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Advertised Job Skills

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This section shows the top advertised detailed job skills found in job openings advertised online for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive in South Dakota in October 2022. (Jobs De-duplication Level 1)
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Rank Advertised Detailed Job Skill Advertised Skill Group Job Opening Match Count
1 Customer service Customer Service Skills 28
2 Attention to detail Basic Skills 20
3 Organizational skills Basic Skills 13
4 Decision making Basic Skills 10
5 Work independently Basic Skills 8
6 Typing Office Clerk Skills 8
7 Time management Basic Skills 6
8 Interpersonal skills Interpersonal Skills 6
9 Adjust to change Basic Skills 4
10 Answer phone calls Receptionist Skills 4
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The most common advertised detailed job skill for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive in South Dakota in October 2022 was Customer service with 26.2% of the total skills found. The second most common skill was Attention to detail with 18.7% of the total skills found. The third most common skill was Organizational skills with 12.1% of the total skills found.
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Advertised Tools and Technology

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This section shows the top advertised detailed tools and technologies found in job openings advertised online for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive in South Dakota in October 2022. (Jobs De-duplication Level 1)
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Rank Advertised Detailed Tool or Technology Advertised Tool and Technology Group Job Opening Match Count
1 Microsoft Word Word Processing Software 15
2 Microsoft (MS) Office Office Suite Software 14
3 Calendars Calendars 6
4 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Software 4
5 Fax Machine Facsimile Machines 3
6 Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Software 2
7 Front Desk software Database User Interface and Query Software 2
8 Motor vehicles Automobiles or Cars 2
9 Microsoft Access Database User Interface and Query Software 1
10 Hypertext markup language (HTML) Web Platform Development Software 1
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The most common advertised detailed tool or technology for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive in South Dakota in October 2022 was Microsoft Word with 30.0% of the total tools and technologies found. The second most common tool and technology was Microsoft (MS) Office with 28.0% of the total tools and technologies found. The third most common tool and technology was Calendars with 12.0% of the total tools and technologies found.
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Typical Job Skills

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This section shows the job skills that are related to Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive.
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Rank Typical Job Skills Typical Skill Category
1 Answer telephones to direct calls or provide information Interacting With Others
2 Discuss account status or activity with customers or patrons Interacting With Others
3 Greet customers, patrons, or visitors Interacting With Others
4 Refer customers to appropriate personnel Interacting With Others
5 Execute sales or other financial transactions Interacting With Others
6 Operate computers or computerized equipment Work Output
7 Enter information into databases or software programs Work Output
8 Collect deposits, payments or fees Interacting With Others
9 Operate office equipment Work Output
10 Report maintenance or equipment problems to appropriate personnel Interacting With Others
11 Record personnel information Work Output
12 Select resources needed to accomplish tasks Mental Processes
13 Operate communications equipment or systems Work Output
14 Schedule appointments Mental Processes
15 Distribute materials to employees or customers Interacting With Others
16 Issue documentation or identification to customers or employees Interacting With Others
17 Record information from meetings or other formal proceedings Work Output
18 Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance Work Output
19 Order materials, supplies, or equipment Interacting With Others
20 Develop organizational policies or programs Mental Processes
21 Prepare employee work schedules Interacting With Others
22 Send information, materials or documentation Interacting With Others
23 Compile data or documentation Mental Processes
24 Make travel, accommodations, or entertainment arrangements for others Interacting With Others
25 Schedule operational activities Mental Processes
26 Search files, databases or reference materials to obtain needed information Information Input
27 Supervise clerical or administrative personnel Interacting With Others
28 Distribute incoming mail Interacting With Others
29 Route mail to correct destinations Interacting With Others
30 Proofread documents, records, or other files to ensure accuracy Mental Processes
31 Manage clerical or administrative activities Interacting With Others
32 Coordinate operational activities Interacting With Others
33 Maintain current knowledge related to work activities Mental Processes
34 Train personnel Interacting With Others
35 Transcribe spoken or written information Work Output
36 Prepare informational or reference materials Work Output
37 Develop computer or online applications Mental Processes
The most important job skill for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive is Answer telephones to direct calls or provide information. The second most important job skill is Discuss account status or activity with customers or patrons. The third most important job skill is Greet customers, patrons, or visitors.
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Personal Skills

This section shows the personal skills that are most useful for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive. Click on a link in the Personal Skills column to view more detailed information.
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Personal Skill Skill Description Rank by Importance (Out of 100)
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively. 75
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. 75
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents. 72
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. 69
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others. 63
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people. 63
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. 53
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 53
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. 50
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. 50
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. 50
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. 47
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. 47
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. 41
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. 35
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. 31
Instructing Teaching others how to do something. 28
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. 28
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system. 25
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes. 25
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems. 25
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. 22
Operations Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. 22
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design. 22
Management of Material Resources Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work. 19
Management of Financial Resources Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures. 16
Programming Writing computer programs for various purposes. 16
Technology Design Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs. 13
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems. 6
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools. 0
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. 0
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. 0
Installation Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications. 0
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. 0
Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems. 0
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Based on a national survey, the most important personal skill for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive is Speaking with a score of 75 out of 100. The second most important personal skill is Active Listening with a score of 75 out of 100. The third most important personal skill is Reading Comprehension with a score of 72 out of 100.
Source: This information is based on O*NET™ data. O*NET is a trademark registered to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.



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