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Other Sales Assistants and Salespersons

ANZSCO ID 6219

Overview

All Other Sales Assistants and Salespersons

  • $1,128 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 29,800 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 68% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 33% female Gender Share

Other Sales Assistants and Salespersons includes occupations such as Materials Recyclers and Rental Salespersons.

You can work as an Other Sales Assistant or Salesperson without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks
  • salvages materials from industrial, commercial and private establishments for resale
  • rents goods and equipment to individuals and businesses

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Other Sales Assistant or Salesperson without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Retail Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Sales Assistants and Sales Persons who interact well with others, provide good customer service and have an enthusiastic and positive attitude.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Sales and marketing

    58% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Administration and management

    42% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    42% Skill level

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

  7. Psychology

    38% Skill level

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

  8. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Production and processing

    32% Skill level

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

  11. Education and training

    32% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    30% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    27% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    26% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    24% Skill level

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

  16. Mechanical

    23% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

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

  18. Technical design

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Engineering and technology

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  2. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  3. Active listening

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Negotiation

    50% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  5. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Reading comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Learning strategies

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    27% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Systems analysis

    21% 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. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  4. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  5. Written comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  8. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Written expression

    43% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  12. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Finger dexterity

    36% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Multitasking

    36% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  18. Working with numbers

    36% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  19. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Memorization

    32% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Working with the public

    72% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  2. Influencing people

    69% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Handling and moving objects

    55% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  5. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating with the public

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Thinking creatively

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    49% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    48% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  13. Looking for changes over time

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Collecting and organising information

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Training and teaching others

    43% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  17. Working with computers

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Monitoring people, processes and things

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    36% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  20. Explaining things to people

    32% 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, 41-2031.00 - Retail Salespersons.

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. Contact with people

    98% Important

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

  3. Contact with the public

    97% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Physically close to people

    84% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Spend time standing

    82% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  10. Indoors, heat controlled

    81% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  11. Unstructured work

    80% Important

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

  12. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Walking and running

    73% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  15. Letters and memos

    73% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Competition

    72% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    71% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Time pressure

    70% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    66% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Repeating same tasks

    63% 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

    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.

  2. Support

    57% 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

    43% Important

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

  4. Independence

    43% 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.

  5. Recognition

    38% 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.

  6. Working conditions

    33% Important

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

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

    57% Important

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

  3. Helping

    48% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    24% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

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

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, 41-2031.00 - Retail Salespersons.

All Other Sales Assistants and Salespersons

  • $1,128 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 29,800 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 68% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 33% female Gender Share

Other Sales Assistants and Salespersons includes occupations such as Materials Recyclers and Rental Salespersons.

You can work as an Other Sales Assistant or Salesperson without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks
  • salvages materials from industrial, commercial and private establishments for resale
  • rents goods and equipment to individuals and businesses

You can work as an Other Sales Assistant or Salesperson without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Retail Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Sales Assistants and Sales Persons who interact well with others, provide good customer service and have an enthusiastic and positive attitude.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Sales and marketing

    58% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Administration and management

    42% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    42% Skill level

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

  7. Psychology

    38% Skill level

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

  8. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Production and processing

    32% Skill level

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

  11. Education and training

    32% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    30% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    27% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    26% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    24% Skill level

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

  16. Mechanical

    23% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

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

  18. Technical design

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Engineering and technology

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  2. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  3. Active listening

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Negotiation

    50% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  5. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Reading comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Learning strategies

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    27% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Systems analysis

    21% 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. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  4. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  5. Written comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  8. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Written expression

    43% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  12. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Finger dexterity

    36% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Multitasking

    36% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  18. Working with numbers

    36% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  19. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Memorization

    32% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Working with the public

    72% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  2. Influencing people

    69% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Handling and moving objects

    55% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  5. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating with the public

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Thinking creatively

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    49% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    48% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  13. Looking for changes over time

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Collecting and organising information

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Training and teaching others

    43% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  17. Working with computers

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Monitoring people, processes and things

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    36% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  20. Explaining things to people

    32% 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, 41-2031.00 - Retail Salespersons.

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. Contact with people

    98% Important

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

  3. Contact with the public

    97% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Physically close to people

    84% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Spend time standing

    82% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  10. Indoors, heat controlled

    81% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  11. Unstructured work

    80% Important

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

  12. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Walking and running

    73% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  15. Letters and memos

    73% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Competition

    72% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    71% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Time pressure

    70% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    66% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Repeating same tasks

    63% 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

    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.

  2. Support

    57% 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

    43% Important

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

  4. Independence

    43% 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.

  5. Recognition

    38% 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.

  6. Working conditions

    33% Important

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

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

    57% Important

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

  3. Helping

    48% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    24% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

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

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