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Updated: 2016-11-02T06:48:19.292-07:00

 



3 Questions You're Not Asking That Will Guide Your Career Choice.

2016-09-11T17:21:20.697-07:00

Brad Minton, MS, LPC, NCCCareer and Academic Counselor, Instructor, SpeakerReproduced with permission from authorMinton, B. (2016, September 9).3 Questions You're Not Asking That Will Guide Your Career Choice. Retrieved from https://www.linkedin.comWorking with teenagers and young adults everyday who are coming to college is extremely rewarding, and educational to say the least. Being a career counselor, I have the task of helping students discover their education and career path. The one thing that I have come to discover in the process of helping them is their ideas about career are usually fairly vague.That in and of itself is not the issue.  Most experts agree that as many as half of all college freshman have not solidified their major and/or career choice, and 75% will end up changing their path as they work towards their degree. Uncertainty is a completely understandable and expected aspect of being a new college student.However, over time, eventually students will start attempting to gain more clarity on their vision for the future and it is here where the problems arise. Generally the first mistake they make is simply choosing a major or career path too hastily, rather than doing the necessary self-exploration. They feel compelled to simply "choose one", and unfortunately, it is this rush to decision that leads so many to change their majors two and three times before graduation. They simply didn't understand what they were getting into.If they are in fact, taking some valuable time to process their decisions, they still can falter and get off track. How? By simply asking themselves the wrong questions.Because we tend to associate our work and our careers with time spent (roughly a third of our adult life), one of the first questions students tend to ask is "Will I like what I'm doing?", or "Will I have an interest in it?". While interest is absolutely a necessary ingredient to career satisfaction, the question that needs to be asked is "Will this career give me fulfillment?". You can have interest in a lot of things but they may not fulfill you in a career unless you find the modality which allows you to combine both your interests and your values. Values are the key ingredient which most closely leads to fulfillment because they speak to your soul. They are characteristics of you that cannot be easily negotiated. Interests and values can conflict. If I have a value for autonomy and an interest in computers, I could end up feeling restricted because it may not give me the independence I need depending on the type of work and setting. So again, the deeper question is not what is just going to interest me, but what is going to fulfill me.A second question students ask themselves often is "What do I want to do?". The reason this question is often not going to provide as much substance to their career choices is that is focuses more on activities rather than purpose. You can give anyone tasks to complete and they will do it......for a period of time. Eventually, the question will arise of why does it matter? Knowing what to do, works in the short term, but knowing why will ultimately make it last, because the why determines the level of investment by giving the activities a purpose. The key question that students must get to is "Why do I want to do...?"The third question that tends to come up a lot is "What do I want to get?". Students are focused in on the perks of working: salary, vacations, retirement, advancement, independence, etc. The main reason why this is of less importance is simply because all of those things will change with time and location. How much money you think you should be earning will change as you advance. Technology will ultimately change how you work. Your level of advancement will change. You're colleagues will change. Everything in the labor market is moving at a tremendous speed and constantly evolving, thus whatever monetary gain you get from it, is subject to the same. The deeper question you have to ask is not what I want to get, but "What do I want to give?".By asking yourself th[...]



Make Different Career Choices

2016-07-16T22:06:44.558-07:00

Are you looking for solutions to answer the question "How do I make different career choices"?Use our three career discovery steps to make right career choices.Step One: Get a Clear Career GoalThe first step in making career choices 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 skillsList your ambitions, values, education, and experiencesDetermine your job preferences –job duties, salary, geographic location, and work conditionsStep Two: Explore Career Options In order to make a career choice, you will need to career exploration resources to gather the following occupational information –Labor marketWork industriesCompanies, organizations, or agenciesSpecific careersUse online career exploration resources to identify potential careers. Step Three: Overcome Career RoadblocksWhen you are trying to reach your goal, there may be obstacles.  You solve career problems by completing the following steps –Identify educational and career planning obstaclesCreate solutions or courses of actionSet achievable goalsResolve conflictsCommit to reach our goalsProblem 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 goalsClearly state our vocational interests, abilities, and valuesDerive plans or strategies to implement the solutionsMake a commitment to complete the plansUnderstand decision-making processesEvaluate the primary choiceConsider a secondary occupational choice, if necessaryDecision-making processes include:Develop a career planIdentify potential occupationsSelecting appropriate educational programsFiguring the costs of educational trainingConsidering the impact of career decisions.Step Four: ExecutionYou execute your career plans when you use different strategies –Reality testingSocial MediaJob Search Strategies – Resume Writing and Interview PreparationReality TestingWhile implementing and, you translate vocational interests, abilities, and skills into job opportunities. You do reality testing by implementing the following strategies –Informational interviewingNetworkingJob shadowingInternshipsPart-time employmentFull-time employmentVolunteer workSocial Media and Networking Tools Networking can help you validate your career choices.  You can use a variety of social media tools to learn and connect with professional associations and potential employers. Major networking social media tools are –InstagramTwitterLinkedinFacebookWe are specialists in career social media.Ready to assess your interest and skills... [...]



