7 tips to improve your resume when searching for an IT Support position

7 Resume Tips Quality over Quantity – Having a lot of information can actually be harmful to your resume, as well as draw attention away from, and weaken, the high quality information that you have included in your resume. By including a lot of information that you don't really need, it creates more work for the person evaluating your resume and can even be a distraction. It is important to be able to pick out quality information; two pages of mixed information is actually worse than 1 page of high quality information. I will further expand on what I mean by high quality information in the below points. Be Precise and Relevant – Know what the employer is looking for and highlight your strengths. Research the job requirement and the company mission. Include any information that you think is qualifying and useful; exclude information that is irrelevant to the job description if you believe your resume would be more efficient without it. Keep it Organized – Follow a logical format and stick to the pattern, for IT, it is best to list your skills near the top of your resume. You do not want to list the same categories in different parts of the same resume (that would be very inefficient). It is generally very simple for IT recruiters to weed out inferior resumes when comparing your skills with their job requirements. Listing your skills at the top will allow them to quickly decide if you are qualified or not; it will allow them to better focus their attention on the rest of your resume. Sell Yourself – Your...

How to install Windows 10 using VMware

First, we must choose the ‘Create a New Virtual Machine’ option, either from the home screen or the ‘File’ drop down menu.   Choose the ‘Typical’ installation option unless you find it necessary to change the specific settings listed in the description of the ‘Custom’ option. Some of these options include: Compatibility settings, SCSI controller type, virtual disk type, and pre-allocate disk space. There are other settings included in the custom installation as well, but we can change those later. Here, we make sure we have our installation media present, either an ISO file or an installation disk. Browse for and select the appropriate installation media; choose the ‘Installer Disk:’ option if using a disk for installation. Notice that VMware alerts us that it will be using Easy Install. This means that VMware will help automate the installation process by asking some questions before the installation begins. Input your Username, Password, Edition, and Product key for ‘Easy Install’ to use during installation. The product key may be submitted after installation; however, it is important to know what edition of windows 10 that you need (not all keys will work with any edition). You may also choose to log on automatically at this point if you desire. Next, choose a name for the virtual machine; I will be naming mine ITSUP198-WIN10, so I know exactly what the purpose of it is. Choose a location for the virtual machine if the default location is not where you intend to store it. Choose the size of the virtual machine to fit your needs. In this case, the default of 60 GB is...
2017-2018 Report –  Best Information Technology Schools, Diplomas and Degree programs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2017-2018 Report – Best Information Technology Schools, Diplomas and Degree programs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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2017-2018 Best Computer Schools and Information Technology Degree and Diploma programs in Milwaukee Area

2017-2018 Best Computer Schools and Information Technology Degree and Diploma programs in Milwaukee Area

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Windows 10 Productivity Improvements

Cortana Cortana is what Microsoft calls a digital agent. What is a “digital agent”? It’s one of the first things that a new Windows 10 user will experience. I was hoping for James Bond’s computer construct counterpart meets Hackerman from Fung Fury, but technology is not quite there yet. The Cortana software is really an interface to other features of the Windows 10 operating system. If the PC is setup with a microphone and the correct settings, you can talk to it. This has the same functionality as typing in the taskbar. Users will need to click the microphone icon in the taskbar to make her “listen”. Cortana can handle reminders and timers with ease. It can even send emails, manage lists, and calendars. My favorite feature is that it can open apps for you. This digital agent feature is exciting because it seems like budding artificial intelligence technology. I hope I’m around someday when new operating systems only function through microphones and AI. Set These Tabs Aside – Edge Browser I can see you rolling your eyes already. Microsoft’s web browsers are the Nickelbacks of computer technology, everyone’s punching bag. Other, more popular web browsers don’t come with a feature like this. There are extensions available, but those are not always the smoothest apps. Tabs can add up in a hurry. They’re not always relevant but it can be a heartbreaker if we lose them. Users can keep their tabs for later browsing and clear the row of tabs for an uncluttered page with this feature. Simply click the icon when you’re ready to manage the tabs. Multiple...

How to Negotiate Salary and Benefits for IT Computer Support Job

  The salary and benefit negotiation of a new job offer can be intimidating. It can feel like a confrontation or argument. That is not the case in the professional market. These things should be considered obligatory, but important. A hiring company should be expecting a possible refusal of an offer and a possible counter offer. In a case where the hiring manager has an issue with this, that job might be a good one to pass on. Here are some tips for staying professional in the salary negotiation and keeping both parties happy. Know What the Salary Should Be You don’t want to begin the salary negotiation without knowing what the salary should be. Part of knowing what the salary should be is knowing your own worth in the job market regarding the position applied for. Take inventory of your experience, education, and accomplishments. These three things will help measure what the salary should be. Keep in mind that you may want to use this information to effectively sell yourself to the prospective employer. If you only meet the job requirements and not exceed them, you might still have an opportunity to present value in your traits while making a counter offer. How to Find Salary Expectations You shouldn’t have to look past your monitor for this information. During your job search, you should be keeping record of the advertised wage ranges for the positions that you’re interested in. How do those figures relate to the offer that you receive? That could be data you can present when you make a counter offer. Using data in the salary...