Modern administrative assistants and clerical workers rely on many different technological tools to ensure that everything works smoothly in their places of business. Mobile phones have come a long way since their initial transition from the battlefield to the workplace, and other technologies have proven just as valuable. Many of these tools transition well between jobs, whether you are changing roles in your current office or moving to a new company entirely.
Mobile phones are here to stay. Up to 60 percent of the world now uses the handy devices, so you can be sure that your phone will have a place at your side in your new job. Smartphones are a staple of today’s workforce. You can check your email, plan your day, and even schedule meetings or order tickets for events with the click of a button and swipe of a finger. The versatility of modern mobile phones makes them an invaluable tool in almost any role.
Savvy clerical workers and administrative assistants also have mobile devices for when their mobile phones aren’t quite powerful enough. Laptop and netbook computers are some of the new technology tools that have gripped the workforce. These lightweight computers pack plenty of power for tackling tasks ranging from simple spreadsheets and document filing to complex teleconferencing and even more CPU-intensive applications. A modern portable computer is a welcome addition to almost any job, and bringing yours along might give you an edge.
The way users interact with mobile phones and tools has also changed. Bluetooth technology allows you to interact with your mobile device from across the room. Pens using the relatively new technology let you easily navigate graphs and information. Bluetooth systems provide fast and easy integration while still allowing you to talk on your phone and even dial out without touching your device.
Technology continues to advance, and administrative assistants sit at the fore of modern developments. Mobile devices like smartphones and laptops are useful in an array of different jobs. When it comes time to pack your gear for your next assignment, remember to bring along your mobile devices. These tools can give you a competitive edge in today’s marketplace and allow you to remain on top of developments in your industry as they emerge. Mobile phones and similar devices make it easy to accomplish many of the tasks that assistants and clerical workers face on a regular basis.
Nancy Anderson is the communities and article Editor for Beyond.com. Nancy has 10 years’ experience in the online job search business with Beyond. Nancy’s team produces dozens of articles every month for top internet sites. Follow Nancy and the Beyond team on https://twitter.com/BeyondJobs.
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