“Thanks to your analysis of my aptitudes and your guidance in what kind of jobs to look for, I have landed a new career!

I was a teacher for 15 years, specializing in Arts & Crafts and French. Now I felt comfortable considering jobs I wouldn’t have before. Based on my aptitudes for Visual Arts and the Dexterities combined with my newly discovered Auditory Aptitudes, I added “music” to my job search. If only I could find a way to work more music into my life!

Well, I considered piano restoration, but they did not consider me. Then I found a music company looking for “musical instrument technicians” and they were willing to train! I told them about my Johnson O’Connor experience when I applied about a month after I was tested. I got a call for an interview soon after, which included taking apart a clarinet and putting it all back together! Wow. I felt like I was back at Johnson O’Connor! I guess I did pretty well, because I got a call asking if I could start full-time in June, when another technician was leaving. Of course, I said yes!

I have been working for this company since June of 2015, mainly cleaning and repairing string instruments, much to my delight. I love working with wood specifically, having made wooden signs for peoples’ homes and gardens in the past. In October I was promoted to assistant to the head technician and have started training fixing woodwind instruments. It seems like a perfect fit, combining many of my aptitudes. It is a fascinating job. I thank you for steering me in a new direction. I am quite happy.”

-Patricia Keyes

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