What is proficiency in Excel and Word?
January 19, 2014 2:12 AM Subscribe
What do you need to know to be "proficient" in Excel and Word?
posted by ichomp to Work & Money (14 answers total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
Recruiters/ managers often ask How proficient are you in MS Excel and Word. What does, for example, an "8 on scale of 10" proficiency mean in Excel and Word? What do you need to know how to do to in both programs to be considered proficient, and what are they expecting in an entry-level office job?
I haven't used Word except for papers/ mostly text documents. What is advanced use of Word and can you give me some examples of how you've used it at your work?
I don't have much work experience, so I don't know what scenarios would require the different functions of Word/Excel. Please give me specific example of how you've used them. For example, "using mail merge in Word to send out weekly coupons" or "using filtering in Excel to find out which items to restock." Thanks!