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What Is Talent?

What Is Talent?

What is talent all about?  Why do some people have a head for numbers, while others struggle with math? How come some of us can learn a musical instrument without much practice? Growing up, my three brothers and I were naturally good at very different things. I was playing progressive rock lead guitar solos in […]

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How is your career test different than free online career quizzes?

How is your career test different than free online career quizzes?

How is your career test different than free online career quizzes? There are many free career quizzes online and some of them seem to provide insightful information with a few clicks of a mouse. However, when it comes to making wise career decisions that give you confidence that you’ll be making putting your life on […]

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How is your career test different than an SAT, LSAT, or GMAT?

How is your career test different than an SAT, LSAT, or GMAT?

How is your career test different than an SAT, LSAT, or GMAT? The pathfinders career testing is very different from scholastic aptitude tests like the SAT, LSAT and GMAT. We measure a profile of your inborn abilities—the roots of the tree—where scholastic tests skim the tree tops. Scholastic aptitudes tests largely measure “learned” skills and […]

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How is your career test different than Myers-Briggs (MBTI)?

How is your career test different than Myers-Briggs (MBTI)?

How is your career test different than Myers-Briggs (MBTI)? We include a personality type indicator that was designed to be even more accurate than the MBTI and is one of the many metrics we measure as part of our comprehensive profile. In addition to the aptitude test profile of 12 innate talents and abilities, we […]

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I took a spatial aptitude test in the military (or sometime in my past), is your test similar?

I took a spatial aptitude test in the military (or sometime in my past), is your test similar?

I took a spatial aptitude test in the military (or sometime in my past), is your test similar? Spatial Orientation is one of the many aptitudes we measure in our battery of 12 psychometric tests, plus a personality test. The military offers a limited form of aptitude testing. They often measure spatial reasoning to slot […]

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I’ve taken lots of different career tests, how is yours better?

I’ve taken lots of different career tests, how is yours better?

I’ve taken lots of different career tests, how is yours better? Pathfinders aptitude testing gives you information that you “don’t know” about yourself. Our career testing measures your actual potential and innate ability to perform specific tasks. The bulk of the widely available career tools are not really “tests”—they are skill inventories and interest questionnaires. […]

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Are your tools better than those at college career centers?

Are your tools better than those at college career centers?

Are your tools better than those at college career centers? The aptitude testing and coaching methods we use at pathfinders are vastly more advanced than career center services. No exaggeration, the tools they use are so archaic that college students rank the value of most campus career centers lower than the parking lot. The bulk of the […]

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Why didn’t I learn about my aptitudes in school?

Why didn’t I learn about my aptitudes in school?

Why didn’t I learn about my aptitudes in school? Most schools in the United States (including universities and colleges) do not view students as having unique aptitudes and talents. The long-standing model for education is that each student is a “blank slate” waiting to be imprinted with knowledge and skills. In other words, it is […]

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Why is it so difficult to discover my strengths?

Why is it so difficult to discover my strengths?

Why is it so difficult to discover my strengths? Our classroom to workplace system is guarded by a very uncreative credentials dragon that overvalues a generalized one-size-fits-all concept of “smart.” Everyone’s running around trying to brand themselves as a well-rounded team player. Although evolution made our personalities somewhat flexible, we’re not blank slates that can be molded […]

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Are skills different than aptitudes?

Are skills different than aptitudes?

Are skills different than aptitudes? Aptitudes are inborn; skills are learned. For instance, a duck has a natural ability for swimming in water. One of the duck’s strongest inborn aptitudes is its webbed feet; another natural strength would be its down feathers. You might be able to teach a duck “skills” in tree climbing, but […]

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