• Hard and Soft Skills

    ‘They have computer experience …’ (just not the kind this job needs)
    ‘Experience.’ It’s a word that conveys different meanings to different people. When seeking employment, applicants naturally want to convince their prospective bosses that they bring the necessary experience to the position. Here are a few typical intervew questions...would you get the job?
     

    “Do you have computer training?”

     I know how to buy and sell on eBay, I have all the important websites organized in my Favorites List and I have the absolute best Facebook page, just ask all 500 of my Facebook friends. “Yes, I have lots of computer experience.”

    “How would you rate your experience in effectively communicating with others?”

    “Very high,”, You should see my thumbs go. I can text message while driving, applying make-up, even during a movie. “I consider myself to be an expert communicator.”

     

    As the story goes, Specific computer literacy is essential
     

    Even jobs that would not necessarily be described as “technical” commonly require computer experience or technical skills and applicants are often expected to understand and use spreadsheet, word-processing and database software.

    Although an applicant may bring some computer experience, it doesn’t mean she/he has the compulsory knowledge to access and interpret necessary reports or compile spreadsheets. In addition, although most of the Generations X, Y, and Millennials (those coming of age in the new millennium) have been exposed to computers virtually their entire lives, if they do not go on to college or receive specific training, the skills often remain elementary.
     
Last Modified on February 28, 2021