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”...

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How to: Nail the Interview   Being interviewed for a job can simultaneously be exciting and terrifying. I spent ten years working from home and only a year ago did I interview for and get a new job. That was a very nerve wracking day but it was made easier by following some steps to prepare for the interview in advance and also tips to keep in mind during the interview. What follows is a guide that will hopefully put some of your anxiety to rest. Prepare Go through all of your documents, including your resume, references, cover letter, and letters of recommendation, to correct any typos or grammatical errors. Print off at least three copies of each and put them in a folder for safe keeping. Research the company you are going to interview for. You don’t need to know every single thing there is to know but if you go in having an idea of what the company does and what industries they work in, that will provide you with a solid foundation. The best places to check are the company’s web site and their social media accounts. Practice responses to common questions so that you have a general idea of how you will want to respond. It’s important to have an answer in mind but not sound too rehearsed. Think about how you’re going to dress. You want to make sure that your attire is appropriate for the work environment and for the position you are applying for. Make sure to present a neat appearance. Get a haircut if needed. Shave if you don’t have a...

How to create LinkedIn profile for IT Computer Support

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How to negotiate salary and benefits for IT Computer Support Job in Milwaukee area

Sabrina Tolley

Sabrina Tolley

IMSD Service Desk Technician/DeskTop Support at Stratagem/Milw Cnty
I provide support for all types of client technology including Desktop computers, Phones, and Laptops.

Having served in Information Technology for the past 15+ years as a Desktop/Help Desk Support Specialist, with continued success in obtaining my Associates Degree in Networking Administration/Service Desk Program as of January 2016.
Sabrina Tolley
The negotiation process revolves around two factors: what you are worth and what they are willing to pay for you. To negotiate successfully, take these factors into consideration and research them thoroughly. Research, after all, is one of the few steps in the negotiation process that you have full control over. The first step in researching these two factors is to consider the position you aspire to. Know the required skills and job responsibilities, as well as the company’s size, industry position, clients, goals, and challenges. The most highly compensated IT specialists worked in the following industries: oil and gas extraction, securities and commodity contracts intermediation and brokerage. Look to the Northeast and the San Francisco Bay Area for the highest-paying jobs, with San Jose, California; Atlantic City, New Jersey; and Bridgeport, Connecticut topping the list. Make a list of your credentials. What degrees do you have? What other training or education do you have. When you are in the interview and negotiation stages, briefly and clearly list the most impressive qualifications you have as support for the salary you are requesting. Sometimes you will know the salary before you go in for the interview. Do not simply accept this at face value. You can still negotiate. If you do not know the salary going into the interview, you need to research salaries in similar companies and positions. More than likely, the company you are interviewing with will have done similar research. Take into consideration geographic location and cost of living, education level, years of experience required, and size of company. Question you may want to ask: Are You Open to a...

How to get hired for Information Technology Job in Milwaukee area

Sabrina Tolley

Sabrina Tolley

IMSD Service Desk Technician/DeskTop Support at Stratagem/Milw Cnty
I provide support for all types of client technology including Desktop computers, Phones, and Laptops.

Having served in Information Technology for the past 15+ years as a Desktop/Help Desk Support Specialist, with continued success in obtaining my Associates Degree in Networking Administration/Service Desk Program as of January 2016.
Sabrina Tolley
The jobs that are always available in computer-related work are corporate customer support positions, i.e. help desk. Draft a resumein your word processor of choice. Make it SHORT and emphasize anything to do with customer service as that will be your most important “sell”. How to conduct yourself in an interview Keep eye contact If the interviewer asks you a question and you don’t know the answer, show a genuine interest that you’re willing to helpbecause that’s what the job is all about. Ask the following question sometime during the interview: “Is the knowledgebase updated regularly?” This means you know that a call center uses a knowledgebase to assist customers (even if you didn’t know that). Present yourself as a calm, cool, collected individual. People who hire help desk employees want calm people. Things to know about working temp-to-perm You will have no benefits but a nice check each week. DO NOT be afraid of short-term assignments. If the assignment is only 3 months, take it. Once you have this you will be able to get more work easily. Stick it out until you go perm. 90 days after that you’ll get the benefits you want. The Necessary Skills Troubleshooting PC problems You have good Google-Research Skills. Great Bonus Qualifications Excellent writing skills. Great phone skills. Good mechanical skills. Get educated Formal education provides you with a strong foundation of knowledge on which to build your career, but it also is an indicator of your commitment to your field to potential employers that you are a go-getter who is dedicated to developing as a professional. Force on strong emphasis on hands-on training, which...