When searching the Palm Beach Post job section, it’s easy to see that many of the advertised jobs out there require familiarity with the use of computers or software programs. The more computers and technology become integrated into the work environment, the higher the need will be to have employees who are skilled their use. Are you ready to compete in this market?
Employment websites like careerbuilder.com or indeed.com are showing an increase in West Palm Beach job postings asking for candidates to have at least basic proficiency with software programs like Microsoft’s suite of products which depending on the employers needs, could be anything from knowing how to use Word or Works to understanding the intricacies of such programs as Share Point Designer. Career transitions often require the learning of new skills whether by formal schooling or on the job training and this particular set of skills is no different. Career changers with little formal understanding of computers or software applications need to take stock of what they do know and what they need to know in order to successfully compete in today’s job market and transition to that new career.
There are several training schools in the area that specialize in getting computer and software skills up to par. Classes range from basic to advanced and cover a wide variety of computer and software topics important to job seekers. Although in most instances the training does not lead to a formal degree, the schools do give documentation of completion of their program, something that can be submitted to a potential employer as an attachment to the resume.
Whether you are a techno junkie or you prefer to avoid making computers an everyday part of your life, there is no denying that having computer or software skills will give you an edge in the employment market. If you’re thinking of a career transition make sure you fully understand what the expectations are of workers in that field when it comes to being able to use technology on the job.