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Why Learn Excel? Here are 3 Good Reasons

Why Learn Excel? Here are 3 Good Reasons

Excel has a lot of potential to develop your skills in more ways than it may appear. It can lend itself to your credentials by showing that you’re capable of handling, interpreting, and communicating data and ideas effectively.

November 27, 2020

Be In-Demand With Excel Skills 

Excel has a lot of potential to develop your skills in more ways than it may appear. It can lend itself to your credentials by showing that you’re capable of handling, interpreting, and communicating data and ideas effectively.

Let’s look at how Excel can help you as a prospective employee:

Pivot Tables: 

You can manage, sort, and analyse data in a number of ways using Excel if you’re able to master the art of the pivot table. Pivot tables do automatic actions like sorting and averaging to help you parse data quickly, using formulas, sorts, and other functions that would otherwise take hours to extract for data analysis.

Formula Functions: 

Knowing how to use basic formulas in Excel can help you create spreadsheets that provide real value to your employer. Get familiar with the formulas for simple math calculations, and then learn commonly used skills such as how to link data from one spreadsheet to another, how to find information in large data sets using formulas like VLOOKUP, and how to use the filter and subtotal functions to sort and present data in visually appealing formats.

Formatting: 

There’s no rule that says spreadsheets have to be ugly or boring. Spreadsheets that are formatted using consistent font sizing, brand-specific colours, and uniform spacing will be better received by colleagues and bosses. Beyond the basics of making spreadsheets visually palatable, Excel provides a host of formatting options you can apply to make your data more easily readable and aesthetically pleasing. Don’t underestimate the power of a well-placed line divider or a sparingly applied colour scheme.

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