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Typist

Description

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We are looking for a skilled and efficient typist to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for typing company documents and material, including reports, correspondence, and policies. If you can type fast and accurately and can check documents for grammar, spelling and punctuation errors under tight deadlines, we’d like to meet you. For this role, it’s essential to handle sensitive information with confidentiality. Ultimately, you should be able to ensure our company documents are accurate, updated and accessible to all employees.

Responsibilities

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  • Transcribe documents from dictated tapes
  • Take notes at meetings and produce detailed texts
  • Edit completed work for grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Gather and organize typing material
  • Create spreadsheets and presentations
  • Combine data and texts
  • File work in progress and completed work
  • Conduct internet research to update reference materials
  • Maintain physical and digital filing systems
  • Scan and print files, as needed

Requirements

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  • Proven work experience as a Typist, Data Entry Clerk, or Data Entry operator
  • Fast typing skills; using a touch typing system is a plus
  • Experience using data recorders and optical scanners
  • Excellent knowledge of word processing tools and spreadsheets
  • Familiarity with office equipment
  • Strong English language skills
  • Attention to detail with an ability to spot grammar, spelling and punctuation errors
  • Confidentiality
  • High school diploma; additional computer training or certification is a plus

Potential interview questions

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  • What is your typing speed?
  • How do you ensure accuracy in your work?
  • Can you describe your experience with data entry?
  • How do you handle sensitive information?
  • What types of documents have you worked with?