Couriers and Messengers

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Couriers and Messengers

Couriers and Messengers - Skills and Abilities

Couriers and messengers need to:


  • Understand spoken information.
  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • Listen to others and ask questions.
  • Understand written information.
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  • Write clearly so other people can understand.
  • Read and understand work-related materials.

Reason and Problem Solve

  • Develop rules that group items in various ways.
  • Follow guidelines to arrange objects or actions in a certain order.
  • Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
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  • Combine several pieces of information and draw conclusions.
  • Use reasoning to discover answers to problems.

Manage Oneself, People, Time, and Things

  • Manage the time of self and others.

Work with People

  • Look for ways to help people.

Perceive and Visualize

  • Quickly and accurately compare letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.