Office Clerks, General Job Description video

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If you’re task-oriented and detail-minded, becoming a general office clerk can be a great way to “get your foot in the door” at a company and place it firmly on the career advancement ladder. That’s because nearly every organization needs people who can type and file, operate photocopiers, fax machines, and other office equipment and perform many other jobs. Specific duties vary widely. Someone working in a doctor’s office won’t perform the same tasks as someone else working in an auto parts wholesaler or in a financial institution. But regardless of where they work, all general office clerks are dedicated to getting the job done—whatever the job may be. General office clerk jobs are almost always entry-level positions. A high school diploma, typing and basic computer skills are definite pluses. But the most important quality of all is a “can-do” attitude. Once you’re “inside” as a general office clerk, you’ll be able to show people what you can do —- and be first in line when other jobs open up.

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