RE: Microsoft proficient?

Subject: RE: Microsoft proficient?
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'Dawn Throener'" <D -dot- Throener -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 13:09:07 -0700

> From: Dawn Throener

> How do I become Microsoft Proficient? Is there a test to
> figure this out??
> What aspects of each program make one proficient???
> What's the easiest way (cheapest) way to be able to add those
> terms to my
> resume. I think it would be a great investment of my time and
> if necessary,
> $$ if I could be able to prove this to employers.

Go to a temporary employment agency and register there. They have testing
and the results will rank you as novice, intermediate, or expert. You can
state the skill level on your résumé in one of the bullets of your summary.
Some agencies also offer free training in office software. State
Unemployment agencies, like California's Employment Development Department,
have offices that provide free career training that includes software

Here is CA EDD's web page about job training,


Perhaps your state has something similar.

Here are the offerings from Kelly Services that include training,


Register with Manpower and you will have access to online training,

Robert Half International offers some advanced training,




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