Most hiring managers will expect a high level of proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. You can improve your job prospects and be considered for more roles if you have the following skills:
- Pivot tables: You can manage, sort, and analyze data in several ways if you’re able to master the art of the pivot table. Pivot tables do automatic actions like sorting and averaging to help you parse data quickly, using formulas, sorts and other functions that otherwise take hours to extract for data analysis.
- Formula functions: Know the formulas for simple math calculations, and then learn commonly used skills such as how to link data from one worksheet to another, how to find information in large data sets using functions like VLOOKUP, and how to use the filter and subtotal functions to sort and present data in visually appealing formats.
- Formatting: Worksheets that are formatted using consistent font sizing, brand-specific colors, and uniform spacing will be better received by colleagues and bosses. From tables to themes, Excel provides a host of formatting options you can apply to a worksheet to make it more readable and aesthetically pleasing.
- Formatting & Page Setup: Formatting can involve things like fonts, styles, alignment, and color choices. Page setup includes things like page size, margins, borders, headers, and footers.
- Template Building & Editing: Once you create something you like you can save it as a template and reuse it again and again.
- Using SmartArt & Text Boxes: A SmartArt graphics lets you quickly and easily make a visual representation of your information. A text box lets you add text anywhere in your file. For example, you can create pull quotes or sidebars that call attention to important information.
- Custom Slides & Templates: Employers want someone who can create an attractive slide from scratch. A successful candidate will be able to input new data into an existing template, manage design and layouts with master slides, and create new templates.
- Animation: Adding animations to text and images can add excitement to a slide. Employers prefer a candidate who can tastefully and thoughtfully use this feature without going over the top
A business should never stand still and so nor should the development of your staff, who are the key asset in driving your business forward. Regular staff training is essential in helping this ongoing skill development.
Employee training continues to produce one of the highest returns on investment a company can make. IT training from New Horizons Minnesota yields a 4:1 return relative to costs and predicted increases in job performance.
- More than 98% of our clients report utilizing knowledge and skills gained in New Horizons classes.
- More than 50% of performance improvements are directly related to New Horizons training.
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