Funeral Directors and Managers

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Funeral Directors and Managers

Funeral Directors and Managers - Skills and Abilities

Funeral directors and managers need to:


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

Reason and Problem Solve

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

Manage Oneself, People, Time, and Things

  • Manage the time of self and others.
  • Check how well one is learning or doing something.
  • Motivate, develop, and direct people as they work.
  • Go back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information without becoming confused.

Work with People

  • Look for ways to help people.
  • Be aware of others’ reactions and understand the possible causes.
  • Change behavior in relation to others’ actions.
  • Solve problems by bringing others together to discuss differences.
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  • Persuade others to approach things differently.
  • Teach others how to do something.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.