7 TIPS TO BECOME MORE PRODUCTIVE

Evette

Evette

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.
Evette
The online dictionary defines productivity as: “the effectiveness of productive effort, especially in industry, as measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input.”  Yeah right!?  The kids are creating abstract art by painting the walls with ketchup and mustard… Your sister is distressed and is looking to you for support (or just a reassuring ear) because mom keeps calling her shallow because she is always posting selfies… The family rallies together to demand a meal better than “ramen noodles with your choice of toppings”… You have already flipped your socks inside out – laundry must be done … and still you need five more pages to submit an assignment which is due in 83 minutes.  There is no energy drink that can help you now!!!!  How do an individual become productive?  If you read between the lines, the person I just described is productive.. Or is she?  If your answer is “she is not productive,” then you are correct!  In the above scenario, there is nothing getting done, she is skating by on activities and duties which needs her attention.  And, more than likely, she will have an ulcer due to stress in little or no time.  Productivity is a broad term.  You can be productive at school, or home, or work.  But, how does an individual obtain a holistic realm of productivity.  Below are 7 tips to help you become more productive: Make a to-do list (tackle to tough items on your agenda first) Decide how much time you need or want to spend on each goal (time management) Avoid addictive time wasting activities...

Important Tools Required For Smartphone or Tablet Repair

First, you will need to know the entire set of tools and/or tool kit you need to have to fix phones and tablets. Without a proper set of tools you will not be able to open and then fix the handset. Also it is important to buy tools of good quality. Tools Needed: Opening tools Screw drivers: This is the first thing you will need to open/ dismantle a cell phone. Screw drivers are of many types. The most common ones used are a Phillips screw driver whose head is of plus (+) shape. The pentalobe screw drive is also needed to dismantle iPhones. The other most common one used is the one with a star shaped head called torx. In torx type, the T6 is the most common size thats used. These screw drivers are of various sizes depending on the size of their head. Its best to buy the entire set, which will contain all types of screw drivers used for opening handsets. Openers: Openers are used to open the housing/casing as it is locked. They come in various shapes and you can use the recommended or the most convenient ones. Tweezers: Tweezers are needed to hold or lift electronic components and whenever needed to hold any other spare part.   Cleaning and servicing tools IPA: The recommended cleaning solutions for mobile phone’s printed circuit board (PCB) are IPA (Iso Propyl Alcohol) or circuit cleaner. You can also use spirit or thinner. The main job of these liquids is to clean the PCB and then evaporate immediately. Brush: The brush is used to remove and clean any dirt or dust inside the...

How To Find Instructions For Assembly and Disassembly of Laptops, Ultrabook and Moble Device Repair

Internet There is a website that I use to repair phones and game systems. Its very helpful and it is a step by step guide for pretty much anything that is on the market. https://www.ifixit.com/ You could also go to the company website that your phone was manufactured and there should be manuals on those sites to help you as well. YouTube The 8 steps of generic laptop disassembly 1. Remove the power supply and battery- Move the locking slider to the ‘unlock’ position Move the other slider in the direction of the arrow Pull the battery out straight and not on an angle 2. Remove the accessible components How to unscrew a laptop Use an appropriate magnet tipped screwdriver, most of the time you will use a Philips screwdriver for this (see laptop disassembly tools) If you are removing a cover, e.g. a Hard Drive or RAM cover, it may help if you place masking tape over the screw hole to keep the screws in place once the cover is removed so as not to lose the screws. If the screw spins and does not come out first of all turn the laptop over and gently tap the underside, try using the magnetic tip of the screwdriver to pull the screw out if this helps If the threads on the screw have became worn then consider using a Dremel tool to drill the screw out. How to take the back / bottom of a laptop off Undo the screws from all of the covers that house the components found on the underside of the laptop. The number of...

7 Tips To Write A Better Resume for IT Computer Support Position

Here are  a few tips to help you write a better resume. there are many ways to write a great resume but here are 7 that i picked that i thought were important. 1.Use a bulleted style to make your resume more reader-friendly.  Use a bulleted style to make your resume more reader-friendly. Use bullets consistently. Some job-seekers bullet most of their resume but don’t bullet the Profile/Summary section, for example. Or they will list the overall scope and responsibilities for each job in an unbulleted section before beginning a bulleted section describing accomplishments. 2. Follow “The Resume Ingredients Rule.  says that information on a resume should be listed in order of importance to the reader. Therefore, in listing your jobs, what’s generally most important is your title/position. So list in this preferred order: Title/position, name of employer, city/state of employer, dates of employment. 3. Eliminate “responsibilities” words from your resume vocabulary. Resumes should consist primarily of high-impact accomplishments statements that sell the job-seeker’s qualifications as the best candidate. Never use expressions such as “Duties included,” “Responsibilities included,” or “Responsible for.” That’s job-description language, not accomplishments-oriented resume language that sells. 4. Eliminate clutter from your resume. Poor layout will have a detrimental effect on the success of your resume. All too often candidates create resumes that are a mishmash of fonts, bullet points, underlines and italics. 5. Use strong, concrete verbs to describe your jobs, and don’t mix noun and verb phrases. Job-hunting today increasingly revolves around the mysterious world of keywords. Employers’ reliance on keywords to find the job candidates they want to interview has come about in recent years because of...

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...

How to Share Files Using Dropbox

Dropbox is just one of many cloud-based storage programs. Essentially, you can save files there for you to access when you’re not at home or work. It’s one of the big names in cloud storage and they’re based in San Francisco. Here is a guide to using their free and simple file sharing feature. 1. Start at Dropbox.com This is very straight forward stuff here. If you have gmail and use Google Chrome it’s a breeze. 2. Share a single file. This is just one option for sharing files. Once you have your file(s) uploaded, just select them and click Share. You can select the contacts or email addresses to share them with. You can add multiple recipients and add comments for description. 3. Make a Shared Folder. This option will do exactly what is says. Make separate folders for different topics whether they’re personal or for work.   Just select the members of your shared file group and add a comment.   That’s the file sharing feature of Dropbox. You can get the app on your mobile device and have even greater access to these features.  ...