Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius

Choosing a job or a career is never easy. You can strengthen your career well-being with a career or course that fits your personality. Choosing a career or education program that fits your Holland personality is a vital step toward career well-being and success–job satisfaction, good grades, and graduating on time. You want to say, “Yes!” to the question, “Do you like what you do each day?” Your career well-being depends on it.

What is the RIASEC interest scale?

The Holland code or RIASEC scale was developed by Dr John L. Holland.

Dr. John L. Holland was an academic psychologist best known for developing the most widely used system of career classification used today, the Holland code or RIASEC system.

Dr. Holland’s theory proposes that there are six broad areas into which all careers can be classified, and which can describe people and their interests as well. Determining a person’s top interest area allows him or her to easily find careers that will match those interests.

Summary of the Holland Theory

1.) In our culture, most people are one of six personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. Some refer to these as Holland Codes or RIASEC.
2.) People of the same personality type working together create a work environment that fits their type. For example, when Artistic persons are together on a job, they create a work environment that rewards creative thinking and behavior — an Artistic environment.
3.) There are six basic types of work environments: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, Conventional. “Work” includes doing things to achieve a purpose, like paid and unpaid jobs, volunteering, sports, or hobbies.
4.) People search for environments where they can use their skills and abilities and express their values and attitudes. For example, Investigative types search for Investigative environments; Artistic types look for Artistic environments, and so forth.
5.) People who choose to work in an environment similar to their personality type are more likely to be successful and satisfied.

O*NET Online

O*Net Online is a fantastic resource to use to research jobs and to help decide on a career.

Visit the website below and add your Holland Code (e.g. ISA) and view the jobs that fit your personality best.