Office staff member taking notes.

Career lessons from working in an office

An office is an incredibly beneficial area to work. Almost every industry features clerical work as an essential component. And for young people just starting their careers, there are many ways to get into their selected industry. One way is to start out as an office staff member. Although the setting may not seem as appealing as other jobs, there are a lot of benefits that come with working behind a desk. Here are just some of those perks to look forward to.


Investing in your future

To be honest, being an accountant or an office staff assistant can often be very dull. There are a lot of numbers and logistical information that need to be tackled on a regular basis. But in order to make it in most companies, the ability to organize and use that information is imperative to the future of your career. This is often true in branding and creative agencies. You have to learn how to use the tools before you can start playing with them. Working as an accountant or office assistant will help provide such training.


Lessons within the practice

Take for instance if you wanted to be a writer for a big brand agency. You will likely start out as an assistant. Your job may require you to organize content for SEO. That might not be exactly what you had in mind, but it teaches you the fundamentals of writing content. You will need to learn the importance of deadlines, as well as writing within a fast paced environment. Think of it as a training ground for your dream job.


Balance between co-workers

Another thing that you will learn while in the office is the power of working as a team. It might sound cliché, but it is paramount to any future leadership position. A true leader knows how each of their employees’ works and has a respect for their individual style. So you will have to learn how to work alongside each of your teammates. This includes everyone from the floor manager to the accountant. Even if you are not looking to be the leader of the firm, you will still have people work around. One of the most important lessons an office can teach you is how much your responsibility trickles over onto other people.


With these lessons in your back pocket, you will be able to move forward into whatever career you wish. For more information on if you are fit to join an office staff position, be sure to check out our skills assessment and training page. For any more questions not found on our website, please feel free to contact Accountants for You.

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