What is your code?

2016-07-04T12:58:13.107-07:00

How do your interests relate to potential careers and possible college majors?Are you an Artist Creator, Conventional Organizer, Enterprising Leader, Investigative Thinker, Realistic Doer and Social Helper?Artistic Creator  Artistic Creators like to - —Write stories, poems, or other creative writings—Enjoy the arts, theater, and dance—Play musical instruments—Like to paint or sculpt Facts about Artistic Creators -Characteristics: Complicated, Original, Impulsive, Independent, Expressive, CreativeStrengths: Uses imagination and feelings in creative expression Potential Careers: Artist, Musician, Actor/ Actress, Designer, Writer, PhotographerPossible College Majors: Art, Theater, Graphic Design, Music, Journalism, CommunicationConventional OrganizerConventional Organizers like to - — Put things in orderAttend to detailHandle things in a systematic mannerDesire to be efficient  Facts about Conventional Organizers - Characteristics: Careful, Conforming, Conservative, Conscientious, Self-controlled, StructuredStrengths: Orders activities paying attention to detailsPotential Careers: Accountant, Banker, Editor, Office Manager, Librarian, Medical Laboratory AssistantPossible College Majors: Business, Accounting, ManagementEnterprising LeaderEnterprising Leaders like to - Manage people and projectsPersuade, take action, set goalsWork well in groupsSell products and services— Facts about Enterprising Leaders - Characteristics: Persuasive, Energetic, Sociable, Adventurous, Ambitious, Risk-takingStrengths: Leads, manages, and organizesPotential Careers: Manager, Producer, Lawyer, Business/ Marketing, Executive, Entrepreneur, Principal Possible College Majors: Pre-Law, Business Management and Administration, International Business, Political ScienceInvestigative Thinkers Investigative Thinkers like to -  Like to invent or researchSolve problemsWork with ideasUse computersLove knowledgeFacts about Investigative Thinkers - Characteristics: Analytical, Intellectual, Reserved, Independent, Scholarly, JudgmentalStrengths: Works with abstract ideas and intellectual problemsPotential Careers: Biologist, Chemist, Historian, Researcher, Doctor, MathematicianPossible College Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Pre-Medicine, Mathematics, HistoryRealistic Doers Realistic Doers like to -Like working with tools or machinesPrefer to work outdoorsEnjoy playing sportsFacts about Realistic Doers - Characteristics: Frank, Practical, Focused, Mechanical, Determined, RuggedStrengths: Manipulates tools, Possesses mechanical, manual, or athletic abilityPotential Careers: Craftsman, Fitness Trainer, Optician, Policemen, Fire Fighter, Physical Education Teacher Possible College Majors: Justice Studies, Fire Science, Athletic Training, Martial Arts, Corporate Fitness, Physical EducationSocial Helpers Social Helpers like to -Like to teach and serveAre good listeners and communicatorsWork well in groupsShow empathyFacts about Social Helpers - Characteristics: Helping, Informing, Teaching, Inspiring, Counseling, ServingStrengths: Interacts with people, concerned with the welfare of peoplePotential Careers: Teacher, Clergy, Coach, Therapist, Nurse, Counselor, SociologistPossible College Majors: Nursing, Counseling, Social Science, EducationInterested in finding your code ...Go to bit.ly/29EUm0J  [...]



Hollandcodes.com has new mobile friendly web site!

2016-06-03T17:08:54.084-07:00

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Time for Reflection, Growth and Renewal!

2016-05-14T19:55:41.091-07:00

Summer is a time for change! Take the time to reevaluate where you are and what you are doing.What are your interests, abilities and skills?Do those interests, abilities and skills match your current job?If not, is it time to make a change? What are your plans to reach your career goals?Trying to make a decision, but there are so many choices.We are providing you with information about the top 5 career tests .  All of these resources will help – Build awareness of the interests, abilities and skills.  Provide resources to explore careers.  Learn about salaries, job duties, job outlook, training requirements, and more.Research colleges to find our information about admission requirements, available programs, tuition, learning options (on-campus or online), payment options, scholarships, and more.MBTI® Format: On-LineReading Level: Youth/ Adult/ ChildrenSubject Area: Personality Styles, OccupationsMy Career ProfileFormat: On-LineReading Level: Youth/ Adult/ ChildrenSubject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Abilities/Skills, ValuesDatabases: Occupations and Colleges/ UniversitiesSelf Directed SearchFormat: Printed/On-LineReading Level: Youth/ Adult/ ChildrenSubject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, OccupationsStrong Interest Inventory®Format: On-LineReading Level: Youth/ Adult/ ChildrenSubject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, OccupationsCareer Decision Making ToolFormat: On-LineReading Level: High school student, college student, adultSubject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, OccupationsDatabases: Occupations and Colleges/ UniversitiesBest Buy:  Immediate access, customizable, comparable to more expensive inventoriesWe are here to help you become a success at Hollandcodes.com! [...]



