A few days ago, I wrote “5 ways you can get an education with a difference”. I made it clear that skill acquisition is essential for every student. In this article, I will be dealing with the basic technical skills you should learn right now.
Technology has really made our life easier. It is your responsibility to make good use of it, so as to make your life better as well. Check the essential tech skills you should learn right now.
Learn These Essential Technology Skills
1. How to Type Faster:
It is high time you increase your typing speed. You do not need to pay people each time you want to type a project or homework. Install Mavis Beacon and improve your typing speed. This will make your life easier.
2. Computer shortcut Action:
There are so many computer shortcuts to make your work faster. You should learn how to use the CTRL functions (CTRL+A to Z). Some examples are:
- CTRL+A to Select all
- CTRL+P to Print
- CTRL+ESC to access start button in the taskbar
- CTRL+F10 to display pop-up
Also, learn how to use alternate keys. For example, ALT+F4 is a shortcut to close a program.
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3. How to Search Google:
Google has made life easier. You can actually type in what you like and get a bunch of results. However, many persons still don’t know how to properly use Google search. The following google search skills might be of help:
- On top of every search, you will see tabs like web, image, news, etc. If you are looking for images, use the image tab. If you are looking for news, use the news tab, etc.
- Use quotes when searching for something specific to minimize irrelevant results.
- Exclude words using hyphen
- Use a colon to search for specific sites
- You can use google search to do maths. E.g type 5+5… you will get the answer.
- Use important words only.
- You can use google search for currency conversion
- Spelling doesn’t really matter.
4. How to use Social Media:
Navigating the world of social media includes everything from using hashtags effectively and in the right context to scheduling Facebook posts. Learn how to properly use social media for school and work and how to protect yourself on it.
5. How to reset your phone:
As simple as this, people pay heavily for it. It doesn’t make sense. You should learn how to factory reset your phone as well as other simple GSM hacks.
6. How to Use Micro Soft Office:
The benefits of Microsoft office tools cannot be overemphasised. Learn how to use Microsoft word, excel, powerpoint, access, etc.
- Microsoft Excel is used in offices across the country to manage and review data.
- The understanding of powerpoint will aid you in creating powerful presentations.
- Microsoft word will help you to create good-looking documents
7. Learn Photoshop:
Adobe Photoshop is a powerful graphic editor. You should be able to do simple photo editing. Video editing skill is not bad as well. It will go a long way to help you.
8. Writing Posts:
Preparing materials for print or maintaining an online presence through a blog takes impeccable writing skills. You should improve in your writing skills.
9. Inbound Marketing:
Reaching the right audience relies on converting––through clicks or making phone calls––which leads to sales. Learning the ways to connect right off the bat can boost your marketing abilities.
10. Google Map:
Learn how to use google maps to get direction
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