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This bulletin is designed to help an individual find careers that fit him or her by identifying what he or she likes to do, what he or she is good at, and what he or she wants to achieve. To identify an individual's interests, it suggests completing the Career Interest Checklist provided which is based on Holland's system of placing people's interests into groups. (An individual's personal combination of groups is his or her Holland Code.) A list of careers is provided, and the individual can use his or her code to find careers that match his or her interests. The bulletin then suggests that the individual assess his or her skills so that he or she will choose a career he or she will enjoy and excel in. The individual is also asked to determine skills he or she needs. The bulletin then recommends that the individual prioritize his or her goals by considering what he or she wants from work; e.g., earnings, service, prestige, geography, independence, security, responsibility, teamwork, environment, and variety. Finally, the bulletin suggests sources for more information on careers that fit the individual's interests, abilities, and goals. (YLB)

Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Exploration, Job Skills, Occupational Aspiration, Occupational Information, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Vocational Interests

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Author: Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center, Bloomington.


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