Profession office clerk

Office clerks perform a range of clerical and administrative tasks according to established procedures.

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Personality Type

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Knowledge

  • Information confidentiality

    The mechanisms and regulations which allow for selective access control and guarantee that only authorised parties (people, processes, systems and devices) have access to data, the way to comply with confidential information and the risks of non-compliance.

  • Company policies

    The set of rules that govern the activity of a company.

Skills

  • Handle delivered packages

    Administer delivered packages and ensure that they all reach their destination in time.

  • Organise business documents

    Put together documents coming from the photocopier, the mail, or the daily operations of businesses.

  • Route correspondence to business departments

    Classify incoming correspondence, select priority mails and packages, and distribute them in the different departments of the company.

  • Fill out forms

    Fill out forms of a different nature with accurate information, legible calligraphy, and within a timely manner.

  • Prepare correspondence for customers

    Draft, prepare and issue correspondence to customers informing about pending bills, merchandising communication, apology letters, or greeting mails.

  • Use different communication channels

    Make use of various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the purpose of constructing and sharing ideas or information.

  • Apply grammar and spelling rules

    Apply the rules of spelling and grammar and ensure consistency throughout texts.

  • Process data

    Enter information into a data storage and data retrieval system via processes such as scanning, manual keying or electronic data transfer in order to process large amounts of data.

  • Process commissioned instructions

    Process instructions, usually oral ones, provided by managers and directives on actions required to be made. Take note, inquire, and take action on the commissioned requests.

  • Organise facilities for office personnel

    Manage the booking schedule for conferences and meetings of internal or external nature. Shop around and book reservations for travelling or hosting for office personnel.

  • Disseminate internal communications

    Disseminate internal communications using the different communication channels that a company has at its disposal.

  • File documents

    Create a filing system. Write a document catalogue. Label documents etc.

  • Communicate with customers

    Respond to and communicate with customers in the most efficient and appropriate manner to enable them to access the desired products or services, or any other help they may require.

  • Disseminate messages to people

    Receive, process, and pass messages to people coming from phone calls, faxes, postal, and emails.

  • Use office systems

    Make appropriate and timely use of office systems used in business facilities depending on the aim, whether for the collection of messages, client information storage, or agenda scheduling. It includes administration of systems such as customer relationship management, vendor management, storage, and voicemail systems.

  • Communicate by telephone

    Liaise via telephone by making and answering calls in a timely, professional and polite manner.

  • Maintain correspondence records

    Sort correspondence and attach previous records or files of correspondence with incoming mails.

  • Facilitate access to information

    Prepare documents for archiving; ensure that the information can easily be accessed at all times.

  • Perform office routine activities

    Program, prepare, and perform activities required to be performed everyday in offices such as mailing, receiving supplies, updating managers and employees, and keeping operations running smoothly.

  • Align content with form

    Align form and content to make sure they fit together.

  • Deliver correspondence

    Distribute mail correspondence, newspapers, packages and private messages to customers.

  • Handle mail

    Handle mail considering data protection issues, health and safety requirements, and specifications of different kinds of mail.

Optional knowledge and skills

use software for data preservation use microsoft office manage digital archives communicate with customer service department use free typing techniques maintain internal communication systems maintain inventory of office supplies digitise documents respect data protection principles transcription methods translate keywords into full texts process customer orders monitor staff absences issue sales invoices carry out internet research accounting techniques perform cleaning duties keep records of customer interaction ensure proper document management serve beverages draft corporate emails

Source: Sisyphus ODB