How do I get a data entry or office job if I'm a high school dropout who has never worked before?

I'm a high school dropout with absolutely no work history, and I was wondering how I could get a data entry or office job if I have no education or have never had a job before. Almost all office jobs, even the lowest paying ones, require education and at least 1 year of previous experience. All I know is Microsoft Word 2000 and other basic computer skills and I'm very good in math. Could anyone help me out? Is there a paying data entry or office job out there that requires no education or experience, just basic computer skills? Could anyone help me find the data entry or office job I've been looking for? Thanks so much. I am willing and ready to work. In fact, I'm learning Microsoft Office all by myself. I'm also on my second day of teaching myself Microsoft Word 2000 and I have learned so much in the last 48 hrs. After learning Microsoft Word, I'm going to teach myself the other components of Microsoft Office 2000 (i.e. Access, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint) That's how motivated I am to get a job. I know I have what it takes to get a data entry or office job.

Asked By: kls - 8/12/2006
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Answered By: G. M. - 8/18/2006
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Wear a really short skirt to an interview and cross your legs a lot.
Answered By: The Scarlet Pimp - 8/12/2006
Answered By: pinky - 8/12/2006
Get your GED, then go to college....
Answered By: Angie - 8/12/2006
go find a job agency. data entry and office clerical jobs do not require high education.
Answered By: san_pellegrino - 8/12/2006
Wear an even shorter skit than the first guy said and if you are not a total fat dog you may just get the job.
Answered By: I don't know - 8/12/2006
I would consider getting your GED if at all possible... More
Answered By: Jenny E - 8/12/2006
In your case you need to get your name into a temp agency. They can do wonders. They will find you a job fast. This will give you the experience.
Answered By: RivenPhoenix - 8/12/2006
Get your GED first of all. Most places are going to require at least that... More
Answered By: annie bird - 8/12/2006
You could try going to a temp agency. Make sure that it's the sort of temp agency that tests all of the applicants' skills, so that you've got proof-positive of your competence in the areas in which you're interested in working... More
Answered By: cynthialstern1 - 8/12/2006
I don't think there are e********y for no hard work. perhaps you can setup a website and to e********y through google adsense... More
Answered By: love_home_business - 8/12/2006
First, you should FINISH school. As an employer when I see that one has not finished something so simple and rudimentary as High School I see someone that probably will not finish a job. High school is easy and fun for the most part. A demonstration of your inability to see the obvious is the fact that you are learning... More
Answered By: klu - 8/13/2006
With a computer at home and internet connection, you can start earning from home, without any investment. You should choose your work at home job according to your skills and time available... More
Answered By: Ranjita - 8/13/2006
Get the equivalent to a H.S. diploma--the GED.Ask about it at community centers or community colleges. This is the General Educational Development certificate and the training is free. Many people don't realize that volunteer work is counted as experience when looking for a job. Contact some place you'd like to work... More
Answered By: ernestine - 8/15/2006
You can work from home.
Answered By: anisarkisyan - 8/17/2006
I agree with most of the others you really need to look at getting your GED, but to get the experience you may need to just bite the bullet and "volunteer." Volunteer work is a good way to build some office experience for a resume and help you network...I know you need the money. Ok, work retail part-time, volunteer... More
Answered By: SuzieQ - 8/18/2006
I was surprised to learn one of my co=workers at the bank had not finished high school BUT is planning to get the GED so why not try this? Not sure where you are but it would certainly begin your resume and there is a lot of computer work with the job. Get that GED for sure!
Answered By: Stacie J - 8/18/2006
go to the workforce recruitment center iny oru local town and seek help you have alot of skills and need to find a small organization that will help you. maybe get a volunteer position. if you are in NY contact me I need someone who can do some work such as answering phones and filling
Answered By: Rock_N_Roll_Chicky - 8/19/2006
babe go to a recruitment agency, they will sit tests for you and pass them on to employers, thats regardless of you have qualifications or not, the only other way is to apply for jobs and state on ure cvs/applications that you are mroe than willing to sit tests and prove that you have the capabilty to do the job, i dnt... More
Answered By: rose b - 8/20/2006
girl its quite sad for you but it gonna be gonna be difficult why not go an get your GED. you could do it it not like you're stupid because you are there learning you self to used all these programs. good luck!
Answered By: ladyP - 8/20/2006
Apply at temp agencies - they also let you learn with online tutorials so that you can get a better job.
Answered By: ghostlady - 8/20/2006
First decide to go back to school or GET YOUR GED, Either way do this first and watch what happeneds this type of job is not hard to get, But they do REQUIRE you to have a HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, AND GUESS WHAT YOU CAN DO THIS< there are persons old enough to be our Grandparents ect... And they have gone back to school... More
Answered By: sweettoni37 - 8/20/2006
I commend you on your self sufficiency, self reliant abilities. You are driven and you will be successful. I suggest once you learn all that you can from these self taught books go to an employment agency and sign up with them. There they will test you computer knowledge and I am more than sure you will pass these... More
Answered By: Scarlett - 8/20/2006
Go to a work force center in the area. That's a place where they help you get a job for free. Take a typing test, usually in data entry and office positions they require you to type at least over 60 Words Per Minute. Here in Texas it's called the Texas Workforce Center and they even help you out with free training... More
Answered By: Sexy VP - 8/20/2006
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