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The Career Interests Game

  • Based on Bolles’ 'Party Exercise' in the 2001 What Color Is Your Parachute? and The What Color Is Your Parachute Workbook. Bolles himself states that Missouri has done “a great job of presenting the exercise in color with career links” and that it gives “a good ‘first guess’ at your three-letter Holland Code”.

    The Career Key

  • The Career Key, Lawrence Jones's interactive instrument, is also designed to tell you your "Holland Code." It's relatively brief to take – though longer than the Career Interests Game – and does give you your three-letter 'Holland Code.' But, when it offers you some possible occupations to consider, that match your Code, it is nowhere near as helpful as the Birkman. The reason is that occupations are organized here by 'single-letter Holland codes' rather than by 'three-letter Holland Codes'. On a positive side, The Career Key nicely links its list of occupations directly to the renowned Occupational Outlook Handbook in its current edition, and by clicking on any occupation in Career Key's list, you are taken to a detailed description of that occupation.

    The Parachute Library for Job Hunters and Changers

  • This site has several articles/exercises from the Sultan of Career Exploration, Richard Bowles. Check out the articles under the headings of Life/Work Planning, What, and Where

    Personality Type :
    These sites provide more information on Type, as identified in the “Please Understand Me Assessment”.

  • Type Logic Click on your Type and you will learn more about yourself. It also lists famous people of the same type and looks at Type in relationships.
  • Personalitytype.com The site of the authors of “Do What you Are” and other popular books using Type, is basically a teaser to get you interested in their books. However, there is some information about your Type, including Career ideas. We also have the above book in our library and Type handouts from that resource in the Career Center!
  • The Keirsey Character Sorter and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter This site has explanations of Personality Type, and lengthy descriptions of the various temperaments. It has tWO interactive tests – the Keirsey Character Sorter and the Keirsey Temperament sorter. This site is a bit hard to use as you have to go to several places within the site to get all the information.

    Job Hunting Manuals

  • Web-based Job-hunting manuals, favorites of Richard Bolles, that include self-assessment sections.

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