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Creative

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Administrative

General
Adminstrative types like work that involves looking after and organising items and information. These people like clear routines and instructions, and enjoy checking facts and figures. They are comfortable following well-defined rules and enjoy work that involves organisation and routine.

Interests
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.

Activities
Administrative activities may include general office organisational work (filing, photocopying, typing), processing information using forms (e.g. evaluating information for suitability, availability), implementing procedures (e.g. mailshots), organising activities and events (e.g. secretarial work), collecting and sorting data (e.g. accounts, forms), using mathematical procedures (e.g. cash flow analysis, market forecasting), logging activities and performance (e.g. Law Clerk, Medical Secretary).

Occupations
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Accountant
Business Analyst
Business Consultant
Bank / Financial Manager
Front Office Junior Manager
Taxation Consultant
Bank Official
Payroll Manager
Travel Agency Manager
Actuary
Tax Accountant
Auditor

Realist

Realistic occupations involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outdoors.

Code: R

Administrative

Administrative occupations involve working with data and details more than with ideas and people. These people like clear routines and instructions, and enjoy checking facts and figures.

Code: A

Enterprising

Enterprising occupations involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

Code: E

Investigative

Investigative occupations involve working with ideas and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

Code: I

Social

Social occupations involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

Code: S

Creative

Creative occupations involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

Code: C

Linguistic

Linguistic types enjoy work involving the creation and exchange of information through writing, electronic media or the spoken word. These people prefer unstructured environments where there is time to use their imagination to compose their thoughts.

Code: L

Naturalist

Naturalists like work that involves 'doing' something to 'organic things', i.e. plants, animals and their produce (e.g. food). Like Realists, Naturalists enjoy a hands-on approach and like to see tangible results.

Code: N