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‘Knowing your net ‘ will increase your employability


Net-savvy TrainingZONE members can be sure they're moving along the right lines - Internet skills are in great demand in the workplace and can increase your chances of securing a job by up to a third, says recruitment agency Office Angels.

Their survey found that net knowledge is regarded as a crucial tool in the office for, among other tasks, market research, competitor analysis and making travel arrangements.

As many companies now deal with e-business, web awareness is needed from new recruits in order that they can quickly become involved with this way of working. In Cambridge, centre of the so-called 'Silicon Fen' technology 'hotbed', over 75 percent of employers require new staff to have internet skills before they join the company.

Opportunities continue to open up within companies, although the experiences of the likes of is likely to have made job-seekers more wary and more likely to research the health of the company thoroughly before deciding to join.

For those seeking to brush up on their knowledge, Internet skills training is widely available - a quick glance at revealed a long list of training courses from absolute beginners to advanced searches and e-business issues.


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