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Weblinks for Knowing Yourself

Listed in the order of our preference:

  1. CareerLeader®
  2. Career Key
  3. Self-Directed Search®
  5. Personal Profile System®

Weblinks for Knowing Yourself


    Discover Your Career In Business. Use CareerLeader® - the most respected and comprehensive business career development tool. This program is a fully integrated approach to business career self-assessment developed by James Waldroop Ph.D. and Timothy Butler Ph.D., Directors of MBA Career Development Programs at Harvard Business School. This interactive, online program is currently being used by over 130 top business and MBA programs in the US and Europe to help guide their students, as well as by numerous corporations to help retain their employees.
    $95 for 60 days with a seven-day full-money-back guarantee

    The Career Key website is a free public service to help people make sound career decisions.
    By Lawrence K. Jones Ph.D.
    This is the first site where a professional counseling test or inventory is offered free to the public, where a career interest measure is taken by an individual and instantly scored on the Internet and where the results of a career inventory are linked to the Occupational Outlook Handbook - the most accurate source of occupational information. Over one million persons visited the site in the nine months ending December, 2000.
    The Career Key is based on John Holland's theory of vocational choice. According to his theory, most people are one of six personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. At its simplest, Holland's theory proposes that 'Birds of the same feather flock together.' In other words, people like to be around others who have similar personalities. In choosing a career, it means that people choose jobs where they can be around other people who are like them.
    Note: Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), the best single source of occupational information, is published every 2 years by the U.S. Department of Labor. It has detailed, current information about hundreds of occupations.
    Available from JIST Works, Inc. and

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    Use the Self-Directed Search® (SDS) by John L. Holland Ph.D. to discover the careers that best match your interests. The SDS has been used by over 22 million people worldwide. Holland's theory states that most people can be loosely categorized with respect to six types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, Conventional. Occupations and work environments can also be classified by the same categories. People who choose careers that match their own types are most likely to be both satisfied and successful.
    $8.95 for individuals using a credit card. Volume discounts.

    DISCOVER® provides information that helps you make important career and educational decisions. The concept is simple - research-based assessments of career-relevant interests, abilities, and job values help you consider career options that are a good match for you.


    The Personal Profile System® is a multi-level learning instrument that helps individuals assess to what degree they utilize each dimension of behavior in a situation. The foundation of personal and professional success lies in understanding yourself, understanding others, and realizing the impact of personal behavior on others.
    For nearly thirty years, the Personal Profile Sytem® has unlocked the door to productive communication and relationships for over 30 million people through its DiSC® Dimensions of Behavior learning approach.

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