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iStart Strong

Adapted for UA
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Gwanette Johnson

on 22 September 2015

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Transcript of iStart Strong

Artistic people like:
Conceptualizing
Expressing their individuality
Writing/composing/performing
Designing
Culture
Working independently
Artistic environments are:
Self-expressive
Flexible
Idealistic
Unstructured
iStart Strong

Career Exploration
Measures interests, NOT abilities
Does NOT tell you what you should be
Intended to expand your options
Interests are only one factor in career exploration
Most jobs are NOT listed on the Strong
There are places for all six RIASEC codes in every organization
No RIASEC code is better than any other
The “Doers”
The “Thinkers”
The “Creators”
The “Helpers”
The “Persuaders”
The “Organizers”
REALISTIC
INVESTIGATIVE
ARTISTIC
SOCIAL
ENTERPRISING
CONVENTIONAL
The RIASEC Categories
Career Motivator: Using Physical Skill
Investigative—The “Thinkers”
Career Motivator: Analyzing
Investigative people like:
Conducting research
Solving complex problems
New ideas
Science/Mathematics
Working independently
Investigative environments are:
Research-oriented
Scientific
Intellectual/academic
Unstructured
Realistic people like:
Fixing/repairing
Athletics
Computer networks
Using tools & heavy equipment
Working outdoors
Realistic environments are:
Physical
Product-driven
Manufacturing/industrial
Clear in lines of authority
Realistic—The “Doers”
Artistic—The “Creators”
Career Motivator: Expressing Creativity
Social—The “Helpers”
Career Motivator: Helping Others
Social people like:
Helping
Teamwork
Teaching
Counseling/guiding
Working collaboratively
Social environments are:
Supportive
Cooperative
Relationship-based
Enterprising—The “Persuaders”
Career Motivator: Persuading and Influencing
Enterprising people like:
Debating ideas
Selling
Politics
Managing people & projects
Taking risks
Discussing business
Enterprising environments are:
Competitive
Fast-paced
Entrepreneurial
Profit-oriented
Conventional—The “Organizers”
Career Motivator: Organizing
Conventional people like:
Organizing information
Writing reports
Operating computers
Managing data
Making charts & graphs
Conventional environments are:
Structured
Organized
Practical
Efficient
Holland's Theory argued that the choice of a career is an expression of personality.
People can be categorized in 6 basic types.
Each person can be described as being one type, or a combination of types.
Work Environment + Co-workers = Job Satisfaction
The Strong Interest Inventory®
Occupational Scales--Like your address (Russell Hall)
Personal Style Scales--The way you
decorate your living space
Choose your top 2 or 3 areas that you identify with the most
Your Strong Results

Job Shadow
Informational Interview
Try it out! Do a summer job, part-time job or volunteer work

Next Steps
Assumptions Underlying the Strong Interest Inventory
More Next Steps
Schedule an appointment with a career counselor.
Talk to faculty & staff within your department.

Olinde Career Center
158 Student Union
578-2162
http://students.lsu.edu/careercenter/
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