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Copy of Strong Interest Inventory Presentation

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What is the Strong?
An assessment tool that measures your interests, not your abilities!

Demonstrates that you have a lot in common with individuals of your gender who are very satisfied with their jobs.

It does not tell you what you should be.

It identifies career options consistent with your interests.

It can help you explore education and training relevant to your interests.

It can help you to understand aspects of your personality most associated with your interests.

It can help you determine your preferred learning environments.

It can help you decide on a focus for the future.

Reflects responses for the specific time you took assessment--Results can change

Stanford Professor E. K. Strong’s initial work focused on the degree of similarity between client’s interests and those of satisfied workers.

John L. Holland’s system of vocational personalities and work environments was added to the Strong in 1974, providing the theoretical structure for the Strong.

Describes your interests, work activities, potential skills, and personal values in six broad RIASEC areas:
Realistic (R), Investigative (I), Artistic (A), Social (S), Enterprising (E), and Conventional (C).

Addresses: Who am I

RIASEC Party results may differ from assessment

General Occupational Themes













People tend to seek environments that meet their interests and allow them to express their values and attitudes.

Categories provide a framework for matching people’s interests with the characteristics or features of jobs.

Importance of Holland’s “RIASEC”

The themes can be used for matching your satisfaction with majors and exploring career fields.

Also helpful when addressing job search and career adjustments, and determining career development issues.

People are naturally attracted to activities that they enjoy, in turn developing skills and abilities in those areas.

Conversely, people naturally avoid activities that are not enjoyable to them and often don’t develop the corresponding skills unless it is necessary.

Analytical, research oriented: “The Thinkers.”

Science, medicine, mathematics, research.

Work Activities:
Performing lab work, solving abstract problems, conducting research.

Potential Skills:
Mathematical ability, researching, writing, analyzing.

Independence, curiosity, learning.

Theme-based motivator:
Self-expressive, idea oriented: “The Creators.”

Self-expression, art appreciation, communication, culture.

Work Activities:
Composing music, performing, writing,
creating visual art.

Potential Skills:
Creativity, musical ability, artistic expression.

Beauty, originality, independence, imagination.

Theme-based motivator:
Expressing creativity.
Helpful, service oriented: “The Helpers.”

People, teamwork, helping, community service.

Work Activities:
Teaching, caring for people, counseling, training employees.

Potential Skills:
People skills, verbal ability, listening, showing understanding.

Cooperation, generosity, service to others.

Theme-based motivator:
Helping others.

Persuasive, results oriented: “The Persuaders.”

Business, politics, leadership, entrepreneurship.

Work Activities:
Selling, managing, persuading, marketing.

Potential Skills:
Verbal ability, ability to motivate and direct others.

Risk taking, status, competition, influence.

Theme-based motivator:
Persuading and influencing.

Orderly, data oriented: “The Organizers.”

Organization, data management, accounting, investing, information systems.

Work Activities:
Setting up procedures and systems, organizing, keeping records, developing computer applications.

Potential Skills:
Ability to work with numbers, data analysis, finances, attention to detail.

Accuracy, stability, efficiency.

Theme-based motivator:
Top themes:
connect to academic majors, etc.

Top basic interests:
to campus activities, internship settings, and college

Top occupations:
to the educational preparation needs and related courses and careers

Preferred personal styles:
to choices about learning and working in the college environment

What The Strong Connects You To
Consider your results and what they tell you.
Do they support what you already know or do they surprise you?

Look at your “High” Range.
What careers fit with these results?

If the results fit, focus on your chosen career path.

If the results don’t, take time to explore other career options.

Strong Interest Inventory Presentation
Hands-on, product oriented: “The Do-ers.”

Machines, computer networks, athletics, working outdoors.

Work activities:
Operating equipment, using tools, building repairing, providing security.

Potential Skills:
Mechanical ingenuity and dexterity, physical coordination.

Traditional, practicality, common sense.

Theme-based motivator:
Using physical skill.

Why is the Strong useful?
Your Strong Results
Strong Profile—Page 3
Theme Descriptions
Your Themes are rank ordered compared to your gender.
STD Scores compare you to both males and females.
Prioritized Themes
Identifies specific interest areas within the six General Occupational Themes, indicating areas likely to be most motivating and rewarding to you

Addresses: What do I like to do, i.e., help others.
Strong Profile—Page 4
The Basic Interest Scales
Strong Profile—Page 5
The Occupational Scales
Strong Profile—Pages 6-8
The Occupational Scales
The longer the bar, the greater your similarity to workers in the occupation.
Occupational Scale Scores
Don’t pay too much attention to specific job titles.

Compares your likes and dislikes with those of people of the same gender, who are satisfied working various occupations.
Scores >54 usually identify with descriptors on the right.
Scores <46 usually identify with descriptors on the left.
Strong Profile—Page 9
The Personal Style Scales
Strong Profile—Page 10
Profile Summary
Next Steps
Strong Background
Holland's RIASEC Themes

Which group in the room would you instinctively be drawn to? Record your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice

Keep in mind that this has nothing to do with skills or ability. We are only talking about what you like, not what you do well.
The RIASEC Party:
Share an example or two of experiences in your life related to your first theme .
What TV shows might your second group enjoy?
How does your third group relate to current interests in your life?
RIASEC Party Debrief

O*Net www.onetonline.org
Research occupations and similar paths

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Check out the Career Resource Room

Conduct informational interviews, investigate internship, volunteer, and get involved.

Consider work activities, skills needed, education required, and outlook/salary!
Find the Themes with the most scores 40 and higher.

You would probably like working in environments that are coded the way these occupations are.

Indicates similarity to satisfied workers in 122 occupations.
Describes how you like to work and learn.
Rewrite your Highest Themes if needed
Look for themes in Interest Areas
Research Occupations further
Identify one or two occupations you want to explore further!
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