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Self Directed Search


The Self Directed Search (SDS) was developed by Dr. John Holland, whose theory of careers is the basis for most of the career inventories used today. Holland's theory states that most people can be loosely categorized with respect to six types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. Taking the Self–Directed Search (SDS) will determine your 3–letter Holland code to help you find the careers that best match your interests and abilities. A list of occupations (and college majors) with codes identical and/or similar to your own will be displayed on your screen.
You can then explore the careers you are most likely to find satisfying based upon your interests and skills. Your SDS report will also give you recommendations about how to proceed through your career development and decision–making process.

The SDS takes 15 minutes and costs $9.95. Your 8–16 page personalized report will appear on your screen. This printable assessment report provides a list of the occupations and fields of study that most closely match your interests.