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What do I need to know before considering a clerical or office job?

As of now I work at Blockbuster but I'm only seasonal so after the 15th I have no job. I've worked at a restaurant for five years as a cook, waitress, baker and cashier. Then I worked at CVS for almost a year as a cashier, photo tech and pharmacy assistant. What things should I know or learn before applying for a clerical job, also any tips to get hired would be great. Is it also possible that I could get paid more than $6.50 an hour, I live in South Texas. Thanks in advance.

Asked By: Jo - 1/4/2007
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There are basically two kinds of office jobs - receptionist and skilled assistant. Some things you will want to be familiar with are: operating a multi-line phone, operating a copy machine, operating a fax machine. basic computer and word processing skills, you should be able to type 60+ words a minute. The most... More
Answered By: akamom - 1/4/2007
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As to pay, it depends on the job and the company. Your wardrobe will probably have to be upgraded a notch (again, depending on the type of office). It can be boring. You should have office skills--computer, typing, spread sheets, etc.
Answered By: tonalc1 - 1/4/2007
 
An office job may seem like a nice change from a waitressing job but take a few things into consideration... More
Answered By: dolitza - 1/4/2007
 
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