Career Planning Life Cycle!

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Are you having trouble setting career goals?  In searching for the right career, there are so many options and decisions. Hollandcodes.com has the tools that will help you to make the right career decisions

Overview

There are three steps in career planning cycle that will help you achieve your career goals and search for a career. 

Step One: Get a Clear Career Goal

The first step in search for a job is setting a career goal

In order to set a career goal, you have to take inventory of yourself to determine what you can offer an employer. 

You need to –

  • Build awareness, knowledge and understanding of our strengths, interests, abilities, and skills
  • List your ambitions, values, education, and experiences
  • Determine your job preferences –job duties, salary, geographic location, and work conditions

 Step Two: Explore Career Options

In order to identify potential careers, you may use career exploration and social media resources to gather the following occupational information –

  • Labor market
  • Work industries
  • Companies, organizations, or agencies
  • Specific careers

Use online career exploration resources to identify potential careers.

 Step Three: Overcome Career Roadblocks

When you are trying to reach a career goal, there will always be obstacles.  You solve career problems by completing the following steps –

  • Identify educational and career planning obstacles
  • Create solutions or courses of action
  • Set achievable goals
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Commit to reach our goals

 Problem solving should take into consideration personal interests, skills, values, and financial resources. Big problems are broken down into smaller, more manageable steps. Achievable goals result in the production of new competencies, attitudes, and solutions.

As an individual, you:

  • Set, formulate, prioritize, and rank goals
  • Clearly state our vocational interests, abilities, and values
  • Derive plans or strategies to implement the solutions
  • Make a commitment to complete the plans
  • Understand decision-making processes
  • Evaluate the primary choice
  • Consider a secondary occupational choice, if necessary

 Decision-making processes include:

  •  Develop a career plan
  • Identify a potential occupations
  • Selecting appropriate educational programs
  • Figuring the costs of educational training
  • Considering the impact of career decisions.

 Step Four: Execution

 You execute your career plans when you use different strategies –

  • Reality testing
  • Social Media
  • Job Search Strategies – Resume Writing and Interview Preparation

Reality Testing

While implementing and, you translate vocational interests, abilities, and skills into job opportunities. You do reality testing by implementing the following strategies –

  • Informational interviewing
  • Networking
  • Job shadowing
  • Internships
  • Part-time employment
  • Full-time employment
  • Volunteer work

 Social Media and Networking Tools

 Networking can help you complete targeted job searches.  You can use a variety of social media tools to learn and connect with professional associations and potential employers. Three major networking social media tools are –

  •  Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • Facebook

 Resume Writing and Interviewing Strategies

 Resume writing and interview preparation are essential skills needed to land a potential job.

Resumes

 Your resume is your sales tool that lets employers know your strengths, interests, experience, and educational background.

 The appearance of your resume is extremely important.  Check the appearance of your resume - your font, spelling, spacing, margins.  In a resume, you will highlight your skills that make you unique and set you apart from others.  Common areas covered in a resume are –

  • Objective (optional)
  • Skills
  • Education
  • Honors/ Awards
  • Experience
  • Volunteer Experience (if relevant to the potential job)

 Types of resumes are –

  • Chronological – listing experiences in reverse chronological order
  • Functional – emphasizing specific skills

 Interviewing

 There are steps to prepare for a successful interview -

  • Review common interview questions
  • Prepare for behavior or STAR interviews
  • Practice - Practice is essential for a successful interview.
  • Dress for success

Interested in more comprehensive career inventories.  The Career Planning Life Cycle  components are used in conjunction with Holland Codes career tests:

 Use the following tools to select the right 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

To join the course, the cost is $10. 

SDS Assessment & Finder Form R PRINTED or INTERNET Versions

The Self-Directed Search Assessment is easy to use - Complete the career assessment in 30 minutes.

The NEW fifth edition of the SDS is designed to help clients learn about themselves and their career options. Whether they are college students choosing a major, veterans entering the civilian job market, or adults pursuing a career change, clients can use the SDS to learn more about occupations that match their interests, abilities, and personalities.

Like its predecessors, the SDS 5th Edition is based on John Holland’s theory that both people and work environments can be classified according to six basic types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. These personality types are known collectively as the Holland RIASEC model.

The SDS asks questions about the individual’s aspirations, activities, competencies, and level of interest in different occupations. From the responses, the SDS generates a three-letter Summary Code, which can be used to help the individual find his or her educational and occupational matches.

This easy-to-use, comprehensive career exploration tool asks questions about the individual’s aspirations, activities, competencies, occupations, and other self-estimates. The resulting three-letter Summary Code, which designates the three personality types an individual most closely resembles, can then be used to help the individual find his or her occupational match.

Features and benefits

  • Applies to all stages of life. The components of the SDS 5th Edition can be used together for educational planning and career development, as well as leisure and retirement planning.
  • Includes brand-new normative data. Normative data were derived from a nationally representative sample of 1,739 students and adults.
  • Is well studied and psychometrically sound. The SDS is one of the most thoroughly studied career assessment tools: the SDS results has been used in more than 1,500 studies.
  • Sets the standard for career assessment. Used by more than 35 million people worldwide, the SDS was originally written by John Holland, the creator of the popular RIASEC theory of vocational personality.
  • Uses a continually updated occupations resource. SDS Summary Codes are linked to occupations found in the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) database, a major occupational site used by consumers and professionals.
  • The New! The Occupations Finder-Revised Edition has a list of 1,309 occupations matched to Holland Codes.

