Help them find a new future

Your clients know a better job is out there. Help them find it with the SDS.

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Put them on the path to a more rewarding future

John Holland’s Self-Directed Search (SDS) is a career assessment and exploration tool that matches your clients’ aspirations, activities, and talents to the career choices and educational opportunities that fit them best.

The theoretical foundation of the SDS is as strong as ever. The SDS uses the RIASEC model as a framework to help match your clients with jobs that best match their skills, personalities, and abilities. When SDS Summary Codes and Occupational Codes match, your clients are likely to find job satisfaction and career longevity.

The SDS does not require any special training or certification and can be used by school counselors, career development facilitators, education specialists, and career professionals.

Setting up a group account for multiple administrations is quick and easy. Please access our group account purchase page to prepay a group account securely via credit card or contact us via e-mail or phone at 1.866.727.2884 for more information or to make payment arrangements. We offer purchasing by credit card, check, wire transfer, or institutional purchase order if ordering within the U.S. or Canada. For group accounts, once you have placed your order, you’ll receive an email confirmation that includes a list of passwords, one for each use you have purchased. This email also includes instructions that can be forwarded to test takers.

Interested in an online group account?

Those who administer the SDS frequently should consider a group account, which offers discount pricing for multiple online administrations.

Watch this video to learn how the SDS can help your clients.


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