I think one of my first 'temping' jobs was at Norwich Union doing data entry into spreadsheets. At 17 years old and getting paid a few hundred weekly I thought I was a right baller lolYes I've just read this post, interesting stuff. I did data entry back when I was student although it was office based and I didn't mind it.
aye that's why I mention that I'm not sure how useful they would beHi Jon!
In your post you reference an advert for a 'data entry qualification' you found on Reed. This is almost certainly a scam. Adverts for 'qualifications' like these have been around for at least 2 decades, you often find them on sites like jobcentreplus, and it takes many requests from jobseekers for the sites to take them down.
I met a few people who forked out, the 'course' was bloody useless, and they never found any work whatsoever!
that post was from 2014!! Honestly can't remember what it linked to now!This
Well this is customer service work which is basically data entry
£13.5k a year doing it and a money shed member is about to start working for them. From memory it's doing work for Sky
It's tricky as someone who recruited ICT staff in my previous job, qualifications just didn't get you through the door (this is the public sector i'm talking about here) and it was all about experience so I feel time is better spent getting into ICT Contractacting where you can do a few weeks in different places here and there and get paid!I was told to get that driving licence too, but couldn't afford it at the time... I've now been using Microsoft Office for about 20 years (and I did pay for an Advanced Level course on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, 6 weeks f/t, when I was out of work, over 12 years ago), no one's ever asked me for that licence. I only sat tests (spelling, grammar, basic Maths, touchtyping, and Microsoft Office including Outlook) once, for a recruitment agency. I aced the tests but never got the job I had applied for: it was for Lloyds, a project management thing (using Prince, they would have paid for me to get the qualification), the managers really wanted me (3 interviews in total!)… but the job went to an internal candidate whose uncle or something was a director!
I've been looking at MOOCs in computing (data science etc.), can people who work in IT recommend any of them?
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