Hello there future IT Computer Support Specialist or any other IT position you may desire or require. Getting into the IT industry is very exciting and also it is very competitive. So any little advantage or head start that will allow you a chance or opportunity at a long term career position. The reason being is that this industry is a very fast growing field because of the constant evolution in technology and their resources. So in this blog I will give you tips and tricks on how to get noticed out of a pool of other candidates as well as making an impact on job boards that will give you a lot of good attention from an future employer.
Let’s discuss first impressions and how important they are in retrieving an position not only in IT but in any industry of work. So do you know why first impressions are important? The reason why first impressions are so important is because it’s the first formal introduction in someone meeting with you. And that is huge especially when it comes to seeking employment, because an employer may decide if they want to hire or don’t want to hire just based off of what they think of you in that first impression. So when you’re seeking employment the very first impression that a future candidate has with an employer is an cover letter. I’m pretty sure you know what a cover letter is but if you don’t an cover letter is “A cover letter is a document sent with your resume to provide additional information on your skills and experience. The letter provides detailed information on why you are qualified for the job you are applying for. Don’t simply repeat what’s on your resume — rather, include specific information on why you’re a strong match for the employer’s job requirements. Think of your cover letter as a sales pitch that will market your credentials and help you get the interview. As such, you want to make sure your cover letter makes the best impression on the person who is reviewing it” from https://www.thebalance.com/cover-letters-4073661. That is basically an perfect description and definition of an cover letter. So this is something that employers don’t require for an future candidate to have but this is something that I highly recommend to improve your chances of obtaining that position that you are seeking. So let’s talk about a few things that will help you right your own. So first, I will suggest you write down a list of things about yourself that are strengths of you as well as some things that make you unique. Also, I suggest that you open the cover letter with an introduction talking about those things and how they will be an asset to the company you’re applying to. Also name the company specifically so that the employer can know that you’re very interested in the position. Another thing that I will talk about in the cover letter is your future goals and how that will relate to the company and the position that’s at stake. All of things will make your cover letter stand out and increase your chances more than if you didn’t have a cover letter.
Now on to the main course of your candidate profile which is the resume, because the cover letter is the appetizer which gets you warmed up and ready for the main course. The resume is very key and essential to giving yourself the best chance at receiving an position in the IT industry. So your resume should be error free and mistake free, That is important because it shows the employee that your very meticulous about your work and that you pay close attention to detail. I also will start the resume will an objective on how you will be effective and a mini goal that you pertain to the company. Also I will list your skills right after the objective in bullet point lines so they can catch the eye and attention of the employer. Than I will list all experience relating to the field that you’re applying to, so they can gage on how much you know about IT. And lastly but not least I will list all education in the IT world that you may have like certificates, certifications, or degrees because this also will gage and give them the idea of how much you know about the field as well as how it will help in that position.
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