The Career Success Predictor assesses an individual's interests in terms of how they match the specific occupational environment they will be working in. Based on factor analytic research, psychologist J. L. Holland developed a six-factor model widely used today in career assessment. This model suggests there are six occupational environments and each is associated with a particular set of personal interests. This assessment identifies the occupational environment(s) the candidate is best suited for based on their interests.
The degree to which the individuals enjoys or has an interest in working in jobs that require manual or physical activities. They tend to enjoy working with tools, equipment or machines and working with things rather than people. These individuals may have a preference for working outdoors.
The degree to which the individual enjoys or has an interest in working in most scientific professions (e.g., physicians, biologists, laboratory technicians, researchers). They enjoy analytical and problem solving tasks. They tend to have a hunger for knowledge. The emphasis is on ideas rather than people. Proficiency in mathematics and statistics usually accompanies this interest.
The degree to which the individual enjoys or has an interest in working with and through various media to express themselves. Typical artistic occupations include actor, musician, copywriter, architect, photographer.
The degree to which the individual enjoys or has an interest in working with people as opposed to things. They enjoy helping, teaching or providing service to others. They are all about warmth and nurturance. Schools, hospitals and charity organizations are examples of work environments this individual is likely to enjoy.
The degree to which the individual enjoys or has an interest in coordinating the work of others to accomplish specific goals. They generally enjoy controlling and influencing. They enjoy the hierarchical work structures that are usually associated with large organizations. Examples of occupations within this environment are sales and management positions.
The degree to which the individual enjoys or has an interest in working with numbers, comparing and/or proofing information, and working with office equipment. They enjoy a structured environment with specific tasks to be accomplished. It requires attention to detail and speed and accuracy when performing perceptual tasks. Examples of positions within this environment are secretaries, file clerks and bookkeepers.