Looking For a Job in Administration

If you were looking for a job in administration then now looks to be the best time for a long time. This job sector has not been hit as hard as some by the country’s economic down turn at all. A simple website search yields a host of different jobs for lots of different companies.

Currently, the choice is so varied. Just a quick search will provide vacancies at schools, universities, the Bristol Hippodrome, charities, finance companies and so on and so forth. The good news is that these jobs actually exist and are varied enough to give a jobseeker options. This much choice is a rarity in the current job market. The administration positions in the education sector (University of Bristol and the Bristol Grammar school) offer upwards of £20K, for a senior position £26K.

The work is fairly standard though regardless of the ‘genre’ of the business. You will need to be proficient with the usual Microsoft packages such as Word and Excel. Communication is essential so excellent verbal and written skills are required to work successfully within a team environment. Emails and letters will form a large part of the job.

The only real pitfall is that the positions mentioned already will require previous experience. Usually about two years. There are, however, positions out there for the more inexperienced administrator. These start with a salary of £13K. The majority of these lower salary positions are listed as either a temporary position or offer a probation period. If you are just starting out it is important that you take a serious look at these jobs. For the higher paying jobs they won’t consider an applicant unless they have that two years experience mentioned. So, if you were to work three or four temporary positions the experience and varied nature of the roles would build up the experience thus making you a serious applicant.

Administration jobs can be quite demanding with a high workload and constant deadlines. As with most office based jobs there is camaraderie amongst the co-workers that helps bind, which is helpful when the deadlines loom.

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