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Salary Negotiation for IT Computer Support Jobs

  Negotiating a salary for a job position is an important skill that is used in the job industry. Salary negotiations include talking about a business offer with a potential employer to discuss pay and benefits package that is aligned with the industry and meeting your needs as well. The most successful negotiations are based on the perspective of employer versus employee having a common purpose. As a potential candidate, preparing to negotiate salary for a new job can be nerve-racking, after all, you’re excited to get the position and at the same time a little worried about the way your new employer analyzes the situation. Take some time to fully research the company of your interest on the internet. To name a few, payscale.com and salary.com, also United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Google their website for information regarding the vision and mission statement and their pay rates for the job position they are offering. Also, use a google search engine to look up frequently asked interview questions. Ask yourself, am I fully qualified for the position? Do I have the education, talents, motivation, and skills required for the job? Create a document that sells your skills, talents, and experience that can help increase your chances. At the interview, give eye contact and a warm friendly smile. Thank the employer to show that it is worth their time to keep working with you toward a mutually beneficial compromise. When you speak, be clear about your interest in the position offered and the company. Incorporate Professionalism in Negotiating: Be professional when introducing your proposed salary negotiation that...

How to prepare to job application and pass skills test for IT Computer Support Job

In this blog entry, I will discuss the formalities and preparations needed to complete for IT computer support job position. The information I have provided below highlights pertinent data needed to complete a job application for an IT Computer Support position: Communication skills – Grammar, spelling, punctuation, active listening, friendliness, open-mindedness, feedback, confidence, non-verbal, verbal, and written dialog–An IT support specialist should aim for excellence in all these areas.Typing Skills – A candidate for an IT support job will undergo a computerized typing assessment test in relations to how many words they type per minute including the number of errors made. The average typing skills expected is 40 words per minute with less than 5 errors. It is required that IT support specialist be able to type at least 60 words per minute with less than 5 or no errors.Support Help Desk – Expertise in the area of IT computer support technology is needed. As stated earlier, good communication and soft skills are also needed to be able to work with a diverse workforce. Good communication skills require the ability to work with people who maybe experiencing stress and difficulty regarding challenging IT computer issues. The IT support specialist needs to be able to effectively help all end-users in all situations, in a timely and professional manner.Creativity – IT technical support candidates needs to have new innovative cutting-edge ideas in-which they can help to elevate the company by saving time and money. Troubleshooting -As a potential candidate for an IT specialist position, it will be required for you to perform simple troubleshooting tasks with a brief explanation of the...

How to Create a LinkedIn Profile for IT Computer Support

Why is LinkedIn Important for IT Computer Support Career? The proliferation of social media website has evolved into an extremely effective internet job search tool that recruiters and hiring managers used to scour sites for potential candidates. Websites such as LinkedIn, applicants use to post resume and e-mails directly to company’s websites they may be interested in working for. The powerful aid of the internet employs a very important role in today’s technical society. LinkedIn is a great and professional way for networking and connecting with your colleagues, college or university professors. This website is used by students, teachers, prospective job seekers, employers, job recruiters, etc. This blog will walk you through the necessary steps of creating an IT Computer Support LinkedIn profile page. It will also list some of the key features that should be included in your LinkedIn profile; which will also make your profile page, standout, look professional and eye-catching to the viewers. IT Computer Support Specialist Technician A professional profile should include a recent photo that is of high-quality caliber. It is very important to present yourself in a professional manner which involves looking well groomed; for example, a nice light-colored shirt, a suit jacket and matching tie and for ladies a blazer with a nice top underneath it will present a clean, sharp and professional image. Remember to smile to enhance your professional look. An appropriate headline pertaining to your IT Computer Support Specialist career is important as it catches the viewers’ attention. You want the perspective employer to know what your career field is without reading through paragraphs of information and still do...

 Key Considerations When Creating a Resume and Cover Letter for IT Computer Support Job

These are some of the key considerations that an IT student should think about when creating a resume and cover letter for IT computer support jobs; which are credentials, education, job experience, skill requirement, achievements, and references. On the resume credentials are very important. These are some of the key considerations that an IT student should think about when creating a resume and cover letter for IT computer support jobs; which are credentials, education, job experience, skill requirement, achievements, and references. Credentials are important because they highlight your accomplishments. An associate degree in IT computer Support helps me to be recognized as a computer technician. My compTIA A+ certification, computer repairs, TV VCR repairs, Testout client pro certifications give me the qualifications for IT computer support job. Furthering my education in technology was a very great idea and it came at the right time. After completing “The Success Training Center” and “The Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute” for computer repairs, I attended Milwaukee Area Technical College where I obtained my associate degree in IT Computer Support. My job experience equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities for further employment in the IT field. Job experiences that I have had that relates to IT computer support are Pro’s Electronics’ & Repairs and Clever’s Electronics Company, a business that I started; both were located in the Caribbean “Nassau, Bahamas”.  At Pro’s Electronics, I repaired TV monitors, flat screen, plasma, rebuilt computers, replaced hard drives, motherboards, etc. I also trained the new technicians entering the field of IT; which in return gave me the opportunity to sharpen my communication soft skills,...