3 Must-Have Skills for Clerical Staff

The clerical staff is the backbone of the office, making sure everything happens. Clerical staff is responsible for the basic functions around the office. They typically require these three skills:


You may have to compose emails or transfer phone calls. You will need to explain directions clearly and understand directions. Ask questions to understand your new role, whether it is a temporary position or full-time employment.


Being a good listener and knowing what your employer needs is a key responsibility. This may require answering the phones and screening calls. Your personal demeanor will help you meet new people and make friends in the office.


You must know how to type and complete basic administrative tasks. Calendar programs, filing, data entry, photocopies, sending faxes and distributing mail are common tasks your employer may ask you to complete. Brush up on your computer skills if you can’t remember your way around Microsoft Office.

Working with a professional recruiter gives you the best opportunity to find your next clerical job in Portland. As the area’s best staffing agency with locations in PortlandClackamasBeavertonEverett and Vancouver, one of our skilled recruiters will provide guidance and walk you through the process of interviewing to getting hired. If you’re ready to find a new clerical job at a different company, call NW Staffing now.

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