Unit 1: Getting Started
While none of us know what our future holds, some of us take proactive steps to explore possibilities and opportunities open to us. Congratulations! You are beginning an exciting journey to turn daydreams into reality! In order to use your time productively, you will need to learn more about yourself, your interests and personality, and how these factors relate to various types of jobs or careers. This unit offers resources to address this self-knowledge. For example, The Saylor Foundation’s introductory video reminds you why the initial step in your journey needs to be self-assessment. Secondly, you will have an opportunity to take Jung’s Typology Test to assess your personality type. Finally, John Holland’s quiz will help you to understand how your personality type is compatible with various work environments. By learning more about yourself, you are ensuring that your job search strategy is appropriate to your interests and strengths. Enjoy your self-exploration!
Unit 1 Time Advisory
This unit should take you approximately 0.75 hours to complete.
☐ Subunit 1.1: 0.25 hours
☐ Subunit 1.2: 0.25 hours
☐ Subunit 1.3: 0.25 hours
Unit1 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the unit, the student will be able to:
- List and describe Carl Jung’s three criteria into which all people can be classified. - List and describe the differences and similarities of the six theoretical personality types described by John Holland. - Research the classifications of work environments relating to Holland’s personality types to obtain job categories of interest.
1.1 Introduction to Self-Assesment - Web Media: The Saylor Foundation’s “Job Search Skills - Getting Started” Link: The Saylor Foundation’s “Job Search Skills - Getting Started” (YouTube)
1.2 Learning About Ourselves - Assessment: Humanmetrics’ “Jung Typology Test™” Link: Humanmetrics’ “Jung Typology Test™” (HTML)
1.3 Linking Our Personality to Career Paths - Assessment: Rogue Community College: Dr. Mary Askew’s “Holland Codes & Career Decisions” Link: Rogue Community College: Dr. Mary Askew’s “Holland Codes & Career Decisions” (HTML)
Assessment: The Saylor Foundation’s “Unit 1 Assessment” Link: The Saylor Foundation’s “Unit 1 Assessment” (HTML)
Instructions: Now it’s time to ensure you have learned the key concepts in Unit 1. Complete this assessment to gauge your understanding of the topics covered in this unit. The correct answers will be displayed when you click the “Submit” button.
You may retake the quiz as needed to prepare for the Final Exam. Good luck!
Completing this quiz should take approximately 5 minutes.