Tag Archives: Aptitudes

Discovering Hidden Skill

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Artistic Talent When psychologist Lucy Petrie decided that she wanted to learn how to draw, she taught herself by using the exercises in a book entitled Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, then she enrolled in a pastel … Continue reading

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Chesley Sullenberger

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Smooth Sailing Sully Sullenberger knew he wanted to be a pilot from the time he was five years old. He built model airplanes and read everything about aviation that he could get his hands on. By his teens, he was … Continue reading

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Music Industry

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Artistic & Entrepreneurial Pursuits Television chef and restaurateur Emeril Lagasse, an accomplished musician, turned down a scholarship to the New England Conservatory of Music in order to pursue his first love: cooking. However, he kept his love of melody alive, … Continue reading

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RoadTrip Nation

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Avoiding Potholes in the Journey Each season, the PBS program RoadTrip Nation features several college students who drive a green RV across the United States. The students visit successful people in different fields and listen to their stories of how … Continue reading

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Professional Career Changers

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Many professionals and executives have left jobs to start their own businesses in fields that have nothing whatsoever to do with their previous post. For example, the anthropology professor who started a cleaning service, or the corporate executive who began … Continue reading

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The World Wide Web is a Wasteland

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How to Cut through the Information Wasteland Few could argue over the usefulness of the Worldwide Web for many applications, but if you are using it to look for a business idea in order to become successfully self-employed, its an … Continue reading

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M.C. Hammer’s Business Formula for Success

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The spectacular success of the hip-hop superstar in the 1990s, his loss of a massive fortune and his current activities in the entrepreneurial world seems baffling, even astonishing, to many people. M. C. Hammer is a frequent lecturer at Harvard, Oxford, … Continue reading

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Five Free Aptitude Tests

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Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation The nonprofit organization adapted several career tests for O Magazine. The tests can be downloaded. Information on how to interpret answers is included. No outside supervision or props needed. Reference Test Your Career Strengths http://www.oprah.com/money/Aptitude-Tests-Career-Assessment Hits: … Continue reading

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