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Street Vendors

ANZSCO ID 621713

Overview

All Street Vendors and Related Salespersons

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Street Vendors

  • 820 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 34% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 49 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 44% female Gender Share

Street Vendors sell goods or services to customers at street or market locations.

Specialisations: Market Stall Vendor.

You can work as a Street Vendor without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks
  • Collects goods and transports them along established routes 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 Street Vendor 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. 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

    56% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    36% Skill level

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

  6. Psychology

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Clerical

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    33% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    26% Skill level

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

  12. Economics and accounting

    23% Skill level

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

  13. Sociology and anthropology

    17% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    16% Skill level

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

  15. Production and processing

    13% Skill level

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

  16. Telecommunications

    8% Skill level

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

  17. Therapy and counselling

    8% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    8% Skill level

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

  19. Fine arts

    6% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    6% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Persuasion

    59% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  2. Negotiation

    50% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  3. Speaking

    48% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Active listening

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  7. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Learning strategies

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Management of material resources

    25% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  19. Management of personnel resources

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    23% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  4. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  5. Written comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Written expression

    46% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Originality

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    38% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Multitasking

    30% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  17. Trunk strength

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Memorization

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Far vision

    23% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Mathematics

    20% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    64% Skill level

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

  2. Influencing people

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Working with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    61% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Communicating with the public

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Coaching and developing others

    53% Skill level

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

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    44% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    44% Skill level

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

  9. Leading and encouraging a team

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Scheduling work and activities

    42% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    41% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Coming up with systems and processes

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Thinking creatively

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Training and teaching others

    40% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  15. Providing office support

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Working with computers

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Making decisions and solving problems

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Guiding and directing staff

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Helping and caring for others

    36% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  20. Managing payments and orders

    34% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

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, 41-9091.00 - Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related 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. Freedom to make decisions

    97% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Unstructured work

    97% Important

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

  3. Contact with the public

    94% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  4. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  5. Telephone

    91% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Electronic mail

    84% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    76% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Physically close to people

    71% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  9. Competition

    70% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  10. Letters and memos

    67% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  11. Public speaking

    62% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  12. Spend time sitting

    61% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  13. Frequent decision making

    60% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Spend time standing

    59% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  15. Impact of decisions

    57% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Time pressure

    57% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Teamwork

    55% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    49% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

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

    48% Important

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

  20. Conflict situations

    47% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

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. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Working conditions

    36% 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. 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.

  6. Support

    29% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. 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

    67% Important

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

  3. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    43% Important

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

  5. Creative

    33% 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, 41-9091.00 - Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers.

All Street Vendors and Related Salespersons

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Street Vendors

  • 820 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 34% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 49 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 44% female Gender Share

Street Vendors sell goods or services to customers at street or market locations.

Specialisations: Market Stall Vendor.

You can work as a Street Vendor without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks
  • Collects goods and transports them along established routes 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 Street Vendor 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. 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

    56% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    36% Skill level

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

  6. Psychology

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Clerical

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    33% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    26% Skill level

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

  12. Economics and accounting

    23% Skill level

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

  13. Sociology and anthropology

    17% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    16% Skill level

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

  15. Production and processing

    13% Skill level

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

  16. Telecommunications

    8% Skill level

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

  17. Therapy and counselling

    8% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    8% Skill level

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

  19. Fine arts

    6% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    6% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Persuasion

    59% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  2. Negotiation

    50% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  3. Speaking

    48% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Active listening

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Serving others

    46% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  7. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Learning strategies

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Management of material resources

    25% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  19. Management of personnel resources

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    23% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  4. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  5. Written comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Written expression

    46% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Originality

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    38% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Multitasking

    30% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  17. Trunk strength

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Memorization

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Far vision

    23% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. Mathematics

    20% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    64% Skill level

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

  2. Influencing people

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Working with the public

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    61% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Communicating with the public

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Coaching and developing others

    53% Skill level

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

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    44% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    44% Skill level

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

  9. Leading and encouraging a team

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Scheduling work and activities

    42% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    41% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Coming up with systems and processes

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Thinking creatively

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Training and teaching others

    40% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  15. Providing office support

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Working with computers

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Making decisions and solving problems

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Guiding and directing staff

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Helping and caring for others

    36% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  20. Managing payments and orders

    34% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

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, 41-9091.00 - Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related 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. Freedom to make decisions

    97% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Unstructured work

    97% Important

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

  3. Contact with the public

    94% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  4. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  5. Telephone

    91% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  6. Electronic mail

    84% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    76% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Physically close to people

    71% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  9. Competition

    70% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  10. Letters and memos

    67% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  11. Public speaking

    62% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  12. Spend time sitting

    61% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  13. Frequent decision making

    60% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Spend time standing

    59% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  15. Impact of decisions

    57% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Time pressure

    57% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Teamwork

    55% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    49% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

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

    48% Important

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

  20. Conflict situations

    47% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

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. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Working conditions

    36% 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. 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.

  6. Support

    29% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. 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

    67% Important

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

  3. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    43% Important

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

  5. Creative

    33% 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, 41-9091.00 - Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers.
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