How To Land The Best Data Entry Job?

May 17, 2017

To be successful in your career, it is highly important for you to know everything about your job. So as the blog topic says ‘how to land the best data entry job? the first thing is that you should be focused and learn as much as you can. So, let me start with a short introduction on data entry. What is data entry? – It is a process of entering crucial information into electronic formats by using word processing or data processing software. Data entry operators are the one who performs these tasks on a computer.

Are you a fresher and actively looking for a data entry job? Relax, it is easy to get employed as almost every company need data entry operator. Therefore, the availability of data entry jobs is more in comparison to other jobs. First and foremost, you need to be well qualified. Now you may ask “what do you mean by well-qualified?”. Below, I have listed few things which are necessary to land a data entry job with an ease. Here we go:

Education Requirement

You only need an HSC passing certificate to qualify for most data entry jobs. However, you may also qualify for some data entry jobs with a minimum of SSC passing certificate. People with educational qualification of 10th pass often do a data entry course to get qualified for a job opening.

Required Skills

Data entry operators need a basic knowledge of computers and a range of specific skills which can help to perform the job effectively. Below, I have compiled a list of skills which are relevant to this job.

Fast and accurate typing, familiar with MS Office programs, Tally ERP (latest version) knowledge is preferred. You must be familiar with basic office equipment like computers, scanners, copiers, and calculators.

Furthermore, having organisational abilities, administrative skills, basic knowledge in literacy and numeracy is a must. Attentive, positive approach in a busy working environment and a good understanding of data confidentiality issues is also what you need to have in you.

How To Apply?

Many data entry jobs are frequently advertised through staffing agencies and online job portal sites. All you have to do is create a good resume and upload on the job portal sites or send it to recruitment companies.

Incase, you want to work for a specific company, browse through the career section on that company website. There you can send your resume or drop a small text with your number. If there is no such career section on their website, then just get their contact number and call them up.

Job Role

Data Entry Operators transfer written information from forms, application sheets or company files to computer system databases. The work profile deals mostly with typing, word processing or computerized customer files. Everyday correspondence such as letters, documents and mailing lists are handled by them. They also handle numerical data entry, particularly in accounting, banking and mortgage or loan information.

Average Salary

The average salary for a Data Entry Operator is Rs 123,118 per year. A skill in Microsoft Excel is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

(Payscale India)

I hope this blog has helped you understand what is data entry operator all about and what does it take to land a job. Please, write to us your thoughts in the comment box below.

Author Bio,

Hi, I am Ruksar Shaikh. I am a passionate about writing blogs, valuable content and  travelling. Currently working as a content writer and focused to learn more about writing and marketing.

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