I am pleased to share with
you a short article I wrote on May 17, 1988, while I was attending to the English
for Secretaries course in São Paulo (SP), at Associação Alumni.
To be a
To be a
successful secretary was the main goal I have set up for my professional career
since the first day I have started working twelve-years ago.
Working for a
top executive of a large and well-known corporation and being the “right arm”,
as we secretaries used to say, of such a boss, were, according to my point of
view, synonyms of being a well-succeeded secretary.
I believe that
we should have satisfaction in whatever we do. To get real satisfaction out of
doing anything, we need to do it well. To achieve the successfulness in a
professional activity we should do always the best job for the company we are
I am happy
because I am quite sure that I did it well as a secretary so far despite the
ups and downs of every career. But, I feel that I can do more and I want do
more. I also know that I have to prepare myself to start walking in the
direction of an educational career. And, again, I hope to do it well.
here you have an example of a job application letter which I wrote in 1998 to help a friend in getting a new job.
Attention to the Manager of
Recruitment and Placement
I understand you are looking
for an Executive Secretary. I have eleven years of secretarial experience and
can provide good experience. I´m 32 years old and married.
For the past seven years I´m
been working as secretary for the (name of the company).
My reason for wanting to leave
my present position as executive secretaryto the Vice President of Foreign Operation of (name of the company) is
that, after seven very happy years, I can see no prospect of real challenge or
job development beyond my present level.
Enclosed is a brief history of
my education and job experience.
I would appreciate getting
together and discuss in more detail what I can offer as an executive secretary.
The following phrases suggest natural ways of ending many types of routine letters. May we hear from you soon?
Willyou please give this matter your (prompt, urgent) attention.
We shall appreciate your writing and telling us your wishes.
Please send us your answer as soon as you can.
I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Will you please let us know what action you want us to take.
Your promptness in replying will be much appreciated.
I am looking forward to your reply. We appreciate your interest. It is a pleasure to be of help. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be of service. I hope this information will be helpful to you. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you again. Thank you again for writing. If we can be of any (further) help, be sure to let us know. It was nice to hear from you. Please call on us again. Thank you for your courtesy. You may be sure that we appreciate your efforts on our behalf. We appreciate your writing to us. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused you. Thanks so much for your pacience.
Com certa frequência recebo mensagens eletrônicas de estudantes
de Secretariado solicitando-me alguma inspiração sobre temáticas que poderiam
levar para a sala de aula com o intuito de gerar reflexões e discussões no grande
Aqui estão algumas para você que acompanha meu blog também
utilizar ou compartilhar:
papel estratégico da assessoria e secretaria executiva: empowerment,
benchmarking e intra-empreendedorismo.
Como ter sucesso
na profissão com o autoconhecimento
otimização do tempo pelo estabelecimento de prioridades: a importância de
O investimento na carreira
resulta em oportunidade de crescimento profissional
empreendedoras: visão de trabalho e oportunidades
A gestão da comunicação
interpessoal para interagir assertivamente com equipes multiprofissionais
metas, perspectivas e estratégias
Quem pensa, manda. Quem processa, obedece. E o profissional de
secretariado nesse contexto?
Ótimas e acaloradas discussões
para todos vocês que ainda acreditam no Secretariado como profissão.