Printed career Tests

printed career test helps you build awareness of your interests, personality, potential careers and possible degree programs.

The examples of printed career assessment are:


RIASEC Inventory

A Quick and Easy Assessment

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 is a short, quick, printed 4-page assessment that -

  • 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

The cost for the printed RIASEC Inventory is $5.


Self Directed Search

The Self Directed Search (one of the most respected and widely used career planning instrument in the world has the following assessments and Finders -

  • Form R - Adults and College Students
  • SDS Form R Internet Version
  • SDS Form R Mobile Version
  • Form E - Easy to Read for adults and high school students
  • Form Career Explorer (CE) - Middle school students
  • Bulk Orders

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, and Updated Finder  PRINTED Version with Guidebook



New Improved Self Directed Search Form R INTERNET Version for adults and college students

Your report includes:

  • A personalized Summary Code, which is based on the results of the assessment.
  • A description of each of the six RIASEC types.   
  • A personalized list of occupations and fields of study associated with the user’s Summary Code, which can be further customized.   
  • An additional personalized list of occupations based on the user’s daydream occupations.   
  • An overview of salary data associated with favorite occupations.   
  • A list of additional careers organized by career cluster, which can be used for an even deeper self-directed search.   
  • Links to resources to assist users with educational and career planning.

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 $15, Sale Price: $12.00/ Form R INTERNET Version with Resource Center Membership

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 $15, Sale Price: $12.00/ Form R Mobile Version with Resource Center Membership

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



SDS Assessment & Finder Form E

For adults and high school students who have not attended college

The Self-Directed Search Assessment Form E and Job Finder is for clients who have limited reading skills. The reading level is 4th to 6th grade levels.-

The Form E Assessment Booklet is written at a 6th grade reading level.

The directions are written at a 4th-grade reading level in larger print for easier reading.

The Form E Jobs Finder lists over 860 jobs, including some requiring post-secondary training.

Price: $12.00/ Form E Assessment & Finder


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Price: $6.00/ Form E Assessment & Finder PRINTED Version

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SDS Assessment & Finder Form Career Explorer (CE)

For middle school students

The Self Directed Search Career Explorer (SDS CE) Assessments and Career Booklets are for clients, students, and children who have a reading level of 3rd grade.

The Career Booklet lists over 400 careers, including some requiring postsecondary training.

With the purchase of any assessment, you get FREE Holland Code Resources.

Price: $15.00/ Form Career Explorer Assessment & Booklet



Bulk Self Directed Search Orders

Holland Codes.com currently sells the following Holland Codes Bulk Products:

Self-Directed Search Form R - Bulk Assessments and Finders

Self-Directed Search Form E - Bulk Assessments and Finders

Self-Directed Search Form Career Explorer - Bulk Assessments and Finders

Picture Interest Test

The PICS Interest Career Survey is a child's career test, picture interest test, and an easy-to-do Holland Code assessment that uses 36 sets of 3 pictures as a quick way to –

  • Explore their career interests
  • Find a job that fits

As bonuses, with each purchase, you receive the Career Locator and Career Planning Worksheet.

The Career Locator matches Holland Code interest areas to 600 careers. Careers are placed in one of the following groups – Careers that require Short Term On-the-Job-Training, Moderate Term On-the-Job-Training, Long Term On-the-Job-Training, Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Professional Degree, and Post-secondary Vocational Training.

On the Career Planning Worksheet, you record information about education required, projected earning, job outlook, skills, and next step.

Cost:$8