ONET and Holland Codes

ONET Model

O*NET Codes and Holland Codes FACT Sheets


The benefits are:

  • Easy to read format
  • Comprehensive and detailed lists
  • Latest career information
  • Reliable source - Occupational Information Network
  • Links between Holland Codes and O*NET Codes

Using the ONET, the Occupational Information Network, is preparing FACT SHEETS that will highlight the relationship between careers, O*NET Codes, Holland Codes, and the following factors –

  • Tasks
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Abilities
  • Work Activities
  • Work Context
  • Job Zone
  • Interests
  • Work Values


Overview of the ONET, the Occupational Information Network

The O*NET, the Occupational Information Network, is the nation's primary source of occupational information, replacing the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT).

The O*NET has database has the information on hundreds of occupations -

  • Occupational profiles
  • Labor market information
  • Links to the dot classification systems
  • Search engine using skill requirements or key words

Each ONET description contains the following detail –

  • Tasks - Tasks are specific work activities that can be unique for each occupation.
  • Knowledge – Knowledge concepts are organized sets of principles and facts that apply to a wide range of situations.
  • Skills - Skills are developed capacities that facilitate learning and the performance of activities that occur across jobs.
  • Abilities - Abilities are enduring attributes of an individual that influence performance.
  • Work Activities - Work Activities summarize the kinds of tasks that may be performed across multiple occupations.
  • Work Context - Work Context refers to physical and social factors that influence the nature of work.
  • Job Zone - Occupations with similar experience, education, and training requirements are grouped together into one of the five Job Zones.
  • Interests - Interests indicate a person's preferences for work environments and outcomes.
  • Work Values - Work Values are global aspects of work that are important to a person's satisfaction.

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