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  • Write a Cover Letter for a Job or Career Change

    Explain your skills and experiences to a potential employer by writing a compelling...

    • Skills taught:
    • Document formatting
    • Effective communication
    • Internet search
    • Using:
    • Docs

    Start a Resume

    Create an effective resume that highlights your experience and achievements using a...

    • Skills taught:
    • Document formatting
    • Resume writing
    • Using:
    • Docs

    Use Google to Get a New Job

    Conduct a successful job search using digital tools.

    • Skills taught:
    • Document formatting
    • Resume writing
    • Spreadsheet organization
    • Using:
    • Docs
    • Search
    • Sheets
    • Slides

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  • Make a Family Newsletter

    Share news about your family by making a family newsletter in Google Docs.

    • Skills taught:
    • Communication
    • Document formatting
    • File sharing
    • Using:
    • Docs

    Use Digital Tools for Everyday Tasks

    Learn to communicate more efficiently through emails, internet search, and digital documents.

    • Skills taught:
    • Account creation
    • Effective communication
    • Gmail features
    • Using:
    • Docs
    • Drive
    • Gmail
    • Search

    Use Google Drive to Organize Files and Folders

    Organize your files by creating folders in Google Drive.

    • Skills taught:
    • Digital collaboration
    • File organization
    • File sharing
    • Using:
    • Drive

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  • Create Your Business Profile on Google

    Manage the way your business information appears across Google Search and Maps by...

    • Skills taught:
    • Account creation
    • Communication
    • Internet search
    • Using:
    • Maps
    • Search

    Build Your Online Business

    Create, promote, and manage an online business using digital tools.

    • Skills taught:
    • Digital publishing
    • Document formatting
    • Spreadsheet organization
    • Using:
    • Docs
    • Drawings
    • Sites
    • Slides

    Write a Business Plan

    Define and organize your business's growth by writing a business plan.

    • Skills taught:
    • Communication
    • Internet search
    • Writing strategies
    • Using:
    • Docs
    • Search

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  • Plan and Budget

    Analyze spending, research costs, and plan for purchases using a spreadsheet.

    • Skills taught:
    • Conditional formulas
    • Data analysis
    • Organizing data
    • Using:
    • Apps script
    • Maps
    • Search
    • Sheets

    Track Your Monthly Expenses

    Use a spreadsheet to track your monthly expenses.

    • Skills taught:
    • Conditional formulas
    • Organizing data
    • Spreadsheet organization
    • Using:
    • Sheets

    Estimate Financing for Your Business Plan

    Project expenses, profits, and losses for your first year in business using a spreadsheet.

    • Skills taught:
    • Document formatting
    • Effective communication
    • Identify relevant data
    • Organizing data
    • Using:
    • Docs
    • Sheets

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