Saturday, May 29, 2010

The need for strong computer skills when looking for a new job

If you're currently looking for a new job, make sure that you've got strong computer skills so that you can work efficiently as you search for jobs, revise your CV, upload your resume, and stay organized. Modern computers have made it so much easier to remain productive in this busy world. I'm constantly connected because I have my smartphone (made by HTC), my laptop (a Lenovo ThinkPad right now, but it will soon be an HP EliteBook), and I even carry a ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) when I go to meetings (this is a Samsung). I always have access to my critical files and the Internet by leveraging cloud computing offline file sharing resources.

How about you? Are you still using an old computer? Maybe it's time to upgrade and buy a tiny little netbook for $300-400 so that you can take it with you. You can work in the bookstore, the coffee shop, or the airport if you're traveling for interviews. You can find some Dell coupon codes online and save even more on these little devices. If you don't like the tiny screen of a netbook, then get a standard laptop that's not too big or heavy. This way, you can still take it with you and remain productive when you're on the road.
I currently use a fairly light laptop and I've had computers that have come in all shapes and sizes. My personal preference is to avoid any laptop that has a screen that's over 15 inches. My current computer has a 12" screen and I find that it's the optimal size for me. The summer is a nice time to buy because manufacturers often have great sales and good deals for students and others who are shopping for a new computer. Don't forget to look for HP coupons online to save even more.

Finally, if you're not ready to make a non-clinical career transition, I'd encourage you to get familiar with Medical Computers because this will demonstrate that you're not afraid of new technology, you're quick to adapt (since these computers are constantly changing), and that you're capable of applying new skills that go outside of traditional clinical medicine.

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