08 Jun A Foot on the Excelerator
Howdee! I can’t believe it’s finally here. This blog has been a long time coming for me. For the longest time after deciding to start an Excel blog I struggled with choosing a topic that would attract and interest readers. Which topic from my list did I pick you ask? None of them. It’s after throwing my list out the window that the idea hit me. Let me explain…
I’ve been working in a corporate environment for nearly five years now. After that short time, I know two things for certain:
- The corporate world is not nearly as organized as I thought it was when I was reading case studies in college. Then, the issues presented always had a clear-cut solution. Data does not just organize itself into problems with certain solutions ready for you to find. It requires analysis.
- The ability to use a program like Excel (and other Microsoft Office programs) to add organization and analysis is a rare skill, more so than I could have ever imagined. Almost everyone uses Excel, but few truly unlock its potential.
The Big Picture.
Nearly every company, department, and even employee uses Excel at some point for some process. With that, almost every organization has a need (even if they don’t realize it) for someone who can utilize the power that programs like Excel offer. Learning to use these programs can propel your career forward in unexpected ways. That’s why I started this website. I hope I’m able to share some tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years with you, and together we can Excelerate your skillset.
Technology is changing the world faster than at any time in history. Data is literally everywhere. But all this data is difficult to store, organize and analyze. To overcome the data dilemma, companies can purchase expensive platforms to gather and analyze this data for them.
So, why learn a skill that is over two decades old? It’s simple.
Every system in the world that is built to store, organize, and analyze data has one thing in common with one another…they all have a button that reads “Export to Excel”. There will never be a world where Excel isn’t important. Don’t take my word for it. Microsoft still supports Excel builds from over a decade ago! Organizations rely on Excel every day, from mom & pop shops, to startups, to Fortune 500’s, all use Excel in one format or another.
I want to take this opportunity to congratulate you for even finding this article. Simply the fact that you are reading this means that you are ready to take a crucial step forward in learning a valuable skill, or you ended up here by mistake. But either way…
Let’s get to work!