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Holland Hexagon Themes—Matching People to Jobs

John Holland PhD was a psychologist who developed a model of matching interests to jobs.  He capsulized interests into six distinct themes. I incorporate his model into my own career program as it helps to clarify how your interests correlate to jobs.  Following are his six Themes.

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ORGANIZING INTERESTS BY HOLLAND’S HEXAGON MODEL

John L. Holland’s research has shown that people can be described by one or more of six general occupational-interest themes. These themes are called: R (Realistic), I (Investigative), A (Artistic), S (Social), E (Enterprising), and C (Conventional). Although no one theme can take in all your interests, a combination of themes can tell you something about them. As you read each of them, underline those statements which best describe you.

Six Themes of Interest:

REALISTIC THEME:  People in this category are practical, aggressive and have good physical skills. Because of these qualities, they like outdoor activity and working…

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"I was going through so much trauma and Jan was very supportive emotionally and personally. She did all of the career and personality testing to identify my interests. She looked at my family's career background. Then she identified the jobs that fit my interests and my background. She is aware of what is going in the workforce and of the demand for jobs. She kept me motivated and looking to the future, guiding me to immediately take classes at the community college and to start thinking about working for temp agencies that hire for the companies I would eventually be interested in working for." -Valerie, 43, Renton;

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