This lesson is for 8th grade students to participate in career exploration.
Do you want to know how to be happy in your career? Dr. John Holland found the answer! He was a psychologist in the 1950s from Johns Hopkins University who studied job satisfaction. He believed that people fall into one of six different personality types. His research showed that people who have the same personality type as the career field in which they work tend to have higher job satisfaction.
The six personality areas that John Holland identified were Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. The following videos describe each personality area.
ASSIGNMENT: 1. You will be asked questions during this lesson that need to be recorded via this Google Survey.
Open the Google Survey in one window
Do all the other work in another window.
Toggle between the two windows to do your work and to write your answers.
Read each question and answer the questions honestly regarding how you would feel doing that activity, not necessarily if you know how to do it now.
When you are done, click "View Results."
A window will pop up that says "no results are saved, you are not logged in."
Press "Okay" and it will take you to your results.
Because you are not logged in, your data can easily be lost. USE THE ARROWS to navigate on this page (do not click out using the X on the top).
3. After completing the inventory, your ranked personality profiles will be displayed. Answer the following questions on the Google Survey:
According to the Interest Profiler, what are your top three personality interest categories?
What is the definition of your highest area (the definition is on the Utah Futures results page to the right of the personality category)? Type it in the Google Survey.
4. Click on your top personality profile and explore the possible careers in that area. Each list will let you see jobs in each area and you can click on these jobs to view more information like how much money you can make or how available these jobs are in Utah. Spend time looking at enough careers to be able to answer the following questions on the Google Survey:
What are three jobs that are interesting to you?
What is one job that does not look interesting to you?
5. On the Google Survey, answer the following question:
What is something you learned today while doing research on UtahFutures?