How MATC Graduate Can Secure IT Computer Support job in 30 days?



Passionate Information Technology Customer Support Specialist Student at Milwaukee Area Technical College
Motivated and determined Information Technology Customer Support student with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2018.
If you have been keeping up with the industry, then you already know that social media is the latest and greatest forum arts, sports, fashion, cosmetic makeovers, and jobs… yes, jobs!  Social media is at the intersection of technology and human interaction. We are gradually shifting to websites which offer the opportunity for greater human interaction. Typical recruiting is a thing of the past (just like pagers).  Statistics reveal that more employers look to locates candidates and hire the latest asset to their business based on social media recruiting.  Social media is a talent pipeline. SOURCE: In business and the private sectors, social networking is at a fury right now, in business and in private life. Employers is using social media to find qualified applicants, often a faster and cheaper method of identifying good job candidates than posting a job. Even before you sit down at your first interview, social media is used to helps recruiters gain a clearer picture of who you. They also pick up clues about your personality and how you might fit into their corporate culture.  According to, employers look to social media to find out your history.  Here are some of the things potential employers look to social media for: How well you communicate (your spelling, punctuation, and grammar as well as your ability to clearly communicate ideas). Your work history and education. Your industry knowledge. Your use of alcohol. Your use of illegal substances. Your use of profanity. How you spend your non-work time. FACEBOOK is the world’s largest social network.  Facebook is a social networking website that is operated and...

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Searching for IT Jobs in Milwaukee Area

The job search isn’t exactly the reason we’re students. However, it is something we will probably struggle through. There is plenty of advice for topics like choosing a school, choosing a major, or nailing an interview. When it comes to the job search, it can seem like we’re out there alone. There are obvious things to help the job search, but we could be doing some things wrong without knowing. Here are 7 mistakes to avoid while searching for a great IT job in the Milwaukee Metro Area. 1. Clean up your online image. This is increasingly important and the first thing you should do before getting too deep in the job hunt. Have friends or family run some searches on you. If there are even slightly silly or embarrassing results, employers could be passing on your resume without giving you a chance. Just like all important issues, you want to bury the hurtful things deep, down inside the internet. Honestly, the inappropriate stuff may not be a deal breaker. You just want the good results at the top of the list. 2. Look past the internet. There’s a lot that comes with this topic. You want to utilize everything you can to get your hands on job openings. Check career centers at schools, and not just the school you’re enrolled in. There are staff members in school that are only there to find jobs for students. This is directly linked to networking. The more people you talk to the better. Check out local networking groups like HDI. 3. Use all the right keywords in search fields. If you’re...

MATC IT Recruitment Showcase at Downtown Campus – Demonstrate your skills to get hired – April 20, 2017

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
  This is your opportunity to highlight your personal experience, skills and accomplishments to area businesses who are looking to hire! Mark your calendar: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Milwaukee Campus Room M605 Time: 4:00PM-7:00PM Unlike the traditional “job fair,” this format is designed to facilitate engagement, and give you an opportunity to stand apart from other job seekers.   Download student packet for additional information: 2017 IT Recruitment Showcase Student Packet   Pictures below are from the 2016 “We’ve Got Top IT Talent” Showcase:   2017 MATC IT Recruitment Showcase - April-20-2017_ 4p-7p Downtown Campus (1) Every 20 minutes students have an opportunity to make a presentation for employers at the 2016 “We’ve Got Top IT Talent”...

How to create LinkedIn profile for IT Computer Support

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How to create LinkedIn profile for IT Computer Support Specialist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Using LinkedIn can be very beneficial to you.  There are several strategies that can assist you in making you profile noticeable and appealing to a future employer.  One big thing that you can do to make your profile stand out is include a professional looking picture of yourself.  Employers can then associate you with a face.  Another good strategy is including any training or certifications that you may have obtained along the way.  The more relevant information you can put into your profile the better you will stand out as a good candidate compared to the rest of the field. The headline of your profile is one of the first things a visitor will see.  Use this to your advantage.  It is a good way to sell yourself immediately.  Put professional accomplishments in this section, you don’t have to go into major detail as you can do this later in your profile with the summary section.  Putting your achievements in this section can help hook the reader into reading deeper into your profile and learning about your professional background and give them an idea if you will fit into their company.  Remember to keep the information that you put in the headline strictly professional and relevant to the type of job that you are seeking.  Think of your headline as the first chapter to your profile. LinkedIn has various sections that you can add to your profile you don’t have to use them all however.  My first suggestion to use is use the sections that are important to what you are searching for and that you can provide the...

How to Create Quality LinkedIn Profile for Milwaukee based Information Technology Professional

Social media has effected some very big changes in how we search for jobs. It has broadened our networks, increased our visibility, and allowed us to expand our job searches far beyond what newspaper want ads would allow. One of the biggest and best tools for job searchers within social media is Linked In. As of the end of 2015, LinkedIn reported 414 million users. That’s a lot of people which means that’s a lot of potential for landing the job you’ve been wanting. But, just signing up for LinkedIn isn’t enough. You have to make sure that the information you’re sharing on your profile is relevant and memorable. You also have to know when your profile alone is sufficient and when a resume is also necessary. I will now guide you through the process of starting and creating your own LinkedIn profile. The first step is, of course, creating an account. You will want to point your web browser to The very first page you see will allow you to sign up. All you need is your name, an e-mail address, and a password. After entering that information, you will be guided through a series of questions meant to help shape your profile. This is when you will need to start asking yourself some questions about what type of job you are seeking and what information is relevant to that job search. For instance, if you are applying for a job as an IT tech, you probably won’t need to include your part time job as a line cook. But if, like me, you worked as a...