7 Essential Resume-Writing Tips

Direct & Short A hiring manager will not want to relive the summer they read through all the Tolkien novels. All the painfully slow details that don’t matter much can get your resume skipped immediately. You want to cut straight to the point and leave out the back-story of every bullet point. That information might be better suited for the interview. Be sure to shorten anything that isn’t immediately relevant to the position that you’re applying for. Easy-to-Read Some fonts have been specifically designed to be easier read than others. Serif fonts are a good example of this. However, old school serif fonts like Times New Roman can look tired and dated. Use something easy and popular like Verdana or Courier. You don’t want the font to set your resume apart from others because it’s a polarizing thing for many people. A great resume can be turned into a turd by some terrible font like anything with the word script or gothic. List Accomplishments This one can be difficult. Accomplishments can be abstract sometimes. The best way to handle them is with some metric. You did this good thing by this amount. Don’t just toss around things you did without offering a reference to the scale of it. An easy way to find accomplishments it to consider the team’s performance if you were a part of one. No Artwork This is not the place for inserting pics or artwork. Of course, you can ignore this if you’re applying for a creative position, but you’re probably not. Too much embellishment can be polarizing for hiring managers, much like a unique...

How to Prepare for Job Application, Skills Test in IT Computer Support

Part of the application process you might encounter when hunting for an IT Support position is a skills test. This skills test can take many forms. The company you’re applying at could have an in-house assessment or use a service. There’s a good chance that the test might just be the interviewer asking a few basic IT support-related questions, like a verbal quiz. On the other side of the skills test coin is the personality test. This personality test is less of a test and more of a compatibility check. What you encounter in the job hunt could change from company to company. Personality Tests This can be used by a hiring manager to understand how an applicant might fit into the work environment or relate to customers. This is not a pass or fail type of test. A long list of qualified applicants can be narrowed down quickly with a personality test. Desirable personality traits could differ depending on the team, clients, or company culture. The best thing to do with a test like this is just to expect it. These things can come in any of several flavors or styles. Some are true/false and some are multiple choice. The most desirable traits in IT support will be emotional intelligence and empathy. Skill Test Examples Typing speed test: This basic test could come up in a job interview or a job application process. You should be concerned if you’re not up around 35-40 words per minute. You can find several free websites with interactive tools to help with this. Take a couple tests for yourself at home. One...

How to create professional resume and cover letter for IT Computer Support Job

So you don’t have experience in IT yet and you want to land an IT job. A classic resume won’t do you any favors. The classic chronological resume is great for some seasoned professional who has been in the industry for years. That person should be able to flaunt examples of their personal knowledge of systems, networks, and all associated technologies. A hiring manager is going to read hundreds of these resumes. If you’re fresh out of class or still in the thick of it, your chronological resume might not stand out much. What you need is the functional resume. This functional resume style will help you to stand out and be a fresh face that a hiring manager might need to see. The functional resume focuses on the less substantial things like education, soft skills, and ambition. You still want to add some work experience to the functional resume, if you have it. Hiring managers like to know if, and when you’ve been working. Gaps in employment could furrow brows even after your shiny new objective section just blew their hiring socks off. Functional Resume To-Do List Gather your key information – Keep your work experience dates and addresses in a separate file. Backup this file to a few different drives. You need to have accurate records of your work experience, and you’ll reference them often. You’ll rest easy knowing you have this tedious stuff saved somewhere. Gather your key words – Flip through your textbooks and copy down plenty of industry keywords. These will be needed to have your glistening, pristine functional resume picked up by all...

Differences between Windows 7 and Windows 10 for Enterprise Support users

Iris Barreto

Iris Barreto

My name is Iris Barreto (aka Sister Iris Marie). I am a Schoenstatt Sister of Mary getting updated and learning about the world of IT. I began my studies at MATC in the Fall of 2016. Studying the IT Support Specialist program, I hope to be a great asset to my community and to the Schoenstatt Movement.
Iris Barreto
I have put together information on the web in a more condensed form. The following is a short documentation of differences between Microsoft Windows 7 and 10. Click here to Download differences between Win 7 & 10...

How to prepare for your CompTia Network+ Certification and Pass Exam in Milwaukee Area

If you are looking to get into a networking field you will want to receive the CompTia Network+ certification to get a basic understanding of networking.  This will teach you many of the industry’s standard practices and guidelines for networking as a whole.  It is important that you understand what you are supposed to learn before taking this exam.  It can be a time-consuming process even if you have a basic understanding of networking already.  It is important to try and find official documentation and practice tests for review to make sure you know the terminology they utilize.  It can be difficult to go in with knowledge you possess, as you may misunderstand questions if you do not study their way.  The following steps can help you prepare to study for the exam the correct way and become certified in no time. Before you go into the exam it is important to be well prepared, and to be well prepared you need a plan.  It is important to set goals to accomplish and to have a reasonable timeline to complete them in, do not try to rush the process.  First you should create a timeline, second you should make sure you are confident that you are meeting those timeline goals effectively.  It is okay to adjust your timeline if you see issues arise or are getting frustrated, just remember not to stray too far off.   Next execute your strategy properly, make sure that you are reviewing material that you know is on the test.  Take a practice exam if you understand basic networking already, see if any of it...
2015-2015 Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Course Catalog

2015-2015 Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Course Catalog

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
IT Computer Support program in the catalog 2015-16 Milwaukee Area Technical College MATC Catalog Download – IT-Service Center-Technician Certificate (61-154-1) (Click here to download Program Card) – Page 94 – IT-Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Support Specialist Certificate  (61-154-2) (Click here to download Program Card) – Page 94 – IT-Level-2 Service Center Technician Certificate  (61-154-3) – (Click here to download program card) – Page 94 – IT-User Support Technician Diploma  (30-154-6)  (Click here to download Program Card) – Currently not available in printed catalog, since it was introduced after catalog was published – IT-Computer Support Technician Diploma  (31-154-6) (Click here to download Program Card) – Currently not available in printed catalog, since it was introduced after catalog was published – IT-Help Desk Support Specialist Diploma  (31-154-7) (Click here to download Program Card) – Currently not available in printed catalog, since it was introduced after catalog was published – IT-Computer Support Specialist Associate Degree (10-154-3) (Click here to download Program Card ) – Page 64   Other information available inside the catalog General Information, pages 3-28 School of Business, pages 30-95 School of Health Sciences, pages 96-122 School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, pages 124-136 School of Media and Creative Arts, pages 137-156 School of Technology and Applied Sciences, pages 157-201 Course Descriptions, pages 202-318 School of Pre-College Education, pages 301-314 Index, pages 333-340 This document is optimized for viewing onscreen in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. If you wish to print it, please note that it is 340 pages. Download 2015-16 Milwaukee Area Technical College MATC Catalog...