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Valerie I Vanorden
4 months ago
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How can I become more qualified to be a Secretary?

What is the definition, any more, of a "secretary",in this day and age of text- to -voice and A.I. or artificial intelligence? And..is there any difference between a " secretary" and an. " Administrative Assistant "? #unions #dictaphone, #shorthand, #transcriber #advice #robots #officelife #officewife #callcenter

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Scott Kleser

Learn to not fall asleep behind a desk and be cordial with people on the phone even though you are sure they are all morons.

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Joe Salazar

Learn to type.

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bridgett irving

There is other names office clerk, office Manager. Receptionist,

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Nicole Ramer

Learn excel, take typing tests (don’t use the peck method to type, learn the proper hand/finger placement for the keyboard).

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patricia hardemon

Perfect typing skills and administrative skills as well, always keep a smile on your face and stay professional at all times, no matter what

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Wanda Moss

I have no clue. I have not been a secretary since 1987.

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Phillipa Campbell

I'm beginning to think this jobcase is just a conversation piece. They keep sending me jobs for a Registered Nurse. I'm a Business Data Analylt

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MAYRA RIOS

Hi Valerie. You can do what I did. I'm guessing you have typing and computer skills? (i.e., MS Word, Excel, etc) - if you don't have those skills, you must GET THOSE SKILLS first. If you already have the skills but they're not good, practice and brush up on your skills. Once you have your skills in tact, start registering with temp agencies. They will send you on temp assignments. You can tell them you're trying to get experience (they'll find out anywayz) - and try working with temp agencies as a "temp" for a few months or a year to get EXPERIENCE. Then start applying for secretary permanent jobs. You should do fine. Good luck!

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Red Rubbies12

I don't think it's a good thing to criticize a whole franchise base on your experience with one of them. Be specific about your complaints toward that particular one.

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Regina Byrd

Join office team to locate jobs get placement and skills take free class Allison Courses to build resume skills .

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