How to quickly learn spreadsheets and databases and filing for an office assistant position?
I want this job as an office assistant and although I'm well-versed in windows and MS Word, I don't remember too much about the spreadsheets and database stuff. How can I quickly learn this so I can fake out a potential employer?
Asked By: You don't know me - 10/30/2009
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Open up MS Excel and play around with it. Chances are your employer uses excel more than Access, so work on that one first. Also, go to your local library and see if they have "excel for dummies" or a similar type manual. Usually those are written in a way that you can read them in a few days and make sense.
Answered By: Lauren F - 10/30/2009
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It's not very difficult. In the world of work, that is BASIC. Just open up Excel and type!
Answered By: Bethany - 10/31/2009
The best idea is to take a continuing education class on MS Excel, and they will show you all of the basic things i.e.: formulaes, formating, some basic queries, and other things like that. Good luck:)
Answered By: mtwaites - 11/1/2009
No one really uses Acces. Every industry or company has their own database management system that they use. Some are more user friendly than others, but if you are reasonably computer literate, you'll pick up on it quickly. A learning curve would be expected.
Answered By: kbk823 - 11/2/2009
There are some informative Excel tutorials on Youtube. This way you won't have to read 500-page long books, and you might be able to learn spreadsheet basics in a few hours or even less. In addition to being faster than reading a book, it might be less confusing, too, because instead of visualizing the commands in your... More
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