How to land secretary/receptionist jobs?

Right now my resume is retail shops with a year or so of management experience. I'm organized and I'm very computer literate. My aunt suggested that I look at the idea of getting into being a secretary or receptionist with the skills that I have. How do you break into that field? I'm confused about where to start and how to alter my resume to fit my job search.

Asked By: rainbowzebra - 12/30/2009
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I agree with the first poster - your best bet is to try a temp agency, especially in this job market. I did the temp thing for a couple of years and got some really solid skills under my belt before I looked for a job on my own. And it's not all going to be short-term work, so don't worry. I had a couple 3 month jobs... More
Answered By: rosiegrl - 12/30/2009
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Secretarial is fun and with experience you can easily earn 50K a year... More
Answered By: Judy - 12/30/2009
There are things that are called transferable skills, and this is what your aunt is talking about... More
Answered By: mtwaites - 12/30/2009
Make sure that you transfer your skills to your new career. Your resume must reflect your skills, talents, and abilities. Hope this helps.
Answered By: Ann - 12/31/2009
There are very few jobs available in this vocational field.
Answered By: mailaccount63 - 12/31/2009
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