|International Journal of Applied Information Systems
|Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
|Volume 10 - Number 1
|Year of Publication: 2015
|Authors: Nahla Aljojo, Huda Saifuddin, Areej Alshamasi, Najla Saeed Jarad, Reem Zahir Althagfi, Shahrazad Mustafa Mdani
Nahla Aljojo, Huda Saifuddin, Areej Alshamasi, Najla Saeed Jarad, Reem Zahir Althagfi, Shahrazad Mustafa Mdani . Finding a Career that Fits Your Personality. International Journal of Applied Information Systems. 10, 1 ( November 2015), 6-11. DOI=10.5120/ijais2015451454
Many students have problems determining their college majors and what their suitable career could be. This paper shows how to find a career that fits their personality, and aims to help students to analyse their personality based on yes/no questions. This paper will extract the best suitable career for them by using the Holland test - the Arabic version - that is one of the most popular models used for career tests. The Holland theory groups people into six different categories of personality type known as (RIASEC): Realistic (R), Investigative (I), Artistic (A), Social (S), Enterprising (E), and Conventional (C) ,This study implements a new set of tasks, testing fifty-five students in King Abdul Aziz University with the use of the Arabic version of the Holland test. The test was applied to females students from two majors. The implications of the test results will help students know their personality types and determine the suitable career for them, with the results suggesting what the suitable career is for students that match their personalities. The authors provide a review of previous studies and a description of the approach that the authors followed. This paper compares females students majoring in computer science and information systems at King Abdul Aziz University, with the result showing a difference between the two majors.