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Can I still find work with SAGE if I teach myself?

I wonder if someone can tell me whether they can get a job, or an employer will employ someone who has taught themselves SAGE book keeping skills? I really want a career change but all of the courses are just so expensive. I know that I can apply myself to teach myself but is it worth it if employers are just going to be looking for proof of a qualification? Any advice from employers and employees would be really great thanks.

Asked By: Ellie - 6/30/2009
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It depends upon what type of job you are looking for. The Sage system is used by sales ledger clerks, purchase ledger clerks as well as general administrators. So, if you were just looking for something like that and had taught yourself to be familiar with the system that would be great from an employer's point of view... More
Answered By: Jabberwocky - 6/30/2009
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I taught myself Excel Skills however i only got noticed by Employers when i gained a Level 2 Qualification in Microsoft Excel. It might be worth checking if you can get any funding or a Career development loan to get a Sage Qualification.
Answered By: Wise Guy - 6/30/2009
 
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Answered By: SAP - 7/1/2009
 
If you can get hold of a SAGE programme then you will find there is a tutor tab on it. It is quite easy to use, I also taught myself some years ago, and have been using it profesionally for about 8 years. If you understand the basics of accounting then you should have no problems. Also if you go to the SAGE site... More
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Answered By: ANGELA - 7/4/2009
 
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