Computer Skills

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Ronny_RDM
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Computer Skills

Post by Ronny_RDM » Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:22 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm a T14-alum who has very shitty computer skills.

I'm class of 2019, and I didn't last long at the first firm I started at but was lucky to be able to go in-house at a small company not too long after I left my first firm.

Now I accepted an offer to go do M&A a respected midlaw firm (honestly, even an upgrade from the firm I started at post-3L). What can I do to improve my computer skills such as MS Word and Adobe? I don't want my boss screaming at me because I screwed something up.

This happened at my old firm all the time and it killed me because I didn't think I went to law school to learn how to be good with computers, but I've learned my lesson and I now wanna make sure this doesn't happen again.

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haus
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Re: Computer Skills

Post by haus » Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:55 am

Are there specific things that you find frustrating with these applications, such as setting up table of contents in word or redacting pdf documents in adobe?

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pancakes3
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Re: Computer Skills

Post by pancakes3 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:53 am

there are online tutorials for most of the tasks that you'll need to do. you can also just ask on here. idk what general advice anyone can give.

Story
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Re: Computer Skills

Post by Story » Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:07 am

What are the computer skills you were lacking at your first job? Many things you can google today.

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Re: Computer Skills

Post by MacDonaldLauren » Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:24 am

The easiest and free option is to search for tutorials on YouTube. But more than that, I would advise you to take individual online courses, or IT courses.
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wizzy
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Re: Computer Skills

Post by wizzy » Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:47 am

I've had a good experience with udemy. Can usually get 20-50 hour online courses for $10 or $15. Just search for the highest rated Word and Adobe classes on here and read the reviews to see if they're covering what you need help with:

https://www.udemy.com/topic/microsoft-word/

https://www.udemy.com/topic/adobe-acrobat/


Edx and coursera are also good.

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Re: Computer Skills

Post by Ronny_RDM » Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:48 pm

Thanks everyone...

I'm going into corporate - so mainly word-related stuff like how to properly number sections / subsections ..

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