THE OFFICE OF THE FUTURE: EMBRACING WORKPLACE SYSTEMS & TECH
Even outside the tech sector, many roles require an enthusiasm to embrace innovation to maximise performance. You may be asked to use a bespoke piece of software or content management system.
In an interview, you may need to draw on examples of when you have applied technology-related solutions.
We have curated the following resources to help you communicate to an employer that you can explain, understand and ‘live’ technology.
Getting a graduate job in it and technology: the basics
How do graduates break into the IT industry? Get the essentials on the types of graduate technology job, making successful applications when you reach your final year and more.
Be on top of the basics: essential skills and competencies
You need to show employers that you've mastered essential skills – such as numeracy, communicating clearly, organisation and drive – if you want to get a graduate job.
(Target Jobs website)
Free Online Courses
Digital thinking tools for better decision making
During the course, you’re introduced to a wide variety of digital thinking tools which you can apply in many practical activities and case studies, solving problems that involve finding and evaluating information.
(The Open University)
Working from home effectively
This course offers best practices for anyone who works from home. Dave begins by showing how to set up a dedicated workspace for maximum productivity and tips on setting up your computer to ensure you stay focused.
Computer literacy for Windows 10
Learn how to use a computer comfortably, while improving learning and productivity. This course focuses on the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system and offers a thorough, jargon-free introduction.
Microsoft Teams training
This course walks you through the essentials of using Teams, starting with basic setup, creating new teams, and joining existing teams.
Learning Word online
With Microsoft Word Online, you can create, view, edit, and share documents. Join us for an overview of Word Online that highlights the unique features of the online app and the differences from the desktop version.
Learning Excel online 365
With Excel Online, you can create, view, edit, and share workbooks. Thius course starts with a quick tour of Excel Online, showing the unique features of the online app and the differences from the desktop version.
Outlook on the web
Take a tour of Outlook on the web, the browser-based version of Microsoft Outlook. See how to send, receive, and manage email. You can also learn to work with Outlook on the web's calendar features.
Introduction to cyber security
Discover essential cyber security knowledge and skills, and learn how you can better protect your digital life.
Free Online Resources and Courses
Office 365 for Queen's University students
All Queen's University students and staff have access to Ofifce 365.
Find out more from the University's Information Services.
(Queen's University website)
CS50 introduction to Computer Science
An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. Learn a broad and robust understanding of computer science and programming.