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Basic Computer Training for Tupelo Job Seekers Basic Computer Training for Tupelo Job Seekers Background: Mayor Jack Reed’s Vision is a good job for every person in Tupelo who wants to work A team of VOLUNTEERS has been identifying ways to help We can’t put a person in a job, but we can train them to be better able to find a job themselves Basic Computer Training for Tupelo Job Seekers 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 Basic Computer Training for Tupelo Job Seekers So today’s session is designed as basic training to help you use computers, email, and on-line applications and job boards to help you find a job Basic Computer Training for Tupelo Job Seekers Agenda: Basic Computer Terms and Definitions How to set-up a free email account Creating a Resume Saving your documents Accessing on-line applications and job boards Table of Contents What is a Computer Computer Hardware Computer Software Computer Input Devices Computer Output Devices Basic Computer Terms and Definitions Computers Have Two Main Parts 1. Computer Hardware 2. Computer Software What is Computer Hardware? Computer Hardware is the physical part of the computer system, the machinery and equipment. Parts of the computer “you can see” Go Back to Table of Contents Examples of Computer Hardware Monitor: T.V. like screen used to show pictures and words CPU: Central Processing Unit this is where most of the computer’s calculations take place. In terms of computing power, the CPU is the most important element of a computing system. Keyboard: This device is used to type information into the computer and contains the numbers 0-9. Click Here for more Examples More Computer Hardware Mouse: a small device, which you move across the top of the desk to move the pointer or cursor on the screen. Printer: used to make a paper copy of the information into the computer. Image Scanner: an electronic device that generates a digital representation of an image for data input to a computer Go Back to Table of Contents What is Computer Software? Computer Software are programs that tell the computer what to do. Examples Microsoft Word-word processing program Microsoft PowerPoint-presentation program Microsoft Excel-work book program used to track, calculate, and analyze numeric data Go Back to Table of Contents Computer Input Devices Computer Devices that input information in the computer Examples Key Board Mouse Scanner Digital Camera Go Back to Table of Contents Computer Output Devices Computer Devices that output information from the computer. Examples Monitor Printer Go Back to Table of Contents Basic Computer Terms and Definitions CPU: This computer component has several names: Central Processing Unit, microprocessor or processor. This unit is the brain of the computer processes and executes instructions in a software program. The CPU’s primary functions include retrieving instructions from the computer’s memory, including random access memory, comprehending and executing instructions, and directing the input and output activity of the computer. Desktop: The first screen that you see when any Windows operating system screen is up and running. One of the main purposes of the Desktop is to make it easier to access different application programs, files and documents. File: Unit for storing information that may include a word-processing document, a spreadsheet, a picture, a graphic, musical piece, or even part of an application program. Examples of "files" include text files which could be a letter or report and graphic files which could be a picture. Each file has a name because the data or information created in a software program is saved with a file name. Folder: Method for organizing files that is related by topic, by purpose, by type, by program, or even by a project that you are working on. NOTE: When an application program is loaded onto your computer, it will group similar applications in a folder. As you add or create files, you can organize them however you want. Hyperlink: Allows you to move from one web page document to another. It can be text which is usually underlined or a graphic. When you move your mouse over a hyperlink, the mouse cursor usually becomes a hand which indicates a hyperlink is present. Once you click on the link, you move to another web page document or to another place on the same web page. Icon: A small picture that represents processing options such as programs, documents, and shortcuts. When you click on the icon, the file or program will open. The most easily recognized icon is the Recycle Bin which is the graphic below. Internet: A world wide network that connects millions of computers to share and exchange data, news, opinions, and research results. The Internet is not the same as the World Wide Web (WWW). The World Wide Web is a service that is provided on the Internet. Hard Copy: Usually refers to a printout on paper. Hard Drive: The purpose of the hard drive is to store information. This device that allows the computer to permanently retain and store data like the operating system, programs and information data. The hard drive holds more data than a