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, 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.
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.
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.