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lgtiger
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Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?
Heard from on person who had their son take it, ended up in successful trade skill job and doing well. Looks like they send you in a general direction , not specific career. Thanks


OweO
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re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?
I bet that website google can give you some info.


HempHead
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re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?
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I bet that website google can give you some info.



How would google know if anyone on TD took an aptitude test?


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Boring
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re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?


gtfo


Sun God
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re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?
Good ole San Francisco, Florida


Boring
Member since Feb 2019
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re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?
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Good ole San Francisco, Florida


I didn't even catch that, looks like I'd fail the "attention to detail" part of the test.


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fallguy_1978
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Member since Feb 2018
20912 posts

re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?
I did something pretty similar to this in my early 20s. This was over 20 years ago and cost like $500 back then. The results were pretty spot on.

It had about a 150 page report about my personality, careers I'd likely enjoy and those I would not enjoy.


lgtiger
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LA
Member since May 2005
631 posts

re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?
Thanks, they have been around since the 20's. Looks like a comprehensive test. Not cheap, but wouldn't have to go to Austin, SF, or Fla for extra fee. Might send my child.


themasterpater
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re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?
I took it, it was okay. I think that paired with MBTI is a good starting point.


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ruzil
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re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?
They have a office in Houston as well.


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upgrayedd
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re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?


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91TIGER
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re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?
I like their clothing




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JumpingTheShark
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re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?
I took it in college. They tell you what aptitudes you test well in, and from what profession people who tested similarly reside in. It was super interesting and high value for these types of tests. Loved doing it. I work in the profession I tested similarly to. They do more than tell you the nature of the career you might do well in. They tell you things based off of your true natural talent that can help you have more enjoyment in your life outside of work. For instance, I tested highly in sound differentiation and other musical type aptitudes . They explain how to incorporate your other strengths into your daily life to complement your work life and improve your attitudes and outlooks. For me, they said since I tested high in music type stuff that I could either work in that, or listen to music in the background while I do work tasks and it could naturally have a positive effect on my work. I am summarizing it, but they go into much more detail, and I took it ten years ago. I bet it’s improved.

Edit: the price is higher than most of these type of tests, but that is because other tests like this suck and can usually just be done online for a quick general assessment. JOC test is very in depth.
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MorbidTheClown
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Member since Jan 2015
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re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?
$750 to tell you what industry you should work in?

seems like the place to be is a career test taking site.


txbd
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Member since Jan 2014
1571 posts

re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?
I did it when I was about 15 years old on my parents' insistence. I wish I could go back and re-take the test because honestly I was just trying to hurry up so I could go back to playing video games. I'm contemplating going back to take it again. In hindsight, I feel like a huge a-hole for wasting my parents' money.


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HempHead
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Member since Mar 2011
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re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?
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$750 to tell you what industry you should work in?



If you're miserable, or don't really have a good inkling, $750 is a bargain for good advice.


dupergreenie
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re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?
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If you're miserable, or don't really have a good inkling, $750 is a bargain for good advice.


Agreed.


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Upperdecker
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Member since Nov 2014
20968 posts

re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?
I did, and several family members have. Most have gone with the careers recommended for the aptitudes and found them to be fulfilling and rewarding


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Aubie Spr96
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re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?
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They tell you what aptitudes you test well in, and from what profession people who tested similarly reside in. It was super interesting and high value for these types of tests. Loved doing it. I work in the profession I tested similarly to. They do more than tell you the nature of the career you might do well in. They tell you things based off of your true natural talent that can help you have more enjoyment in your life outside of work. For instance, I tested highly in sound differentiation and other musical type aptitudes . They explain how to incorporate your other strengths into your daily life to complement your work life and improve your attitudes and outlooks. For me, they said since I tested high in music type stuff that I could either work in that, or listen to music in the background while I do work tasks and it could naturally have a positive effect on my work.



I took it several years ago when trying to make a career change. I've since sent both of my college aged kids there.

It's the best thing I've ever done and would recommend it to anyone struggling with what to do. For those that are scoffing at the cost, compare that to a year spent in college only to change your major. Or worse, spend ten years in a job you hate, but don't really understand why you hate it. That's what happened to me.

Not only were they able to point me in the right direction career wise, but they also helped me understand why I hadn't been happy with the jobs I had prior. I wish my parents had sent me there before wasting time in college.

As JumpingTheShark pointed out, the testing gave me valuable info about myself beyond career choices. I also have a musical aptitude. I can hear a song once or twice and instantly recognize it when I hear it again. They suggested picking up an instrument or being in a profession where I can listen to music. I also scored very high in color discrimination. I can pick up very small changes in hues. This is why I enjoy being outside so much.

Example of an aptitude test was the block test. They had several blocks of increasing size that you had to put together. They were broken into all kinds of odd shapes. It took me FOREVER to put that stupid block back together which means that my spacial acuity was awful. It's VERY hard for me to visualize things in three dimensions. This would make it extraordinarily hard for me to be a surgeon or engineer.


slacker130
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Your mom
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re: Johnson O'Connor aptitude testing, anyone take it?
I took it in college (early 90's) and I took my college aged kid there a year or 2 ago. Super helpful in determining your innate talents. Using your aptitudes in your career make for a more pleasant life.

Looking back on my results and referencing my current career, it's easy to see why I go to work with a smile most days.

It helped my child zero in on a course of study that seems like it will do the same for them.


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