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Im taking classes for microsoft programs. but other than that i dont have clerical experience. How do i get jobs like these if I dont have experience? do i need a business degree. i already have my bachelors but it isn't in business. I've noticed a few office assistant positons that aren't asking for more than year in experience. What are these companies looking for in these positions?

Asked By: chloë - 8/13/2008
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Trust me, those jobs are like being hired as a maid. Since you already have a degree go for something higher up on the food chain.
Answered By: Stephanie K - 8/13/2008
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You can always volunteer to do admin work for an organization while you take classes. A lot of non-profit groups are always looking for office help. That can go on your resume to show some experience, that you are trying to improve your skills and your supervisor can be a reference for you... More
Answered By: Fluttering Leaves - 8/13/2008
 
It all depends on the company if they are looking for degrees or not. I have been working for the same company for 5 years. I started off as an office assistant with no clerical/office experience what so ever. I only have my HS diploma, with no college. Within 6 months I became the Admin Asst. If you know... More
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