17 Aug Signs a Career as an Administrator is for You
An Administrator is responsible for providing administrative support to professionals. Administrators carry out a lot of word processing and communication to complete tasks. Here are the signs you’d make a good administrator:
- excellent organisational skills
- attention to detail
- the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
- good listening skills
- oral and written communication skills
- a friendly, confident telephone manner
- Teamwork skills.
You want to…
- use a word processing package
- audio and copy type
- write letters
- deal with telephone and email enquiries
- photocopy and print documents
- organise and store paperwork and computer-based information
- create and maintain filing and other office systems
- keep diaries and arrange appointments
- schedule and attend meetings, create agendas and take minutes
- book meeting rooms and conference facilities
- liaise with staff in other departments and with external contacts
- order and maintain stationery and equipment
- organise travel and accommodation for staff and other external contacts.
You don’t mind…
- A high ratio of women to men in the sector
- A pressurised environment to complete many tasks simultaneously
- Office-based work.
Most employers do not require degree-level qualifications or even experience, although a degree or Higher National Diploma in one of the following subjects may be advantageous:
- Business management
- Business with languages
- Government or public administrations
- Secretarial studies
Excellent IT and typing skills (minimum 45 words per minute) are essential.
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Article source: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/secretary-administrator