New meetup session scheduled at West Allis MATC Campus: Get invited for the interview – how to increase your chances to present yourself

New meetup session scheduled at West Allis MATC Campus: Get invited for the interview – how to increase your chances to present yourself

Vadim Mikhailenko

Vadim Mikhailenko

MATC IT Computer Support Program Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College
Vadim is a pasionate IT instructor with 20 years of experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and makes students his top priority.
Vadim Mikhailenko
Sometimes you send your resume, applying for job openings, but get rejection or no response from the employer. This meetup is to talk about what might be happening and how to increase your chances to get considered for the interview and get hired for IT job in Milwaukee area. Please join us at MATC West Allis Campus, Room 117, starting at 5:30PM: 1200 South 71st Street West Allis, WI 53214-3110 Register using the link below:...
We got new program cards developed for IT Support Associate Degree program

We got new program cards developed for IT Support Associate Degree program

Vadim Mikhailenko

Vadim Mikhailenko

MATC IT Computer Support Program Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College
Vadim is a pasionate IT instructor with 20 years of experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and makes students his top priority.
Vadim Mikhailenko
Program cards have updated to list new courses and include new benefits of getting IT Support Associate Degree at Milwaukee area Technical College. This is a result of the hard work of all department staff and administration. I am looking forward into the new academic year and excited about the new courses that have been developed and will become available for the students in the Fall 2014.     Did you have any successes finding the job using Twitter? Please share the results in by posting the comments.   Vadim is a passionate instructor and teaches IT Support courses at MATC.  He also consults business in Milwaukee area on data analysis, infrastructure, application development, enterprise security and data conversion delivery. Vadim emphasizes excellent self-management skills and being an effective team player, passionate about technology and focused on adding value to the client. He is proficient working on all phases of project delivery in different roles: define the requirements and project objectives, architecture, design, development, quality assurance, implementation and support of delivered solution. He makes students his top priority and is always excited to share his knowledge and experience with students as part of his classes. [chimpy_lite_form]   [widgets_on_pages...
How to evaluate an Information Technology job posting. Am I a good fit?

How to evaluate an Information Technology job posting. Am I a good fit?

Jonathan Arnold
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Jonathan Arnold

IT Support Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College
IT instructor with over 10 years of industry experience working for multinational organizations. Focused in IT Support, End User Computing, Process Design, Documentation and IT Asset Management.
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  There are a lot of postings for Information Technology Jobs in Milwaukee area. When I looked recently (July 2014) there were 3956 Information Technology job openings on MilwaukeeJobs.com. But do all of them represent a fit for potential candidates? When you begin your search for an Information Technology job, you will need to know how to evaluate the posting to see if you are a good fit as a candidate for the position. Your best chance to get your first job in Information Technology is to find entry level job openings. Here are some of the considerations to keep in mind when evaluating job postings. Pay attention to the terms used in the job title The first thing you will want to focus on is the language that is used in the job title. If you are looking for your first Information Technology job, you may not want to apply for jobs whose titles include the terms ‘senior’, ‘lead’, or ‘manager’. Instead, you should look for job titles that do not contain these words. Most entry-level information technology jobs will have these classifiers. They will instead have a basic title, such as ‘IT Help Desk’, ‘IT Support Specialist’, or ‘Deskside Support Specialist’. Some of these jobs may have classifying terms that do state that they are entry-level. These classifiers are often shown as numerals or tiers. For example, some recent job postings on MilwaukeeJobs.com include ‘Operations Support 1’ or ‘Help Desk Analyst Tier 1’. Taking these classifiers into account will help you know which job is a good fit for you. Experience Most job postings contain some indication...
How to find your IT (Information Technology) job or internship using Twitter

How to find your IT (Information Technology) job or internship using Twitter

Vadim Mikhailenko

Vadim Mikhailenko

MATC IT Computer Support Program Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College
Vadim is a pasionate IT instructor with 20 years of experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and makes students his top priority.
Vadim Mikhailenko
As part of our IT Support Program at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), we have a course that teaches students how to search for a job. The best way to obtain an IT Job in the Milwaukee area is still by refining your resume, creating a cover letter, and applying for the postings you are interested in. When you are looking for your first job in Information Technology, it is always helpful to have options. Twitter is one of many tools, available in your toolbox to get hired. That’s correct … Twitter. It’s not just for following famous people and new movies and shows. Twitter continues to be a viable resource for college students and grads to find job openings, network with employers, demonstrate your skills and knowledge, and identify potential job opportunities, local or nationwide. Not all jobs are being posted on Twitter.   Sometimes you learn about new postings faster on Twitter than anywhere else.   Because very few candidates utilize Twitter as a job searching platform, you may find there is less competition.   I teach my students to use all possible tools available to increase your chances of employment and would like to share with you how you can use Twitter to accomplish the goal. 1. Use the right keywords to find job postings on Twitter You can find a job if you search for the posting on twitter. The key is to use the right keywords. For example you can search for jobs and internships in Milwaukee by using keywords “Milwaukee internship” or “Milwaukee job”. Below is the list of search results when I have used keywords...
5 Reasons Why IT Support is the smart choice to start your career in Information Technology

5 Reasons Why IT Support is the smart choice to start your career in Information Technology

Jonathan Arnold
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Jonathan Arnold

IT Support Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College
IT instructor with over 10 years of industry experience working for multinational organizations. Focused in IT Support, End User Computing, Process Design, Documentation and IT Asset Management.
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by Jonathan Arnold Pursuing a career in Information Technology is a goal that many individuals have considered. The term “IT”, however, can hold many different meanings and can result in some confusion for those looking to get started. The reality is that a career in IT does indeed contain many paths and possibilities. The jobs and titles are wide and varied; IT Network Administrator, IT Security Specialist, Mobility Specialist, Collaboration and Messaging Engineer, Help Desk Analyst, Database Administrator, Data Center Analyst – the list goes on and on. Some of these titles may seem cryptic in explaining what the actual day-to-day duties entail. Also, depending on the size and need of the company, not every company will have an IT department that contains all of these positions. But there is one position that many companies do rely on, and that is the role of IT Computer support specialist. What exactly is a computer support specialist? Computer support specialists provide assistance to an organization and its customers who are using computers and software. Typical duties of a computer support specialist include: –       Setting up new computers for deployment –       Repairing computer equipment –       Assisting users with technical issues and walking them through problem-solving steps –       Assisting users with installing software –       Training users to work with new software or hardware Below are the 5 reasons why computer support is the smart choice to start your career in Information Technology. Reason 1 – Job Outlook According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for computer support specialist roles are projected to grow by 17% by the year 2022. This is...