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Top 5 Skills You'll Learn in Office Assistant Training

Mar 4, 2021 9:53:19 AM

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?

A study from market research firm, The Radicati Group, pegs the number at a dizzying 124 emails per day. And that figure has been inching steadily upward for the last several years. It's expected to reach 126 emails per day by 2019.

With so many people working remotely and travelling for business, reliance on email (particularly via smartphones) is heavier than ever. If you're considering a career as an office assistant, you can rest assured that one of your primary tasks will be to sort through, respond to, and send out emails. 

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