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5 Business Careers With Quick Training and Good Employment Growth

Sep 1, 2021 10:49:20 AM

Hoping for a short route to an in-demand job in the business sector? You're in luck.

Plenty of business careers come with impressive employment outlooks and do not require years of university training.

In fact, in just 12 months or less, you can be prepared to work as an administrative assistant, office manager, procurement officer, health and safety officer, or accounting and payroll administrator.

Every one of those roles is expected to see double-digit growth across Manitoba in the next few years.

Read on to get details on these 5 business careers and see which path appeals to you.

Is Administrative Assistant a Good Career? 5 Points to Consider

May 19, 2021 3:27:30 PM

Administrative assistants play a pivotal role in every office.

They are multitasking rock stars who handle the clerical, organizational, and communication tasks that keep a business running smoothly.

So is an administrative assistant career a good choice for you? Does this role fit your needs and goals?

Before you can answer that, you need to weigh some key factors. These include things like job options, earning potential, and career outlook in your area.

You should also think about whether you have the personality and natural strengths this role requires.

At Herzing College, we've been training office administrators for decades. Based on our experience, these are the 5 points to consider before you make a decision.

How to Become a Virtual Assistant & Work From Home

Apr 23, 2021 1:51:25 PM

Like the idea of an administrative support role? Prefer the flexibility of working from home?

If you become a virtual assistant, you can have both.

Virtual assistants are home-based professionals who perform clerical and communications tasks for businesses and organizations.

That can include anything from responding to emails and booking appointments to preparing documents and corresponding with clients.

So what does it take to get into this field? How do you actually become a virtual assistant?

In this post, we walk you through virtual assistant job options, training, important skills, and how to get started.

Here's everything you need to know.

Top 5 Skills You'll Learn in Administrative Assistant Training

Mar 4, 2021 9:53:19 AM

Updated June, 2021.

Don't think office assistants need specific training to do their jobs well? Think again! This role is increasingly important—and increasingly complex.

Office assistants are needed in businesses and organizations of every stripe and size. From non-profits to start-ups to multi-national corporations. No professional team can survive without skilled administrators keeping the wheels turning.

So, it's no surprise that trained, talented office admins are highly sought after. In Winnipeg, the Government of Canada Job Bank is predicting steady demand for office administrators straight through to 2026.

What exactly will you need to take advantage of those job opportunities, and build a successful career as an office assistant?

Start with the top 5 skills taught in quality office assistant training. These are the competencies absolutely every employer is looking for.

Need Flexible Administrative Assistant Training? 4 Great Options

Apr 2, 2019 1:40:19 PM

Over the years, we've trained thousands of students who want careers in office administration. They come from all backgrounds, age groups, and walks of life. But there are a few things our office assistant students seem to have in common.

First, they're naturally interested in the operations side of business—the daily tasks that keep offices running smoothly. They are well-organized people, with excellent communication skills, and a strong sense of team work.

Second, many of our office admin students are juggling several other responsibilities, outside of school. Quite a few are working full or part-time. Others have families and jobs.

The big question is, how exactly are you supposed to get a new career started, if the training doesn't work with your schedule?

The Office Assistant's Guide to Multi-tasking: 3 Keys to Juggling Tasks Like a Pro

Feb 13, 2018 3:58:57 PM

When most people think about the challenges of running an office, the very first thing that comes to mind is multitasking.

Offices are hubs of activity. They are the nerve centre of every company, small business, government agency, and community organization.

Offices are, by definition, busy environments where employees coordinate projects, hold meetings, pitch ideas, and carry out routine operations.

4 Qualities Every Employer Wants in an Office Assistant

Jan 4, 2018 12:27:48 PM

There's a common misconception that office support staff have it easy. Because they're not primary decision-makers, or managing a whole department, many are quick to assume the job is simple—something anyone could do. 

6 Rules of Email Etiquette Every Office Assistant Should Know

Aug 1, 2017 12:20:34 PM

Can you guess how many emails the average business person sends and receives in a single day?

Market research from the Radicati Group says we've reached about 124 emails per day. And that number keeps getting higher every single year.

Even before Covid-19, there was a growing number of people working remotely.  And since the pandemic, work-from-home has become the new normal.

That's a lot of emailing!

If you're considering becoming an office assistant, you can rest assured that one of your primary tasks will be to sort through, respond to, and send out emails. 

Consider this: there may be certain colleagues and clients you never even meet face-to-face, and only communicate with over email.

Their impression of you (and the company you represent) will be formed entirely on the basis of your emails. So it's worth taking note of a few do's and don'ts!

Start with this list of six golden rules of email etiquette for administrative assistants.

 

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