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How to create a LinkedIn profile

Have you ever heard of a social media site called Linked In? If you didn’t know Linked in is a professional social media site where people can network together to share ideas and keep up on what is happening in their field. In this post we are going to cover: How to create a linked in profile What you can do with a linked in Why having a linked in is important? The difference between linked in profile and resume We will first cover how to create a linked in, the first step is to head to the linked in website. After you have arrived at linked in, fill out the sign-up form with your first name, last name, email, and then create a password for your new profile account. after you sign up LinkedIn will send you an email to confirm your email address. If you do not confirm you email address, you will not be able to fully use LinkedIn. When you log into your profile for the first time you will be prompted to add people that you know. Sending a connection request is quite simple, just click connect and it will be sent to the other person to review and accept. Next, we are going to cover what you can do with a LinkedIn account. With a LinkedIn account you can Look for Jobs in a general search and you can even search for jobs in LinkedIn Groups as an addition source of jobs on LinkedIn. With the LinkedIn job search you can allow the site to do the searching for you by setting up...

How to complete a job application and skills test

Are you are looking to get a job but don’t know how to apply for one? If you are facing this problem, continue reading and you will find out. A job application usually includes a section for personal information, education and experience, employment history, and sometimes references. The first section is going to be the personal information section where you list details about yourself. some examples that might be on your application include: Name Address, city state and zip Email address Social security number (some applications) Are you eligible to work in the united states? These are just some of the thing you will see under the personal section as there may be more or less depending on the company. we will be looking at is the education and experience section next, employers want to know the following: Schools attended, degrees and graduation date Certifications Employers will also want to know what Skills and qualifications you have that you might potentially bring to their organization   The next section we will look at is the employment history section and it is going to have things such as: Employers past and present Address, phone and email Supervisor Job tittle and responsibilities Beginning and ending dates of employment and the reason you left Beginning and ending salary The last section on an employment application may be for references. Here you are going to want to list your references, at least three people that can vouch for you. They could be a co-worker, manager, teacher, or organization you volunteered for. This section should look like the following: Reference name Company Tittle Phone...

How to create a winning resume and cover letter

  How to create a winning resume and cover letter James Johnson   You have the education and skills need to get that job you have been eyeing up but fist you must get that interview. You may ask yourself but how do I get that interview. The answer is simple, you need two things a good resume and a cover letter. In this article I will tell you how to create these two essential items. To craft the perfect resume, you will first need to gather your information into one place which includes items such as work history, and education, as well as others. We will get into detail about the information later when we compile this information into our resume.  The first section is going to be your header with includes your name, address, telephone numbers and email address. This section should have your name in bigger font compared to the rest of the information in the header. If you have a professional social media account, such as linked in this the section you will want to include the hyperlink in. The next section after the header should be your career objective which is the statement telling a prospective employer what kind of job you are seeking and the skills and experience you have. Your career objective should be one or two sentences long. The section that comes after this is going to be your employment information that you gathered before. You should start with you most recent employment and go back up to 10 years. The formatting of the employment history can be newest employment at...