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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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