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Sue Campbell talks about going through the aptitude testing for herself and for her two sons on the website Next Avenue. Read it here.

How to Figure Out if You and Your Career are Meant to Be appeared in Fast Company in October 2014. 

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The Foundation is working with Dr. Rex Jung of the University of New Mexico to recruit twins for a major study of heritability, aptitude, and brain imaging. If you are a twin, or if you know twins (or other multiple births) who might be interested in participating, we'd love to hear from you. It is essential that both twins (or at least two of any other multiple) participate. Full details can be obtained from Dr. Jung and his associates at research@brainandbehavioral.com or 505-272-7036.

by Scott Barsotti

Blair Robertson was working full-time at Groupon in Chicago when she was tested by Johnson O’Connor. That was 2012, and her position for the discount giant was as a City Planner for the national sales team. It was a job that involved a lot of research, strategic thinking, communication, and coordination. The job used many of her skills and talents, but she wasn’t passionate about it. When I ask her if she was dissatisfied by that job, she responds, “I wasn’t dissatisfied, I liked it fine. It was a creative environment, but I was getting...

by Scott Barsotti

When he was alive and working with clients, there was a term Johnson O’Connor was notorious for throwing around. He can be heard using it on old recordings, and it frequently appears in his writings: “The Too Many Aptitude Person.” He even wrote a book called The Too Many Aptitude Woman just to immortalize the idea. The sentiment was one of sympathy more than anything; believing that the use of one’s aptitudes was critical to job satisfaction, O’Connor would chuckle ruefully—as a grandfather might—at those individuals who had more...

Frequency of high scores on each auditory testThe auditory aptitude tests—Tonal Memory, Pitch Discrimination, and Rhythm Memory—are longstanding components of the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation test battery. They were first administered in the 1940s as part of the larger group of Seashore music tests that included time, loudness, and timbre discrimination. These were pared down to the current three...

by Scott Barsotti

Clients at Johnson O’Connor fit many descriptions; they are all different ages, come from all different backgrounds, and are at all different stages in their careers. Many clients are looking to solidify a path or make a change sometime in the near future. Many others, like Vincent Lacey, are already in the midst of a shift in their professional lives, and their test results provide a fresh perspective on that new direction. Vincent had been working for years as an actor in Chicago, developing a reputation as a comic performer and...

2D Occupational Plots: Structural Visualization and Ideaphoria

Two-dimensional occupational plots show simultaneously the mean performance of various occupational groups on two of our standard battery tests. The figure above shows how a number of groups scored on both Structural Visualization and Ideaphoria. As can be seen:

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Post by Kevin Jones

Thirty years ago I had the opportunity to take the Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation's aptitude tests. Now I have two degrees and at least two careers under my belt. Thanks to learning about about my aptitudes, I transformed a liberal arts degree with a myriad of interests into a successful and rewarding career.

The trained staff at JOCRF helped me embrace my strongest aptitudes. I then used this understanding to assess my career choices. For example, I gravitated to senior roles with nonprofits where I could use my high Foresight as...

by Jon Durkin

Medicine has become an increasingly popular career goal among college students. Every year larger numbers of first year students at our colleges embark upon pre-medical programs. Of course, only a small fraction of those hopeful entrants last the entire course and eventually earns the title M.D., as the study of medicine is certainly one of the most demanding educational programs in terms of amount and complexity of subject matter and sheer time involved.

The information presented on this page is based upon the test scores of seventy doctors...