Hi, my name is Ken and I want to show you how to use the ONET Online database to lookup job descriptions and various knowledge, skills, and abilities that are commonly used for your job positions.
If you go to onetonline.org and you type in this box, “administrative assistant” for example, and click “Search”, then you will get a list of various jobs that are similar to administrative assistant. We are going to click on “secretary administrative assistant” and then you see an extensive list of all the different skills that are needed for someone to succeed and work competently in this role. It breaks down by tasks, technology skills, knowledge needed, basic skills, abilities and then describes the type of work activity. Here we can see that communicating and interacting with a computer is important as well as communication skills, contact with others and even typing information into a database.
After we see all these different types of skills, knowledge, and abilities that are needed, we can go back to the EmployTest site and click on our pre-employment test list and see the types of lists that we have that can be helpful to measure those types of skills.
Just visit the Test List page, and then we click on Basic Admin skills to see grammar and spelling tests and typing and data entry tests. If we select software test, we then see the various software programs that we have, such as tests for Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and general computer skills.
ONET is a very easy way to get in-depth knowledge and information about your job descriptions and you can use that to select the test from our test list. If you have questions about any of that reach out to our team and we would be happy to help.