Career outlook for secretary
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would provide office support to keep all kinds of organisations running smoothly.
Your duties would depend on your employer. In general, you would:
- Type up documents
- Update computer databases and spreadsheets
- Answer the telephone and handle enquiries
- Make appointments and keep diaries
- Take minutes at meetings, possibly using shorthand
- Deal with incoming and outgoing post
- Draft letters and other documents
- Photocopy and print documents
- Handle filing
With time, you could take on new responsibilities. You could handle accounts, manage the office, or be the personal assistant to a manager.
You would need to be comfortable communicating with a wide range of people, both in speech and through writing. Strong typing skills and great grammar and spelling would be very important.
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- Verbal communication
- Written communication
- Attention to detail
- Developing a plan
- Time management
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