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Cash Van Salespersons

ANZSCO ID 621711

Overview

All Street Vendors and Related Salespersons

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Cash Van Salespersons

  • 1,400 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 65% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 24% female Gender Share

Cash Van Salespersons drive van or light trucks on established routes to sell goods and services.

Specialisations: Ice-cream Van Vendor, Milk Vendor.

You can work as a Cash Van Salesperson without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks
  • Collects goods and transports them along established routes, to door-to-door areas, and to street and market locations.
  • Displays and demonstrates goods, and explains the qualities of goods to customers.
  • Informs customers of new goods and services.
  • Receives payments from customers and gives change.
  • Records transactions on customer receipts and sales records.
  • Wraps and packages goods sold.
  • Develops lists of prospective customers and calls on them to obtain new business.
  • Orders and purchases goods for sale, and monitors and maintains stock levels.
  • May attract attention by playing music, singing and calling out goods and services for sale.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Cash Van 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 Street Vendors and Related Salespersons who connect 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

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Transportation

    44% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    33% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Sales and marketing

    30% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    26% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    24% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    22% Skill level

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

  8. Computers and electronics

    21% Skill level

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

  9. Communications and media

    19% Skill level

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

  10. Food production

    18% Skill level

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

  11. Production and processing

    18% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    18% Skill level

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

  14. Administration and management

    17% Skill level

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

  15. Geography

    13% 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.

  16. Chemistry

    13% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  17. Personnel and human resources

    11% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    8% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    8% Skill level

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

  20. Clerical

    6% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    50% Skill level

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

  2. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  3. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  6. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  8. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  15. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Learning strategies

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Operation and control

    30% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  20. Operation monitoring

    29% Skill level

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

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

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  4. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  5. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  7. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  8. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Control precision

    39% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  10. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Finger dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  12. Manual dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  13. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Multilimb coordination

    37% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  16. Selective attention

    37% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Written expression

    37% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  18. Inductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Perceptual speed

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Depth perception

    34% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

Activities

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

  1. Working with the public

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    69% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Handling and moving objects

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Doing physically active work

    55% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  7. Driving vehicles or equipment

    50% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  8. Influencing people

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Planning and prioritising work

    47% Skill level

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

  10. Coordinating the work of a team

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Controlling equipment or machines

    42% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  12. Working with computers

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Leading and encouraging a team

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    40% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Collecting and organising information

    40% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Monitoring people, processes and things

    33% Skill level

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

  19. Making decisions and solving problems

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Researching and investigating

    28% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of 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, 53-3031.00 - Driver/Sales Workers.

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. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    98% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  3. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    93% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Telephone

    90% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Time pressure

    89% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Impact of decisions

    84% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  8. Very hot or cold temperatures

    83% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  9. Frequent decision making

    82% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Physically close to people

    82% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  11. Walking and running

    82% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  12. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    78% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

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

    77% Important

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

  15. Spend time standing

    76% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  16. Being exact or accurate

    75% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  17. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    74% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    72% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Health and safety of others

    68% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Making repetitive motions

    67% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Independence

    52% 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. Relationships

    48% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    45% 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. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    86% Important

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

  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. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  4. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Creative

    19% 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, 53-3031.00 - Driver/Sales Workers.

All Street Vendors and Related Salespersons

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Cash Van Salespersons

  • 1,400 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 65% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 24% female Gender Share

Cash Van Salespersons drive van or light trucks on established routes to sell goods and services.

Specialisations: Ice-cream Van Vendor, Milk Vendor.

You can work as a Cash Van Salesperson without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks
  • Collects goods and transports them along established routes, to door-to-door areas, and to street and market locations.
  • Displays and demonstrates goods, and explains the qualities of goods to customers.
  • Informs customers of new goods and services.
  • Receives payments from customers and gives change.
  • Records transactions on customer receipts and sales records.
  • Wraps and packages goods sold.
  • Develops lists of prospective customers and calls on them to obtain new business.
  • Orders and purchases goods for sale, and monitors and maintains stock levels.
  • May attract attention by playing music, singing and calling out goods and services for sale.

You can work as a Cash Van 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 Street Vendors and Related Salespersons who connect 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

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Transportation

    44% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    33% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Sales and marketing

    30% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    26% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    24% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    22% Skill level

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

  8. Computers and electronics

    21% Skill level

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

  9. Communications and media

    19% Skill level

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

  10. Food production

    18% Skill level

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

  11. Production and processing

    18% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    18% Skill level

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

  14. Administration and management

    17% Skill level

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

  15. Geography

    13% 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.

  16. Chemistry

    13% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  17. Personnel and human resources

    11% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    8% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    8% Skill level

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

  20. Clerical

    6% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    50% Skill level

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

  2. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  3. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  6. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Negotiation

    41% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  8. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  15. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Learning strategies

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Operation and control

    30% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  20. Operation monitoring

    29% Skill level

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

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

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  4. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  5. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  7. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  8. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Control precision

    39% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  10. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Finger dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  12. Manual dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  13. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Multilimb coordination

    37% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  16. Selective attention

    37% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Written expression

    37% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  18. Inductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Perceptual speed

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Depth perception

    34% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

Activities

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

  1. Working with the public

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    69% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Handling and moving objects

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating with the public

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Doing physically active work

    55% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  7. Driving vehicles or equipment

    50% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  8. Influencing people

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Planning and prioritising work

    47% Skill level

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

  10. Coordinating the work of a team

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Controlling equipment or machines

    42% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  12. Working with computers

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Leading and encouraging a team

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    40% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  15. Collecting and organising information

    40% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Monitoring people, processes and things

    33% Skill level

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

  19. Making decisions and solving problems

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Researching and investigating

    28% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of 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, 53-3031.00 - Driver/Sales Workers.

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. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    98% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  3. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    93% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Telephone

    90% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Time pressure

    89% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Impact of decisions

    84% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  8. Very hot or cold temperatures

    83% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  9. Frequent decision making

    82% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Physically close to people

    82% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  11. Walking and running

    82% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  12. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    78% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

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

    77% Important

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

  15. Spend time standing

    76% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  16. Being exact or accurate

    75% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  17. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    74% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    72% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Health and safety of others

    68% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Making repetitive motions

    67% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Independence

    52% 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. Relationships

    48% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    45% 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. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    86% Important

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

  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. Administrative

    48% Important

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

  4. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Creative

    19% 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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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 53-3031.00 - Driver/Sales Workers.
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