Valerie I Vanorden
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Hello, I am proficient in Microsoft Word, but not in powerpoint and Excel. How important do you all think it is that I update my skills as a secretary in Powerpoint and Excel. Seems everyone requires it.

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about 6 years ago
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Mark Bryan

Here's a link to some overviews on how to use different versions of Microsoft Office.

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics/office/

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Erika Ramos

I'm in agreement with Mark. Proficiency managing those programs is enough to get you hired then you can build more skills on the job. There's also plenty of affordable or free online courses available to build up your skills.

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Mark Bryan

Hi Valerie,

That fact that you are proficient in Microsoft Word should be just fine. Excel and Powerpoint are great to know, but based on your role, you may never use them. There will be some positions where you 100% need to know all three, but there will also be a number that you do not. If you wanted to take an online course or tutorial on them, that may help, by saying you have taken classes and have knowledge of both. Powerpoint is pretty easy to pick up if you take a look at it. Excel is a bit more complicated, but it matters how complex the work would be. I hope this helps!

Best of luck in your search!

-Mark

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