Best Ways to Seek Out IT Computer Support Jobs

              When starting to seek out employment as an IT Support specialist, please consider the following four topics to help you find the right best employment opportunity.  The topics include your Professional Online Persona, Networking, Job Posts and Interviewing. What is a professional online persona?  This is what defines who you are online as a professional.  When employers find potential candidates to fill positions one step that is taken is seeking out different information by searching online. How to represent yourself online as a professional.  First of all, lock down all personal accounts that may be open to the public that employers could see as a weakness.  These accounts include Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.  The next step to represent yourself online is to create a new Google account just for professional use.  For example, using your first initial and last name is a good way to go. (jsmith@gmail.com).  After creating the email you want to sign up for a Linkedin account.  This account will help  show potential employers your skills and accomplishments.  Also, Linkedin is a good way to connect with many professionals in your field.  Lastley, making a twitter account can show employers that you stay active in the IT field.  Twitter is an easy social networking tool to use to post articles, videos and connect with people.  When creating a Twitter account add a link to your Linkedin account, this will make it easier for employers to find you. Networking is all about building relationships and the easiest way to expand your network is to build on the relationships you have...

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...

Preparing for the IT Interview

  By: Rudy Neihous   All past personal and work experiences help to prepare you for an interview. The foundation begins with tasks including home chores, a paper route, and babysitting. You then apply your talents and skills in the “real world” to perform work duties for a paycheck. All help to prepare for when you must make a living to maintain existence in the world today. In order to land that job to provide for your longevity, there are critical steps to take to land the interview where you can display your talents, successes and value to an organization. To have the opportunity to interview, you have already overcome the first few hurdles of an impressive cover letter and resume. The next task includes preparing for the interview. While there are many items to consider, the focus here will be four key elements to interview success for an IT job: research, interview questions, interview attire and follow-up. Perfect execution of all will help to create a strong profile of you as a value IT asset to any organization. Never under-estimate the importance of researching a company. The information you will compile is of great value to you. When you research the company, you will have a better foundation of the company’s products or services, allowing you to better engage with the interviewer and ask direct questions. A quick win is to check an organization’s website and their Twitter and Facebook sites. Indeed.com is another powerful tool where postings can provide greater insight into what matters to an organization.   Postings of articles allow an outsider to ascertain more about...