Careers and Jobs - something to think about.....
The problem you will have, once you have a reasonable selection of secretarial and/or computer and/or administration qualifications - is deciding in which direction to take your career!
The choice is fantastic!
Especially if you live in large cities like London, Manchester, Norwich etc.
You need to ask yourself some key questions to help decide what type of business you would like to work in - they all need personnel with these key qualifications.
Perhaps you are a bubbly person, who likes lots going on! You would suit an environment where perhaps you are working as a team putting a project together and where you need to interact with each other and clients.
Businesses such as the BBC, publishers, marketing firms, estate agents and so on - would be your cup of tea.
Perhaps you are more academically minded? Then working in an environment where you stretch yourself mentally would be good!
Solicitors, accountants, legal departments of commercial firms, financial houses and banks could perhaps suit you.
Maybe you are not commercially orientated at all though - and would prefer not to be involved in that environment. So perhaps a caring environment such as hospitals, charities, local authorities etc would suit you best.
Find out about yourself - and make sure you look at jobs where not only the company is dealing with a topic you would find interesting, but the people are your cup of tea too! After all you have to see them every day - 5 days out of 7 - so it is better to ensure you will fit in with them, and they will fit in with you.
Look through the Yellow Pages and just see all the different categories of businesses that exist - from Architects to Zoos - they all need personnel with secretarial/computer/administration qualifications.
Have a look and get some ideas on paper - make a list of the businesses that look most interesting to you.
Then find out where they are in your area or the area you plan to work in.
Find out how they recruit - advertise (if so where?) or do they use an Employment Agency? How often do they recruit.
Have they got a web page? If so - look at it!
Phone them up and ask about recruitment opportunities and remember to ask them when and how they recruit.
In larger cities there are Employment Agencies who specialise in certain categories of businesses - so find the ones that cover the types of businesses you are interested in and register with them.
All of the above will help in the initial stages of finding a new job - but ensuring you don’t just drift into any job being advertised.
It is your career - so look after it - and at the end of the day you will have a better lifestyle and will enjoy going to work more - which is a key thing in life!