Regular Price $25, Sale Price: $20.00/ Form R Assessment & New Revised, Updated Finder PRINTED Version with Guidebook


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New Improved Self Directed Search Form R INTERNET Version

For adults and college students

With each purchase, the user receives by e-mail an identification number and password to generate a confidential, eight-to-twelve page interpretive report including information about occupations matched to Holland Codes.

Why the new SDS 5th Edition?

Here are the features for the New SDS 5th Edition -

  • O*NET database integration—SDS results are linked to thousands of current occupations.
  • A redesigned report provides an “at-a-glance” summary of occupations, aspirations, leisure activities, and more.
  • Users can share their SDS results on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
  • Device friendly, the SDS now works on your mobile device or tablet!

Regular Price $25, Sale Price: $20.00/ Form R INTERNET Version with Guidebook


Please Note: Customer will receive User ID number and assigned password by the NEXT BUSINESS DAY.


New Improved Self Directed Search Form R Mobile Version

With each purchase, the user receives by e-mail an identification number and password to generate a confidential, eight-to-twelve page interpretive report including information about occupations matched to Holland Codes.

Why the new SDS 5th Edition?

Here are the features for the New SDS 5th Edition -

  • O*NET database integration—SDS results are linked to thousands of current occupations.
  • A redesigned report provides an “at-a-glance” summary of occupations, aspirations, leisure activities, and more.
  • Users can share their SDS results on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
  • Device friendly, the SDS now works on your mobile device or tablet!

Regular Price $25, Sale Price: $20.00/ Form R Mobile Version with Guidebook

Please Note: Customer will receive User ID number and assigned password by the NEXT BUSINESS DAY.

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My Career Profile - Career Guidance System

The My Career Profile Guidance System comes with the following 4 job assessment tests -

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

The My Career Profile Guidance System also has 1200+ occupations and 6000 college databases.

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.

2. My Values Inventory

The My Values Inventory measures out the things that are important to you, for example -

  • Helping Society
  • Artistic Creativity
  • Helping Others
  • Independence
  • Prestige
  • Risk Taking
  • Stability
  • Working Outdoors

3. My Skills Inventory

The My Skills Inventory helps you 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

4. My Personality Inventory

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

Research a Career Tool

Use the Research a Career database to find information on 1200+ occupations

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

School Tool

The School Tool obtains school from a database The School Tool of 6000+ post-secondary institutions does a college search by major according to the following criteria -

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

COST for My Career Profile and Guidebook: $60

Order My Career Profile.


DELIVERY INFORMATION:

MY CAREER PROFILE is an ON-LINE, Holland Code career self assessment test. When you complete your transaction, you will receive two e-mails. The first e-mail confirms payment received. The second e-mail lists the following information -

  • Product Title
  • Transaction ID
  • MY CAREER PROFILE Web Site Link
  • Username
  • Password
  • Our contact e-mail is [email protected]

Please Note: Customer will receive User ID number and assigned password by the NEXT BUSINESS DAY.

Once you are transferred to the MY CAREER PROFILE web site, you enter your User Name and Password, and access to the web site is immediate.


Strong Interest Inventory


Strong Interest Inventory®

For nearly 80 years, the Strong Interest Inventory® assessment The Strong Interest Inventory® comes as an on-line Holland Code assessment that helps you identify -

  • Interests
  • Holland Codes
  • Careers

The Strong Interest Inventory® assessment is the most respected and widely used career planning instrument in the world.

The results include –

  • Scores on the level of interest on each of the six Holland Codes or General Occupational Themes
  • Scores on 25 Basic Interest Scales (e.g. art, science, and public speaking)
  • Scores on 211 Occupational Scales
  • Scores on 4 Personal Style Scales
  • Scores on 3 Administrative Scales

Adult, High School, and College Profile Reports

The Adult, High School, and College Profile Reports have the following information –

  • General Occupational Themes
  • Basic Interest Scales

DELIVERY INFORMATION:

Strong Interest Inventory® is an ON-LINE, Holland Code career self assessment test. When you complete your transaction, you will receive two e-mails. The first e-mail confirms payment received. The second e-mail lists the following information:

  • Product Title
  • Transaction ID
  • Strong Interest Inventory® Web Site Link
  • Username
  • Password
  • Our contact e-mail explorecareers at gmail.com

CPP requires that you receive a free consultation with your purchase.

COST for Strong Interest Inventory®: $80/ Sale Price $70

Once you are transferred to the Strong Interest Inventory® web site https://online.cpp.com, you enter your User Name and Password, and access to the web site is immediate.

Order the Strong Interest Inventory® Report. There are three (3) editions: Standard (Adults), High School, and College.

Please Note: Customer will receive User ID number and assigned password by the NEXT BUSINESS DAY.

Standard Edition for Adults


High School Edition


College Edition



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