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What computer courses should I take to make myself more marketable?

Im 29 and embarrassed to say that I know next to nothing about computers. I know WORD but just what I needed to write essays as a university student. Now Im finished but I feel at a huge disadvantage because Ive got a liberal arts degree and its very hard to get a job. I have a lot of qualities and life experiences that I believe have made me a well rounded and educated person. I speak 3 languages fluently; I have lived in various countries. But as you recent college graduates know, having specific jobs skills or experience in a field are the most valuable assets. the job market isnt for those who have a broad education. Im in a post bachelor diploma now to get a teaching certificate, but I would also like to have more options, maybe work for a company in an office job. I have a bachelors degree in Linguistics. I GREATLY appreciate your advice; Im pretty frustrated and a little depressed. Thanks!

Asked By: linguist - 1/9/2007
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Your best bet is to *first* sit down with a general overview from a good tech book series such as the "missing manual" or "visual quickstart guide" — e.g. "Mac OS X: The Missing Manual", by David Pogue ... these two particular series are designed to be read alone, sitting next to a computer, and will teach you nearly... More
Answered By: joe.easterly - 1/10/2007
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Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Outlook, Access Also, it would be helpful to know the basics of how PCs and Macs operate.
Answered By: babyrice - 1/9/2007
 
First and foremost, don't get frustrated and depressed. Turn that energy into something positive. Focus on your goals and stay encouraged in whatever you do... More
Answered By: ye - 1/9/2007
 
If you already know WORD build on that. Then learn EXCEL and the rest of the MS-Office suite of products... More
Answered By: Domino - 1/9/2007
 
The above are good to know but I would add Quick Books Pro if you want a good office job. Very complex but could not be without it to run a business. Get a used set from Half Price books or off the Internet and learn from there. Might take a course as it IS complex.
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Answered By: xtrapr - 1/9/2007
 
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