Four FREE Resources To Keep Your Admin Skills Current

Whether you are currently working or job seeking, it is important to keep your skills sharp. Now more than ever, you need to distinguish yourself from others in the applicant pool. The links in this article are free tools you can use to update or add to your skill set.

Emerson Personnel Evaluations and Tutorials
As a service to our candidates, we can provide you tutorials on such topics as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access.  We also have tutorials on Windows 7, Peachtree and QuickBooks Pro! Email us to request tutorials on these subjects. We can then send an evaluation to test what you have learned. And you can do all of this without owning the software packages.

Constant Contact Learning Center
http://www.constantcontact.com/learning-center/index.jsp

Constant Contact is an email marketing, online survey and event marketing company for small business.  They have fantastic tools and many small businesses and non-profits utilize their services. What does this have to do with you? Most companies use email marketing campaigns and utilize the internet for promoting their business. You need to know what tools businesses are using to reach their audiences. The Learning Center contains documents and links where you can learn the concepts of email marketing, social media best practices and more. Dig in and get current!

Goodwill Community Foundation International Free Online Classes
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/classes

This organization offers FREE online classes in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access 2007 and 2010. Use the self-paced tutorials or register for an online class and work towards a certificate or CEUs.

New Start Institute Free Online Education Website
http://www.educationfree.org/home.html

New Start offers free classes in office administration and accounting among others.

by Bonnie Jeffers