It can seem as though competition for clerical jobs is relatively high, especially entry-level positions. But what about these roles make them so appealing to job seekers?
There are actually multiple reasons why clerical positions are so sought after.
To help you understand, here are five of the most common reasons why people are interested in these roles.
1. Skill Requirements
Typically, entry-level clerical positions have skill requirements that most high school graduates already possess. For example, the ability to use a computer and manage general office tasks, like filing and using various pieces of office equipment, are either competencies they already have or can easily acquire. This means the jobs are seen as highly accessible, especially at the beginning of your career, as you don’t necessarily need a college degree to get started.
2. Office Environment
Another appealing aspect of clerical positions is that they are largely office-based. You’ll likely be indoors, with your own computer and desk, and in a professional environment of some kind. For many, simply getting an office job is a major goal, especially for those who just recently entered (or are trying to enter) the workforce, as it feels more career-oriented than many other entry-level positions. Plus, the environment is largely controlled and doesn’t come with some of the circumstances that may make industrial or restaurant work unappealing.
3. Day Shift and Predictable Schedule
Not all entry-level positions are predominantly day shift. But many clerical roles fall into a fairly traditional business schedule, which is considered ideal for many job seekers. Further, these opportunities often have set hours, making it easier to manage the rest of your life since you have a set schedule. Both of these points make office positions more appealing than other entry-level opportunities, such as restaurant or retail work, where schedules can be more unpredictable.
Clerical jobs are also more likely to be performed on weekdays, as many professional companies aren’t open on weekends, than many other entry-level positions in other fields. This is another point that makes these roles highly desirable, especially if you have other family members who only work during the week.
It is true that some offices do have weekend staff, so there isn’t a guarantee that all clerical positions only work weekdays, but it is easier to find one that doesn’t than with some other fields.
5. Office Experience
An entry-level clerical position is a great way to start a career. You can gain valuable experience that will likely help you move forward, either in the clerical field or in another office-based role, and being able to put that on your resume in the future is a boon.
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