You’ve used Word, Powerpoint and Excel, so of course when it comes time to build your resume, you include them as relevant skills. But during the interview, the hiring manager may talk specifics about pivot tables and excel formulas. Do you know these programs as well as you think you do?
If not, it may be time for in-depth training before you test for certification. At Career Quest Learning Centers, we can help you get there, whether you’re looking for an IT career or one in business where you’ll need to know all about the Microsoft Office Suite. If you agree that your skills could use a refresh, here are some major benefits to Microsoft certifications.
While you may not need personal validation that the skills you have are good enough, any future employer will want to know if you being “Proficient in Excel” is as legit as you think it is. Take a professional program from a well-respected school to ensure your abilities are not questioned. There will be no confusion as to how much you know because the certification spells out what you were able to learn and master.
Technical certifications through Microsoft can help set you apart, boost you ahead, or secure your current position. When you apply, certifications will show any employer that you have a useful skillset from which you can build your career. If you already have a job, show your superiors you are ready for more; certifications demonstrate a dedication to improvement and career advancement. At any job, you should always be open to learn if you want to move upward.
Certifications won’t just make finding a job easier; they can help improve your productivity and make your job easier. With a certification in key office programs, everyday tasks will become more achievable for you and the peers you’ll help along the way. Just within Excel, there are hundreds of formulas and shortcuts you can use to compile data with efficiency and get the job done not only faster, but better.
If you always have to ask a coworker, boss, or even your kids how to do something online or within a certain program, it’s time to take matters into your own hands! Certification will give you the technical skills and confidence you need to get ahead and stay informed. Career Quest Learning Centers, and the Microsoft trainings we offer, can help you become a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, through our Network Administration program, or even a Sales Associate or Human Resources Assistant Manager, through our Business Administration program. If you’re in Michigan and your resume needs an update, give us a call in Lansing at 877-481-4930 or Jackson at 877-365-8144 today.