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What would be a good job to get with my credentials?

I am certified in Microsoft Office Specialist Powerpoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook.
I am having trouble finding jobs that are looking for my certifications to work for them so I can work on paying for college.
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Nathan’s Answer

Having a solid knowledge in the MS Office Suite is a good place to start! If you're looking to pay for college, try checking out websites like Fiverr, where people pay you to do certain tasks. You'd have to look for the gigs that are asking for MS Office help. Find something that you do well that makes you stand out from the crowd. For example, a company I was interviewing for knew I had the knowledge of MS Office, but I wanted to do something that would make me stand out from the crowd. I had a general idea of what they were looking for, so I made a simple Excel macro using Vlookups where you pressed a button and you got the results you were looking for instead of manually writing the Vlookup formula, copying/pasting the formula, etc. I video'd the process of doing Vlookups manually vs using the macro and it got me the job.
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Satish’s Answer

Anything you cannot measure, cannot be improved ! First step to assess where you stand, understand what are your potential strengths in you, study job market to work towards opportunities identified in you , Form a group(s) on similar interests, have a mentor - Building a credentials is how you want to see yourself and against the world of competition. From my perspective Data science, PMP, Six Sigma (anything but problem solver ) opportunities weighs more in the current trend , where industries focus on improving customer experience, driving cost reduction & optimization, stay consistent and provide business insights through data...

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Tasha’s Answer

Most professionals these days know how to use these skills at least at a basic level. You should hone in on some of your other unique skills that you can market to companies, and previous experiences that have enabled you to develop these skills. If you are doing this purely for a monetary need, there are tons of positions open for admin/HR jobs, or general business roles for smaller companies.
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Mitchell’s Answer

Microsoft Office is the standard platform for most businesses today, so your knowledge and experience with these products is a good thing. However, because the products are so pervasive, some level of skill and knowledge with them is considered "table stakes" - that is, it is a basic expectation that everyone entering the field of business will be competent at using Microsoft Office.


Since you are looking for work to pay for college, you may be able to leverage your skills in an adminstrative position where they would be most helpful. Large companies near you (in Birmingham, for example) may have data-entry positions open where typing is the primary skill needed. Small companies may be looking for adminstrative assistants or office managers. When you apply, try to set yourself apart by highlighting not only your certification, but any applicable experience you gained getting that certification. Let them know what other skills you have that would make you a good fit for the position. They will likely have many applicants who are competent with Microsoft Office. Show them what else you have to offer.


One last thought - when you tell someone you are certified in something, you set yourself up for a higher level of scrutiny. Make sure your resume, cover letter, and all written commuinications with your prospective employers are literally perfect. Let the Office tools help you with spelling, grammar, formatting, etc. Those are also table stakes, but especially important for someone with your level of expertise!


Good luck!

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