WENDY SCOTT SECRETARY by Lucy Graves Mayo

WENDY SCOTT SECRETARY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The actual duties, problems and pitfalls of secretarial work are described through the experiences of one bright-eyed aspirant, Wendy Scott. The advice of an expert along with her high school activities convinces Wendy that her potential could best be realized in this field. Two years at a combination liberal arts, secretarial training school in New York prepare Wendy for the round of employment offices, job interviews and difficult qualification exams. But her most authoritative guidance comes from Mr. Chandler, an executive in a large publishing firm. Her first job proves to be a fiasco, but she finds infinitely more satisfying rewards at Frontier, an electronics organization. After a year's experience and the unexpected relocation of her boss, Wendy finally lands the job of her dreams in the publishing firm headed by Mr. Chandler. Wendy's training and experiences in the ""asphalt jungle"" are realistically drawn as are such incidental but vital bouts with writing resumes, dressing correctly, etc. The teenage story elements-, romance, family relations, etc., unfortunately do not meet these standards, nor does the author's mode of expression, so often rigid and verbose. The motivated young student will surely wade through superflous material in a long book in order to concentrate on the essential aspects of vicariously living Wendy's professional life. We suggest Secretarial Careers (Walck, J-280) as a companion volume.

Pub Date: Nov. 21st, 1961
Publisher: Dodd, Mead