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Program Directors (Television or Radio)

ANZSCO ID 212315

Overview

All Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors

  • $1,539 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Program Directors (Television or Radio)

  • 1,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 77% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 50% female Gender Share

Program Directors (Television or Radio) compile and direct programs for television or radio.

You need experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability to work as a Program Director (Television or Radio). While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in screen or radio production may be useful.

Tasks
  • Studies scripts and scenarios to determine theme and setting.
  • Oversees creative aspects of television and radio productions.
  • Plans and organises the preparation and presentation of programmes.

Prospects

Pathways

You need experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability to work as a Program Director (Television or Radio). While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in screen or radio production may be useful.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and who are organised and efficient.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Communications and media

    72% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Clerical

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Computers and electronics

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Personnel and human resources

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    60% Skill level

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

  9. Telecommunications

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    44% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Law and government

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Production and processing

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Public safety and security

    35% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Engineering and technology

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Geography

    31% Skill level

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

  19. Fine arts

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    23% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Management of personnel resources

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Systems analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Negotiation

    48% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Persuasion

    46% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Learning strategies

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Serving others

    45% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  8. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  18. Visualization

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Communicating with the public

    88% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    84% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    84% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    83% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    82% Skill level

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

  6. Thinking creatively

    82% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    81% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Working with the public

    81% Skill level

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

  9. Guiding and directing staff

    80% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    77% Skill level

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

  11. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    76% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  12. Coordinating the work of a team

    74% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    74% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    73% Skill level

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

  15. Collecting and organising information

    72% Skill level

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

  16. Coaching and developing others

    71% Skill level

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

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    69% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    65% Skill level

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

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    63% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    58% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-2012.03 - Program Directors.

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. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Contact with people

    98% Important

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

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Contact with the public

    95% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  7. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Time pressure

    93% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Unstructured work

    91% Important

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

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    89% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Frequent decision making

    87% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Competition

    82% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  15. Spend time sitting

    80% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  16. Letters and memos

    78% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  17. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    73% Important

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

  19. Conflict situations

    71% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    70% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. Independence

    86% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    86% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    76% 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. 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.

  6. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  3. Creative

    62% Important

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

  4. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Practical

    19% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-2012.03 - Program Directors.

All Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors

  • $1,539 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Program Directors (Television or Radio)

  • 1,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 77% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 50% female Gender Share

Program Directors (Television or Radio) compile and direct programs for television or radio.

You need experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability to work as a Program Director (Television or Radio). While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in screen or radio production may be useful.

Tasks
  • Studies scripts and scenarios to determine theme and setting.
  • Oversees creative aspects of television and radio productions.
  • Plans and organises the preparation and presentation of programmes.

You need experience in the entertainment industry and proven ability to work as a Program Director (Television or Radio). While formal qualifications aren't essential, a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in screen or radio production may be useful.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Creative Arts and Culture VET training pathways.

Employers look for Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors who have strong interpersonal skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and who are organised and efficient.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Communications and media

    72% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Clerical

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Computers and electronics

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Personnel and human resources

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    60% Skill level

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

  9. Telecommunications

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    44% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Law and government

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Production and processing

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Public safety and security

    35% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Engineering and technology

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Geography

    31% Skill level

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

  19. Fine arts

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    23% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Management of personnel resources

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Systems analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Negotiation

    48% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Persuasion

    46% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Learning strategies

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Serving others

    45% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  8. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Originality

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Brainstorming

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Multitasking

    43% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  18. Visualization

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Flexibility of closure

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Communicating with the public

    88% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    84% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    84% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    83% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    82% Skill level

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

  6. Thinking creatively

    82% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    81% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Working with the public

    81% Skill level

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

  9. Guiding and directing staff

    80% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    77% Skill level

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

  11. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    76% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  12. Coordinating the work of a team

    74% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    74% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    73% Skill level

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

  15. Collecting and organising information

    72% Skill level

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

  16. Coaching and developing others

    71% Skill level

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

  17. Coming up with systems and processes

    69% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    65% Skill level

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

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    63% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    58% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-2012.03 - Program Directors.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Contact with people

    98% Important

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

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Contact with the public

    95% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  7. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Time pressure

    93% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Unstructured work

    91% Important

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

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    89% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Frequent decision making

    87% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Competition

    82% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  15. Spend time sitting

    80% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  16. Letters and memos

    78% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  17. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    73% Important

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

  19. Conflict situations

    71% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  20. Angry or unpleasant people

    70% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    86% Important

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

  2. Independence

    86% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    86% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    76% 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. 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.

  6. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  3. Creative

    62% Important

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

  4. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Practical

    19% Important

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

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