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EXPORT DOCUMENTATION SPECIALIST: Learn How To Be Assertive Early in Your Career

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Rebecca works for a large lumber company processing all the necessary export documents for shipments of containers loaded with lumber heading to countries all over the world, mainly China. Part of her job includes, data entry, paying invoices and working with US government inspectors.

Job Title: Export Documentation Specialist

Job Summary: Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks

Job Description

Material recording clerks keep track of information to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.

On-the-Job Training

The first half year on the job usually has relatively intensive training.

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$20,000 - $30,000
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Full-time
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Office, Indoor
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Detail oriented

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m='17204'>container loads</span> <span m='18600'>of</span> <span m='18890'>lumber</span> <span m='19550'>that</span> <span m='20090'>we</span> <span m='20460'>export</span> <span m='20830'>to</span> <span m='21200'>all</span> <span m='21560'>over the</span> <span m='21920'>world,</span> <span m='23150'>mainly</span> <span m='23340'>China.</span> <span m='25180'>I</span> <span m='26020'>work</span> <span m='26260'>with</span> <span m='26460'>USDA</span> <span m='27160'>inspectors.</span> <span m='28140'>I</span> <span m='29110'>process</span> <span m='29595'>these</span> <span m='30080'>orders.</span> <span m='31050'>I do</span> <span m='31535'>a lot data</span> <span m='32020'>entry</span> <span m='32990'>for</span> <span m='33475'>the</span> <span m='33960'>orders.</span> <span m='34930'>Also,</span> <span m='35415'>even</span> <span m='35900'>on</span> <span m='36385'>the</span> <span m='36870'>financial</span> <span m='37355'>side,</span> <span m='37840'>I do a</span> <span m='38325'>little bit</span> <span m='38810'>of</span> <span m='39295'>paying on</span> <span m='39780'>invoices.</span> </p><p><span m='41720'>Well,</span> <span m='42205'>actually,</span> <span m='42690'>I did</span> <span m='43200'>not</span> <span m='43460'>go</span> <span m='43620'>to</span> <span m='43720'>college.</span> <span m='44660'>I</span> <span m='45320'>just</span> <span m='45990'>worked</span> <span m='46570'>very</span> <span m='47280'>hard</span> <span m='48170'>at</span> <span m='49102'>being</span> <span m='50034'>diligent</span> <span m='50966'>about</span> <span m='52370'>selling</span> <span m='52870'>myself</span> <span m='53490'>to</span> <span m='53670'>my</span> <span m='54600'>employer,</span> <span m='55915'>letting</span> <span m='56230'>them</span> <span m='56520'>know</span> <span m='56850'>that</span> <span m='57160'>I</span> <span m='57220'>had</span> <span m='57550'>the</span> <span m='57850'>desire,</span> <span m='59020'>the</span> <span m='59477'>willingness,</span> <span m='60848'>and</span> <span m='61305'>the</span> <span m='63140'>go</span> <span m='63370'>get</span> <span m='63620'>'em</span> <span m='63810'>attitude</span> <span m='64278'>to</span> <span m='64746'>be</span> <span m='65214'>able</span> <span m='65682'>to be an</span> <span m='66150'>outstanding</span> <span m='66618'>employee.</span> </p><p><span m='67560'>I</span> <span m='67870'>guess</span> <span m='68260'>what</span> <span m='68430'>I</span> <span m='68550'>wish</span> <span m='68900'>I</span> <span m='68980'>knew</span> <span m='69305'>is</span> <span m='69630'>more</span> <span m='70160'>about</span> <span m='70440'>computers,</span> <span m='71330'>because</span> <span m='72160'>computers</span> <span m='73040'>are</span> <span m='73380'>used,</span> <span m='73760'>of</span> <span m='74035'>course,</span> <span m='74350'>with</span> <span m='74470'>most</span> <span m='74760'>jobs</span> <span m='75100'>today.</span> <span m='75410'>Also,</span> <span m='75720'>I</span> <span m='76212'>believe</span> <span m='76704'>I wish</span> <span m='77196'>I</span> <span m='77688'>would</span> <span m='78180'>have</span> <span m='78290'>known</span> <span m='79250'>how</span> <span m='79510'>to</span> <span m='79720'>be</span> <span m='80280'>more</span> <span m='80680'>assertive,</span> <span m='81820'>but</span> <span m='82200'>this</span> <span m='82510'>job</span> <span m='82820'>has</span> <span m='83120'>definitely</span> <span m='83670'>taught me</span> <span m='84160'>how</span> <span m='84480'>to</span> <span m='84790'>be</span> <span m='85190'>assertive.</span> <span m='85700'>If</span> <span m='86080'>you can</span> <span m='86170'>be</span> <span m='86310'>assertive</span> <span m='86750'>in</span> <span m='86890'>the</span> <span m='86960'>very</span> <span m='87260'>beginning,</span> <span m='89315'>I</span> <span m='89740'>believe</span> <span m='90670'>that</span> <span m='90880'>is</span> <span 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