Painting and Decorating Workers
Skills & Knowledge
Most Important Skills for Painting and Decorating Workers
- Being Aware of Others—Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Coordinating with Others—Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Monitoring Performance—Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Thinking Critically—Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Speaking—Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Managing Time—Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- 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.
- Making Decisions—Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Monitoring Equipment—Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Reading—Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Most Important Knowledge Areas for Painting and Decorating Workers
- English Language—Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Production and Processing—Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
- Education and Training—Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- Chemistry—Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal m
- Psychology—Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
- Public Safety and Security—Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
- Customer and Personal Service—Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Administration and Management—Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- Design—Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- Mathematics—Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Different careers may be a good fit for your personality or interests. This career is:
- Realistic—Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
- Artistic—Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
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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.
- Communicating with supervisors, co-workers, or people that work under you.
- Identifying information by categorizing, comparing, or detecting changes in circumstances or events.
- Handling and moving objects.
- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to find or fix problems.
- Monitoring information from a variety of sources to find problems.
- Collecting information from different sources.
- Compiling, calculating, tabulating, or otherwise processing information.
- Training and teaching other people.
The following careers use skills, knowledge, and abilities that are similar to those used for Painting and Decorating Workers.
- Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
- Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
- Terrazzo Workers and Finishers
- Hand Cutters and Trimmers
- Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
- Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
- Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Operators
- Print Binding and Finishing Workers
- Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
- Molders, Shapers, and Casters
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