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Upholsterers - Skills and Abilities

Upholsterers need to:


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

Reason and Problem Solve

  • Analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Follow guidelines to arrange objects or actions in a certain order.
  • Think of original, unusual, or creative ways to solve problems.
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  • Understand new information or materials by studying and working with them.
  • Use reasoning to discover answers to problems.
  • Recognize the nature of a problem.
  • Develop rules that group items in various ways.
  • Judge the costs and benefits of a possible action.
  • Concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task.

Manage Oneself, People, Time, and Things

  • Check how well one is learning or doing something.
  • Manage the time of self and others.

Perceive and Visualize

  • Imagine how something will look if it is moved around or its parts are rearranged.
  • Identify a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in distracting material.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.