Data Entry jobs are ideal for those with a passion for organisation and diligence, if you thrive on dotting the T’s and crossing the I’s then there is no other role that will satisfy your need for order more than a job as a Data Entry Clerk.
When you read a Data Entry job description you will notice the main focus is on your attention to detail. When you are responsible for ensuring the quality of the information entered into a system it is this and your ability to find and record information quickly and accurately that you will be relying on the most.
A Data Entry job description might include the following duties:
- Compiling and verifying the accuracy of data.
- Sorting and preparing data for entry.
- Identifying and correcting inaccuracies and deficiencies in data.
- Entering data from source documents into a prescribed system to timed constraints.
- Purging system data to eliminate duplications.
- Correlating and reporting on information in preparation for output.
- Securing system integrity through database back up procedures.
While Data Entry duties in general may be similar in most jobs, the Data Entry job description and the responsibilities it includes may vary from industry to industry, for example in one role you may be entering confidential patient information into a centralised database for the healthcare industry, while in another role you might be transcribing historic legal information from paper files into a digitalised system. Where this role offers opportunities across various industries, your work environment could change.
What can I earn as a Data Entry Clerk?
In general you can expect to earn at least £9.30 per hour / £18,000 per year when you start out for a full time (35-40 hours per week) position. You will soon notice that the opportunities for earning overtime and targeted bonuses get better and better as a Data Entry Clerk the more experienced you are.
Being able to include Data Entry skills and proven experience on your CV can be extremely beneficial when you are applying for other jobs, whether they are Data Entry roles, administration roles or even financially based roles, the transferrable skills that you have gained will be put to great use across many industries and sectors.
What does it take to be a Data Entry Clerk?
Data Entry jobs are varied and plentiful but to keep up with the workload and the pace it is important that you possess the right skills from the outset. Learning basic computer or typing skills on the job is not going to be possible so be sure to build on your abilities ahead of time so you can focus all of your energy on learning the role or system specifics over the basics.
To be an excellent Data Entry Clerk you will need to have the following skills and traits:
- Attention to detail.
- Excellent typing skills.
- Observational skills.
- Accuracy and efficiency.
- Strong researching capabilities.
- Technical abilities in office software packages including Microsoft Excel, Word and Access.
- Good written and numerical skills.
Our recently published blog post provides information on what skills you need and where you can get them for free. We at Blue Arrow specialise in recruiting and placing the very best office job seekers into Data Entry jobs across the country.
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