Teresa Mercado

Teresa Mercado

Office Manager


Law Firm

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Had a desire to have my own office with pictures.
Had a desire to be in management.
Started out as an insurance adjuster in a cubicle.
Made a big move.
Had a passion to move into a long term position (with an office).
Friends referred me to a law firm. Started out as a receptionist.
Learned EVERYTHING I could and was a positive employee!
I have my own office with pictures and have worked for the same company for 15 years!

Education

High School

Career

Office Manager

Law firm billing and bookkeeping.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Numbers
Business
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

Most of my day is spent in front of the computer. I work in a speical law firm billing program, Quickbooks, and some Microsoft Word. I think it's very important for people to learn job specific programs.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

I believe that most of it is attitude and being a hard worker, honest, sincere, and respectful. On the job training is very important and if you learn all that you can you will be able to go far.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Typing, writing and a good positive attitude no matter how much money you start out making! If you start out at minimum wage and have a positive, grateful attitude you will go far!

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

certification
Certification/License
Timeslips Program or Paralegal certificate

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I didn't have any noise, just personal desire!"

Challenges I Overcame

Single Parent