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Where to Get Clerical Training
I know many of you are looking for that REAL, honest to goodness “work at home” or telecommuting position. After spending many years researching this area for a living–let me be honest—these jobs are few and far between–and competition is fierce! The better your skills, the more knowledgeable you are–the better your chances. So don't be discouraged just yet. To become more marketable and to up your chances of landing one of these jobs (and jobs outside the home too) make sure your background speaks for itself. Be current and trained on the software, applications or area(s) that the employer is needing to fill.
Clerical skills alone are not enough in most cases. Getting clerical job training helps you gain the skills you need to land your dream job.
Below you'll find several companies that offer FREE information on clerical training at home, which will assist you in doing the following: Earning your degree or GED, learning all the latest software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, etc, or acquiring a new skill such as Medical Transcription or billing. Whatever you're looking to learn, you'll probably find free information on it below.
Go Back to School with the Money you Need – Sometimes the training isn't free and what you really need is help paying for your education. With costs skyrocketing for a degree of any kind, even at public and community tech colleges, help with expenses can go a long way. Get free information on getting financial assistance with the training/classes you're wanting to take.
If you're needing help finding a college or tech school in your area – you can now easily search for one.Get out your local phone book or the phone book of the largest city near year and call tech schools, training schools and colleges. So if you are specifically wanting to take online classes – you can easily see who in you area provides those and on what subjects. This takes a lot of stress and time out of figuring out what your options are.
It's very common to get training online these days. Learning from home is common place. My teenage son is even offered some classes from home if he'd like – but he choose not to. Many colleges offer online training as well. Consider it a virtual classroom. When I have to take continuing ed for my real estate license every year – I can take 4 of those hours doing an online class! It's easy and I actually feel like I am more engaged than I would be in a stuffy classroom. If online classes from your computer sound like something that would work for you as well – I highly recommend it.
Most people that come to this page are looking specifically for some type of clerical training. With the proper skills and qualifications, there are opportunities right now to become a virtual assistant. I see these types of jobs posted daily when I am doing my work at home research. Many employers are looking for someone to assist them with work that doesn't require them to be right in the office or even in the same state! There is so much that can be done online nowadays that it's really broken down barriers as far as location. Finding the right training for secretarial and typing work is probably all the most jobs would require.
Last but not least, if you're going to take online classes, or training courses and you're thinking a virtual career would be just the right fit for you too, then you're going to need a decent computer or laptop. I use a laptop most of the time. I like being able to work from anywhere. I like that it's lightweight. Though I don't own anything fancy…. just a Toshiba Satellite that's s few years old – I find it irreplaceable as my have to have work item. There are great deal on computers and laptops out there – some less than $400! There are also great laptop giveaways that you can enter. Someone has to win, right?