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Learn about the most important skills for Clergy. Also, find out how proficient you have to be in each skill.

Importance*More Info
1.Service Orientation90
2.Instructing88
Social Perceptiveness88
Speaking88
Active Listening88
6.Reading Comprehension84
7.Negotiation78
Persuasion78
Critical Thinking78
10.Judgment and Decision Making75
* Importance out of 100

Score Key
  Importance for success in this profession
  Level of proficiency needed

Skill Area Scores

Service Orientation
Actively looking for ways to help people.
90
64
Ask customers if they would like cups of coffeeMake flight reservations for customers, using airline reservation systemDirect relief agency operations in a disaster area
Instructing
Teaching others how to do something.
88
63
Instruct a new employee in the use of a time clockInstruct a coworker in how to operate a software programDemonstrate surgical procedure to interns in a teaching hospital
Social Perceptiveness
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
88
73
Notice that customers are angry because they have been waiting too longBe aware of how a coworker's promotion will affect a work groupCounsel depressive patients during a crisis period
Speaking
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
88
68
Greet tourists and explain tourist attractionsInterview applicants to obtain personal and work historyArgue a legal case before the Supreme Court
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.
88
66
Take a customer's orderAnswer inquiries regarding credit referencesPreside as judge in a complex legal disagreement
Reading Comprehension
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
84
68
Read step-by-step instructions for completing a formRead a memo from management describing new personnel policiesRead a scientific journal article describing surgical procedures
Negotiation
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
78
63
Present justification to a manager for altering work scheduleContract with a wholesaler to sell items at a given costWork as an ambassador in negotiating a new treaty
Persuasion
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
78
68
Solicit donations for a charityConvince a supervisor to purchase a new copy machineChange the opinion of the jury in a complex legal case
Critical Thinking
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
78
63
Determine whether a subordinate has a good excuse for being lateEvaluate customer complaints and determine appropriate responsesWrite legal brief challenging a federal law
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
75
54
Decide how scheduling a break will affect work flowEvaluate a loan application for degree of riskDecide whether a manufacturing company should invest in new robotics technology