Self Directed Search (SDS)
The SDS test, by John Holland, a vocational psychologist, is an interest inventory which takes about 40 minutes to complete. It is a self-scored assessment and the results are expressed in a three letter summary code. Your counselor will interpret the results for you and you will be shown how to do occupational research based on your code.
Strong Interest Inventory (SII)
The SII generates an in-depth assessment of your interests among a broad range of occupations, work and leisure activities, and educational subjects. It is taken online in about 30-40 minutes, and the results are sent to your career counselor. The results are expressed in a detailed graphic format that explores a three letter summary code along with different scales and occupations. Your counselor will interpret the results for you and you will be shown how to do further occupational research based on your SII results.
Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
The MBTI is also available and your counselor may suggest that you take the MBTI in addition to the SDS. The MBTI helps you understand your strengths and weaknesses and the type of work setting you would like based on your personality type.
Sigi3 is a computerized career guidance program, assessing work values and relating these values to occupational choice. Sigi3 can help you perform an occupational search based on work-related criteria and obtain information on various occupations. Sigi3
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