Brilliant professor and psychologist Dr. John Holland made a career out of studying the world of work. He was fascinated by career choices and did extensive research about careers. Dr. Holland had a theory that individuals’ interests, skills, qualities and talents can be categorized into six personality type-groupings. Your top three areas form your Personality Code. The first step to determining your code is to complete the worksheet below.
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We may have a few traits from all six categories. However, as we grow and our personalities develop, one, two or three areas/categories will become stronger.
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People with similar personality types often enjoy similar work.
Here’s a sample of careers which people like you sometimes choose.
Careers which may interest you AND match your personality type are shown below.
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How can you find out more about these careers?
Go online with your parents, teacher or school counselor to the Occupational Outlook Handbook found at www.bls.gov/ooh to research your chosen career
Talk with your school counselor, teachers, family about your results
*A job shadow gives you a glimpse into the job functions that someone typically does in a specific career. It's a great opportunity to ask questions and see what they do on a daily basis without actually having to work! By finding out more about the daily activities in a career, you can begin to decide if it sounds like something you would like, if parts of what they do sound interesting, or if the career isn't really what you thought it would be.
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