How many of you are on the job hunt right now? How many of you have been looking all over the place and cannot find the right one? And how many of you found the perfect job, but you do not meet all of the requirements for it? If this is you, then I am in the same boat.
With summer right around the corner, I have been looking for a job for the past couple of months, but I don’t really want just any job. I want one that I am actually interested in and will benefit me in some way in the future. The struggle is that every job I am interested in and that has relevance to my major has specific knowledge and experience that it requires. Most of these have to do with technology. Fortunately, I have had the opportunity to learn and utilize many of these different technologies, as you have all seen through my various blog posts.
Wilson, B. (April 11, 2017). Screenshot of Job Search [JPEG]. Retrieved from https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=communications%2C+public+relations&l=Grand+Rapids%2C+MI
The point of this blog post is to show you how important technology really is, especially if you are going into a field similar to mine. If I could give you any piece of advice, it would be to learn and use as many different technologies as possible to get experience with them that you can put on your resume. Below are five jobs that I found on Indeed and am interested in, with the technology that they require you to have experience with.
Cascade Hills Country Club
MUST have experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft OfficeSocial Media
Skilled with presentation software programs, including Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Suite; graphic design talent helpful but not necessary
Marketing Development Specialist
Maintain competency in MS Office applications, CRM tools, and other productivity and process tools including ConnectWise and QuoteWerks.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint and Word
Private Events Manager
Reserve Wine & Food (Windcrest Group)
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel.