Career Change to become a Team Secretary

Career Change to become a Team Secretary

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A career change case study. Meet Susan Stoke who managed to take the Secretary PA Diploma and move from being an English Teacher in Portugal to become a Team Secretary. She actually gained a role with a salary to the top end of the salary range, despite making a career change. She got the job straight after completing the course and she has never looked back.

Successful Career Change

Prior to your Souters Course what was your employment situation?

I worked as an English teacher at a private school in Portugal for over five years.

After taking the Souters Courses, what is your current job?

I have just been appointed as Team Secretary/Receptionist for a company in London.

Why did you decide to take a Souters course?

After several years as a teacher, I really needed to refresh and update my skills in order to gain the knowledge and confidence to re-join the job market. This paid off well as I started my new job within 1 month of completing the course.

What courses did you complete at Souters?

I enrolled for the Secretary / PA Diploma.

What did you enjoy about the courses?

Being a teacher, I appreciated the structure and confident delivery of the course. The expertise and flexibility of the tutor was very professional and much appreciated.

“Got a High Paying Job after the Course”

In what ways do you feel that the course has benefited you?

As I was working abroad for such a long time, I needed to be catapulted into the job market. The course was ideal as it was intensive and conducted over a short period of time. Most important, I got a job!

Secretary Jobs

Were you able to get a job following your course?

Oh, Yes! I was offered a salary to the top end of their salary range.

In particular, how has the course benefited your career?

The course gave me the confidence and updated my skills; plus I learnt new skills.

What do you advise to anyone who is considering taking the course?

I would say that they should go for it as they will gain the necessary skills and knowledge much needed by any employer. It is a huge asset for your CV.

Following her course, Susan Got a Team Secretary Job

What are your future aspirations in your career?

My aspirations for the future is to continue developing my skills, where needed, so as to be a greater asset to the company.

Would you consider taking another course to further your career and skill set?

Yes, I would like to take the Minute Taking Course.