Get Career Help

Our graphic shows you different ways to get career help and to find the right career path -

  • Social media tools
  • Career guides
  • Career coaches
  • Information about careers or career paths



Career Help#1:  Social Media Tools


Social media technology  promotes social networking, building contacts to get career information. 

Hollandcodes.com has blogs that broadcast information about the following areas -

  • Career development
  • Social media
  • Career education
  • Career assessment tests
  • Holland Codes resources


Career Help#2:  Career Guides


Career guides can provide valuable information about 10 Top Tips Booklet:

  1. Follow The Road Map To Career Planning
  2. Recognize Your Interests, Abilities, Talents and Values.
  3. Learn Your Holland Personality Types and Codes.
  4. Acquire Career Clusters Information.
  5. Explore Careers.
  6. Identify Potential College Majors.
  7. Get The Quick Career Test Facts!
  8. Use Career Test Rating Chart.
  9. Get Detailed Information from the HollandCodes.com Catalog.
  10. Put All of the Facts Together. Use Career Test Checklist.

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Career Help#3:  Features of Career Tests


A Holland Code job career test helps you find career job opportunities, career job descriptions, and career search sites. With a job career test, you test your own job aptitude.

Select the right career assessment, look at the -

  • Format - printed and interest resources, CD-ROM,
  • Types: Job career questionnaire test, job personality tests, career job finders, career counseling tests, career placement test, career assessment tests, and career choice tests
  • Cost - $10, $12, $15, $20, or more per assessment
  • Resources that are available - Career job descriptions, career job opportunities, college majors information, job finder resources, career clusters information, holland code careers
  • Grade Levels


Holland career self assessment tests use Holland Codes to link vocational interests to job families. Holland assessments use a two or three-letter RIASEC or Holland Occupational Codes. Different Holland Code job career questionnaire tests provide information on the relationship between job personalities and key characteristics, college majors, hobbies, abilities, and related careers.



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Career Help#4: Career Paths


There are three steps to provide career help in identifying career goals and searching for a job.


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


Career Help#5: Ask Questions


A Career Coach will answer your questions.  E-mail us.  Call us at (602) 753-9112.  Leave us a message including your email address. We will answer your questions.

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