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Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information
Skills, Abilities & Interests

Interest Area
SocialInvolves working and communicating with, helping, and teaching people.

Work Values
AchievementGet a feeling of accomplishment.
Social ServiceDo things for other people.
SecurityHave steady employment.
Ability UtilizationMake use of individual abilities.
ActivityBusy all the time.
AutonomyPlan work with little supervision.
ResponsibilityMake decisions on your own.

Skills
Social PerceptivenessBe aware of others' reactions and understand why they react the way they do.
Critical ThinkingUse logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
Active ListeningListen to what other people are saying and ask questions as appropriate.
WritingCommunicate effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience.
Service OrientationActively look for ways to help people.
Time ManagementManage one's own time and the time of others.
Active LearningWork with new material or information to grasp its implications.
Complex Problem SolvingSolving novel, ill-defined problems in complex, real-world settings.
Judgment and Decision MakingBe able to weigh the relative costs and benefits of a potential action.
CoordinationAdjust actions in relation to others' actions.
Reading ComprehensionUnderstand written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
SpeakingTalk to others to effectively convey information.

Abilities
Oral ExpressionAble to convey information and ideas through speech in ways that others will understand.
Deductive ReasoningAble to apply general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers, including deciding whether an answer makes sense.
Problem SensitivityAble to tell when something is wrong or likely to go wrong. This doesn't involve solving the problem, just recognizing that there is a problem.
Speech ClarityAble to speak clearly so listeners understand.
Inductive ReasoningAble to combine separate pieces of information, or specific answers to problems, to form general rules or conclusions. This includes coming up with a logical explanation for why seemingly unrelated events occur together.
Oral ComprehensionAble to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.