I will be writing some posts especially for beginners in the clerical field. Helpful tips and what to learn to progress in an administrative career. These will be posted to the category For Beginners and will include For Beginners in the title.
For those just starting out in the clerical field, I cannot stress enough working on your keyboarding skills. Many secretarial and administrative assistant jobs will require typing at a rate of 50 words per minute or higher. The only way to attain and maintain those speeds is practice!
Here’s a few sites on-line where you can get some keyboarding practice:
If you want an offline typing program, you can always get the inimitable Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. This is a classic computer program that’s been used for decades.
Remember, the best way to increase and maintain your typing speed is to practice, practice, PRACTICE!