Updating computer skills
In May, the Edelman public relations firm rolled out an interactive desktop system that trains employees in social networking online -- at their own pace. Those who advance in hands-on use of Linked In, Twitter and Facebook are elevated to another rank in the training system. Microsoft, through its Elevate America program, is offering free technical training and certification online to as many as 2 million Americans over the next three years.
"In our industry, it's quite critical today," said Laura Smith, managing director of U. Launched in Washington state in February, the effort reached Virginia in July and Maryland in mid-October.
You'll learn keyboard skills and word processing, and skills that will enable you to study better.
You'll learn the basic techniques of assertive communication (verbal and non-verbal) and have the opportunity to put those techniques into practice within a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.
However, if you're applying for a position that requires lighter computer skills, you may need some assistance coming up with a strong an answer.
Read below for some helpful tips and sample answers.
By taking part in this friendly, supportive and active group you can work towards these goals.
"Of course, the answer for this question will vary widely depending on the job for which you are applying.