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4 Steps to Getting an Office Job
Posted: September 23, 2014
Have you always thought about working in an office but just aren’t sure how to make it happen? With good career training and a great attitude, you could get there! Follow these 4 steps to getting an office job and you could be at your desk as an important member of a business team in no time:
Get familiar with technology. Every modern office relies on technology so you need to become familiar with some of the basics of computers and how they work. Brush up on your typing skills and get to know some of the common programs businesses like to use. If you expect to be part of an office team, you need to know the language they speak and the tools they use. At Career Quest Learning Centers, our Business Administration students learn all about programs like Word, Excel and more. Know the technology and you’ll know a lot about the job!
Get the right training. You can’t go into an office cold. You need to possess the skills employers expect their employees to have. Research career training programs that offer you the hands-on instruction in office administration that will help you succeed in your future career. You’ll want to be familiar with a variety of computer software programs like word processing, spreadsheet applications, presentation graphics, database management and contact management, and desktop publishing.
Build your resume. As you train and work, make certain to build up your resume. Document all your successes and add them to your growing list of accomplishments. Highlight the experiences you’ve had that would make you a good candidate to work in an office. Have you worked in customer service as a cashier or retail employee? Those experiences could be helpful in a business setting where you have to interact with many different people all day long. Figure out how your old jobs might relate to your new career and make certain to add them to your resume.
Research jobs that you might like. Even if you’re just starting to think about working in an office, start reseaching what employers are looking for. Follow the postings of jobs and businesses that interest you and then start making a plan to become the kind of employee a business would be happy to hire!
If you’re ready to train for an office career, check out the programs at Career Quest Learning Centers. Our Business Administration Associate of Applied Science Degree and Administrative Assistant programs are designed to help students enter the exciting world of business. Give us a call at 877-481-4930 or 877-365-8144 to learn more today!