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shrunkenhead Tue 19-May-15 11:41:34

I have a job interview coming up which I'm naturally scared about anyway but also I have been told it includes a "basic Microsoft office test" so now I'm REALLY scared! Any ideas as to what this might involve or what I should brush up on?? I've considered phoning them to check which system they're using but worried they might expect more from me. I can use Word and fill in columns/rows/cells on Excel but no idea how to merge/wrap/cc emails etc I'm tempted just to not bother going.... I was hoping to just get through the interview and bluff that I was a bit rusty on computers but keen to train up etc etc.

glitteryflange Tue 19-May-15 11:46:45

You tube has lots of basic word and excel tutorials.

good luck!

Also try and find out if it's 2003,2007 or 2010 word.

shrunkenhead Tue 19-May-15 12:04:10

Thanks Glittery, will have a look on there. Think I may need to phone to find out which version.... It will also give them the chance to tellme " oh when we say" basic" we mean can you open Word andcloseit again? "

EBearhug Wed 20-May-15 23:23:53

Do you know which versions of Office will be used? Second to that, which versions have you used? If you haven't used the newer ones with ribbons, that can take a bit of getting used to - it's all the same stuff, just moved round, and it does take a little time to find out where one or two things are now located. It's definitely looking at some tutorials on that, if you haven't used them, just so you've got a bit of familiarity.

The other thing is to know how to use the help function - it's okay to say something like, "I don't have much experience [don't admit you've never touched it at all] with mail merge, but this is how I'd find out how to do it, and I'm a quick learner, so I'd be up to speed quickly."

Go to the interview anyway - it will be good practice, and if you have another interview in the future with a "basic Office test", you'll have a bit more idea about what's involved.

Good luck!

shrunkenhead Sat 23-May-15 21:04:15

Ebearhug no I don't know which version so I may phone them on Tues to check. No idea what a ribbon is! Eek! I have 2010. A friend has offered to talk me through some stuff on sat...just wish I knew what they're going to ask me! I was hoping to play the "Oh not seen this version/I'm a bit rusty but I'm happy to learn/fast learner/come in for free training day" etc etc card!

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