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Career Development Theories & Techniques

SDS Big Hexagon
Realistic

Realistic types generally like to work with things more than with people. They are often described as genuine, sensible, practical, natural, thrifty, modest, persistent, and honest.

R
Investigative

Investigative types typically like to work with ideas more than with people or things. They are usually described as logical, curious, exact, intellectual, cautious, independent, quiet, and modest.

I
Artistic

Artistic types usually like to work with ideas more than with things. They are usually described as open, creative, independent, emotional, impulsive, and original.

A
Social

Social types typically like to work with people more than with things. They are often described as helpful, understanding, responsible, warm, cooperative, convincing, friendly, kind, generous, and patient.

S
Enterprising

Enterprising types generally like to work with people and ideas more than with things. They are usually described as outgoing, adventurous, energetic, optimistic, sociable, and self-confident.

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Conventional

Conventional types generally like to work with papers and numbers. They are typically described as practical, careful, thrifty, efficient, orderly, and persistent.

C

An estimated 80 percent of students change their majors at least once, and most will change majors at least three times before they graduate. The SDS can help you avoid some of these difficulties. This easy-to-complete, 20-minute test asks about your interests, aspirations, and skills. At the end of the test, a customized report is instantly produced. The report includes…

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • A personalized Summary Code, which is based on the results of your assessment.
  • A description of each of the RIASEC types.
  • A list of occupations and programs of study associated with your Summary Code, which can be further customized.
  • An additional personalized list of occupations based on your daydream occupations.
  • An overview of salary data associated with favorite occupations.
  • A list of additional careers organized by career cluster, which can be used for an even deeper self-directed search.
  • Links to resources to assist with educational and career planning.

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