10-15 minutes to complete
  • Uses Holland’s RIASEC coding system and latest O*NET national occupational database job titles
  • Scores into six interest areas: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional

Using the RIASEC system developed by John Holland--the most widely used occupational interest coding system available.

Use this inventory to identify their job interests.

Complete only 72 work activity statements.

Match results those interests to potential careers.

The Holland Code inventory, a quick and easy assessment, is perfect for job seekers who have little time to spend on testing and career exploration.

Support materials include -

  • RIASEC Administrative Guide
  • RIASEC Occupations List

Here is video that provides a RIASEC Inventory overview.

The second video tells details about the Holland Code Model.

With your purchase, you will receive access to additional videos that cover -

  • Registering RIASEC Inventory
  • Administering RIASEC Inventory
  • Exploring careers
  • Generating RIASEC Inventory Report

The cost for the online RIASEC Inventory is $5.

Use RIASEC Inventory information to explore interests.


My Rainbow Career Finder & Career Portfolios

Kid Career Test Software


My Rainbow Career Finder


Hollandcodes.com features the following kid's career awareness, cutting-edge media technology products.

The My Rainbow Career Finder program is an alternative to the paper and pencil RIASEC kid career test.

The program is an automated poster scoring system that automatically produces the three letter Holland Code based on the selection that the children provide. Upon completion of the report, we will send you a PDF report.

With the My Rainbow Career Finder, children sort posters according to likes and dislikes.

There is no more counting, tallying, or figuring.

Kids, children, and students will enjoy making their selections and with just the click of a button.

The poster analyzer clarifies thoughts, integrates new knowledge, and promotes critical thinking. New concepts are more thoroughly and easily understood.

The My rainbow career finder organizes and analyzes information. Children -

  • See how Holland Codes are connected to careers
  • Realize how careers can be grouped and organized

The kid career test software also improves –

  • Attention Span and Concentration: holds audience's attention and helps people absorb information
  • Memory Skills and Understanding: improves ability to absorb information
  • Speed of Learning: reduces the time it takes to complete career tests.

Use the My rainbow career analyzer at -

  • Schools
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • YMCA/ YWCA Programs
  • Afterschool Programs
  • Kids Go To Work Days
  • Career Days
  • Summer School Programs

The kid career tests are excellent career tests for ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS and for other people -

  • Who are In ESL/GED programs
  • Who have limited reading ability
  • Who have limited knowledge of English
  • Who are developmentally delayed
  • Who are learning disabled
  • Who have special needs
  • Who have limited access to education
  • Who are chronically unemployed

Supplemental web-based resources include -

  • Holland Codes
  • Career videos
  • Career web sites

Cost for Finder and PDF Report - $10.


Cost for Finder, PDF Report, and supplemental web-based resources $15.


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