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Maybe you’ve heard the saying, “If you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Well, that’s sort of what the Self-Directed Search is about. The SDS is a time-tested career assessment tool that matches your personality to fields of study or career choices that fit best, linking you to opportunities for success!
The SDS is based on John Holland’s theory, known as RIASEC theory, that both people and work environments can be classified according to six basic types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising and Conventional. One of the main ideas of this theory is that the closer your personality type aligns with your work environment, the more likely you are to find fulfillment at work.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The SDS takes about 20 minutes. When you are finished, you will receive a customized interactive report that includes occupational and educational options based on your Summary Code as well as options to further sort, search, and filter your results based on criteria that are important to you. Explore your results by career cluster, educational level, Holland Occupational Code, and projected job outlook.