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Office Jobs Overview
Company CEOs and executives often don't have time to handle all incoming phone calls, manage data, or schedule meetings. Skilled office professionals provide support to businesses and organizations and streamline daily business operations. Office jobs can range from office manager positions to assistant jobs and are generally available to job seekers with at least a high school diploma and basic office and computer skills.
When you work in an office, your day-to-day duties will likely include answering and transferring phone calls, sorting emails and responding to them, writing office memos and reports, setting up meetings, updating databases, and processing bills. In a managerial position, you'll likely supervise administrative staff, set goals and deadlines, and make recommendations to senior management. Office professionals often work for corporations, private enterprises, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and government agencies.
You can narrow your search for specific administrative jobs by clicking on these job titles:
Office Worker Training and Skills
The education or training you need for an office job depends on the job type. General office clerks, secretaries, and office assistants usually only need a high school diploma and on-the-job training. The training usually covers administrative procedures, use of office equipment, and handling phone calls.
More advanced office jobs such as office managers often require a bachelor's degree in business or a related field. Many office employers prefer to hire candidates who have certification in administrative services and/or facilities management. The International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM), and ARMA International offer certification in this field. To learn more about the credentials you need, see Monster's article on how to become an office manager.
Office employers look for the following skills and qualifications when hiring candidates:
- Strong analytical skills.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Attention to detail.
- The ability to multitask and stay organized.
- Customer service skills.
- Leadership skills.
- Knowledge of office equipment.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, email applications, databases, and other office computer programs.
Update Your Office Worker Resume
Office employers want to ensure that candidates are well-organized and possess the office skills they'll need to succeed in their position, so your resume needs to assure them that you have the qualifications they need. Monster has sample resumes for office managers and office assistants that can help you to update your resume. Our samples should give you an idea of where to highlight your skills and accomplishments and how to format your resume.
Many office positions also require a cover letter when you apply. Take the time to review our office manager cover letter sample to learn how to get that final draft just right. Your cover letter will give you the opportunity to provide a brief introduction and description of your credentials and accomplishments.
Interviewing for an Office Job
If you landed an interview with a potential employer, congratulations! The next step is demonstrating that you're the right fit for the job in an interview. If you're nervous about an upcoming interview, you're not alone—many candidates aren't sure what to expect before an interview. But Monster can help you go into your interview prepared with strong answers that prove you know your stuff. Try using our common administrative assistant interview questions as a reference when practicing your responses. Some of the questions you may be asked include:
- What computer skills do you have?
- How have you previously dealt with a difficult client or customer?
- What do you do to stay organized?
- How do you handle stress?
How Much Do Office Jobs Pay?
Thinking about how much money you'll make? We don't blame you. The amount of money you make in an office job depends on your experience level, the type of job, and your location. Office managers in the U.S. typically earn a yearly salary of $47,398. Office and administrative assistants usually make $16.21 per hour. Try entering your job title and location into Monster's Salary Estimator to make sure you're getting paid what you're worth.
H2- Want to Learn More About a Company You're Interested In?
You may want to know more about a potential employer before taking a job. You can look them up on Monster's company profiles to find basic information such as:
- Company headquarters and locations.
- Number of employees.
- Company photos and videos.
- Benefits offered to employees.
- Recently posted jobs.
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