Career Theories Based Off Information

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Career Theories Based off information received in the interview, it appears that artistic (A) would likely be his strongest area in the Holland code. He enjoys activities that allow him to be creative. This is true in work and in leisure. He currently enjoys the creativity in his work, and enjoyed it as a cook, as well. Plus, he enjoys painting and music. His artistic side was a theme throughout the interview. While the artistic side is clear, I would also theorize that he could fall under investigative (I) and (C) He enjoys taking things apart and putting them back together again (I) and he is good with tedious tasks and technology (C). Potentially, he could be an AIC. Furthermore, I would theorize that his MBTI preference could be an…show more content…
He has fear around losing that stability. There is a part of him that is cycling back to earlier stages, but the logistics of his life are a huge consideration for him. Several aspects of the interviewee’s career are in congruence. Congruence is a part of Holland’s (2014) theory that defines if an individual is in an environment that fits their type. The interviewee does work in a creative environment, he does get to observe and investigate, and the use of technology plays a role. Also, his work does require some tedious tasks, which is one thing that was named as a strength. Also, I could theorize that this interviewee is at a level 3 in Holland’s theory. I believe this to be true since he struggles with seeing himself making a job change. However, certain aspects of the theorized MBTI preference would not necessarily be in congruence. The fact that he does not feel like there is room for growth is one reason why his MBTI score might not fit well with what he is currently doing. Krumboltz (2014) theory could be useful for this client. This theory normalizes anxiety and emphasizes the importance of meeting the client where they are. Given the want for change, but anxiety around changing careers – this could be beneficial for the interviewee. It appears to be a more holistic approach that I believe would work well for this individual. This particular person is currently struggling with decision-making and Krumboltz does not view
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