Purpose: To explore career options by matching interests and abilities to occupations.
Range: 14+ years of age
Administration: 30-45 minutes, individual and group
Content: The Self-directed Search (SDS) is a self-administered and self-interpreted career counselling tool based on Holland’s theory of careers. It is used extensively with individuals and groups to explore career options.
The Australian edition has been updated in 2012 to ensure it is representative of the current working world. The candidate report has been updated to include revised links to hardcopy and web-based resources.
Authors: John L Holland, PhD, Australian Edition by Meredith Shears and Adrian Harvey-Beavis