How can you choose the career that's right for you, without having any practical experience on the job? In the 1950's, psychologist John Holland set out to answer this question. He determined that all careers can be categorized as one of 6 main types—and conveniently, all people can be categorized as well.
By asking you practical questions about the types of tasks you enjoy doing (both on the job and off) the Holland Code system is able to provide you with a match between your interests and the careers you would enjoy doing.
- Most people are one of six personality types: realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising and conventional.
- People with the same personality types work well together and reward behavior that supports that personality type.
- There are six types of work environments: realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising and conventional.
- People seek environments that match their skills and abilities and express their values and attitudes.
- People who work in environments that match their personality type are more likely to be successful and satisfied.
- Your workplace (or institute) has an effect on how you act or work and on how comfortable you are in that environment.
So how do you know your Holland Code career type, and thus, which careers will suit you? Use this Flowchart to figure it out! At the least, it gives you a starting point to think about your likes, dislikes, and what kind of work might be best suited for you.
Besides, try this Career Personality Profiler
and enjoy sailing towards your career.