Strategies to Decide Job Choices

2016-04-24T14:36:13.187-07:00

In life, there are so many decisions and options.  That, we struggle to decide if we are making the right choices.We get input from professionals, family, friends and coworkers.  But, we are still no convinced that we have the right answers.   We ask if we are we setting the right goals!  Since we live busy lives, we are looking for tools are easy to use and inexpensive - saving time and money. Looking for Immediate Answers It would be great to get instant answers.  However, searching for the right job is a journey - a process.    Yet, tools make the journey easier.  We have an easy-to-use program divides the process into three steps -Knowing yourselfLearning about careersDeciding the right training program The tools provide you with all of the answers that you need to successfully decide on a job.  Once you purchase, you get immediate access to the program.The program has all of the resources that you need to make the correct decisions.The program is on-line making it available at any time.For more information... [...]



Build My Career Test

2016-03-06T19:40:25.645-07:00

We developed Build my career test so that you can choose the best FREE career test that suits you.  Find tests that help you tap into your hidden potential.  Get resources that provide inspiration and motivation to explore your interests.  Access to tools to identify potential careers and training options. Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests. Match your likes, interests to careers. Find training programs that are matches to the careers that you are interested. Succeed in planning a career.Explore careers and training options. Career Decision Making ToolsWith Build My Career Test, you will learn about -Self-Analysis, Self Awareness, or Self AssessmentCareer Exploration ToolsCollege Major/ Training Program Exploration ToolsEach section comes with online resources and supplemental activities.Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge section gives you access to different free career tests  – Interest testTransferable Skills testValues testPersonality Styles testYou choose which tests that you take.  Then, you use the results to identify potential careers and college majors.  We give information about the best resources that are available.Career Exploration tools provide the following information – OverviewSkillsValuesOutlookEarningInterest ProfileWorking ConditionsContact InfoAreas of StudyCollege Exploration resources lists the following facts – Location of SchoolMajors Areas of StudyName of SchoolSize and CostRegion in the USAType of SchoolBuild My Career Test Build My Career Test has the following activities -Identify values, transferable skills, personality traits, and interestsAccess FREE career testsExplore careers Explore degree/ training programs Explore colleges Create a portfolio that summarizes your resultsUtilize career planning strategies to create achievable career and academic goalsFor more information, goto Hollandcodes.com/buildmycareertest.html    [...]



After free career test, what is next!

2016-03-05T11:41:26.113-07:00

Low Cost Career/ College MajorExploration Resources The Destiny Decision Making comes with FREE tests to help you tap into your hidden potential.  You receive inspiration and motivation to explore your interests.  You have access to tools to identify potential careers and training options. Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests. Match your likes, interests to careers. Find training programs that are matches to the careers that you are interested. Succeed in planning a career. This course will motivate you as you explore careers and training options. Destiny Decision Making can be is used in conjunction with Free Holland Codes career tests! Low Cost Career Development ToolsAwareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Guide outlines the process of selecting a career assessment.  The process includes:Introduction to Career PlanningSteps to Self AwarenessTools To Assess Self AwarenessSelection of a Free Test or Career AssessmentFeatures Of Career Self Assessments TestsCareer Test ChecklistCareer Decision Making ToolsDiscover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests. Match your likes, interests, skills, and personality styles to careers. Find training programsthat are a match to the careers that they are interested. Succeed in planning a career. This Destiny Decision Making Course will motivate you as you explore careers and college majors.  Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Parent, Teacher, and Adult Guide outlines the process of selecting a career assessment.  The selection process includes – Introduction to Career PlanningSteps to Self AwarenessTools To Assess Self AwarenessSelection of a FREE Test or Career AssessmentCareer Test Checklist Features of Career Self Assessments TestsThe 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 MapSelf-Analysis, Self Awareness, or Self AssessmentCareer Exploration ToolsCollege Major/ Training Program Exploration Tools Career exploration tools provide the following information – OverviewSkillsValuesOutlookEarningInterest ProfileWorking ConditionsContact InfoAreas of StudyCollege exploration resources lists the following facts – Location of SchoolMajors Areas of StudyName of SchoolSize and CostRegion in the USAType of SchoolPay a low cost to access 12 Resources version of the Destiny Decision Making Tool. Looking for more resources, update and get one year access to the 68 resources of the Destiny Decision Making Tool.  Now on sale!12 Resources12 Resources version has the following activities -Read Ten Top Tips to select a career test (1 download)Use career test checklist (1 download)Get access career test (1 download)Record career test results (2 downloads)Record interest areas (2 downloads)Explore careers (2 downloads)Explore degree/ training programs (2 downloads)Explore colleges (1 download)Destiny Decision Making Tool (12 Resources) - $1068 ResourcesUpdate to the 68 Resources:  Access for 365 days 68 Resources version has the following activities -Read Holland Codes Overviews (5 downloads)Read Ten Top Tips to select a career test (1 download)Use career test checklist (1 download)Get access career tests (5 downloads)Record career test results (2 downloads)Record interest areas (4 downloads)Explore careers (13 downloads)Explore degree/ training programs (6 downloads)Explore colleges (1 download)Use career, degree/ training program, and colleges training manuals (7 downloads)Use career, degree/ training program, and colleges training web sites (4 web sites)Engage, connect, and network (19 social media resourc[...]



