6 Mistakes That Will Keep You from Getting Hired

  You have the skills for the job, but somewhere in the process, everything falls apart. Maybe you never land an interview, or maybe you do, but you never hear from the company again. It can be frustrating when it feels like you’ve done everything right, but you still don’t get hired. Sometimes there’s nothing you did wrong, and any of a thousand things could have resulted in someone else landing the position. In many cases, though, people torpedo their own candidacy by making little mistakes. This can happen anywhere in the hiring process, and it’s easier to make mistakes than you might think. Things to Avoid on Your Resume   Overlooking grammar You probably won’t be surprised to hear that at Grammarly, they keep a close eye on spelling, grammar, and punctuation in resumes. But above all else, practical communication is what we assess when we’re looking at someone’s experiences on paper. Can I understand what you’re talking about? Did you highlight the most important information? Certain roles, like our recently filled community manager position, require an even closer examination of writing skills because of the necessity of writing in that role’s day-to-day function. Writing is an essential skill, employers look for it, in potential candidates because, at the very least, everyone writes emails as a representative of their company. Cover Letter Mistakes to Watch Out For Addressing it to the wrong recipient. That’s an immediate red flag and could lead to a candidate being rejected. Some can tell if a letter was copied and pasted. So, I would highly recommend you double-check your intended audience because most...

How To Create A Resume

 How To Create a Resume For You   A resume is the start of any career you wish to fulfill if you have worked in that field or have not it is the start. In the definition of google a” résumé is a document used by a person to present their backgrounds and skills. Résumés can be used for a variety of reasons, but most often they are used to secure new employment”. Resumes they highlight the skills that you have and may wish to learn from new employment. Every job has different duties so each field of work should have a different resume same structure. A Resume goes well with a cover letter like Coffee in the morning nobody knows why they just do. Resumes and cover letter are a package deal together stating what you have to offer. It shows the employer you may very well be the candidate for them before a in person meeting/interview. Creating a resume can seem very stressful if you do not know what kind of employment you are looking for. Your first step is to figure out the audience you are reaching out to. Reaching the audience is the best way to make yourself more marketable. It could even make you marketable for a job you did not know you event wanted till presented. Creating a Audience comes with they key words that fit that job field. For example for skills in a IT resume I could say “ I'm good a typing” or” adept at typing detailed”. Your highlighting what your good at using vocabulary you may not use on the daily...

Creating a resume and cover letter for IT Computer Support Job

Resume: Writing a professional Information Technology resume requires attention to the element and a careful accounting of the skills, technical abilities, and software knowledge. Due to the highly technical nature of IT jobs, hiring managers will want to know all skills, abilities, and technical and software knowledge you’ve accrued during your education and professional experiences. A resume needs to be professional and graceful because if not, the application materials probably won't get a second peek from any hiring manager. An unprofessional resume one that is problematic to read, unclear, covered in errors, or unconnected to the job that you are applying for. Will get tossed in the trash right away. Hiring managers often get tons, hundreds, a lot of applicants for each job. An unprofessional resume makes you look unprofessional as a job pursuer and will cost you a possible interview. Messy resumes that are riddled with typos will be ignored and resumes that are inconsistent bullets in some places, dashes in others, bold in some headings, plain text in others may not get a second look either. For a resume to be effective, it needs to be consistent, summarizing, clear and easy to read. Avoid tiny fonts, dense blocks of text, vague language or excessive nonsense, and inconsistent formatting. There are quite a few basic types of resumes used to apply for job openings. Depending on your personal settings, choose a chronological, functional, combination, or a targeted resume. Taking the time to choose the best type of resume for the situation is well worth the effort. The resume should be easy to read. You want the hiring manager/hiring team to easily read and captivate your work history and accomplishments....

IT Technology is the future

Technology advances show people a more efficient way to do things, and these processes get results. Students enrolled in the IT-Technology program at Milwaukee Area Technical College have an advantage to become successful in their personal career choice.  Careers in technology has been greatly advanced by the wide variety of careers choices available. Students are able to learn on a global scale without ever leaving their classrooms.  Students can earn an associate degree or choose from the many different certifications that MATC has to offer. Our world today is competing with many nations to maintain the advance status of technology.  MATC IT-Program is a leading career path for students to achieve success and compete with the global technology...

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...

MATC IT Recruitment Showcase at Downtown Campus – Demonstrate your skills to get hired – April 20, 2017

  This is your opportunity to highlight your personal experience, skills and accomplishments to area businesses who are looking to hire! Mark your calendar: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Milwaukee Campus Room M605 Time: 4:00PM-7:00PM Unlike the traditional “job fair,” this format is designed to facilitate engagement, and give you an opportunity to stand apart from other job seekers.   Download student packet for additional information: 2017 IT Recruitment Showcase Student Packet   Pictures below are from the 2016 “We’ve Got Top IT Talent” Showcase:   2017 MATC IT Recruitment Showcase - April-20-2017_ 4p-7p Downtown Campus (1) Every 20 minutes students have an opportunity to make a presentation for employers at the 2016 “We’ve Got Top IT Talent”...