Use Your Time Wisely
As we all know, the festive season is probably the busiest time of the year on everybodys social calendar. Unfortunately, with so much happening, the job market slows considerably with most employers putting off the time consuming task of sourcing new staff.. Given the number of redundancies and restructures, it will continue to be slow as we head into 2002. Some are expecting unemployment figures to reach as high as 7.25% halfway through next year.
But dont despair because this time between now and the beginning of next year provides you with the perfect opportunity to do something you have been thinking about for a long time - updating your computer skills!
According to John Ridge, the President of the Australian Computer Society, the computer skills of most Australian employees are not up to scratch with most people only being able to use 10% of the features in word processing software. Computer skills are now being viewed as the "fourth plank of literacy" behind reading, writing and arithmetic.*
Updating your computer skills will not only enable you to stand out in the crowd but will also mean that you have the skills to look at other positions you may not have been suitable for in the past.
Discovering People has training software available to registered candidates free of charge. This software covers Windows and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and is user friendly. If you are interested, please call Michelle on 9570 2411 to book yourself in for training.
Here are some useful website addresses and phone numbers for more formalised training.