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What this job is about

If you've always rejoiced in a new pack of Post-Its, you're probably destined to work in a corporate setting – or you're the actual inventor of Post-It. Either way, working as an office manager is a good fit for someone who is precise, professional and organized, since much of the job revolves around helping other employees stay on top of their work load. From copying and scanning to answering phones, typing and helping to manage employee schedules, you'll need good listening skills to understand exactly how to help streamline office procedures and make sure employees are able to do their jobs efficiently.

Work Styles

What it Takes

Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.

Judgement and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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