6 Personality Type Explorer

2016-02-29T07:28:29.460-07:00

The 6 Personality Type Explorerhelps you tap into your hidden potential.  You receive inspiration and motivation to explore your interests.  You have access to tools to identify potential careers and training options. Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests. Match your likes, interests to careers. Find training programs that are matches to the careers that you are interested. Succeed in planning a career. This course will motivate you as you explore careers and training options. Career Development ToolsAwareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Guide outlines the process of selecting a career assessment.  The process includes:Introduction to Career PlanningSteps to Self AwarenessTools To Assess Self AwarenessSelection of a Free Test or Career AssessmentFeatures Of Career Self Assessments TestsCareer Test ChecklistCareer Decision Making ToolsDiscover 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. The 6 Personality Type Explorer will provide you with tools to motivate you as you explore careers and college majors. Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Parent, Teacher, and Adult Guide outlines the process of selecting a career assessment.  The selection process includes –Introduction to Career PlanningSteps to Self AwarenessTools To Assess Self AwarenessSelection of a FREE Test or Career AssessmentCareer Test Checklist Features of Career Self Assessments TestsThe 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 MapSelf-Analysis, Self Awareness, or Self AssessmentCareer Exploration ToolsCollege Major/ Training Program Exploration ToolsCareer exploration tools provide the following information –OverviewSkillsValuesOutlookEarningInterest ProfileWorking ConditionsContact InfoAreas of StudyCollege exploration resources lists the following facts –Location of SchoolMajors Areas of StudyName of SchoolSize and CostRegion in the USAType of School6 Personality Type Explorer has the following activities -Read Ten Top Tips to select a career test Use career test checklist Get access career testRecord career test resultsRecord interest areasExplore careersExplore degree/ training programsExplore colleges 6 Personality Type Explorer is  Now on sale!  Cost $10!After purchasing, you gain immediate access! [...]



Next Generation of Kid Career Resources

2016-01-01T22:02:56.639-07:00

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The My Rainbow Career Finder program is an alternative to the paper and pencil RIASEC kid career test. The program is an automated poster scoring system that automatically produces the three letter Holland Code based on the selection that the children provide. Upon completion of the report, we will send you a PDF report.

With the My Rainbow Career Finder, children sort posters according to likes and dislikes.

The automated scoring system tallies the results and generates a Holland Code.

There is no more counting, tallying, or figuring.


Kids, children, and students will enjoy making their selections and with just the click of a button.


The poster analyzer clarifies thoughts, integrates new knowledge, and promotes critical thinking.

New concepts are more thoroughly and easily understood.

The My rainbow career finder organizes and analyzes information. Children -
  • See how Holland Codes are connected to careers
  • Realize how careers can be grouped and organized
The kid career test software also improves –
  • Attention Span and Concentration: holds audience's attention and helps people absorb information
  • Memory Skills and Understanding: improves ability to absorb information
  • Speed of Learning: reduces the time it takes to complete career tests.
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FREE Holland Code Tests!

2015-09-13T13:38:17.123-07:00

The Destiny Decision Making with FREE tests helps you tap into your hidden potential.  You receive inspiration and motivation to explore your interests.  You have access to tools to identify potential careers and training options. Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests. Match your likes, interests to careers. Find training programs that are matches to the careers that you are interested. Succeed in planning a career. This course will motivate you as you explore careers and training options.Destiny Decision Making can be is used in conjunction with Free Holland Codes career tests!Awareness, Assessment, and Knowledge Parent, Teacher, and Adult Guide outlines the process of selecting a career assessment.  The selection process includes –Introduction to Career PlanningSteps to Self AwarenessTools To Assess Self AwarenessSelection of a FREE Test or Career AssessmentCareer Test Checklist Features of Career Self Assessments TestsDestiny Decision Making Tool There are two versions of the Destiny Decision Making Tool -Basic EditionDeluxe EditionBasic Edition Basic Edition has the following activities -Read Ten Top Tips to select a career test (1 download)Use career test checklist (1 download)Get access career test (1 download)Record career test results (2 downloads)Record interest areas (2 downloads)Explore careers (2 downloads)Explore degree/ training programs (2 downloads)Explore colleges (1 download)Deluxe Edition  Deluxe Edition has the following activities -Read Holland Codes Overviews (5 downloads)Read Ten Top Tips to select a career test (1 download)Use career test checklist (1 download)Get access career tests (5 downloads)Record career test results (2 downloads)Record interest areas (4 downloads)Explore careers (13 downloads)Explore degree/ training programs (6 downloads)Explore colleges (1 download)Use career, degree/ training program, and colleges training manuals (7 downloads)Use career, degree/ training program, and colleges training web sites (4 web sites)Engage, connect, and network (19 social media resources)FREE Career Social Media Resource Center MembershipRead more about Destiny Decision Making Tools [...]



