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How proficient are you with Microsoft Excel?

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By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

Use terms such as beginner, intermediate, or advanced user. Then, give a few examples of things you commonly utilize in Excel for such as creating charts/graphs, making pivot tables, or analyzing data. Your response will help the interviewer understand what type of training you should be provided, should they hire you.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"I have used Excel for about four years now, and would rate myself as an intermediate user. I am capable of making charts and graphs, and some other intermediate level tasks."

Entry Level
Answer example

"I am newer to Excel in a professional setting but have used it in a personal setting for quite some time. I am going to assume that I am a beginner level user in Excel."

Answer example

"I have approximately twelve years experience with Excel and would rate myself as an advanced user. I can create pivot tables, charts/graphs, and analyzing data. Are there specific tasks you are looking for me to complete in Excel?"

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
Published: 07/01/2018
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How proficient are you with Microsoft Excel?
In our office we rarely use it, but I have taken a few classes on it and can figure it out.
I work with computers very well.
Microsoft Excel is one of my favorite programs. Like I said earlier I had to gather that data for the meeting and then make a pie chart out of the information gathered. I felt really happy with the amount of little time I was given. Excel is something that is used a lot by myself for report purposes. If I have a report where I need to sort information in my current job I either copy and past it into excel from another program or save and open it in Excel. Excel is just a really great program for many different job duties.
Excel- intermiate. Link worksheets. Run calenders through excel in expereince.
Excel and word are the biggest system tools we used.
I am fairly proficient, I know more than most because I am a mass communications major so I am required to work with softwares of all types.
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