When you think about your dream job, what does it look like? What is your schedule? What kind of daily tasks are you doing? Are you managing others? You may have this vision of what your future career looks like, and that’s a great thing. In fact, it’s the first step to landing a job. When you have a vision, you’re more likely to work hard and do what it takes to get hired.
Passion alone won’t land you a job. Unless you’re in sales, perhaps! In all seriousness, you’ll likely need a set of hard skills that will help you get the job you want. Hard skills are things that you probably learned in school or training that prepare you for success in your future career. Unlike soft skills, many hard skills are a requirement for most jobs.
Computer training courses are a great place to start if you’re considering beefing up your skills section on your resume. Often times, basic computer skills can set you apart from other job candidates. If you’ll be applying for a corporate position, the skills you’ll learn in a computer class will ensure you’re prepared to be efficient and productive.
Goodwill’s Free Computer Training
Whatever your computer skills level, Goodwill’s NO COST digital training courses will help ensure you have the skills needed for the job you deserve. You can get the skills you need for a better future. Here’s an overview of what you’ll learn:
Navigate the internet and use Microsoft Word
The internet is full of information, both useful and not useful. There are many tips and tricks that can help you unlock the most important and pertinent information for you. Additionally, programs like Microsoft Word are used daily in the corporate world. This program can do a lot more than just create a document, including charts, graphs, and templates.
Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
As a more intermediate skill, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint are essential. Create budgets, marketing plans, calendars, and so much more in Excel. If you’ll be presenting your work to team members or clients, you’ll need to know how to create a presentation using PowerPoint.
Social Media Etiquette
Believe it or not, there is an ethical standard that you must adhere to when you’re employed by a company. Learn what to post and what topics to avoid. It can be tempting to rant about coworkers on social media, for example, but it’s important to know the ramifications that could ensue due to this type of behavior.
Mac and Windows Operating Systems
Used to using a windows computer, but your company uses Macs? You’ll need to learn quickly the differences in using these two computer systems.
Ready to get the skills you need for a better future? Sign up for Goodwill’s no cost computer training today! Interested in learning more about how Goodwill can assist you with your job search? Find out more about our mission and how we can help you with your job search.