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Basic Computer Training for Job Seekers

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Reginald Black

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C.L.U.B. (Computer, Learning, & Understanding the Basics)
Basic Computer Training for Job Seekers

The History of Computers
Computers Have Two Main Parts
Computer Hardware:

CPU (central processing unit)
mouse, keyboard, monitor, hard drive, microphones, cameras, printers,

Computer Software:

Microsoft word, Microsoft excel, Microsoft outlook, play store, Instagram, twitter, tango, Skype
What is a Computer?
Are these things computers?

Cell Phone?




Credit Cards/ ATM?
Table of Contents

What is a Computer
Computer History
Computer Basics and Introduction to MS Word
The Internet and the World Wide Web
The purpose of a Professional Email

So C.L.U.B.'s session is designed as basic computer training to help you use computers, email, on-line applications, and job boards to help you find employment.
Computer Basics

The Ribbon. The Ribbon is the main way you'll work. The Ribbon groups small icons for common tasks together in tabs on a big, well, ribbon. So, for example, when you click the Insert tab, the Ribbon appears with buttons for items that you can insert into a spreadsheet, such as charts, tables, pivot tables, clip art or a hyperlink.

Letter Style, Letter Size, Bold, Italicize, Underline, Letter Color or Highlight Letters

Bullet points, Numbering Bullets, Sort from A-Z, setting boarders

Alignment the wording from Left, Middle, Right

Find and replace, Change the heading

Understanding Applications or Apps
What is an application?

An application (or app) is a type of software that allows you to perform specific tasks. An Application for a desktop or laptop computers are sometimes called desktop applications, and those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

Common uses for Word application are:
Creating letters
Cover Letters
Thank you letters

The use of the Mouse
Mouse Pointer-is a small arrow or other symbol on the display screen that moves as you move the mouse.
Insertion Point-a blinking vertical line (the cursor ), where input from the keyboard or mouse will be placed.

Microsoft Office Button

The big button on the upper left-hand corner of the screen replaces the old File menu from previous versions of Microsoft Word. You'll find familiar features for opening files, saving files, printing files and so on, but there's a lot more here as well, as you'll discover later in this guide.
The Quick Access Toolbar

Just to the right of the Office button is the Quick Access toolbar, with buttons for using Word’s most common features, including Save, Undo, Redo, Sort, Print Preview and more, but you can add and remove buttons for any functions you please.
Little Quiz
World Wide Web
The World Wide Web
Begin Surfing the Web
Click on your internet icon there should be a homepage
Definition: The term WWW refers to the World Wide Web or simply the Web.

The World Wide Web consists of all the public web sites connected to the Internet worldwide, including client devices (such as computers and cell phones) that access Web content.

The Web
A web browser is the tool that you use to access the World Wide Web.

The browser's main job is to display web pages. It also lets you create Bookmarks (sometimes called Favorites) for sites you like, so you can easily find them again later.

What are the common uses of the World Wide Web?
What is email?
Importance of Computers and Job Search
Why do employers ask for so much information?
Example of employment history
URL-Uniform Resource Locator.

The URL, also known as the web address, tells the browser exactly where to find the website by using a unique alpha numeric
1) Email:
By using internet now we can communicate in a fraction of seconds with a person who is sitting in the other part of the world.
2) Information:
The biggest advantage that internet offering is information. Any kind of information on any topic is available on the Internet.
3) Job Search:
Internet makes life easy for both employers and job seekers as there are plenty of job sites which connects employers and job seekers.
4) Services:
Many services are now provided on the internet such as online banking, job seeking, purchasing tickets for your favorite movies, and guidance services on array of topics in the every aspect of life, and hotel reservations and bills paying. Often these services are not available off-line and can cost you more.
5) Social Networking:
Today social networking sites have become an important part of the online community. Almost all users are members use it for personal and business purposes. It is an awesome place to network with many entrepreneurs who come here to begin building their own personal and business brand.
6) Shopping
: In today’s busy life most of us are interested to shop online. Now a day’s almost anything can be bought with the use of the internet.

Always be complete and PERFECT w/ spelling and grammar. Making simple errors when emailing potential employers, can cause you to be removed from being considered as an employee.
Most employers today ONLY process applicants via on-line applications
This allows them to store, search, and contact prospective employees in a much easier way then through hard copy applications
But local employers have indicated that many area applicants are not comfortable applying on-line; they don’t have basic computer skills

Employment History Verification

Definition: Your employment history includes all the companies you have worked for, your job titles, the dates of employment, and the salary earned at each of your jobs. Many employers conduct an employment history verification to confirm that the information you have given them when you applied for a job is accurate.

How Online Job Profile Work Using Quick Apply
Applying For Jobs On Company Websites
Some sites let you upload an existing resume with the click of a button. On other sites, you can copy and paste from your resume or use a resume builder that is incorporated into the application system.
Once you have uploaded your resume, you will be able to search for jobs that interest you and submit your application or resume with a click of your mouse.

If you are interested in working for a particular company, visit their website. Career information is usually listed in the "Careers" or the "About Us" section of the site. Follow the instructions for searching for and applying to jobs online.

Check your application
Before you click the Submit button, it's important to double-check your application for errors. Typos and grammatical errors count, so carefully check your application.

If you're not sure your spelling is correct, use Microsoft Word and spell/grammar check, then copy/paste into the online application.


You have learned basic computer terms and definitions!
You have learn the importance of having a professional email account .
Computer basics continued.......
Eureaka! You should understand the basics and be able to apply for jobs, with the correct tools

Training Motto: Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

We can’t put a person in a job, but we can train YOU to be able to find a job more effectively.

Penguins are great fishers
Welcome To Microsoft Word
A system for sending and receiving messages electronically over a computer network, as between personal computers.

You NEVER HAVE a second chance to make a first impression. Like it or not, the email address you use for business correspondence creates a huge impression on coworkers and customers alike.

A professional role needs a professional email address -- a handle like cutiepie71@yahoo.com" or sexyandsingle@yahoo.com" can send potential employers running for the hills before you even get a foot in the door.

It is important to create a professional email address while seeking employment.
Do you understand how to fill out every question on a job application ?
Electronic Mail or E-mail
Electronic mail, most commonly referred to as email or e-mail since ca. 1993,[2] is a method of exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more recipients. Modern email operates across the Internet or other computer networks. Some early email systems required that the author and the recipient both be online at the same time, in common with instant messaging. Today's email systems are based on a store-and-forward model. Email servers accept, forward, deliver, and store messages. Neither the users nor their computers are required to be online simultaneously; they need connect only briefly, typically to a mail server, for as long as it takes to send or receive messages.

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