Where could a secretarial job take you?
A career as a secretary is multi-faceted, rewarding and presents opportunities to get involved with a wide range of administrative tasks. As it is an industry-agnostic career choice, it could take you to a variety of companies all over the world! If you are starting out as a junior secretary, your responsibilities could include providing general support to the secretarial or support team, maintaining an efficient filing system, managing company documents and acting as the first point of contact for the business.
As a senior secretary, you would be providing high-level administrative support to a team of executives and partners, collaborating with other secretarial staff to ensure smooth business operations and in some companies, manage a team of other administrative staff. This position requires a managerial approach, so requires an exceptional attention to detail and outstanding communication and organisational skills.
An increase in hybrid roles means that the scope of secretarial jobs continues to widen, with opportunity to get involved in marketing, events, projects, accounts, HR, operations and facilities, amongst other responsibilities. This also means that the career pathway of a secretary continues to shift, moving away from a ladder-like progression into something more fluid.