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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Recession-Proof Careers by Jeff Cohen

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Be Aware of Software

I can’t tell you how many people I’ve interviewed over the years who claim to be proficient in a particular software program. Their first foray with the program quickly tells me I’ve got a novice on my hands. I understand that people don’t want a lack of computer skills to cost them a job. But claiming to be something you’re not certainly doesn’t get you off on the right foot.
Online training programs, local classes, and bookstore manuals are everywhere. You know your career. You know the job you want. You know the training required. So put down the clicker for a few nights after work and learn what you need to know. Often, a particular program seems intimidating only until you jump in and learn a few tricks. Then you’ll ...

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