10 ways advanced computer skills can help your career: We all go through life working on our careers and hoping to get as far up the corporate ladder as we possibly can. There are a number of things that you can do in order to ensure that you’re primed for success, and one of these things is to make sure that you have as many useful skills as possible.
You’ll notice that I’ve said useful skills there, because it’s all very well and good knowing how to bake, ice and decorate a four-tiered wedding cake, but it’s not going to be a vastly useful thing for your career if you’re working as an investment banker.
Anyway, I digress. I wanted to speak today about the particular benefit of having advanced computer skills for your career. In today’s day and age we are all pretty much digital and hooked up to our devices most of the time, so it makes sense that we’d have a high level of computer literacy, at least most of us, anyway.
Having advanced computer skills can put you head and shoulders above the competition so that you’re primed for promotion or upskilling – and who wouldn’t want that? Let’s take a look at how advanced computer skills can help your career.
For most people, searching for something on a computer online is synonymous with Googling it. We all use the internet to access a huge range of information every day, and if you have a high level of skill and proficiency when it comes to searching online, you’ll be more efficient in your search and will get more done, faster.
Can teach others
A great benefit to having some extra computer knowledge is that you’ll be able to teach others how to use machines and programs. This can go a long way towards helping you to stand out in the office environment. It can also be helpful as you’ll form a good working relationship with the other people in your office.
Can be autonomous
When you know how to use a program or a piece of equipment, it means that you don’t have to be trained in using it, which means you can get started faster and work on your own from the get-go. This is great for workflow and productivity.
Leader in meetings
Having an advanced level computer skills means that you might be more likely to lead meeting where this particular skill or program is being used, as you’ll be able to make things run smoothly. You can also offer to run meetings teaching other employees how to use a particular program or device if this is helpful to your team.
External odd jobs to help your career
Not directly related to your job, but if you have a particular skill that is highly valued, you might be able to do some work on the side which uses your skill which can then give you more experience and more contacts as well.
Performance is better
When you are well versed in a piece of software or a program, your performance is naturally going to be better, and you’ll enjoy your work more which will show!
Great at communication
Being well versed in the interwebs means that you’ll probably have a plethora of communication tools at your fingertips and will be able to communicate across the web using a range of tools. This can be highly advantageous as it means you can choose the best means of sharing information, files and data.
Faster in work
It goes without saying that your work is going to be done faster than a similarly skilled co-worker who doesn’t have your level of computer skills.
In addition to being faster at your work, you’ll also be able to work smarter which means that efficiency will be in all that you do.