Online career tools to reach your destiny!

2015-08-29T12:32:09.232-07:00

Life is a journey of discovery.  There are many choices and options.The problems is finding the right tools to make the proper decisions.When you evaluate career tools, look at the features that were offered - FormatCostStrengths or Interests Career InformationTraining RequirementsSupplemental ResourcesWe have two new resources - RIASEC Inventory  and Transferable Skills Scale.Format: On-Line, easy-to-useCost:  Low costReading Level: High school student, college student, adultSubject Area: Holland Codes, Interests, Transferable Skills, OccupationsSupplemental Resources:  Step-by-step videos and PowerPointCareer Information:   Internet access to salary, training requirements, skills/ interests, job duties, job outlookThe RIASEC Inventory scores into six interest areas:   RealisticInvestigativeArtisticSocialEnterprisingConventional  The Transferable Skills Scale identifies your strongest soft (TS) skills:AnalyticalNumericalInterpersonalOrganizationalPhysicalInformationalCommunicativeCreative skillsBoth tools match your results to potential careers.Here is a video that provides an overview. allowfullscreen="" class="YOUTUBE-iframe-video" data-thumbnail-src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/x34HxVEw1_k/0.jpg" frameborder="0" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/x34HxVEw1_k?feature=player_embedded" width="320">Read more about our online tools. [...]



Perfect Match: Facebook and Instagram!

2015-08-09T00:29:22.096-07:00



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Effective Social Media Strategies

2016-02-20T23:49:02.227-07:00

Engage, connect, and network with the social media networks or channels that fit your audience.Social media channels are modes of communication that allow us to access information, to problem solve, and make decisions.  Student engagement with social media channels has evolved through three stages -Cross channelMulti-ChannelOmni-ChannelCross channel is foundational level for social media channels used for a variety of reasons – Go on the internetResearch a topicMake a career decision We use Multi-Channel, next social media channel level to -  Find the optimal channel for each studentCommunicate with students in the best possible wayEngage the students the way they like to communicate with us With a Omni-Channel -You communicate on any channel that we want at any time  we want in the way we want.  The experience is consistent across the channels.Omni-Channel, highest social media network that provide immediate access to information - Career ExplorationJob SearchResume WritingInterviewingSource:  Here are screenshots from the Implementing Effective Social Media Strategies Roundtable Workshop NCDA 2015 Conference.To get more information about the Implementing Effective Social Media Strategies, send an email with the subject line "Career Social Media NCDA". [...]



Pinterest uses graphics to optimize learning!

2015-06-25T19:22:14.107-07:00

Pinterest uses graphics to present and display career and social media information. Pinterestallows users to visually share, and post images or videos.Here are examples of infographics that are on the Hollandcodes.com Pinterest page.     The Career Awareness Infographic gives facts about careers and college majors. The Holland Codes Infographic displays information about Holland Codes.  The Media Generation Infographic provides facts about the need for the convergence of media technology and career development.Download the NACE Pinterest fact sheet.How to Sign Up for PinterestTo Sign-Up for Pinterest, use the Wikihow How to Sign Up for Pinterest article - http://www.wikihow.com/Sign-Up-for-Pinterest.See a wide variety of career and social media graphics at the Hollandcodes.com Pinterest page. [...]



Career and Social Media harness the power of Tumblr!

2015-06-21T08:09:27.433-07:00

Tumblr is a microblogging platform and social networking website allowing users to post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos to a blogging platform. Career Social Media introduces different career, job search, and social media Tumblrtopics.  On the Archive page, you see thumbnails of all of the Tumblrgraphics and posts.How to Sign Up for TumblrTo Sign-Up for Tumblr, use the Wikihow How to Tumblrarticles –Using TumblrTumblr Tips and TricksFollow us on Tumblr. [...]



Career and Social Media connect on Instagram!

2015-06-21T07:55:43.007-07:00

Follow the Careerandsocialmedia.com Instagram channel/ network to get information about -Career developmentSocial mediaJob searchInstagramInstagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr. (Wikipedia).Career Social Media has a variety of career, job search, and social media Instagramgraphics. The Omnichannel graphic lists to an interactive image that highlights all of the Career Social Media networks/ channels.How to Sign Up for InstagramTo Sign-Up for Pinterest, use the Wikihow How to … Instagram articles – Installing InstagramUsing the Tabs on InstagramAdding Photos to InstagramFollow our Instagram network/ channel   [...]



