The same job can be described in different ways, and can have different titles. If you look through the “Position Vacant” sections in major daily newspapers, you might see some of these variations on the titles of “secretary” and “receptionist”
Rec/Sales Support, et.etc
Range of duties
Just as job titles vary according to the size, type and locations of the organization, so do the range of duties and activities. In a large organization, you will probably work in a particular section or department. Your duties will be governed by the role and functions of your department. In a small organization, you will generally be required to undertake a variety of tasks.
Fitting the person to the job
In many jobs, you may need particular personal attributes in addition to the business skills you have mastered. Here are some attributes and specialized skills mentioned in recent job and advertisements:
- Communication skills
- Ability to work in a team
- Ability to work unsupervised
- Ability to prioritize work
- Time management skills
- Willingness to work short term
In order of preference, list the four job areas in which you would like to work. Alongside your list, write the business skills you will need. Refer to recent newspaper advertisements and add any additional skills mentioned. Write down a position which may be suitable for you, your present course of study. What ever office job you are working in, you will need to be able to use a range of office equipment and machines. Make a list of the business machines you might be required to operate for your office position.