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Career assessment strong interest inventory

Career Assessment:Strong Interest Inventory

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Strong interest inventory

Strong Interest Inventory


Career theory

  • All individuals have unique characteristics related to their interests, abilities, needs, values, and personality.

  • All occupations/jobs have unique characteristics related to work tasks, skills required, demands, and rewards.

  • Workers and employers are most satisfied when there is a match between the characteristics of the worker and the characteristics of the occupation/job.

  • Adapted from Facilitating Career Development by JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey, Barbara H. Suddarth, and David M. Reile, 2005

  • Career Theory


    Holland s theory of vocational interests

    • People can be described as a combination of two or more of six types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, Conventional.

    • Job environments can also be described as a combination of the same six types.

    • People of a given type seek job environments of the same or similar type.

    • If a person can find such a compatible job environment, he/she is likely to be satisfied and productive.

  • Adapted from Facilitating Career Development by JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey, Barbara H. Suddarth, and David M. Reile, 2005

  • Holland’s Theory of Vocational Interests


    THE HEXAGON OF GENERAL OCCUPATIONAL THEMES six types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, Conventional.

    REALISTIC

    INVESTIGATIVE

    ARTISTIC

    CONVENTIONAL

    ENTERPRISING

    SOCIAL


    Realistic

    • Motivated by building, repairing, being outdoors six types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, Conventional.

    • Some of the best skills are making/repairing things, problem solving with tools/machinery, mechanical ingenuity and dexterity, physical coordination, handling emergencies

    • Think about it:

      • What kind of car would an “R” drive?

      • hat kind of vacation would appeal to an “R”?

      • What magazines would an “R” read?

    Realistic


    Investigative

    • Motivated by analyzing, inquiring, and researching six types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, Conventional.

    • Some of the best skills are scientific investigating, researching, analyzing, writing technical documents, performing mathematics

    • Think about it:

      • Car?

      • Vacation?

      • Magazines?

    Investigative


    Artistic

    Artistic


    Social

    Social


    Enterprising

    • Motivated by persuading, selling, leading nurturing

    • Some of the best skills are public speaking, persuading/selling, social/interpersonal interaction, leading, focusing on organizational goals

    • Think about it:

      • Car?

      • Vacation?

      • Magazines?

    Enterprising


    Conventional

    Conventional


    Tips for taking the sii

    • There are no right or wrong answers. information

    • Answer all 291 items; go with your first instinct.

    • No one answer will affect your results, so try to give the first answer that comes to mind

    • Remember: Your answers should be based on whether you have an INTEREST in something, not if you have an ABILITY or SKILL in something.

    • Don’t let COST or SALARY be a factor in your answers.

    • Allow 30-45 minutes to complete the assessment.

    Tips for Taking the SII


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