A desk clerk is otherwise called a general office clerk. He/She performs a variety of clerical tasks. His/Her duties vary by the industry of employment. Generally, a desk clerk is the first point of contact in an organization. They are the ones people talk to about their inquiries. They keep information organized and fill paperwork such as letters, invoices, and purchase orders. Also, they may maintain monthly calendars and schedules for other employees, informing all involved parties of any changes promptly. Additionally, they maintain an inventory of office supplies and restock them as needed.
Generally, a high school diploma or its equivalent is required for this job. You must be experienced with using voicemail systems, fax machines, computer software programs, filing systems, and printers. You must possess time management, problem-solving, attention to detail, interpersonal, and organization skills. Desk clerks earn as high as $37,000 yearly, with an average of $25,363 and a low of $18,000.