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Overview

All Solicitors

  • $1,646 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 79,300 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 84% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 51% female Gender Share

Solicitors provide legal advice, prepare and draft legal documents, and conduct negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with the law.

You need a bachelor degree in law to work as a Solicitor. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • interviewing clients to determine the nature of problems, and recommending and undertaking appropriate legal action
  • preparing cases for court by conducting investigations, undertaking research, arranging witness preparation and attendance, and giving notice of court actions
  • representing clients in court
  • managing conveyancing and other property matters by preparing contracts of sale, mortgage documents, lease documents and other documents relating to the transfer of land and buildings
  • preparing and critically reviewing contracts between parties
  • preparing wills
  • providing advice on family law, company law, partnerships, commercial law and trusts
  • may act as trustee or guardian
  • may act as executor of clients' wills

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in law to work as a Solicitor. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Solicitors with good people skills and are trustworthy and responsible.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English language

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Law and government

    78% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    74% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and management

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Personnel and human resources

    62% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Economics and accounting

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Communications and media

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Therapy and counselling

    33% Skill level

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

  13. Sociology and anthropology

    31% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Philosophy and theology

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    24% Skill level

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

  18. Geography

    24% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    21% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Speaking

    70% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Critical thinking

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Writing

    70% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  5. Active listening

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Persuasion

    64% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  7. Active learning

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Negotiation

    61% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  10. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Time management

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  15. Systems analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Systems evaluation

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Written expression

    71% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Near vision

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Speech clarity

    64% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Brainstorming

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Originality

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Memorization

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Multitasking

    37% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Speed of recognition

    37% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    90% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  2. Researching and investigating

    85% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  3. Checking compliance with standards

    84% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    79% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    79% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    77% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    76% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Giving expert advice

    74% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  10. Collecting and organising information

    73% Skill level

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

  11. Thinking creatively

    73% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating with the public

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Working with the public

    66% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    66% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    62% Skill level

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

  16. Explaining things to people

    61% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  17. Documenting or recording information

    59% Skill level

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

  18. Providing office support

    55% Skill level

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

  19. Communicating within a team

    51% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    45% Skill level

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

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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, 23-1011.00 - Lawyers.

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.

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Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Impact of decisions

    96% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  6. Letters and memos

    96% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  7. Frequent decision making

    94% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  9. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Spend time sitting

    91% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Time pressure

    91% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Responsible for outcomes

    84% Important

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

  14. Conflict situations

    84% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  15. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  16. Angry or unpleasant people

    82% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  17. Consequence of error

    82% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    82% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Unstructured work

    81% Important

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

  20. Contact with the public

    79% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Recognition

    90% 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.

  2. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  3. Independence

    86% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    86% 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

    62% Important

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

  6. Relationships

    57% 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. Analytical

    67% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  5. Helping

    48% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  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, 23-1011.00 - Lawyers.

All Solicitors

  • $1,646 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 79,300 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 84% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 51% female Gender Share

Solicitors provide legal advice, prepare and draft legal documents, and conduct negotiations on behalf of clients on matters associated with the law.

You need a bachelor degree in law to work as a Solicitor. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • interviewing clients to determine the nature of problems, and recommending and undertaking appropriate legal action
  • preparing cases for court by conducting investigations, undertaking research, arranging witness preparation and attendance, and giving notice of court actions
  • representing clients in court
  • managing conveyancing and other property matters by preparing contracts of sale, mortgage documents, lease documents and other documents relating to the transfer of land and buildings
  • preparing and critically reviewing contracts between parties
  • preparing wills
  • providing advice on family law, company law, partnerships, commercial law and trusts
  • may act as trustee or guardian
  • may act as executor of clients' wills

You need a bachelor degree in law to work as a Solicitor. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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.

Employers look for Solicitors with good people skills and are trustworthy and responsible.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. English language

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Law and government

    78% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    74% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and management

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Personnel and human resources

    62% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Economics and accounting

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Communications and media

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Therapy and counselling

    33% Skill level

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

  13. Sociology and anthropology

    31% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Philosophy and theology

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    24% Skill level

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

  18. Geography

    24% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    21% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Speaking

    70% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Critical thinking

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Writing

    70% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  5. Active listening

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Persuasion

    64% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  7. Active learning

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Negotiation

    61% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  10. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Time management

    57% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Serving others

    54% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  15. Systems analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Systems evaluation

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Learning strategies

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Management of personnel resources

    43% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    71% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Written expression

    71% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Near vision

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Speech clarity

    64% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Brainstorming

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    54% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Originality

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Memorization

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Multitasking

    37% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  20. Speed of recognition

    37% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    90% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  2. Researching and investigating

    85% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  3. Checking compliance with standards

    84% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    79% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    79% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    77% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    76% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Giving expert advice

    74% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  10. Collecting and organising information

    73% Skill level

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

  11. Thinking creatively

    73% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating with the public

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Working with the public

    66% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    66% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    62% Skill level

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

  16. Explaining things to people

    61% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  17. Documenting or recording information

    59% Skill level

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

  18. Providing office support

    55% Skill level

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

  19. Communicating within a team

    51% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    45% 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, 23-1011.00 - Lawyers.

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. Indoors, heat controlled

    100% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Impact of decisions

    96% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  6. Letters and memos

    96% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  7. Frequent decision making

    94% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  9. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Spend time sitting

    91% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Time pressure

    91% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Responsible for outcomes

    84% Important

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

  14. Conflict situations

    84% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  15. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  16. Angry or unpleasant people

    82% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  17. Consequence of error

    82% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    82% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Unstructured work

    81% Important

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

  20. Contact with the public

    79% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

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

  1. Recognition

    90% 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.

  2. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  3. Independence

    86% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    86% 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

    62% Important

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

  6. Relationships

    57% 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. Analytical

    67% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  5. Helping

    48% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Practical

    19% Important

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

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