It is almost impossible to find a job today where you aren’t required to know computer basics. Typing, Microsoft Office and Windows are standard requirements for completing most job postings and many employers don’t have the time to teach these computer skills.
Don’t fret! You have options. The following places most likely play host to computer classes throughout the year and may cover everything from typing to publishing. Many of these courses will be free or cost a small participation fee.
- Community colleges
- Parks and Recreation Department (they do more than just put on summer t-ball programs!)
- Community center
Be sure to call each of these in your area to compare times, prices and to find out exactly what is being taught. You don’t want to make the mistake of going in to learn how to create a spreadsheet and find out you are being taught how to use Photoshop, which is a popular photo editing program.
It can never hurt to learn new programs, no matter how computer savvy you may be. Listing additional computer skills you’ve mastered on your resume (other than the standard Office and Windows) can open doors you didn’t even realized were closed. You never know; you may find your new passion.