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What do I need to know to get an administrative job?

I have been doing a customer service type of job since I graduated with a BA in communication studies. I really hate it. I want to have an administrative job or finance type job. What do I have to know to get those positions? computer skills? I am thinking about taking some computer classes at community college from next fall.

Asked By: sunshinegirl - 12/24/2008
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I'm currently holding an administrative job and have been for the past 3 years. They usually look for computer skills such as fast typing, powerpoint, word, excel, etc. It also depends on the company, they may want people experienced in quickbooks, access, etc. They also like organizational skills, multi-tasking, and... More
Answered By: msRND_29 - 12/24/2008
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Administration as in clerical or secretarial work? Honey if you don't like cs, entry level administrative or finance work is not going to be any better, as both will include a high volume of cs. Give me a little more information of what you want to do in administrative or finance, and I'll try to help.
Answered By: Miz Patti - 12/24/2008
 
Admin professionals play a critical role in company. If you are an admin for an Executive you are often trusted with very critical information. You definitely need to have top notch computer skills including word, excel, some type of database software. Take a look at http://www.AdministrativeJobsToday.com for some jobs... More
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Answered By: Todd G - 12/25/2008
 
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