Shorthand allows accurate notes to be taken effortlessly over a long period of time, and enables the minute-taking secretary to feel more confident that they are getting everything down and not missing anything in their course of taking minutes.

The duration of a course to learn what Shorthand is between 6 months to 1 year. The main aspect which is taken into consideration is the typing speed and efficient way one can type. After doing a course in shorthand and typing, one can then apply for the job of a stenographer.