Top 7 Most important Computer Skills to learn for Career Development

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These are the most demanding and evergreen basic computer skills. Really important to learn to get a unique and competitive edge in your business, career, and resume. Also get in this article various home-based business, freelancing business and jobs ideas.

  1. Microsoft Word Skills

Microsoft Word is an MS Office application used for various official and non-official works worldwide. It is installed and used in almost all the offices for official works.

Learning Microsoft Word is very helpful for people and in business to create resumes, letters, invoices, bills, work schedules, forms, bills, business cards, business plans and to make school/college notes, cover pages for eBooks and for writing or creating eBook’s and for writing blog articles etc. and various others things by using Microsoft Word.

In Government and private jobs, Microsoft Word is an essential basic computer knowledge that is recommended.

  1. Microsoft Excel Skills

The importance of learning Microsoft Excel is similar to Microsoft Word. But the use of Microsoft Excel is a little different.

The difference is that Microsoft Word is used for writing and for creating professional documents and Microsoft Excel is used to perform mathematical calculations such as the calculation of business expenditure or income. It is also used to analyze, filter a large amount of meaningless data into meaningful information. It is used to visualize that data and information so it will become easier to understand and to find out a new conclusion or to faster the decision-making process.

The similarity between Microsoft Word and Excel is that it is both are packaged applications of MS Office. And it is used in Education, Business by various people for financial and official management.

  1. Microsoft PowerPoint Skills

Microsoft PowerPoint is another important application to learn and it’s easiest than Microsoft Word and Excel. Mostly the works you have to do in Microsoft PowerPoint is to represent or present the data and information by using Slide-Shows, transition and animation effects as well as charts, smart art, and formatting tools in meetings and seminars.

  1. Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Illustrator / InDesign Skills

Adobe Photoshop is a photo editing software. That you can use to enhance, retouch, restore, manipulate and edit images professionally. You can also use it to create 3D graphics, image backgrounds, patterns, and textures, etc. Mostly used by Photo editors in Photo studios, Web designers to create PSD of the website design or layout, and graphics designers for various graphical works in the printing press or in designing agencies.

Adobe Illustrator is similar to Adobe Photoshop. It is used specifically to create and design branding materials such as logos, icons, sketches and typography, and vector images.

Adobe InDesign is another Adobe Application to create marketing and advertising materials such as posters, banners, brochures, magazine cover pages, newspaper or magazine layout designs and to design eBooks, etc.

Knowledge of one out of three will be great to get online or offline jobs. It’s because such basic skills of web/graphic designing will be helpful for any company and business owners. They need marketing and advertising material daily, they need people who can design such things for their social media or internet marketing campaigns.

You can also start your business from home by learning such skills.

  1. Social Media Marketing

Many people can say that it’s advanced skills. Yes, it’s an advanced method to market products and services on the Internet by using social media websites.

You, your relative or anyone you know have a business. They are selling products or providing services. Now those people are marketing or not marketing their products on the Internet. But if they do it, they will get more benefits than the traditional method of marketing.

Advance can be basic. Today, it’s a trending method for business owners and companies to promote their business online. If you learn such skills, it will be easier for you to get a job, or get a promotion, the more you learn the better you will become in anything that you do. And you share such knowledge with those people, and explanation them how Internet marketing or social media marketing is beneficial.

  1. Blogging and Content Writing Skills

Blogging and content writing is other demanding and most creative field. It is a complete business promotion or online learning method. The Internet marketing part is mostly driven by the content.

You can start your own blog website and you can earn money by placing ads on your website. You can provide content writing services for other business websites. You can write content for social media marketing. You can get online jobs by learning content marketing.

That’s why I think content marketing is the most important basic computer or internet skill, especially for students or people looking or thinking to build an online business.

  1. WordPress Website Designing Skills

Now website designing or web development can be advanced skills. But you don’t want to become a Website Designer. But want to create own business or personal website. That’s where WordPress will help you.

WordPress is an open-source web application that is used to create almost all kinds of websites, you can use pre-defined free WordPress themes or premium WordPress themes and their starting point. If you get the right WordPress website designing course online or offline then learning WordPress is not that much tough. You can even learn it for free, only by watching free WordPress tutorials.

In today’s time, if you have your own website then you can showcase your skills on the website and then put that link on a resume or social media profile. It will be easier for companies to learn and understand your skill set and work experience.

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Flora Mitumba
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