MICROSOFT OFFICE: Skills for workplace productivity
Being proficient in Microsoft Office as a job seeker could give you an edge over others who are not. Microsoft skills are very important must have skills in any organization. This is because tasks are easier carried out with these applications.
Microsoft Office is an office suite of applications, servers, and services developed by Microsoft. It is designed to make business much easier and faster. Some of its applications that are of utmost importance to an organization are Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint.
Microsoft Word is a graphical word processor made by the Microsoft company which allow users type and save documents.Most people use it for C.V writing, letter writing, invitation cards, and a host of other things.
Some of its tools that helps make a document are:
- Spelling & grammar checker, word count (this also counts letters and lines)
- Speech recognition
- Inserts pictures in documents
- Special codes
- Web pages, graphs, etc.
- Displays synonyms of words and can read out the text
- Prints in different ways.
Watch this tutorial video to help you further understand this skill:
Excel is an electronic spreadsheet Program.
An electronic spreadsheet is a computer software program used for storing, organizing and manipulating data.
To know how to use it, watch this video:
Microsoft PowerPoint makes presentations through slideshows from the computer. It usually includes text, pictures, videos and sounds and is particularly useful for presentations to large groups.
Learn more about using PowerPoint by watching this video:
Virtually all organizations make use of Microsoft Office and if you want to be productive in the workplace, you need to have a good working knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office. Having a working knowledge of these programs will make you more valuable when you’re looking for a job. None of them are difficult to use, and will help you stand out if you’re vying for a promotion or seeking to switch jobs. but taking a class will really show you what you can do with these programs.