The Office Tech and Tools Every Employee Needs to Master

Written by
Rebecca Smith

Published
Jan 4, 2019

Jan 4, 2019 • by Rebecca Smith

Finding, landing, and keeping a good job all take a lot of work and preparation. Competition is high and job-hopping - or spending less than two years in one position - is common. In fact, a recent study reports that 64% of people surveyed prefer job-hopping.

If you're looking for a new job, you've likely already updated your resume. You know how to present yourself in an interview and highlight your unique skills. But there are also skills that employers expect everyone to have, no matter the position or the industry.

When it comes to office technology, are your skills and knowledge up to par? Whether you're working in the finance department or as a program coder, you'll likely need to use office tech tools. Read on for our list of some of the most common tech tools and skills you should know.

Email - The Most Common Office Tech Tool

There are several different email platforms available today. You'll want to become familiar with the one your company uses. Find demos online, and use any help resource available within the platform, too.

Aside from the basics of sending and formatting emails, there are other skills to master. Be sure you know how to create an email signature, send attachments, and copy and blind copy people. You should also learn about the unique email etiquette at your company.

Slack - The Communication Platform Poised to Take Over Offices Everywhere

If you haven't encountered Slack in an office setting yet, you're sure to soon enough. The Slack platform has 3 million paid users, and around 6 million daily active users. So what is this popular platform?

Slack is an office tech tool that serves as a messaging app. It allows coworkers to carry on individual and group conversations. The interface is simple, and the tone of the conversation is more casual than in emails.

Virtual Whiteboard - The Tech Tool for Modern Brainstorming

Interactive whiteboards are showing up in conference rooms in all types of businesses. They are ideal for planning, brainstorming, and presenting in meetings. Virtual whiteboards let meeting participants sketch and share in visual collaboration.

Some whiteboard tools use all-in-one touchscreen computers, while others have a touchscreen that links to a separate computer. You can upload presentations, flip through slides, and save visuals to share later. If your office has an interactive whiteboard available, you'll want to learn how to use it.

Digital Imaging Machine - The Modern Copier

Copiers have come a long way since the original Xerox machines. Today's modern imaging machines are all-in-one printers, scanners, and copiers. If you're still using fax, you can even find a machine that does that, too.

Your office's imagining machine may have laser printing or unique security features. Some companies take advantage of copier leasing options, which you can learn more about in this article. Whether your office leases or owns its imaging machine, you'll want to know how to use it for your specific needs.

Beyond Mastering the Office Tech - Conquer Your Career with Our Guidance

You know it takes more than the best office tech tools to help you succeed. And if you're looking for more career tips and advice, you're in the right place. Browse our blog for guidance on everything from how to find a job with a great environment to how to start your own e-commerce business.