How to Negotiate Salary for IT Computer Support Specialist job

Getting a job alone can be a difficult task to accomplish, but after you get a job there are still some things you need to be aware of such as; your salary, benefits, 401K, and retirement. Companies are going to want to pay you the least amount possible so being able to confidently negotiate how much you are worth is very important. However, trying to negotiate how much you are worth can be very hard to do. I am going to give you a few tips to help you negotiate salary and other benefits for your job here. First, you should look up online and do some research on your position and how much other professionals are making in your field. That doesn’t mean that just because they make a certain amount doesn’t mean you will make that. They could have more experience or better qualifications. But you can get a ballpark idea of how much you should be paid. You should let the employer offer the first number for your salary, then based on that, you can make a counter offer. After you make your counter offer you should justify your counter offer to your employer and state reasons why you are worth this much and try to show that and persuade them that you are worth this much money. You should make sure you don’t make demands though. You want to make sure you don’t do that because that won’t get you anywhere. People often negotiate other than just in person in your boss’s office. Negotiations can be made via phone call, email, etc. If you are...
How to Root a Nexus 5

How to Root a Nexus 5

Today I will be giving an overview of how to root then nexus 5. Before getting started its important to understand that rooting a phone has its own set of disadvantages. One being that rooting will void any warranty that your device may have. Beyond that rooting will completely wipe your device so you might consider backing your phone up before if you aren’t okay with losing everything on it. Lastly it’s important to understand that attempting to root a phone can end up with a bricked phone. This is always the chance you take when dealing with reinstalling operating systems. If you phone somehow gets turned off or loses power during the rooting process you may never recover it. Now that I got that disclaimer out of the way lets jump into this process. All you need to root a device is the device itself, a computer and a couple types of free software that I will link to below. OK let’s get started. First Enable the hidden developers menu on the phone. You do this by going to “settings” then “about phone” listed in this menu is “build number”. You want to rapidly tap “build number” until it unlocks the hidden developers menu. Now that you have access to the developers menu open it and check the “USB debugging” check box. Next you want to switch to a PC and download CF-Auto-Root which you can get here https://download.chainfire.eu/363/CF-Root/CF-Auto-Root/CF-Auto-Root-hammerhead-hammerhead-nexus5.zip Once downloaded you need to extract the entire folder, I use 7-Zip but WinZip and WinRar will also work perfectly fine. Next you’re going to download and install Android...
7 Tips I Used to Improve My Information Technology Resume

7 Tips I Used to Improve My Information Technology Resume

Today I will be giving a short overview of seven tips I have found helpful in my experiences building and polishing my IT Resume over the past three years.   Volunteer: If you want to set yourself apart from most of the people in your hiring pool I’d highly recommend volunteering. Volunteering is great because it is a win win for everybody involved. Not only does it look great on your resume demonstrating that you are well rounded and have depth beyond simply looking for a paycheck, but volunteering also almost always helps your community at the same time. Volunteering can be a great networking tool to meet like-minded individuals and if you are lacking work experience on your resume some solid volunteer experience can be the next best thing. When I decided to start volunteering I created an account with volunteermatch.org, which is a great resource for finding an opportunity that matches your interests. It was through VolunteerMatch that I found my volunteer position as a social media editor for MASA (Milwaukee Area Science Advocates).   Honor Societies and Academic Achievements: I strive to meet the qualifications for any academic achievement I can while at M.A.T.C. and every time I earn a new academic award I always update my resume right away to reflect it. This is something that can truly set you apart from your peers, I figure every person in my program is going to graduate with the same degree as me but if I can get honors that will give me a competitive advantage when interviewing for the same position. Beyond that I think it...
How to find assembly instructions and replacement Parts for your computer/laptop/mobile device

How to find assembly instructions and replacement Parts for your computer/laptop/mobile device

How to find disassembly/reassembly instructions for laptop When it comes to your laptop or mobile device, you want to know most, if not all, of the ins-and-outs of your purchase. This is a big investment, and you’ll need to have the proper information to be able to not only maintain, but repair if need be. Your first step will be to locate the User Manual. Since manufacturers do not want to spend time and money on printing and collating these in paper form, it is left up to the recipient to locate said item. This can usually be found on the website (ie. HP.com, Lenovo.com, etc.) Sometimes these websites may not have a match to your device, if it is an older model, since the manuals would go on for days. If this is the case, you may find better results by using the infamous ‘Google’ and type in the model number of your computer along with the words “user manual”. This type of search will give you countless results, and it is then up to you to determine the best match/fit, depending on what you are trying to accomplish. Now, as my laptop is a Lenovo ideapad 310, I would type that entire description, which would better fit and minimize the search results. One of the websites I trust is https://www.manualslib.com They have a plethora of manuals for different products. This site is super-friendly, and easy to navigate. I downloaded my manual and stored it on my hard drive, but also on a USB drive in the case that the laptop crashes and I wouldn’t be able to...
7 Steps to improve your presentation skills to get a job during interview

7 Steps to improve your presentation skills to get a job during interview

Some steps to help me in the job interview include; Rehearsing your answers and practicing how you think the interview might go. This is extremely beneficial because you look much better if you know all of your answers and have practiced the interview. Dress is also a big part in the interview. You want to wear nice clothes and look presentable. If you show up to a job interview in sweat pants and a hoodie your chances of getting the job significantly drop. Speak loud. This is also very important because you want them to be able to hear you loud and clearly. This shows that you are confident and good with communication. Another big tip that you should try to do is to simply just sit still. It will be very distracting to the interviewer if you are fidgeting with your hands while you speak or twirling you fingers in your hair. Just sit still in the chair with your hands in your lap. Keep it simple. Don’t over explain all your answers or tell them tons of information they don’t want to hear. Tell them what they need to know about yourself and if they want to know more they will ask. Be confident. Be yourself, confident, and creative. Think over what you will say before you just start saying things in an interview. Relax and be...

Steps to improve your presentation skills to get a job during interview

Interviews are very important and essential in capturing an opportunity that you’re interested in. So, having good an interview should be your sole purpose. I have a few steps that can help with that process. I’ve learned from YouTube videos and word of mouth that the first step is concentrating on the interviewing panel is important. You should recognize them by giving them eye contact while answering their questions at all times. Next, I will suggest that you should reply to interview questions with as simple as possible answers that having a lot of meaning and understanding of what your trying to articulate. Another step will be to rehearse some answers in the mirror before the interview because practice makes perfect and in an interview, you want to be as perfect as you can be. So, while your practicing your answers, next I would suggest that you find yourself an outfit that will be very impressive and give you some confidence because that will leave a great impression. Be comfortable and stand still is important as well because being relaxed is a way of being confidence which is important in having a good interview as well. Lastly, showing a lot of energy and being enthusiastic will leave a great impression as well because it shows the future employer that you have a up tempo about you. That will transfer to the kind of work effort that you...