What makes a word difficult?

What makes a word difficult?

Part of our task in developing the Wordbook vocabulary building program was to determine the difficulty level of more than a thousand … Continued

Familiar Words are Sometimes Strangers

Familiar Words are Sometimes Strangers

Here’s a quick quiz to start with: Does venial mean excusable or immoral?Is prodigal a synonym for extravagant or wandering?If … Continued

WORDBOOK

WORDBOOK

What is a WORDBOOK? WORDBOOK is a unique vocabulary building program created by the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit … Continued

Fun Vocabulary Resources

Fun Vocabulary Resources

Try our WORDBOOK web application! Online Etymology Dictionary What is it and where did we get it – tenterhook, gimlet, cordwainer? The … Continued

Effective Ways to Build Your Vocabulary

Effective Ways to Build Your Vocabulary

Building vocabulary is a powerful way to enhance your life and career Learning how to build a better vocabulary can … Continued

Aptitude Testing: The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Career

Aptitude Testing: The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Career

Mark Palmer writes on his blog, Techno Sapien, about how his aptitude testing experience has not only guided his career, but has … Continued

Challenge Your Aptitudes with these Fun Video Games

Challenge Your Aptitudes with these Fun Video Games

By Will Eells  For many students, summer means one thing: more time to play video games. And with many areas … Continued

10 Ways to Spot an Eco-Friendly Company

10 Ways to Spot an Eco-Friendly Company

Are you an individual specialist or a collaborative generalist?  For the specialist, finding that company, industry, or mission you feel … Continued

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

To protect the health and safety of our clients and staff, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within … Continued

In Memoriam: Linda Houser-Marko (1970-2020)

In Memoriam: Linda Houser-Marko (1970-2020)

It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce that our friend and colleague, Linda Houser-Marko, passed away on … Continued

Aptitude Testing in Austin, Texas!

Aptitude Testing in Austin, Texas!

We’re excited to announce that we now have representation in Austin, Texas! Interested? Contact Michelle Dahlenburg or Allison Chance at austin@jocrf.org or … Continued

Make Your College Application Stand Out with Aptitude Testing

Make Your College Application Stand Out with Aptitude Testing

When almost twenty million students enroll in American colleges and universities every year, one of the biggest challenges in the admissions process … Continued

Free Testing! (Temporarily Suspended)

Free Testing! (Temporarily Suspended)

We are conducting a study of the aptitudes of video game designers. The video game industry has come a long … Continued

Study of Translators and Interpreters (Temporarily suspended)

Study of Translators and Interpreters (Temporarily suspended)

We are currently seeking translators and interpreters for a research study. The goal of this study is to gather data … Continued

Research as a Process

Research as a Process

JOCRF is in a unique position as a research organization because our clients are our research participants. The majority of … Continued

Aptitude Testing in Sterling, IL

Aptitude Testing in Sterling, IL

Chicago’s WGN aired a cover story about the special relationship Johnson O’Connor’s Chicago office has had with Sterling High School in … Continued

Two-dimensional Occupational Plots: Structural Visualization & Ideaphoria

Two-dimensional Occupational Plots: Structural Visualization & Ideaphoria

Two-dimensional occupational plots show simultaneously the mean performance of various occupational groups on two of our standard battery tests. The … Continued

Initial Steps for Job Changers

Initial Steps for Job Changers

The people who come in to take our aptitude tests are often at turning points of various types. Some are … Continued

Finding Your Purpose

Finding Your Purpose

Steve Greene, director of our New York office, was interviewed by Adam Taggart, President and co-founder of Peak Prosperity. Listen … Continued

Spatial ability and the STEM majors

Spatial ability and the STEM majors

Spatial ability and the STEM majors: Where do females with high spatial ability go?Linda S. Houser-Marko, PhD Poster presented to … Continued

Aptitudes in Action: Green Architecture and VR

Aptitudes in Action: Green Architecture and VR

I finally got my first job in a new field. I will be working as an office manager and in-house … Continued

Aptitudes inspire entrepreneurial success!

Aptitudes inspire entrepreneurial success!

Dear JOCRF, When people ask me how I had the courage to quit my law firm job to create a … Continued

Aptitudes In Action: Sarah Gorsky

Aptitudes In Action: Sarah Gorsky

When she took the Johnson O’Connor aptitude tests in 2012, Sara Gorsky was working as a project manager for a … Continued

Work: Appearance and Reality

Work: Appearance and Reality

 by Richard Brehler What people want from a career isn’t necessarily just what the work is about. Understanding what you … Continued

Are you ready to choose intelligently?

Call to Schedule