diskette and accesses information faster than on diskettes. Storage refers to the capability of storing things, and as for the computer, it is information Menu: List of options that may be commands or other options from which you can choose from. The following illustration is the File Menu Bar command menu list. Mouse: Besides a keyboard, a mouse is the most common input device for a computer. The mouse is a small, palm-sized input device that you move across a flat surface, such as a desktop, to control the movement of the pointer on the screen. Technically, there are many operations that are much easier to perform with a mouse than a keyboard because you can just point and click to select an item on a screen or choose an item from a list of options. Basic Computer Training for Tupelo Job Seekers How to set-up a free email account Have a way to write down the user name and password we are about to help you create Use this for job-seeking purposes, only Yahoo Email Go to www.yahoo.com and click on Yahoo Mail. Click on the “Sign Up” link that appears on right side of the page. Complete the Yahoo Mail information form. Create a username that you will be comfortable using for a long time and will identify you to you email recipients. Remember that you can use numbers and letters. You cannot have blank spaces in your username and password. Yahoo Email Type the username you choose in the field provided. Check the availability of your username by clicking the box below that reads “Check Availability of This ID”. Choose a password when you have successfully entered a username. Passwords must be at least 6 characters long and passwords are case-sensitive. You will be asked to type your password twice. Yahoo Email Select a question from the following drop- down menu as your security question. This is verify that you are the correct user. Type in your answer to the question in the field below. Enter your birth date, zip code, and any other requested information in the fields provided. Yahoo Email Verify your registration by typing the characters you see shown in the last section of the registration page into the field provided. Read the Terms of Service thoroughly and print a copy for your records. Select “I Agree”. Yahoo Email You have successfully set up your Yahoo email account. Add name and email address to sheet being passed around. Please write CLEARLY! Make sure and logoff when finished your email. Yahoo Email YOU’VE GOT MAIL! Basic Computer Training for Tupelo Job Seekers BREAK!!! Basic Computer Training for Tupelo Job Seekers Creating a resume: Using the internet browser, go to www.yahoo.com Sign in Open the email labeled Resume Template Basic Computer Training for Tupelo Job Seekers Enter the name you use at work, your address, cell phone or home phone #, and your NEW email address NOTE: Please let anyone who might answer your phone from this point onward to speak clearly and professionally Begin entering your employment history, starting with your most recent position Basic Computer Training for Tupelo Job Seekers List the full name and the location for each place where you have worked List the title of the position you had Be concise but descriptive to describe what you did at each job List any special skills you used for the job, for example: MIG welding, used Microsoft WORD to create documents, etc Basic Computer Training for Tupelo Job Seekers Avoid acronyms and abbreviations Use correct grammar and use “spellcheck” and the red and green squiggly underlines to help you identify and correct ALL the errors Just get the last couple of jobs listed, you will be able to complete and polish this later Do NOT enter your education information, yet… Basic Computer Training for Tupelo Job Seekers With help from the classroom assistants, name, and save your resume Make a note of where it is saved Retrieve the resume Add your education data Resave the resume Basic Computer Training for Tupelo Job Seekers On-line Job Boards: www.mdes.ms.gov www.nems360.com www.careerbuilder.com www.monster.com www.hotjobs.yahoo.com www.toyota.com/about/careers Basic Computer Training for Tupelo Job Seekers Try to apply Try to “upload” your resume Always be complete and PERFECT w/ spelling and grammar Write down and save any sites you like and the User names and Passwords that you created Basic Computer Training for Tupelo Job Seekers Review: You have learned basic computer terms and definitions! You have your own email account and a place to store your documents and correspondence! You created a draft resume You experimented with on-line job boards Basic Computer Training for Tupelo Job Seekers Next Steps: Use public computers at the WIN Job Center, and at the Tupelo Library Check the WIN and local job boards DAILY Keep polishing and expanding your resume Questions? Call Wayne @______________ Basic Computer Training for Tupelo Job Seekers Please log off and tidy up your area Please refer anybody you know who would be interested in this program Please stay in touch and let us know how you are doing and how we can help you Basic Computer Training for Tupelo Job Seekers THANK YOU!!!!
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