Middle-Aged Managers, the Forgotten Digital Divide

Written by Mary Carroll

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Unfortunately he couldn’t keep up withrepparttar technological changes that computers had made inrepparttar 141582 printing industry either, or how design software meshed with those changes. He would give long lectures on antiquated printing techniques without understanding that his concerns about old-fashioned methods could be alleviated with a push of a menu button.

One dayrepparttar 141583 company was sold, and whenrepparttar 141584 new management came in guess what happened? He was forced into early retirement because he lackedrepparttar 141585 computer skills andrepparttar 141586 technical knowledge of his industry. Although he had over 25 years withrepparttar 141587 company, his skill set was inadequate for someone in his position.

Today, middle-aged managers who have never had to use computer technology before are being required to learn by their employers. Luckily, today there are many resources available specifically to help mature executives learnrepparttar 141588 computer skills they need to remain productive inrepparttar 141589 workplace until their retirement.

There are countless Internet resources including “help” forums and computer software learning sites. Continuing education programs at local colleges and universities offer everything from how to use an operating system to advanced spreadsheets and presentations. For those who want to learn at their own pace, inrepparttar 141590 privacy of their own homes, there are companies that offer self-paced software learning tutorials ranging from learning computers, sending email, usingrepparttar 141591 internet and learning business software programs.

As it’s impossible to have a successful career without embracing computers and technology today,repparttar 141592 most important thing is to get started. Many successful people, when they come into contact with a new technology forrepparttar 141593 first time, consider themselves too stupid to deal with it and fear failure. Don’t become discouraged; there is nothing to fear . . . your computer won’t self-destruct if you make a mistake, and soon you’ll become a computer geek likerepparttar 141594 rest of us.

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Students Searching For A Job

Written by Heather Eagar

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When students begin their job search, some flexibility and focus is necessary to broadenrepparttar number of opportunities that can be applied for. Online employment websites don’t usually limitrepparttar 141446 number of jobs that can be applied for, so submitting resumes or applications to several job opportunities could result in more interviews. While carrying out a job search, it is crucial to make as many professional connections as possible and network extensively.

A student searching for jobs through an online employment website provides an individual with a number of valuable tools and exposure to countless of potential employers. Advice and ideas can be found online as well as helpful services including resume writing, resume posting and distribution, and job search ideas. An online job search can berepparttar 141447 most effective tool an individual has in finding employment.

Heather Eagar, owner of ResumeLines.com. Want more resources for your job search? http://www.ResumeLines.com is a comprehensive site that provides unbiased reviews on professional resume writing services and resume distribution sites.

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