LinkedIn - Powerful Social Network Tool

2015-06-14T17:31:18.304-07:00

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional business-oriented social networking service with over 175 million members and growing rapidly. There are different reasons to use LinkedIn – Networking – Connect with professionalsRecruitmentPeople, company, and industry researchJob Email AlertsDiscussion groups BrandingJob SearchInterview preparationCollege or field of study research – LinkedIn for EducationHow to create a LinkedIn ProfileHere are two (2) tutorials to step up a LinkedIn account –http://www.wikihow.com/Create-an-Account-on-LinkedInhttp://www.wsiwebspecialist.comJorgen Sunberg outlined Top 10 LinkedIn Groups Job Seekers Must Join - http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/top-10-linkedin-groups-job-seekers-must-join/ 1.      A Job Needed – A Job Posted 2.      Career Change Central3.      CareerLink Network4.      Corporate Recruiters 5.      Executive Suite 6.      Job Openings, Job Leads and Job Connections7.      Jobs Alert8.      Linked:HR9.      Personal Branding Network10.  Positive ThinkersNACE created a Career Counselor’s Guide to LinkedIn in the job search.Hollandcodes.com shares on Linkedin information about current career development and social media topics.Learn more about the different social media channels or networks. [...]



Activate Career and Social Media Strategies!

2015-05-23T23:35:56.328-07:00

Social Media promotes social networking, the process of using already existing contacts to meet new people as potential social or business links.Social Media helps you -Provide immediate feedbackProvide 24/7 access to needed information and resourcesEngage and connect with clients, students, customers, family, and friends,Create environments or Personal Learning Networks where you can collaborateExpress critical thinking, innovation, and creativity Examples of Social Media ToolsHere are the examples, highlights, descriptions, illustrations, and contact informationof social media resources –Resource One: FacebookResource Two: Google+Resource Three: TwitterResource Four: LinkedinResource Five: HootsuiteResource Six: Graphics - Infographics & PinterestResource Seven: Evernote - note taking and archiving softwareResource Eight: Slideshare - document, PDF, video and webinarResource Nine: Issuu - digital publishing platformResource Ten: Prezi - cloud-based presentation softwareResource Eleven: Scribd - web and mobile device online libraryResource Twelve: Wordle - word cloud generator softwareResource Thirteen: Blogs - Blogger and WordpressResource Fourteen: MOOC Resource Four: Linkedin LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional business-oriented social networking service with over 175 million members and growing rapidly. There are different reasons to use LinkedIn –         Networking – Connect with professionalsRecruitmentPeople, company, and industry researchJob Email AlertsDiscussion groups BrandingJob SearchInterview preparationCollege or field of study research – LinkedIn for EducationHow to create a LinkedIn ProfileHere are two (2) tutorials to step up a LinkedIn account –http://www.wikihow.com/Create-an-Account-on-LinkedInhttp://www.wsiwebspecialist.comJorgen Sunberg outlined Top 10 LinkedIn Groups Job Seekers Must Join - http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/top-10-linkedin-groups-job-seekers-must-join/ A Job Needed – A Job PostedCareer Change CentralCareerLink NetworkCorporate Recruiters Executive Suite Job Openings, Job Leads and Job ConnectionsJobs AlertLinked:HRPersonal Branding NetworkPositive ThinkersNACE created a Career Counselor’s Guide to LinkedIn in the job search.Read more in Master Social Media 101... [...]



