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 Paint Careers With Colors Career Tests.


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 provides a snap shot of the interests, abilities, and skills.

Virtual Career Portfolios


Our two career planning courses that will build a career portfolio -

  • Career Portfolio Tools
  • Test Drive Your Career Test! You Have The Keys!



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

Use the course to pinpoint -

  • Interests
  • Abilities
  • Skills
  • Talents
  • 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. 


This Career Portfolio will motivate you as you explore careers and college majors



The Career Portfolio Tools are used in conjunction with Holland Codes career tests -

  • Self - Directed Search
  • Picture Interest Career Survey
  • RIASEC Inventory
  • My Career Profile
  • Strong Interest Inventory


The Career Portfolio Tools have 2 sections –

  • Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Guide
  • Guide to Career Exploration and Planning



Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Parent, Teacher, and Adult Guide outlines the process of selecting a career assessment.  The selection process includes –

  • Introduction to Career Planning
  • Steps to Self Awareness
  • Tools To Assess Self Awareness
  • Selection of a Career Assessment or Test
  • Career Test Checklist 
  • Features Of Career Self Assessments Tests


The Guide to Career Exploration and Planning is for teens or adults who need a manual that will guide them through the steps of career planning process.     


The topics included in the Guide are -

  • Career Planning Map
  • Self-Analysis, Self Awareness, or Self Assessment
  • Career Exploration Tools
  • College Major Exploration Tools



Career exploration tools provide the following information –

  • Overview
  • Skills
  • Values
  • Outlook
  • Earning
  • Interest Profile
  • Working Conditions
  • Contact Info
  • Areas of Study



College exploration resources lists the following facts –

  • Location of School
  • Majors Areas of Study
  • Name of School
  • Size and Cost
  • Region in the USA
  • Type of School

View Career Decision Making Video.



Costs: 

  • Self Directed Search R (Internet/Mobile) with the Career Portfolio - $17
  • Self Directed Search (Printed) with the Career Portfolio - $22
  • RIASEC Inventory with the Career Portfolio - $15
  • Strong Interest Inventory with Interpretive Report & Career Portfolio - $70
  • My Career Profile with the Career Portfolio - $60
  • Picture Interest Survey with the Career Portfolio - $18
  • Career Portfolio - $10


Self Directed Search R (Printed) with the Career Portfolio - $22


RIASEC Inventory with the Career Portfolio - $15


Picture Interest Survey with the Career Portfolio - $18


Self Directed Search R (Internet) with the Career Portfolio - $17


My Career Profile with the Career Portfolio - $60


Strong Interest Inventory (Standard) with Interpretive Report & Career Portfolio - $70


Strong Interest Inventory (High School) with Interpretive Report & Career Portfolio - $70


Strong Interest Inventory (College) with Interpretive Report & Career Portfolio - $70


Career Portfolio - $10



Test Drive Your Career Test


Test Drive Your Career Test! You Have The Keys! is a step-by-step portfolio that guides you through the process of selecting a career test.


Hollandcodes.com created this eight (8) part portfolio to provide a detailed overview of the three (3) step process of career planning.


The Test Drive Your Career Test! You Have The Keys Virtual Course covers the following areas –

  1. Laying a Foundation – Getting Ready for Your Career Test Drive
  2. Building Self Awareness
  3. Taking the MCP Challenge
  4. Understanding Career Interest Groups – What do the scores mean?
  5. Matching Your Interests to Careers
  6. Selecting the Right Training Program
  7. Career Planning – Putting the Pieces Together
  8. Completing Other Career Test Drives


View Test Drive Your Career Test! video.



Take the MCP Challenge


On the Career Test Drive, you will look at the MCP. The MCP is a system that has 4 career tests, a career database, and an educational program database.

Discover your -

  • Interests
  • Values
  • Skills
  • Personality

Get information on -

  • Holland Codes
  • 1200+ Occupations
  • 6000+ Schools



The My Career Profile Guidance System comes with a -

  • My Interests Inventory
  • My Values Inventory
  • My Skills Inventory
  • My Personality Inventory



Self-Analysis System

1. My Interests Inventory

The My Interests Inventory generates a 3-letter Holland Codes and provides Interest Level Scores for the six (6) Holland Personality Types.

The Inventory provides a detailed description for each of the Holland Personality Types.

The Interests, Skills, Values, and Personality Inventories generate Occupational Lists.

You can access, review, and redo the Interests, Skills, Values, and Personality Inventories.



Research a Career Tool

Use the Research a Career database to find information on 1200+ occupations. Each Occupational List provides information on -

  • Overview
  • Job duties
  • Skills
  • Values
  • Outlook
  • Earnings
  • Advancement
  • Working Conditions
  • Interest (Holland Codes) Scores
  • Areas of Study
  • Training or Educational Levels
  • School Search Tools


The Research a Career Tool allows you to research careers by name or Industry Group. The Industry Groups are -

  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
  • Building and Ground Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Business and Financial Operations
  • Community and Social Services
  • Computer, Information Technology and Mathematics
  • Construction and Extraction
  • Education, Training and Library
  • Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
  • Food Preparation and Serving
  • Healthcare Practitioners and Technology
  • Healthcare Support
  • Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Legal
  • Life, Physical, and Social Science
  • Management
  • Military
  • Office and Administrative Support
  • Personal Care and Service
  • Production
  • Protective Service
  • Sales and Related
  • Transportation and Materials Moving



School Tool

The Interests, Skills, Values, and Personality Inventories generate School Lists. The School Tool obtains school from a database of 6000+ post-secondary institutions. The School Tool searches for schools according to the following criteria -

  • Name of School
  • Location of School
  • Region in the USA
  • Type of School
  • Size and Cost
  • Major Areas of Study


All career and school lists can be printed and saved for future reference.



2. My Values Inventory

Find out the things that are important to you, for example -

  • Helping Society
  • Artistic CreativityHelping OthersIndependencePrestigeRisk TakingStabilityWorking Outdoors

The My Values Inventory provides a detailed description for each of the Values.

The My Values Inventory matches occupations to your Values and generates Occupational Lists.



3. My Skills Inventory

Know the things that you are good at, for example -

  • Communication Skills
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Management Skills
  • Creative and Artistic Skills
  • Scientific Skills

The My Skills Inventory provides a detailed description for each of the Skills.

The My Skills Inventory matches occupations to your Skills and generates Occupational Lists.


4. My Personality Inventory

Discover your Personality. My Personality Inventory assesses your personality, matches occupations to your Personality, and generates Occupational Lists.

Read more about MCP Test Drive.


COST for MY Career Profile and FREE Virtual Course - $60


My Career Profile with the Career Portfolio - $60


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