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    Now its come to my attention whilst jobhunting round agencies for temporary work that many "graduate" office type jobs require some form of computer experience/qualification. the reality is that after university I may have to go into these kind of jobs given the amount of them available.

    what i'm getting at is that given the amount of time i spend on a computer, other than a GCSE IT qualfication, I have nothing to show for it. I can get myself around word/excel/powerpoint perfectly well but saying "yes i know excel" on my CV won't cut it next to someone who has done a advanced course whatnot with these programs.

    What type of courses in these areas do employers really look for? I was planning in my second year to sign up to one which operates some evenings a week. But I'm unsure which are industry standard/approved and ones employers really want from applicants.
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    Surely an ICT GCSE would be sufficent for "low level" IT jobs. This should show good levels of most office applications.
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    (Original post by The Colonel)
    Surely an ICT GCSE would be sufficent for "low level" IT jobs. This should show good levels of most office applications.
    I suppose it would. However i would like to learn more about these programs as well. Having done my GCSE's about 3 years ago and that being quite narrow in what you learn. (from what I remember was basically designing a EPOS database)

    ah bugger it..I've forgetten most of what I've learnt really, and haven't really used excel etc (other than word) much at all since.
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    (Original post by MattG)
    I suppose it would. However i would like to learn more about these programs as well. Having done my GCSE's about 3 years ago and that being quite narrow in what you learn. (from what I remember was basically designing a EPOS database)

    ah bugger it..I've forgetten most of what I've learnt really, and haven't really used excel etc (other than word) much at all since.
    I dont know for my ICT coursework, I did an Access, Excel, Publisher and Front Page project which obviously need Word for the write up.
 
 
 

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