Test Your Own Job Aptitude 2nd Ed.

Exploring Your Career Potential

Geoff Williams, Jim Barrett

Publisher: Penguin, 1992, 213 pages

ISBN: 0-14-016834-6

Keywords: Personal Development

Last modified: July 29, 2021, 9:07 a.m.

Whether you are searching for your first position or thinking about a career change, here is the guidance you've been looking for. This revised edition of Test Your Own Job Aptitude is an easy-to-use handbook that will help you select a career or make better decisions about what you should really be doing with your working life. A battery of tests assesses logical, numerical, verbal, and abstract reasoning powers, as well as technological and clerical skills. You can weigh personality, motivation, and individual interests in order to clarify how best to develop your true potential and match the results against an extensive index of more than four hundred careers.

  1. Taking Stock 1: Who am I?
    • Structure of abilities
    • Structure of personality
    • Structure of motivation
    • Are there some things which tests cannot measure?
  2. Abilities: What Can I Do?
    • The ability tests
    • Verbal Reasoning
    • Numerical reasoning
    • Perceptual reasoning
    • Spatial ability
    • Technical ability
    • Acuity skills
    • Analytical ability
    • Marking and interpreting the tests
    • Your abilities profile chart
    • Interpreting your ability results
  3. Personality: What Are My Hidden Strengths?
    • The personality tests
    • How to mark the test of persoanlity (the FLAG test)
    • What difference does it make to my career if I am more or less factual or sensitive?
    • Are you a calm or a lively personality?
    • Will I need to be aggressive to do well in my career?
    • Should I work by myself?
    • Looking at your total personality
    • Typical persoanlity combinations
  4. Motivation: What Do I Want to Do?
    • The motivation questionnaire
    • Interpreting your motivational results
  5. Taking Stock 2: Who I Will Become
  6. Career Index


Test Your Own Job Aptitude

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Bad ** (2 out of 10)

Last modified: Feb. 15, 2011, 9:26 p.m.

A few valuable tests, and a lot of bullshit advice. Bury it.


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