Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service Job Description (more) video

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The mailroom is a place to start in a company, and gain experience to advance if you stand out as a reliable, efficient, energetic employee. It’s an entry-level job that provides an opportunity for people without much work experience. Mail clerks handle mail that moves in and around a company, as well as the mail being sent out. So some mail clerks load mail into carts that they take around the building. They also collect mail from various locations in the company, and prepare it for mailing. Sometimes mail clerks put together materials that have to be stapled, or folded, and stuffed into envelopes. In companies with a high volume of mail, these clerks may operate machines that collate, fold and insert material into envelopes. They may also operate meters that place postage on mail. Increasingly, they are dependent on computers to keep records and perform other varied tasks. You should be able to read well enough to sort mail, understand where it should be delivered, and what kind of postage is required. Some employers require a high school diploma—and that’s certainly something you’ll need if you want to move up when opportunities arise within the company, or if you want to take the entrance exam to work for the U.S. Postal Service. Mail Clerks often spend long hours on their feet, and sometimes have to lift and carry packages. Some positions require a driver’s license so the clerk can make deliveries. A neat appearance and a pleasant smile can also make a big difference in how you, and your mail are received!

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