Career Types: How to Choose the Path That’s Right for You [Infographic]

What is a career types? And how do you know what type you are before choosing a career?

Preparing for a career takes a lot of time, energy, and money. And while it is true that many people will embark on several career journeys in their lifetime, that’s not really the goal from the start. You put in all that effort, after all. Shouldn’t you be confident that the first career choice you make is right for you?

Fortunately, most careers fall into a few basic career types. And by answering a few simple questions you can determine what career best suits your personality.

What Career Types Are Right for You?

By asking you practical questions about the types of tasks you enjoy doing (both on the job and off) the Holland Code system is able to provide you with a match between your interests and the careers you would enjoy doing. Holland codes are a way of classifying people according to their interests so that they can be matched with appropriate career types. The system was developed by Dr. John L. Holland, an academic psychologist. Each of the six interest areas Holland describes contains a broad field of similar work tasks and activities.

This infographic from Truity can help you get started on the road to career self-discovery. It provides a simple flow-chart designed to quickly narrow down which career types might appeal to you. Of course, many more comprehensive assessments based on the Holland system exist to more accurately determine what’s best for you… and you should look into them. But the information below is a great place to start.

Discovering the career type best suited to you can help you choose a career path that will lead to a long, successful, and fulfilling career.

Or at least your first career!

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