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Interview tasks: in-tray exercises

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Last updated on 29 April 2016
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Are there any in-tray exercises for admin assistants or secretaries? One of The Key's associate education experts offers advice on developing and assessing an in-tray exercise. We also refer to exercises and guidance from universities.

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  1. 1 What is an in-tray exercise?
  2. 2 Designing an in-tray exercise for a school admininistrative role
  3. 3 More ideas for in-tray/e-tray tasks
  4. 4 Advantages and disadvantages of using in-tray exercises

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