Primarily, general office clerks perform clerical tasks. They answer the phone to take messages or redirect calls to appropriate personnel. They sort and deliver incoming mail and prepare outgoing mail. Furthermore, they make travel arrangements for office personnel. Additionally, they complete work schedules, manage calendars and arrange appointments for visitors. Asides from that, they maintain files and records, including performing data entry to remain updated and for easy access. Also, they prepare and process documents, such as bills, relevant forms, and expense reports.
To become a general office clerk, you need a high school diploma or its equivalent. You must have at least two years of relevant work experience. Employers may provide on-the-job training. You must be proficient in Microsoft Office. Likewise, you must possess communication, attention to detail, multitasking, customer service, and organization skills. General office clerks earn about $34,559 in a year. Their salary falls between $24,000 and $49,000.