• Career Decision Making Case Study: Henri

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    A 3 page paper that discusses a student-supplied scenario about a 30-year old man about to graduate from college and who is suddenly uncertain about his major. Holland's theory is described along with a treatment plan for the counselor. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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    learning experiences and more diversity of jobs than any average ten people. He has been in 49 states and numerous countries. In 16 years in the job market, he has  worked in no fewer than 19 occupations. Perhaps some of them he performed simultaneously for on company. He does not have a Bachelors degree so his teaching was not in  the public system. His counselor advised against going into psychology because of a shortage of positions available. We must conclude the counselor did not suggest Henri take a battery  of tests to determine interests and skills. It seems that Henri is in college because his company is putting pressure no him to get a four-year degree although they  do not care what his major is. Neither did Henri when he entered the program. His work history indicates drifting, with no plan or goal, just going from one job  to the next. There was no thought about a stable future. Henri does not know much about himself in terms of his values, how he makes decisions, what he wants  for the future, what he is really interested in, and so forth. This is not as uncommon as it may sound for a 30-year old. To focus on a specific  career requires commitment, thought, dedication and planning. John Hollands Personality-Type Theory is based on the theory that there are types of personalities that are best suited for certain types of  careers (University of South Florida, n.d.). This makes Hollands theory a trait-factor theory (University of South Florida, n.d.). Hollands theory is so popular and has been so influential that a  number of interest inventories have used it, for example, the Strong Interest Inventory, the Vocational Preference Inventory and the Self-Directed Search (University of South Florida, n.d.). Holland asserted there 

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