Job Opportunity – Administrative Assistant. Another job option that can take very little education is an administrative assistant. All the videos I select are just so you can get an idea of what the particular job entails. I am not recommending any schools. In this video the admin says something that I would like to clarify. At one point she says she does accounting duties such as invoicing. While technically those duties, invoicing (also referred to as billing) are classified as accounting functions it doesn’t mean you have to have an education in accounting. She is just sending out the billing invoices to the clients. In this case she is performing more of a mailing function.
A lot of companies will hire someone into a clerk position, continue to train them and eventually that clerk will be able to move into an administrative position. The admin in this video is absolutely correct when she talks about it being a stepping stone to other positions. To go this route, don’t turn your nose up at a clerk position. Take the position, start learning things like Excel, Word, PowerPoint and various other programs like Publisher to help you advance.
Also take note of what the lady in the video says she looks for in an administrative assistant; very polished, very professional, courteous, pleasant, a good work ethic. An administrative assistant is the face of the company. That puts you in a great networking position.