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Part Time Data Entry Jobs in Mumbai, India: How to Get it

by Anshi Agarwal Build Your Career

Data entry is the act of entering data electronically into computer databases by using data processing software. While the job of data entry might sound technical, working as a data entry operator is possible even without any prior experience. All you need is great typing speed and the ability to work under strict deadlines.

However, this job doesn't come with a strict schedule. This means you can work part-time too. As a result, data entry jobs have gained a lot of popularity over the past decades. For instance, there are various options for part-time data entry jobs in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and other major as well as smaller Indian cities.

The job mainly comprises inputting manual records into a computer system and processing the data systematically. While data entry jobs can be done in an office, many companies offer opportunities to work online.

So how does one get a job in this sector? Follow this step by step guide on how to get a data entry job:

#1 Gain Education

While there are no specific qualifications required to work as a data entry operator, it is still recommended to have at least a high school diploma. That being said, having subject knowledge and a degree in the fields of telecommunication and computer systems can look impressive for a candidate. 

#2 Build A Skillset

Getting a master's might not be a necessity for working in data entry, but having a strong skill set is very significant in this field. Skills like fast and accurate typing, knowledge of computer software like MS Office as well as familiarity with computer database management systems, are a great addition to your resume.

Most of these software systems are easy to get a hang of when you use them regularly. Additionally, there are also online tutorials available for the same.

#3 Improve Typing Speed

This is an essential step. All of your qualifications and skills will be of no use if you can't type fast. To work in data entry, it is highly crucial to master your typing skills. Most companies expect a minimum of 60 words per minute.

And some companies might expect 80-90 words as well. Fast typing skills also means the accuracy should be 100%, there is no room for any errors.

#4 Create Your Resume

It is important to create a strong resume before you go searching for any job. Your resume should reflect what you are looking for and highlight your skills and achievements nicely. Keep your resume short and precise, avoid making a mess by fitting in more than required. Use bullet points to give it more of a neat look.

#5 Practice Interview Skills

Last but not least, remember to practice your interview skills. Before appearing for an interview, always remember to practice your interview skills. Don't talk too fast, learn to pause before answering any questions. Talk in front of a mirror, if it helps with your speaking. Give non-verbal cues to the interviewer, like a nod, to show them you are listening. Also, remember to dress the part and arrive early. 

Data Entry is not a complex job. But if you want something steady to pay the bills, you can definitely consider applying for the same. Since this job is spread across many industries, the demand for data entry operators will only rise. 

There are plenty of options to work for part-time data entry jobs in Mumbai.


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About Anshi Agarwal Freshman   Build Your Career

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Created on Feb 11th 2020 04:00. Viewed 164 times.

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