New Holland Codes for Kids Program

2015-02-15T22:20:26.722-07:00

Are you looking for kid resources to introduce careers?  Building career awareness is a fundamental step in helping a child unlock his or her potential. The kid career resources are  VISUAL learning techniques, and career test for kids that use colors to understand personal interests and career opportunities.  Hollandcodes.com has launched a NEW virtual Holland Codes for Kids career awareness center for elementary and middle school students.The Holland Codes for Kids Program has the following items -Virtual Kid Career Posters, Key, and VideosStarter KitCareer Resource GuideTraining ManualFlash Cards and Bingo CardsHolland Codes for Kids ModelThere are two versions – the RIASEC Version and the Children’s Version. The RIASEC Version is for Middle School students and  uses the Self-Directed Search Career Explorer.The Children’s Version is for elementary students and uses poster activity.  Holland Codes for Kids Career PostersThe Holland Codes for Kids Career Program uses self-by-step activities, career games for Kids, and kids activities for career choices to highlight Holland Codes or Colors to Careers Codes. Using an electronic poster exercise, you choose the careers that you like or are interested in. At the end of the career poster exercise, you receive a summary  of the results. The Summary Sheet identifies your Holland Codes. The Holland Codes for Kids Career Program comes with a Holland Code Descriptions, and Color Key. The Holland Codes for Kids Career Program is an excellent tool to introduce you to career exploration, Holland Codes, and Careers. The graphics hold your attention as you identify your career interests.Promotional Starter KitUse the Starter Kit to promote the Holland Codes for Kids Program.The Starter Kit helps teachers, counselors, and parents prepare for a Paint Careers With Colors System. The Starter Kit has the following items – News ReleaseFlyers for childrenFlyers for teachers, counselors, and parentsTent CardsName TagsStickers for Tent Cards and Name TagsThe flyers and News Release help to advertise the Program. The News Release advertises the beginning of the Holland Codes for Kids Program. Send out the News Release prior to starting the system. The Children’s and Adult’s Flyers provide information about the Holland Codes for Kids Program. Use Name Tags and Tent Cards to identify children, students, teachers, counselors, or parents. Individuals place stickers on Name Tags and Tent Cards. The Stickers lists the 6 Holland Codes. When the children or students have completed the Career Poster Exercise, they will be instructed to place the correct labels on their Name Tags and Tent Cards. The Stickers identify each individual’s Holland Codes.  Career Resource GuideThe Career Resource Guide (Internet Resources for Teachers, Counselors, Parents, Adults, and Teens) includes additional information from the following areas – Holland Code Career Assessment ActivitiesAwareness, Assessment, and Knowledge ResourcesCareer Exploration SitesThe Career Resource Guide (Internet Resources for Teachers, Counselors, Parents, Adults, and Teens) covers - 1. Look at Exploring Careers Web SitesCurriculumCareer InformationScience Career GroupSpecific Careers — Science2. Look at Exploring Careers Books Guide to Unlock Your Potential CurriculumThis Guide to Unlock Your Potential Curriculum provides strategies – To motivate students to expand their knowledge of themselves and the world of workTo empower students with the skills, knowledge, [...]



Find Meaning, Purpose, and Direction!

2014-12-18T06:48:28.220-07:00

    In your journey: Understand your interests, abilities, and skillsGain awareness of your future planYour mission is to unlock your potentials. Tips for Finding the Right Career Tool Career awareness tools help you explore who you really are. Career resources answer the question "Who am I?" Career resources point out your likes, dislikes, or interests. Search for the resource that meets your needs.Look at the benefits. Find resources that are: Eye appealingEasy to useCost-effectiveComprehensive - Full of supplemental resourcesWith the right resource, you will ready and willing to: ExploreInvestigateLearnAsk questionsEnjoy discovering who they areGain knowledge, wisdom, and understandingAn effective career tool motivates and inspires you to explore careers. Creative career tools build a foundation for more detailed career exploration. Step One: Select a Career Resource How do you choose the right career resource? Look at 3 major areas: Format, e.g. Printed or on-lineCostResources – Supplemental information on interests, skills, and careersWhen you look at a career test, ask yourself the following questions: What do you prefer? Printed or on-line career test?What is your budget for the tests?Find career tests that you are interested in and that provide valuable information about careers and your interests. Look at career tests that use well-known career models. Match your interest clusters to career or job codes. Engaging resources improve attention span, concentration, memory skills, and understanding. Step Two: Explore Careers Career tests prepare you to explore careers. Gather information about fun, informative, and attractive career exploration resources. Look for resources that offer the following career information: TasksWagesCareer outlookInterestsEducationKnowledgeSkillsSimilar careersCareer exploration is a process. As Agents of career change, use resources that make your journey enjoyable, educational, and effective. Plan career exploration expeditions.Get a FREE 10 Top Tips Guide ... [...]



Teachers and Counselors - Agents of Career Change

2014-12-17T06:13:58.440-07:00

As agents of career change, you guide students as they search for meaning, purpose, and direction.In your role, you understand students: You see their talentsYou know their interests, abilities, and skillsYou help students plan for the futureYou know that you need to implement colorful, technological interactive presentations to engage students in using their senses and imaginations in process of career exploration Your mission is help the students unlock their potentials. Tips for Finding the Right Career ToolCareer awareness tools help your students explore who they really are. Career resources answer the question "Who am I?" Career resources point out your students' likes, dislikes, or interests. Search for the resource that meets your students' needs. Look at the benefits. Find resources that are:Eye appealingEasy to useComprehensive - Full of supplemental resourcesWith the right resource, students are ready and willing to:ExploreInvestigateLearnAsk questionsEnjoy discovering who they areGain knowledge, wisdom, and understandingAn effective career tool motivates your students to explore careers. Creative career tools build a foundation for more detailed career exploration.Step One: Select a Career ResourceHow do you choose the right career resource? Look at 3 major areas:Format, e.g. Printed or on-lineCost Resources – Supplemental information on interests, skills, and careersWhen you look at a career test, ask yourself the following questions:What do your students prefer? Printed or on-line career test?What is your budget for the tests?What resources do you have? Do you have a computer lab?Find career tests that your students are interested in and that provide valuable information about careers and your student's interests. Look at career tests that use well-known career models. Match students' interest clusters to career or job codes. Engaging resources improve attention span, concentration, memory skills, and understanding. As students grow older, continue to use career models expand their knowledge of careers and college majors. There are a variety of career tests for youth, college students, and adults.Step Two: Explore CareersCareer tests prepare students to explore careers. Gather information about fun, informative, and attractive career exploration resources. Look for resources that offer the following career information:TasksWagesCareer outlookInterestsEducationKnowledgeSkillsSimilar careersCareer exploration is a process. As Agents of career change, use resources that make your students’ journey enjoyable, educational, and effective. Plan career exploration expeditions. Get a FREE 10 Top Tips Guide ... [...]



