How to Navigate a Career Path

  • Oct 17, 2020

As a high school student, you’ve probably been thinking about your future college or career since the first day of your freshman year. The closer the time comes to making this major life change, however, the more difficult it can be to decide what to do next.

So how do you decide?

We’ve created a career discovery quiz for high school students, to make figuring out that next step a bit easier. Where to Begin Making choices about your future at high school can put a lot of pressure on you, especially if you’re not quite sure yet what you want to do after you graduate. With the help of our Career Compass test, you can identify your personality based on the Holland Code, an evaluation that can help make navigating your career path much easier.

The Holland Code Method
We used The Holland Code as the foundation of our quiz methodology. Made up of six different personality types, the Holland Code has been beneficial in helping people determine their career aspirations for decades. These personality types include:

1. 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

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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

Having a better understanding of yourself and what you prefer makes it easier to recognize the types of careers that will interest you in the future.

How It Works

Once your personality type is determined, it’s easier to find the careers best suited to your own personal strengths and interests. Even if you already have a career path or major in mind, give this test a try and see what your results suggest. Who knows? They might make you think of a possibility you hadn’t considered!.

Take the Test

Take the career compass test to learn more about which careers and majors fit your personality type–you have nothing to lose, and only a successful future to gain, so what are you waiting for? Take the test from InternMart" href="../../">InternMart Now!

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