I was pleasantly surprised to understand the true value of taking time to make adjustments to my settings when using the internet, to prevent tracking etc.. so that I do not constantly get overwhelmed & exposed to a constant invasion of my privacy when using the internet.
I am making it a priority to listen and act on the sound advice to religiously change my password on a more frequent basis!
Thanks for this helpful advice Rick!!
Also, I’ve set up a new futurelearn account, which I feel confident setting up on my own personal facebook account, after all, these skills may come in helpful for my future work environment.
I’m especially looking forward to next week’s session, as we will be learning how to set up an email merge!
(I was more familiar with mail-merge, however, I do admit I never quite got the hang of it especially when you need to delete a few addresses, where it’s known to be empty!
But as always I remain open to learning new skills!
Today was a great start as we learnt how to prepare an email via .logging into my bold account.
I sent an email to my team as a team leader thanking them for their hard work on a recent contract which enabled us to complete on time and within budget. This was rewarded with a team evening out & meal.
The other part of the session was to compose an email to the team at bold and download three attachments into the email using google drive to provide evidence that I was able to preform this task.
However, I did encounter some issues regarding the size of the pictures!
*(This reminds me to double check that I save my attachments in the documents file for future reference.
I would positively encourage anyone who has no experience or skills around using computers to attend this course.
I believe it has been helpful in providing me with greater confidence in understanding how a variety of packages operate & their usefulness in the general corporate world at large, which included, Google: drive, google sheets, Cloud & Slack, etc
It enabled me to gain a better understanding of exploring & developing ‘learning something new’, I felt fully engaged and committed to attending and completing these sessions & would definitely like to continue learning new elements at this pace.
Final & closing points
I greatly appreciate and take this opportunity to Say: A Big Thank you to the course Tutor Rick Crust who made it all interesting & possible.
Today’s event was excellent as I was able to prepare a spreadsheet to show data of all the volunteers who assisted and attended the employability course from this session.
This data was segmented into months and provided a bird’s eye view at a glance, so was productive in terms learners gaining useful transferable skills for the future from corporate companies releasing their employees to share their own knowledge and skills base with those who are seeking to equip them in searching for employment in the future.
As I am now confidently finding my way around the idea of learning and exploring new skills, I would like to utilise and gain further skills in the future.
What exactly, I am not yet totally sure, however, I am keen to learn and develop useful transferable skills which would enable me to move away from the ‘normal’ 9-5 slug and find something enjoyable to occupy my time whilst engineering a decent income at the same time, which is fun & flexible too.
NB – An active document in the cloud may be edited. It is not a saved file. Changes would appear here immediately. Active documents do not always display well on small-screen devices such as phones or tablets.