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The first step in making decisions about your future is deciding what kinds of things do you like to do?  Your likes and dislikes are very important in your Career Planning.  They will supply you with ideas of the types of work that will suit you best.  The next two pages will help you think about job-related tasks and if you think you might enjoy doing them.  At the end of this activity, you can use your results to explore occupations.  An extra activity may be to follow your interests to career clusters.  What occupations are you most interested in and what career cluster do they appear.  Remember, the workplace is changing rapidly.  A specific occupation you are considering now may not even exist when you enter the workforce; but by looking at career clusters, you can see other occupations that are similar to the ones you have an interest.

Even though your interests may change, you will save time and money if you are more focused on the kind of work you want to do when you start making plans for college.  You'll be more satisfied with your life if your work involves something in which you are interested.

This is not a test!  There is no right or wrong answer to any of the statements.  The goal is for you to learn more about your personal work-related interests

Your likes and dislikes are very important in your Career Planning.  The statements on the Interest Activity will help you to answer the questions, "What do I like best?"  Each page will have a column of statements followed by L (like), ? (don't know), D (dislike).  Circle the answer that best fits you.  Start at the top of each column as you circle your answers.  Once you have answered all the statements follow the instructions to get your scores.

Dr. John Holland theorizes that people and work environments can be loosely classified into six different groups.  Most people are some combination of two or three of the Holland interest areas.  Once you complete the activity you will pick your two highest scores to give you your interest code.  Each occupation is coded to a two-letter interest code.  This will help you to determine the jobs that may be the best bet for you.













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