To become an office junior you are normally a person who upon finishing school just wants to get out in the big wide world and start earning whilst learning.
The role of an office junior is an important one with a huge learning curve that you need to be prepared for and realise early on the lessons you are learning will gear you up for your future career.
In most companies the office junior will learn on the job, probably very basic tasks to begin with that can be quite frustrating at times but bear with it as it all helps to build and develop your skills which is why you have chosen to begin with an office junior role.
Some of the tasks that you can expect to do as an office junior are as follows:
- Making teas and coffees usually for the Senior Management and for Visitors of the company
- Taking the post to the post office or preparing it to be collected, ensuring its been franked or has stamps on it
- Running errands
- Collating documents
- Sending faxes
- Answering the telephone (depending on the size of the company)
The jobs are endless and will vary between companies.
Maybe as part of your office junior role you could do some administration qualifications to take you to the next step of being an administrator or secretary/pa etc.
Use this experience as a valuable one for you will learn a great deal without actually knowing it. The role of an office junior is often very fast paced so you need to be very organised and able to think on your feet. As you are learning in this role don’t be afraid to ask for help that is how you will become a very good office junior.