Explore Your Work Personality

People flourish in a job environment that fits their individual work personality! Do you know yours?

  1. Join our animal friends at the SF Teaching Zoo for a quick tour of the six Holland Occupational Themes, or "work personalities."
  2. Take the work personality quiz.
  3. Talk to an SF Career Coach to plan your next steps to a rewarding career

Artistic Fulvous Whistling Duck

The Fulvous Whistling Duck dances to a different beat. Also, it whistles! Career Coaches might call it "artistic." If you're artistic, you might have an ear for writing or making music, or an eye for design.  

Conventional Gopher Tortoise

The Gopher Tortoise systematically creates burrows that are used by over 350 species. If you're "Conventional" like the tortoise, your absence can disrupt an entire ecosystem. 

Enterprising Capuchin

The Capuchin Monkey has ambition! It lives in trees, climbing branches and the ranks of a competitive social hierarchy. Career Coaches would call its pursuit of leadership "Enterprising." 

Investigative Barred Owl

The Barred Owl calculates the exact timing, velocity and angle of approach to swoop down and catch its next meal. Career Coaches call this complex problem solving "Investigative." 

Realistic Beach Mouse

The Perdido Key Beach Mouse does "Realistic" work, hiding seeds in burrows that grow into plants, which stabilizes beach dunes and prevents erosion. Do you like building and repairing things?  

Social Otters

Asian Small-Clawed Otters use twelve different vocalizations to communicate. They are what Career Coaches call "Social." Do you enjoy talking, listening and working closely with others?