Step 1 - Know Yourself

The Holland Codes Career Assessment Tool and You

The Holland Career Assessment Tool is a great way to get started on assessing your career interests and skills and determine your next steps. In a nutshell:

  • Holland's model divides job seekers and occupations into six similar types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising and Conventional.
  • People who choose to work in an environment that matches their personality type are more likely to be successful and satisfied with their jobs.
  • Once you know your personality type, you can explore degree programs and occupations that match your type.
  • No one is a pure type. Most people are a combination of three types so be sure to look at the descriptions for each of the Holland types in your three letter code to obtain the most complete information.

What Type Are You?

Take a Brief Holland Code Quiz (Free!)

If the Holland quiz results do not ring true for you, create your own three-letter "best fit" type by reviewing the six Holland Work Style Desciptions Then go to Step 2 and match your type to Excelsior College programs, majors and corresponding career tracks.


Want more info?

Read more about the Holland Types and tips for the tool,


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The Excelsior College Career Center is pleased to offer EC JobLinks; a FREE online job search database and resume building tool. Available 24/7/365, current students and alumni can access thousands of national and international jobs postings and apply in real time.

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