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Recruitment Consultants

ANZSCO ID 223112

Overview

All Human Resource Professionals

  • $1,662 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Recruitment Consultants

  • 26,800 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 83% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 68% female Gender Share

Recruitment Consultants interview applicants to determine their job requirements and suitability for particular jobs, and assist employers to find suitable staff.

Specialisations: Casting Agent, Literary Agent.

You can work as a Recruitment Consultant without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Arranges for advertising of job vacancies, interviewing and testing of applicants, and selection of staff.
  • Receives and records job vacancy information from employers such as details about job description, wages and conditions of employment.
  • Provides information on current job vacancies in the organisation to employers and job seekers.
  • Undertakes negotiations on terms and conditions of employment.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Recruitment Consultant without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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 Business Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Human Resource Professionals who have strong people skills, who are well presented and can communicate clearly.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Clerical

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Personnel and human resources

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    62% Skill level

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

  5. Computers and electronics

    58% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    44% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Law and government

    38% Skill level

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

  10. Psychology

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Therapy and counselling

    33% Skill level

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

  12. Economics and accounting

    33% Skill level

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

  13. Philosophy and theology

    31% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  14. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    28% Skill level

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

  16. Sociology and anthropology

    27% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Technical design

    19% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Production and processing

    16% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Active learning

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Systems evaluation

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    39% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Problem spotting

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Memorization

    36% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

  17. Perceptual speed

    36% Skill level

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

  18. Speed of recognition

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    34% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Communicating within a team

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    70% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  5. Hiring and organising staff

    67% Skill level

    Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees.

  6. Providing office support

    67% Skill level

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

  7. Scheduling work and activities

    64% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  8. Researching and investigating

    62% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Communicating with the public

    62% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    60% Skill level

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

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    59% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Guiding and directing staff

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Collecting and organising information

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    57% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    56% Skill level

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

  18. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Working with computers

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    45% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use 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, 13-1071.00 - Human Resources Specialists.

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

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  5. Letters and memos

    91% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  6. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Spend time sitting

    86% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    84% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Frequent decision making

    82% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Impact of decisions

    80% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Conflict situations

    76% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  16. Contact with the public

    72% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    71% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Making repetitive motions

    71% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    70% Important

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

  20. Repeating same tasks

    69% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    81% 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    69% 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. Independence

    57% 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.

  6. Recognition

    57% 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. Enterprising

    86% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Helping

    57% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    38% Important

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

  6. Practical

    14% 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, 13-1071.00 - Human Resources Specialists.

All Human Resource Professionals

  • $1,662 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Recruitment Consultants

  • 26,800 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 83% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 68% female Gender Share

Recruitment Consultants interview applicants to determine their job requirements and suitability for particular jobs, and assist employers to find suitable staff.

Specialisations: Casting Agent, Literary Agent.

You can work as a Recruitment Consultant without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Arranges for advertising of job vacancies, interviewing and testing of applicants, and selection of staff.
  • Receives and records job vacancy information from employers such as details about job description, wages and conditions of employment.
  • Provides information on current job vacancies in the organisation to employers and job seekers.
  • Undertakes negotiations on terms and conditions of employment.

You can work as a Recruitment Consultant without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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 Business Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Human Resource Professionals who have strong people skills, who are well presented and can communicate clearly.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Clerical

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Personnel and human resources

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    62% Skill level

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

  5. Computers and electronics

    58% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    44% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Law and government

    38% Skill level

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

  10. Psychology

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Therapy and counselling

    33% Skill level

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

  12. Economics and accounting

    33% Skill level

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

  13. Philosophy and theology

    31% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  14. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    28% Skill level

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

  16. Sociology and anthropology

    27% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Technical design

    19% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Production and processing

    16% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Active learning

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Systems evaluation

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    39% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  6. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Problem spotting

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Brainstorming

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Memorization

    36% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

  17. Perceptual speed

    36% Skill level

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

  18. Speed of recognition

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Selective attention

    34% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Communicating within a team

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    70% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  5. Hiring and organising staff

    67% Skill level

    Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees.

  6. Providing office support

    67% Skill level

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

  7. Scheduling work and activities

    64% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  8. Researching and investigating

    62% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Communicating with the public

    62% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    60% Skill level

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

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    59% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Guiding and directing staff

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Collecting and organising information

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    57% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    56% Skill level

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

  18. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

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

  19. Working with computers

    50% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    45% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use 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, 13-1071.00 - Human Resources Specialists.

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

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  5. Letters and memos

    91% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  6. Unstructured work

    90% Important

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

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Spend time sitting

    86% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    84% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Frequent decision making

    82% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Impact of decisions

    80% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Conflict situations

    76% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  16. Contact with the public

    72% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    71% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Making repetitive motions

    71% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    70% Important

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

  20. Repeating same tasks

    69% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    81% 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    69% 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. Independence

    57% 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.

  6. Recognition

    57% 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. Enterprising

    86% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Helping

    57% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    38% Important

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

  6. Practical

    14% Important

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

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