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Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Skills & Knowledge

 

Most Important Skills for Detectives and Criminal Investigators


 

Most Important Knowledge Areas for Detectives and Criminal Investigators



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Describe Your Skills


People who have worked in this career typically perform the following tasks. These statements can help a prospective employer understand what you can do, on a resume or during an interview.

  • Collecting information from different sources.
  • Making decisions or solving problems.
  • Communicating with supervisors, co-workers, or people that work under you.
  • Documenting or recording information.
  • Communicating with people outside your organization.
  • Working directly with the public.
  • Identifying information by categorizing, comparing, or detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Keeping up-to-date with new knowledge.

 

Careers that Use Similar Skills


The following careers use skills, knowledge, and abilities that are similar to those used for Detectives and Criminal Investigators.

 

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