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Classified Advertising Clerks

ANZSCO ID 561911

Overview

All Other Clerical and Office Support Workers

  • $1,165 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Classified Advertising Clerks

  • 220 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 58% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 86% female Gender Share

Classified Advertising Clerks receive and record advertising copy for publication and broadcasting.

You can work as a Classified Advertising Clerk without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualifications in areas such as marketing, business or graphic arts.

Tasks
  • Answers telephone queries.
  • Records details for advertisement, including time slot wanted and length or advertisement.
  • Updates databases and pre-existing advertisements.
  • Confirms details with clients.
  • Forwards advertisements to editorial staff.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Classified Advertising Clerk without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualifications in areas such as marketing, business or graphic arts.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Public Sector VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Clerical and Office Support Workers who have good computer skills, can communicate clearly and can interact with a variety of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Clerical

    64% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  2. Customer and personal service

    62% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  3. Computers and electronics

    57% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  4. Sales and marketing

    52% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  5. English language

    48% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  6. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  7. Mathematics

    42% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Production and processing

    41% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  9. Transportation

    38% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  10. Education and training

    37% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  11. Economics and accounting

    36% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  12. Communications and media

    35% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  13. Geography

    34% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  14. Personnel and human resources

    32% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  15. Public safety and security

    29% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  16. Engineering and technology

    28% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  17. Telecommunications

    27% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  18. Law and government

    25% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  19. Mechanical

    20% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  20. Psychology

    19% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  2. Reading comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  4. Active listening

    46% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  5. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  8. Active learning

    43% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  9. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  10. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  11. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  15. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  16. Time management

    37% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  17. Learning strategies

    30% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  18. Systems analysis

    30% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  19. Systems evaluation

    30% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  20. Instructing

    29% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  2. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  4. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Written comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  7. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  9. Written expression

    43% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  10. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  13. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  14. Speed of recognition

    41% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  15. Working with numbers

    41% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  16. Perceptual speed

    39% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  17. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Multitasking

    37% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Brainstorming

    36% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  20. Finger dexterity

    30% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Communicating within a team

    70% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  2. Building good relationships

    66% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  4. Researching and investigating

    63% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    63% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  6. Collecting and organising information

    63% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  8. Providing office support

    61% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  9. Assessing and evaluating things

    61% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    61% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  11. Looking for changes over time

    60% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  12. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    60% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    56% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  14. Communicating with the public

    56% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  15. Documenting or recording information

    56% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    55% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  17. Influencing people

    55% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  18. Working with computers

    54% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    49% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  20. Thinking creatively

    48% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 43-4151.00 - Order Clerks.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Electronic mail

    98% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Contact with people

    97% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Contact with the public

    86% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  8. Spend time sitting

    86% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Unstructured work

    85% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  10. Repeating same tasks

    85% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Impact of decisions

    74% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Freedom to make decisions

    73% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  16. Letters and memos

    72% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    70% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Conflict situations

    65% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  20. Physically close to people

    64% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    62% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    52% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Working conditions

    50% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  4. Relationships

    48% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  5. Achievement

    33% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    33% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Administrative

    100% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  2. Enterprising

    71% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  3. Helping

    57% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    43% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  5. Analytical

    19% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 43-4151.00 - Order Clerks.

All Other Clerical and Office Support Workers

  • $1,165 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Classified Advertising Clerks

  • 220 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 58% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 86% female Gender Share

Classified Advertising Clerks receive and record advertising copy for publication and broadcasting.

You can work as a Classified Advertising Clerk without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualifications in areas such as marketing, business or graphic arts.

Tasks
  • Answers telephone queries.
  • Records details for advertisement, including time slot wanted and length or advertisement.
  • Updates databases and pre-existing advertisements.
  • Confirms details with clients.
  • Forwards advertisements to editorial staff.

You can work as a Classified Advertising Clerk without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualifications in areas such as marketing, business or graphic arts.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Public Sector VET training pathways.

Employers look for Clerical and Office Support Workers who have good computer skills, can communicate clearly and can interact with a variety of people.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Clerical

    64% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  2. Customer and personal service

    62% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  3. Computers and electronics

    57% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  4. Sales and marketing

    52% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  5. English language

    48% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  6. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  7. Mathematics

    42% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Production and processing

    41% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  9. Transportation

    38% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  10. Education and training

    37% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  11. Economics and accounting

    36% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  12. Communications and media

    35% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  13. Geography

    34% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  14. Personnel and human resources

    32% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  15. Public safety and security

    29% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  16. Engineering and technology

    28% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  17. Telecommunications

    27% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  18. Law and government

    25% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  19. Mechanical

    20% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  20. Psychology

    19% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  2. Reading comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  4. Active listening

    46% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  5. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  8. Active learning

    43% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  9. Negotiation

    43% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  10. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  11. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  15. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  16. Time management

    37% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  17. Learning strategies

    30% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  18. Systems analysis

    30% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  19. Systems evaluation

    30% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  20. Instructing

    29% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  2. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  4. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Written comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  7. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  9. Written expression

    43% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  10. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  13. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  14. Speed of recognition

    41% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  15. Working with numbers

    41% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  16. Perceptual speed

    39% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  17. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Multitasking

    37% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Brainstorming

    36% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  20. Finger dexterity

    30% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Communicating within a team

    70% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  2. Building good relationships

    66% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  4. Researching and investigating

    63% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  5. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    63% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  6. Collecting and organising information

    63% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  8. Providing office support

    61% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  9. Assessing and evaluating things

    61% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    61% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  11. Looking for changes over time

    60% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  12. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    60% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    56% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  14. Communicating with the public

    56% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  15. Documenting or recording information

    56% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    55% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  17. Influencing people

    55% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  18. Working with computers

    54% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    49% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  20. Thinking creatively

    48% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 43-4151.00 - Order Clerks.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Electronic mail

    98% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Contact with people

    97% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Contact with the public

    86% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  8. Spend time sitting

    86% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Unstructured work

    85% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  10. Repeating same tasks

    85% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Impact of decisions

    74% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Freedom to make decisions

    73% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  16. Letters and memos

    72% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    70% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Conflict situations

    65% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  20. Physically close to people

    64% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    62% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    52% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Working conditions

    50% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  4. Relationships

    48% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  5. Achievement

    33% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    33% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Administrative

    100% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  2. Enterprising

    71% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  3. Helping

    57% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    43% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  5. Analytical

    19% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

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