The first part of each daily shorthand period is devoted to repetition practice on the assigned work.
Every effort, should be made to work out a course by which the advanced dictation and the office training work may be carried on simultaneously.
You cannot correctly transcribe letters dictated to you unless you are more or less familiar with the words which the dictator uses. Make it a point, therefore, to study carefully the spelling, the shorthand outlines, and the definitions of the technical terms given in connection with each line of business.
Practice the letter assigned for home work with great care.
Part of the book below is about securing a position. It has a letter to the school that teaches stenographers and I think is some good advice for advanced students.
Here's a few things one employer suggested:
The complaint most frequently made about young men and women who enter our employ is that they take too much time to accomplish a given task. Students in school often seem to be given unlimited time to do their work. The stress seems to be placed on neatness and exactness with very little consideration of the ultimate cost of the time taken to accomplish the work.
My experience leads me to believe that few stenographers understand or appreciate the importance of a practical knowledge of English. So many of the young men and women we employ cannot express themselves intelligently. The kind of girl who can correct any slips in grammar that I may make in dictation is exceedingly hard to get.