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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and 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.

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This is where your taxes go, to keeping the roads maintained, laws enforced and all the other functions of government that keep society functioning. Politicians create laws and represent the people, the civil and public services then carries out government policy. The European Union operates on a similar basis across Europe. This is a complex sector, which includes independent bodies such as regulators who ensure that products, occupations or the government itself is acting properly and to the correct standard.

Skills

    communication, initiative, adaptability, managing resources, time management, prioritising work, leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, decision making, enforcing laws and regulations, writing, negotiation, people management, problem solving,

Key Facts

144k
Million dollars of international development aid committed by major donar nations in 2017
27,449
2
number of languages most EU careers require

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