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Self-Assessment Analysis and Job Search Action Plan
Transcript of Self-Assessment Analysis and Job Search Action Plan
Director of College Placements
Indus International School, Bangalore
Self Assessment and
Career Planning Assignment
Explore your transferable skills, interests and experience
Explore the skills you want to enhance
Triangulate with Job Search Action Plan
Identifying Your Interests
Remember this is just a quick assessment...
Self-Assessment Analysis and Skills Inventory
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Holland's Six Personality Types
According to John Holland's theory, most people are one of six personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. The characteristics of each of these are described below:
Likes to work with animals, tools, or machines; generally avoids social activities like teaching, healing, and informing others;
Has good skills in working with tools, mechanical or electrical drawings, machines, or plants and animals;
Values practical things you can see, touch, and use like plants and animals, tools, equipment, or machines; and
Sees self as practical, mechanical, and realistic.
Likes to study and solve math or science problems; generally avoids leading, selling, or persuading people;
Is good at understanding and solving science and math problems;
Values science; and
Sees self as precise, scientific, and intellectual.
Likes to do creative activities like art, drama, crafts, dance, music, or creative writing; generally avoids highly ordered or repetitive activities;
Has good artistic abilities -- in creative writing, drama, crafts, music, or art;
Values the creative arts -- like drama, music, art, or the works of creative writers; and
Sees self as expressive, original, and independent.
Likes to do things to help people -- like, teaching, nursing, or giving first aid, providing information; generally avoids using machines, tools, or animals to achieve a goal;
Is good at teaching, counseling, nursing, or giving information;
Values helping people and solving social problems; and
Sees self as helpful, friendly, and trustworthy.
Likes to lead and persuade people, and to sell things and ideas; generally avoids activities that require careful observation and scientific, analytical thinking;
Is good at leading people and selling things or ideas;
Values success in politics, leadership, or business; and
Sees self as energetic, ambitious, and sociable.
Likes to work with numbers, records, or machines in a set, orderly way; generally avoids ambiguous, unstructured activities
Is good at working with written records and numbers in a systematic, orderly way;
Values success in business; and
Sees self as orderly, and good at following a set plan.