DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
CAREER AND EDUCATION PLANNING
CAREER PLANNING - CAREER INTEREST INVENTORY
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.
TEST HERE -- IF ONE AVAILABLE, similar to www.lmek.com/palau/careerplanning/interest-inventory.html
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