Signs a Career as an Administrator is for You

Signs a Career as an Administrator is for You

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:


You have…


  • excellent organisational skills
  • attention to detail
  • the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • good listening skills
  • oral and written communication skills
  • discretion
  • 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.


Getting started


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
  • Law
  • Secretarial studies

Excellent IT and typing skills (minimum 45 words per minute) are essential. 


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