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Overview

All Auctioneers, and Stock and Station Agents

  • $1,405 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Auctioneers

  • 630 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 83% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 49 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 11% female Gender Share

Auctioneers conduct sales of real estate, goods and livestock by taking offers from buyers and accepting the highest purchase price.

You can work as an Auctioneer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in real estate practice or property services may be useful.

Tasks
  • Appraises and lists property for auction.
  • Organises advertising, catalogues and other publicity for auctions.
  • Consults vendors and sets reserve prices.
  • Describes property presented and the conditions of sale.
  • Asks for or sets opening bids.
  • Accepts bids from potential buyers.
  • Closes sales to the highest bidders.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Auctioneer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in real estate practice or property services may be useful.

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 Financial Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Auctioneers, and Stock and Station Agents who are well presented, can communicate with a diverse range of people and provide good customer service.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Communications and media

    60% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Sales and marketing

    51% Skill level

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

  5. Fine arts

    46% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  6. Customer and personal service

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Psychology

    38% Skill level

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

  9. Telecommunications

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    35% Skill level

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

  11. Law and government

    33% Skill level

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

  12. Transportation

    29% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    28% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    26% Skill level

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

  16. Sociology and anthropology

    23% Skill level

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

  17. Foreign language

    22% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  18. Mathematics

    21% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  19. Technical design

    19% Skill level

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

  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. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  2. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Active listening

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  8. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  10. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Persuasion

    37% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiation

    29% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Instructing

    25% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Operation monitoring

    25% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  18. Systems analysis

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Systems evaluation

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Quality control analysis

    18% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Speech clarity

    59% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  6. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  7. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Auditory attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  9. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  11. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  14. Hearing sensitivity

    41% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  17. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Originality

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Written expression

    39% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    69% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Working with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Thinking creatively

    53% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating with the public

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Working with computers

    44% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    43% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Influencing people

    40% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    35% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    33% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Checking for errors or defects

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Collecting and organising information

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Guiding and directing staff

    26% Skill level

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

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, 27-3012.00 - Public Address System and Other Announcers.

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. Public speaking

    91% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  2. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    86% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    79% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  8. Indoors, heat controlled

    79% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    77% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    77% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  11. Physically close to people

    77% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  12. Contact with the public

    73% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  13. Impact of decisions

    73% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Telephone

    73% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  15. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Spend time standing

    68% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  17. Competition

    68% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    67% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    67% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  20. Electronic mail

    64% Important

    Use electronic mail.

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. Independence

    62% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    48% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    48% Important

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

  6. Support

    29% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    86% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Enterprising

    81% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    29% Important

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

  5. Practical

    24% Important

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

  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, 27-3012.00 - Public Address System and Other Announcers.

All Auctioneers, and Stock and Station Agents

  • $1,405 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Auctioneers

  • 630 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 83% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 49 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 11% female Gender Share

Auctioneers conduct sales of real estate, goods and livestock by taking offers from buyers and accepting the highest purchase price.

You can work as an Auctioneer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in real estate practice or property services may be useful.

Tasks
  • Appraises and lists property for auction.
  • Organises advertising, catalogues and other publicity for auctions.
  • Consults vendors and sets reserve prices.
  • Describes property presented and the conditions of sale.
  • Asks for or sets opening bids.
  • Accepts bids from potential buyers.
  • Closes sales to the highest bidders.

You can work as an Auctioneer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in real estate practice or property services may be useful.

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 Financial Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Auctioneers, and Stock and Station Agents who are well presented, can communicate with a diverse range of people and provide good customer service.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Communications and media

    60% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Sales and marketing

    51% Skill level

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

  5. Fine arts

    46% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  6. Customer and personal service

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Psychology

    38% Skill level

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

  9. Telecommunications

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    35% Skill level

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

  11. Law and government

    33% Skill level

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

  12. Transportation

    29% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    28% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    26% Skill level

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

  16. Sociology and anthropology

    23% Skill level

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

  17. Foreign language

    22% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  18. Mathematics

    21% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  19. Technical design

    19% Skill level

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

  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. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  2. Reading comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Active listening

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  8. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  10. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Persuasion

    37% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiation

    29% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  16. Instructing

    25% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Operation monitoring

    25% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  18. Systems analysis

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Systems evaluation

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Quality control analysis

    18% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Speech clarity

    59% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  6. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  7. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Auditory attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  9. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  11. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  14. Hearing sensitivity

    41% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  17. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Originality

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Written expression

    39% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    69% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Working with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Thinking creatively

    53% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating with the public

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Working with computers

    44% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    43% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Influencing people

    40% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    35% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    33% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Checking for errors or defects

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Collecting and organising information

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Guiding and directing staff

    26% Skill level

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

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, 27-3012.00 - Public Address System and Other Announcers.

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. Public speaking

    91% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  2. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    86% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    79% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  8. Indoors, heat controlled

    79% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    77% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    77% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  11. Physically close to people

    77% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  12. Contact with the public

    73% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  13. Impact of decisions

    73% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Telephone

    73% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  15. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Spend time standing

    68% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  17. Competition

    68% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    67% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    67% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  20. Electronic mail

    64% Important

    Use electronic mail.

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. Independence

    62% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    48% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    48% Important

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

  6. Support

    29% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Helping

    86% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Enterprising

    81% Important

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

  3. Creative

    57% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    29% Important

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

  5. Practical

    24% Important

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

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

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

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