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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Source: National Skills Bulletin


Modern businesses are immensely complex. Business management and human resources organises the human element of businesses. They recruit employees, set goals and ensure they’re productive. Human Resources will be responsible for people’s wellbeing in the work place. People working in the sector enjoy working with people to get the most out of them. Business Management can mean a lot of stress and demands on your time, but for driven people with the required skills it can offer a path towards advancement.


    sales & marketing, sales & marketing, communication, teamwork, leadership, time management, adaptability, active listening, attention to detail, negotiation, education & training, decision making, data analysis & statistics, persuasion, initiative,

Key Facts

of surveyed companies prioritise attracting and retaining talant
of surveyed companies invest in learning and development
of surveyed companies expect investment in workplace wellbeing to increase
of HR teams consist of 1-5 people

Labour Market Information

Employment growth was strong for management consultants, business analysts & project managers and there is evidence that employers are finding it difficult to find suitable candidates.

The recovery in the economy has resulted in a stronger demand for HR managers and officers. Although shortages are not expected in the short term, there are signs of increased employment and growing demand for those with sector specific knowledge (e.g. finance).

Demand appears to relate primarily to the IT and financial sectors.

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