I was a junior secretary once, though not for long (contract). For me, the secretary of any organization has a most interesting and important position. As well the HR-well, a good HR indeed. Not the lame one-haha. As for a secretary, the smooth and efficient working of the society depends upon her; she (or he) is the hub from which various activities radiate, and she has more to do with the practical running of the society than any other officer. Incompetence in the office can therefore seriously impede the work of the organization.
As in case of my friend, certain characteristics should be borne in her mind. A good secretary should be:
- A good organizer
- Tidy and methodical
- Calm and clear-headed
- Tactful and friendly
As the very variety duties of a secretary may be frightening to the novice, kindly let me know if you need the duties in greater detail. InsyaAllah I will try my best to help. Cheers!
Pic Info: Someone emailed and asked for a photo when I was a secretary. This one, can-lah right? :)