Not Knowing Excel May Keep Me From Getting This Job...Need Help!

  1. I interviewed for a UM position today and had to take practical test in Excel...which I bombed. They want me to retake it over the weekend, and I need a FAST tutorial. If any of you are experienced in Excel or know of any good books or tutorials that are out there, I'd appreciate your input. Thanks!!
  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Roy Fokker
    Off the top of my head:

    I'm assuming it's mostly basic stuff like data entry and a few functions like maybe ADD, AVERAGE and the like. Give it a shot and lemme know. That link also has a link to creating a small budget - while it seems complex now, take a look through it because some of the steps involved will help you practice basic skills.

    Good luck
  4. by   dianah
    I have no suggestions (don't know how to use it either, myself),but wish you luck and strong courage as you cram this weekend!
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    Excel is very easy to learn. It is a very useful tool and basically does things for you. Hope you can find a quick course or good book. Good luck
  6. by   CseMgr1
    Thanks for your responses. Think I've got it figured out: I talked to my son a few minutes ago who is an IT whiz, knows Excel backwards and forwards and has high-speed internet access where he lives (I don't). He wants me to come over tomorrow where he can teach me what I need to know in order to pass the test and then have me take it on his computer. That ought to do it!
  7. by   dianah
    Woo-hoo, good for you! What an ace in your hole! Good luck!