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Company Secretaries

ANZSCO ID 221211

Overview

All Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

  • $1,916 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Company Secretaries

  • 810 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 67% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 64% female Gender Share

Company Secretaries plan, administer and review corporate compliance activities and effective practice concerning company board meetings and shareholdings, ensuring all business matters and transactions are managed and implemented as directed by the board.

You usually need a bachelor degree in business, law, accounting or public administration and some business experience to work as a Company Secretary.

Tasks
  • Arranges, gives notice of and attends meetings of directors and shareholders.
  • Advises organisations' governing boards on matters concerning compliance with stock exchange listing rules, relevant legislation and corporation practice.
  • Supervises organisations' share capital by preparing documents and share issues, and handling share transfers.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor degree in business, law, accounting or public administration and some business experience to work as a Company Secretary.

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 Financial Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers who have strong attention to detail, are organised and work independently.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Administration and management

    89% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Personnel and human resources

    72% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Economics and accounting

    62% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    60% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Law and government

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Psychology

    56% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    43% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  15. Production and processing

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Computers and electronics

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Therapy and counselling

    36% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  18. Technical design

    29% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  19. Building and construction

    29% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  20. Transportation

    27% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Judgment and decision making

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Management of financial resources

    79% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  3. Monitoring

    79% Skill level

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

  4. Management of personnel resources

    77% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  5. Systems analysis

    77% Skill level

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

  6. Coordination with others

    73% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Systems evaluation

    73% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    71% Skill level

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

  9. Persuasion

    71% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  10. Speaking

    70% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Active listening

    70% Skill level

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

  12. Critical thinking

    68% Skill level

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

  13. Active learning

    68% Skill level

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

  14. Management of material resources

    68% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  15. Reading comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  16. Time management

    68% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    66% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Writing

    63% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  19. Social perceptiveness

    61% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Deductive reasoning

    71% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Inductive reasoning

    71% Skill level

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

  4. Problem spotting

    71% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Speech clarity

    70% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  7. Brainstorming

    66% Skill level

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

  8. Speech recognition

    66% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Written comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Written expression

    66% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Near vision

    64% Skill level

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

  12. Originality

    61% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  13. Categorising

    59% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Working with numbers

    59% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  15. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  17. Visualization

    55% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Speed of recognition

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Making decisions and solving problems

    88% Skill level

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

  2. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    87% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  3. Managing payments and orders

    86% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  4. Building good relationships

    86% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Communicating within a team

    85% Skill level

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

  6. Guiding and directing staff

    84% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  7. Communicating with the public

    84% Skill level

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

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    83% Skill level

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

  9. Coming up with systems and processes

    81% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    77% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    77% Skill level

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

  12. Making sense of information and ideas

    77% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    76% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Collecting and organising information

    76% Skill level

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

  15. Leading and encouraging a team

    74% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  16. Coordinating the work of a team

    73% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  17. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    70% Skill level

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

  18. Looking for changes over time

    70% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    65% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Working with computers

    55% Skill level

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

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, 11-1011.00 - Chief Executives.

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. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Unstructured work

    100% Important

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

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    98% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Frequent decision making

    98% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Impact of decisions

    97% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  9. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  10. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    94% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Responsible for outcomes

    89% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  13. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  14. Letters and memos

    87% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  15. Time pressure

    84% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Competition

    84% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Conflict situations

    81% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Spend time sitting

    77% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  20. Health and safety of others

    76% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    100% 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.

  2. Recognition

    100% 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.

  3. Achievement

    90% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    90% Important

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

  5. Support

    76% 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.

  6. Relationships

    71% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    76% Important

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

  3. Helping

    52% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Creative

    38% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  6. Practical

    19% Important

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

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, 11-1011.00 - Chief Executives.

All Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

  • $1,916 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Company Secretaries

  • 810 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 67% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 64% female Gender Share

Company Secretaries plan, administer and review corporate compliance activities and effective practice concerning company board meetings and shareholdings, ensuring all business matters and transactions are managed and implemented as directed by the board.

You usually need a bachelor degree in business, law, accounting or public administration and some business experience to work as a Company Secretary.

Tasks
  • Arranges, gives notice of and attends meetings of directors and shareholders.
  • Advises organisations' governing boards on matters concerning compliance with stock exchange listing rules, relevant legislation and corporation practice.
  • Supervises organisations' share capital by preparing documents and share issues, and handling share transfers.

You usually need a bachelor degree in business, law, accounting or public administration and some business experience to work as a Company Secretary.

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 Financial Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers who have strong attention to detail, are organised and work independently.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Administration and management

    89% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    79% Skill level

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

  3. Personnel and human resources

    72% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Economics and accounting

    62% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    60% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Law and government

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Psychology

    56% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    43% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  15. Production and processing

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Computers and electronics

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Therapy and counselling

    36% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  18. Technical design

    29% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  19. Building and construction

    29% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  20. Transportation

    27% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Judgment and decision making

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Management of financial resources

    79% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  3. Monitoring

    79% Skill level

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

  4. Management of personnel resources

    77% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  5. Systems analysis

    77% Skill level

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

  6. Coordination with others

    73% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Systems evaluation

    73% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    71% Skill level

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

  9. Persuasion

    71% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  10. Speaking

    70% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Active listening

    70% Skill level

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

  12. Critical thinking

    68% Skill level

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

  13. Active learning

    68% Skill level

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

  14. Management of material resources

    68% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  15. Reading comprehension

    68% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  16. Time management

    68% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    66% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Writing

    63% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  19. Social perceptiveness

    61% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Deductive reasoning

    71% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Inductive reasoning

    71% Skill level

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

  4. Problem spotting

    71% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Speech clarity

    70% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  7. Brainstorming

    66% Skill level

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

  8. Speech recognition

    66% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  9. Written comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Written expression

    66% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  11. Near vision

    64% Skill level

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

  12. Originality

    61% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  13. Categorising

    59% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Working with numbers

    59% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  15. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  17. Visualization

    55% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Speed of recognition

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Making decisions and solving problems

    88% Skill level

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

  2. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    87% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  3. Managing payments and orders

    86% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  4. Building good relationships

    86% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Communicating within a team

    85% Skill level

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

  6. Guiding and directing staff

    84% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  7. Communicating with the public

    84% Skill level

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

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    83% Skill level

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

  9. Coming up with systems and processes

    81% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    77% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    77% Skill level

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

  12. Making sense of information and ideas

    77% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    76% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Collecting and organising information

    76% Skill level

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

  15. Leading and encouraging a team

    74% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  16. Coordinating the work of a team

    73% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  17. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    70% Skill level

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

  18. Looking for changes over time

    70% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    65% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Working with computers

    55% Skill level

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

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, 11-1011.00 - Chief Executives.

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. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Unstructured work

    100% Important

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

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    98% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Frequent decision making

    98% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Impact of decisions

    97% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  9. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  10. Teamwork

    95% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    94% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Responsible for outcomes

    89% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  13. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  14. Letters and memos

    87% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  15. Time pressure

    84% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Competition

    84% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Conflict situations

    81% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Spend time sitting

    77% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  20. Health and safety of others

    76% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    100% 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.

  2. Recognition

    100% 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.

  3. Achievement

    90% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    90% Important

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

  5. Support

    76% 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.

  6. Relationships

    71% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    76% Important

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

  3. Helping

    52% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Creative

    38% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  6. Practical

    19% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-1011.00 - Chief Executives.
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