Gone are the days when we could use technophobia or simply claim that we are technologically inept as an excuse to get away with not learning a lot of things. However, given how we now live in a world where we are heavily reliant on technology and different applications and software to get work done, this excuse will no longer work.
A lot of us tend to shy away from learning Excel just because it looks complicated, and that should not be the case. We may not realize it, but we are missing out on a number of opportunities to earn better, and do our job better when we are excluding the use of Excel in our job life.
- Excel will make everything a lot easier and efficient for you. This is because all of your data will be neatly organized into different tables that will become a lot easier to read and interpret. Plus, you can run different formulas on the Excel sheet and do different calculations, and you will know that the result will be entirely accurate because the machine will be doing the calculations, removing the chances of errors. There are a number of different formulas to use, and currently, VLOOKUP is one of the best Excel formulas that you can use.
- People who know how to use Excel actually have a higher probability of getting hired during job interviews, and at the same time, people who know how to use Excel are also more likely to get higher pay than their colleagues who do not know how to use Excel. People in full-time jobs in bigger firms that know how to use Excel are more likely to get salary increments as well, so really, there is quite a lot for you to gain from learning Excel.