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I currently work as an events manager for a college and am starting to enjoy my job less and and less as I feel like I have little job security and very little work to do, I would like to change to being a secretary or even a PA but dont know how to go about making the switch, I used to be pa to my boss when I was a marketing assistant a few years back so I have the skills but so many companies now are looking for audio typing and shorthand which I dont have, what can I do? I have little cash free to take classes, is it worth applying for jobs anyway and seeing what happens? I should explain more, my role has changed to include a large amount of sales, I need to generate a certain amount of income which is becoming hard to attain due to too many factors in the way, I simply want to find myself a position away from this where I can simply go in and get on with it without worrying where the next booking is coming from and fretting that I havent made this months target

Asked By: Getagrip - 4/1/2007
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Try applying for jobs anyway...as you suggested. If you are NOT offered a job, at least you get an idea where your weaknesses lie and you can address them... More
Answered By: Susan K - 4/1/2007
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I am sure you have really thought about your career - but PA/ Secretary also do not offer greater job security than the area you are in. However have you considered talking to your current manager or HR in the company about expanding your role? What could you give the company and how could you benefit as well. If that... More
Answered By: PandaNanda - 4/1/2007
 
I made a career change and really love what I do. I work from home in the medical field. There is unlimited earning potential, though there are not quotas so there is not the stress and pressure involved in some positions. The company provides us with a 401k and benefits as well as full training and support. It is... More
Answered By: Elaine W - 4/1/2007
 
"The more I study the wealthy.. in an effort to learn how to help more people around the world become one of them.. I’m stunned by how many people are actually not rich... More
Answered By: chum_108 - 4/1/2007
 
don't loose heart in your job, try to look how you can improve your sales by making special offers,try to see if you can make a package of offers,maybe some one is willing to help you securing getting the people in , look into if you can spend time in a event to see how your failing,do some market research, ask... More
Answered By: angie n - 4/1/2007
 
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