Hollandcodes.com - New Mission, New Vision, & New Web Sites

2015-04-09T20:15:17.222-07:00

New Holland Codes Resource Center NetworkDigital learning and media technology are impacting the delivery of career development resources. There must be a convergence and synchronization of career development principles with today’s electronic media.The Holland Codes Resource Center has expanded services to people who are looking to discover their identity, purpose, and direction.New Mission - Provide career development and social media resources engaging, connecting with digital learners utilizing printed, web-based tools and technologyNew Vision – Motivate, inspire, and empower people to have an awareness of their full potentialNew Web Site Network - Hollandcodes.com - Holland Codes related printed career tests, online career tests, books, downloads, digital courses, and other resourcesHolland Code ModelHolland Code TestsHolland Code BooksHolland Code DownloadsCareer-social-media.com – Our Career and Social Media Resource Center provides information about career, college major, job search, and social media resources. Members get access to -BlogLibraryProduct GalleryDownloads - Career Clusters, Holland Codes,  Kid, Social Media Resources, Power Points & Master Social Media 101     VideosSocial Media ResourcesHere are videos that provide an overview of the resource center -OverviewPhoto LibraryBlogsSocial Media ResourcesExplorecareersandcollegemajors.com- mobile store with quick access to career tests and downloads  Navigate the Explore Careers & College Majors store.  Here is our list of resources - Comprehensive, Validated, Reliable TestsLow Cost, Informal TestsBulk career testsOnline career testsPrinted career testsProducts for  international customers, adults, elementary/ middle school students, high school students, and college studentsWe have designed web sites to help you discover your destiny, purpose, interests, abilities, and skills.We provide tools that will help you discover the right career path.  [...]



10 Top Tips for Selecting the Right Career Test & Career!

2015-04-09T20:21:19.198-07:00

Discover who you really are and understand your likes, dislikes, and interests.    Match your likes, interests, skills, and personality styles to careers.   Use the 10 Top Tips Steps to pinpoint your interests, abilities, skills, talents, and values.   There are three steps in the 10 Top Tips Process - Awareness, Knowledge, and AssessmentEducational and Occupational ExplorationCareer and College Major PlanningWatch a video about the 10 Top Tip.Here are some of the topics from 10 Top Tips Booklet – Follow The Road Map To Career Planning Recognize Your Interests, Abilities, Talents and Values.Learn Your Holland Personality Types and Codes.Acquire Career Clusters Information. Explore Careers. Identify Potential College Majors. Get The Quick Career Test Facts! Use Career Test Rating Chart. Get Detailed Information about career tests.Put All of the Facts Together. Use Career Test Checklist.Get a sample of the 10 Top Tips Booklet! [...]



Career Planning Life Cycle

2014-09-27T19:46:47.018-07:00

There are three steps in achieving career goals and searching for a job. Step One: Get a Clear Career GoalThe 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 skillsList your ambitions, values, education, and experiencesDetermine your job preferences –job duties, salary, geographic location, and work conditionsStep Two: Explore Career OptionsIn order to identify potential careers, you may use career exploration and social media resources to gather the following occupational information –Labor marketWork industriesCompanies, organizations, or agenciesSpecific careersUse online career exploration resources to identify potential careers.Step Three: Overcome Career RoadblocksWhen 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 obstaclesCreate solutions or courses of actionSet achievable goalsResolve conflictsCommit to reach our goalsStep Four: ExecutionYou execute your career plans when you use different strategies –Reality testingSocial MediaJob Search Strategies – Resume Writing and Interview PreparationReality TestingWhile implementing and, you translate vocational interests, abilities, and skills into job opportunities. You do reality testing by implementing a variety of strategies.Social Media and Networking ToolsNetworking 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 –TwitterLinkedinFacebookResume Writing and Interviewing StrategiesResume writing and interview preparation are essential skills needed to land a potential job.Types of resumes are –Chronological – listing experiences in reverse chronological orderFunctional – emphasizing specific skillsInterviewingThere are steps to prepare for a successful interview -Review common interview questionsPrepare for behavior or STAR interviewsPractice - Practice is essential for a successful interview.Dress for successThe Career Planning Life Cycle is used with a variety of career tests.Read more... [...]