In many ways, millennials have a huge advantage in the workforce as most are extremely tech savvy. Growing up in the age of the internet, millennials have been using computers since a very young age and have a good grasp on them in general. This ability, however, should not be taken for granted and it is a good idea for young millennials to harness their computer skills to be all that they can.
When it comes to landing a job, proficiency on both Mac and PC are often a plus. It is a good idea for a young person to learn how to use both with ease as you never know which your employer will be looking for. Furthermore, it is a great idea to become extremely familiar with the Microsoft Suite. In particular, some of the most common are Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. At the very least, one should be familiar with each of those and proficient at a least a couple.
With Google’s growing success, many startups are turning to using the Google Suite instead or in addition to the Microsoft one. Many universities use Gmail as their main email system that provide their students with four years full of opportunities to become familiar with their software. Being proficient in Gmail is crucial in this day and age. Last of all, if you are going into the arts or marketing at all, it may be a good idea to learn some of the programs on the Adobe Suite such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Alex Potoczak Ohio is a student at Hamilton College.