In today’s high-tech global economy, users have 24-hour hands-on computing access that enables us to increase productivity. These software programs are now available on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.
How are you keeping up with the advancement and upgrades of software and learning new software programs? Do you wait for your employer to make the leap to upgrade technology? Do you take the initiative to keep your skills current and relative in today’s high-tech global economy by taking courses or upgrading your personal computer software?
The more software programs you know the more tools you have available to complete work and personal tasks. Each of these software programs can be listed on your resume and can demonstrate to a potential employer your commitment to technology and ability to bring additional skillsets to the workplace.
Here are some examples of application software programs to consider learning:
- Microsoft Office 2013 (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher, OneNote, etc.)
- Adobe (i.e. Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
- Application Specific Software (i.e. accounting, human resource, operations software, etc.)
- Enterprise Software (i.e. customer relationship management helpdesk, travel systems, etc.)
The cost of software and continuously upgrading software is expensive for organizations. No wonder organizations tend to lag behind in rolling out new software to employees. However, this doesn’t mean we can’t take the initiative to upgrade the software programs on our personal devices to keep skills current and relevant for today’s competitive job market.
In an effort to keep advancing my computer skills, I have been learning the software program WordPress over the last year and working towards becoming certified in Microsoft Office 2013. In 2014, what new software program will you be able to include on your resume to remain competitive in today’s workforce?