Quinsanna Harrison
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I've been trying to seek clerical work, involving typing for a long time. The problem is, most employers want me to have experience so temp recruiters always want to put me in warehousing jobs instead; that's not what I want to do. I've been in between jobs because of that. I wouldn't mind doing a little bit of volunteer work in the clerical job field to gain more experience, but I don't know how to get to that first step.

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Wanda Mingo

Go to your local Salvation Army they always need help. And you will be blessed.

Go to your local Salvation Army they always need help. And you will be blessed.

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Delisa Hall

Call any law firm and ask can they use your volunteership efforts to help. If they say yes or no, if I were you, I would try to attend an online program/ school for paralegal or stenographer.paralegals can be paid well after entry level work and stenographers are paid well!

Call any law firm and ask can they use your volunteership efforts to help. If they say yes or no, if I were you, I would try to attend an online program/ school for paralegal or stenographer.paralegals can be paid well after entry level work and stenographers are paid well!

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Delisa Hall

Google an OJT( on the job training).

Google an OJT( on the job training).

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Jennifer Leary

Check with your state unemployment office to see if they offer adult ed classes. (I did that) and then look for a temp agency that does primarily clerical employment like Snelling or Kelly Services. They don't tell you, but a lot of temp services only do warehousing and it sounds like you might have found one of those...

Check with your state unemployment office to see if they offer adult ed classes. (I did that) and then look for a temp agency that does primarily clerical employment like Snelling or Kelly Services. They don't tell you, but a lot of temp services only do warehousing and it sounds like you might have found one of those...

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Miranda Summers-Ward

Hi Quissana, Don't give up... I would suggest inquiring with the Department of Labor they should be able to assist you. Good Luck!!

Hi Quissana, Don't give up... I would suggest inquiring with the Department of Labor they should be able to assist you. Good Luck!!

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Hideki Hara

Don't know how good your skills are and it's a good idea to "brush up" with free courses offered by the Community Colleges in your area. You may earn certificates that you can show that your skills are good in EXCEL, WORD and other computer programs. There are a lot of temporary extra help positions in governmental/school agencies/districts that may turn into permanent positions with good benefits. A lot of these places ask for a minimum typing speed of 40WPM or so and they WILL test. Try applying for county/city governments and get on any list that you can. Most of these lists (once you get on) are good for six months. Don't know where you live but you should be able to find something as per my comments.

Don't know how good your skills are and it's a good idea to "brush up" with free courses offered by the Community Colleges in your area. You may earn certificates that you can show that your skills are good in EXCEL, WORD and other computer programs. There are a lot of temporary extra help positions in governmental/school agencies/districts that may turn into permanent positions with good benefits. A lot of these places ask for a minimum typing speed of 40WPM or so and they WILL test. Try applying for county/city governments and get on any list that you can. Most of these lists (once you get on) are good for six months. Don't know where you live but you should be able to find something as per my comments.

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Rachel Propst

Look for temporary clerical pools. This is a great way to get your foot in the door to departments. I would encourage you to look at Legacy, Universities, and state jobs. You probably already have the skills without the experience.

Look for temporary clerical pools. This is a great way to get your foot in the door to departments. I would encourage you to look at Legacy, Universities, and state jobs. You probably already have the skills without the experience.

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Toni Gerace

Typing is really easy. We learned it very fast if you have the right teacher. Just put both hands on the keyboard. Hit each letter three times repeating the letter in your mind Continue that and start typing a letter of sorts and you can learn. Google teacher manual for typing. You can teach yourself! You do need to know what finger hits what letter. That is important. Like Piano.

Typing is really easy. We learned it very fast if you have the right teacher. Just put both hands on the keyboard. Hit each letter three times repeating the letter in your mind Continue that and start typing a letter of sorts and you can learn. Google teacher manual for typing. You can teach yourself! You do need to know what finger hits what letter. That is important. Like Piano.

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kathryn davenport

Blessed holiday, Pray and trust God to open a door. Stand on Psalm 23. He is able. Keep the faith. But if you need to work take the door open, now, God just might be testing you before he bless you with your heart desire. B blessed and prosperous with divine health and wealth prosperity,

Blessed holiday, Pray and trust God to open a door. Stand on Psalm 23. He is able. Keep the faith. But if you need to work take the door open, now, God just might be testing you before he bless you with your heart desire. B blessed and prosperous with divine health and wealth prosperity,

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Christine Sanchez

Volunteering is a very good way to get clerical experience to help you out in your job search. Look for a non-profit such as Red Cross, American Heart Association, March of Dimes, and other big name charities/nonprofits or even a local church office. I worked at a homeless shelter as a receptionist for a few months after my retirement to get some recent clerical experience and believe me, it does help on a resume. And if it is office work you're looking for and have no office experience, try a job such as hotel reservations or front desk where you would be trained to do data entry. Or you can volunteer at the library or local charity to see if they need any help. Remember, you can't always start a job at the position you want without taking some training, even if means taking a similar position and learning new skills. Best of luck to you. Keep your chin up and don't stop searching.

Volunteering is a very good way to get clerical experience to help you out in your job search. Look for a non-profit such as Red Cross, American Heart Association, March of Dimes, and other big name charities/nonprofits or even a local church office. I worked at a homeless shelter as a receptionist for a few months after my retirement to get some recent clerical experience and believe me, it does help on a resume. And if it is office work you're looking for and have no office experience, try a job such as hotel reservations or front desk where you would be trained to do data entry. Or you can volunteer at the library or local charity to see if they need any help. Remember, you can't always start a job at the position you want without taking some training, even if means taking a similar position and learning new skills. Best of luck to you. Keep your chin up and don't stop searching.

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