The Theory Of Career Counseling

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Ohler and Levinson (2012) states that John Holland’s theory is the most widely used, respected, and researched theory of career counseling (pg. 148). With research providing a foundation of effectiveness and usefulness, Holland’s theory provides a positive framework for assisting clients achieve career and occupational satisfaction. Holland notes various personality types providing one with insight into their interest, traits, and factors that ultimately lead to career happiness. The six personality types previously identified as realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, and conventional have specific descriptions detailing areas of interest as it relates to the type. Ohler and Levinson (2012) explains how the realistic personality type enjoys working with machines, tools, and animals (pg. 148). Also this type values the ability to teach, heal, and inform others. The realistic type often avoids social activities, ,are practical in their endeavors, and enjoy working with objects. On the other hand, Ohler and Levinson (2012) states that investigative people enjoy mathematics, persuading people, and are scientific and intellectual (pg. 149). This type enjoys searching for solutions and will be prone to enjoy complex and abstract thinking. Sharf (2014) notes that individuals with this type also hold interest working as doctors, biologist, researchers or veterinarians (pg. 132). Ohler and Levinson (2012) notes artistic types as creative, enjoying arts,
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