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Visual Merchandisers

ANZSCO ID 6395

Overview

All Visual Merchandisers

  • $1,246 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 6,400 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 50% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 85% female Gender Share

Visual Merchandisers plan and install internal, window and fixed displays to show goods to their best advantage.

Also known as: Window Dresser.

You can work as a Visual Merchandiser without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III or IV in visual merchandising or sales and marketing might be helpful.

Tasks
  • determining goods for display in accordance with prospective seasonal and promotional events
  • developing overall promotional and display plans for approval
  • preparing sketches and models showing layout, colour and other features for approval
  • obtaining props and other accessories, and building displays
  • setting up fabricated displays in store windows and other areas
  • organising the setting out of goods to be shown as part of permanent displays
  • arranging ticketing and signage
  • arranging lighting to highlight fixtures, displays and goods

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Visual Merchandiser without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III or IV in visual merchandising or sales and marketing might be helpful.

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 Visual Merchandisers who interact well with others, provide good customer service and who are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Sales and marketing

    60% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    45% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    42% Skill level

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

  6. Technical design

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Communications and media

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Education and training

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    30% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    26% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    25% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    24% Skill level

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

  14. Mechanical

    24% Skill level

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

  15. Fine arts

    23% Skill level

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

  16. Production and processing

    22% Skill level

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

  17. Building and construction

    22% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  18. Sociology and anthropology

    18% Skill level

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

  19. Engineering and technology

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  2. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Active listening

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  9. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Instructing

    34% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Systems analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Operations analysis

    29% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Visualization

    55% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  3. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Far vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  5. Extent flexibility

    50% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  6. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Colour discrimination

    48% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  8. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  15. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    80% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Thinking creatively

    56% Skill level

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

  5. Doing physically active work

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Working with the public

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    45% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring people, processes and things

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    43% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  13. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Coordinating the work of a team

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    40% Skill level

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

  16. Leading and encouraging a team

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Coaching and developing others

    34% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  18. Working with computers

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    30% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  20. Guiding and directing staff

    28% 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, 27-1026.00 - Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Spend time standing

    90% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  5. Walking and running

    84% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  6. Teamwork

    83% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

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

    82% Important

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

  9. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Contact with the public

    79% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Telephone

    76% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  12. Time pressure

    75% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Electronic mail

    75% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  14. Unstructured work

    74% Important

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

  15. Physically close to people

    73% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    65% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Being exact or accurate

    65% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  19. Bending or twisting your body

    64% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  20. Impact of decisions

    64% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

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

    67% 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

    57% Important

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

  4. Support

    52% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    52% 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. Recognition

    38% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Creative

    86% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    76% Important

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

  3. Practical

    71% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    29% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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, 27-1026.00 - Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers.

All Visual Merchandisers

  • $1,246 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 6,400 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 50% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 85% female Gender Share

Visual Merchandisers plan and install internal, window and fixed displays to show goods to their best advantage.

Also known as: Window Dresser.

You can work as a Visual Merchandiser without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III or IV in visual merchandising or sales and marketing might be helpful.

Tasks
  • determining goods for display in accordance with prospective seasonal and promotional events
  • developing overall promotional and display plans for approval
  • preparing sketches and models showing layout, colour and other features for approval
  • obtaining props and other accessories, and building displays
  • setting up fabricated displays in store windows and other areas
  • organising the setting out of goods to be shown as part of permanent displays
  • arranging ticketing and signage
  • arranging lighting to highlight fixtures, displays and goods

You can work as a Visual Merchandiser without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III or IV in visual merchandising or sales and marketing might be helpful.

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 Visual Merchandisers who interact well with others, provide good customer service and who are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Sales and marketing

    60% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    45% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    42% Skill level

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

  6. Technical design

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Communications and media

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Education and training

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    30% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    26% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    25% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    24% Skill level

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

  14. Mechanical

    24% Skill level

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

  15. Fine arts

    23% Skill level

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

  16. Production and processing

    22% Skill level

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

  17. Building and construction

    22% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  18. Sociology and anthropology

    18% Skill level

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

  19. Engineering and technology

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  2. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Active listening

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Persuasion

    43% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  9. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Instructing

    34% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Systems analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Operations analysis

    29% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Visualization

    55% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  3. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Far vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  5. Extent flexibility

    50% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  6. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Colour discrimination

    48% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  8. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Originality

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  15. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    80% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Thinking creatively

    56% Skill level

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

  5. Doing physically active work

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Working with the public

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    45% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring people, processes and things

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    43% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  13. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Coordinating the work of a team

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    40% Skill level

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

  16. Leading and encouraging a team

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Coaching and developing others

    34% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  18. Working with computers

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    30% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  20. Guiding and directing staff

    28% 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, 27-1026.00 - Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Spend time standing

    90% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  5. Walking and running

    84% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  6. Teamwork

    83% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

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

    82% Important

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

  9. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Contact with the public

    79% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  11. Telephone

    76% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  12. Time pressure

    75% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Electronic mail

    75% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  14. Unstructured work

    74% Important

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

  15. Physically close to people

    73% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    65% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Being exact or accurate

    65% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  19. Bending or twisting your body

    64% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  20. Impact of decisions

    64% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

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

    67% 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

    57% Important

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

  4. Support

    52% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    52% 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. Recognition

    38% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Creative

    86% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    76% Important

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

  3. Practical

    71% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    29% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    24% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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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, 27-1026.00 - Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers.
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