Creating a LinkedIn Profile

Creating a LinkedIn Profile A LinkedIn profile is now becoming just as important as a resume. It is used to not only sell yourself to a potential employer, but it also requires updating. Along with that, it can be used to network and seek out colleagues and even help in a job search by researching company profiles. But before you can get to any of that, you need to have an account and a profile created. It is simple to do as well.   Intro Section Basic Profile Information All profiles need basic information to get you going. This is all done in the intro section. In this section, you enter your name and where you are located, just like on a resume at the top. You also have other options such as including a profile photo of yourself, a headline to let someone know what they are about to look over, any position or education info, and the industry you are in.  At the end, you can include contact information such as an email address, a summary, and any other media you would like to add such as photos or an external website that you want someone to look at. Background Section Work Experience and Volunteer Experience The next section that you want to fill out immediately would be your work/volunteer experience section. This would be all the jobs that you have had and currently work at. There are a few fields you need to fill out. First would be the role title you have at that company. Then you will put in the company name. As you...

Creating a LinkedIn Profile

  There are many reasons why you should have a LinkedIn profile. Here are a few reasons that having a properly filled out LinkedIn profile can benefit you. LinkedIn can make finding a job easier since a high percentage of employers are using it to look for good candidates. Using LinkedIn and actively being on it can also help you expand your network. The bigger your network is, the better chance you will have of being found when people search for things that are related to you on LinkedIn. Another thing it can help with is with your research of a company that you might be interested in applying and working. When you are creating your LinkedIn profile, you want to make sure that you take your time and have all the information that you need to properly fill it out. Having a LinkedIn profile and having one that is properly filled out are two different things. If your profile is not properly filled out, it could turn away employers that may be interested in you. Don’t rush it and make sure you fill out as much of it as possible. One good feature of LinkedIn is that it keeps track of your profile and will let you know how filled out your profile is. A very important part of filling out your profile that can get overlooked is making sure that you have a good profile picture. You should also make sure that it is a clear, professional picture and should only have you in it. You wouldn’t want to use a picture that has you and your...

Negotiating Your Salary and Benefits

  Most of the times when you are offered a job, you will be asked or offered what you will receive as pay and what health and other benefits you will get. It is important that you look into what other people who are working the same or similar job as you are being offered are getting. This can help you to know if what they are offering you is fair and whether you can negotiate with them for more or not. There are certain things you can do to help you be prepared for this. In this article I will go over some things that can help you with negotiations and why they are important. The first thing that you should do is research what others in the computer support field are making. With the technology that we have nowadays, there are countless ways that you can research what kind of wages others in the computer support field are getting. An example of this is through the internet. One website I found that is detailed is glassdoor.com. On this website it shows you the average, a scale from low to high and what other people working in related fields are making. Another website like glassdoor.com is indeed.com. On indeed.com you can look at what support specialists in your area are earning as well as surrounding areas. One downside to some of these sites are that they require you to make an account before you can look at more details. An interesting fact is that MATC also keeps track of some of this information too. One thing that is...

Business Trip to Sydney, Australia

Scenario: You are in Milwaukee and need to get to Sydney Australia in April 2019 for a 3-day business conference at the Wesley Conference Centre for a total of one week in Australia and another 4 days for travel. All costs are in USD with conversion rates from AUD at 0.73 cents per 1 AUD   Airfare Getting to Sydney is going to take time and a lot of waiting. You will need to get to the west coast before making your final trip to Australia, so it will require figuring out the best deal for air travel. As you will be going through multiple airports, you need to factor in layovers and delays. The most direct route from Milwaukee is: Milwaukee -> Minneapolis-St. Paul -> Los Angelis -> Sydney. Delta Airlines can get you to Sydney and back for around $1200. Your total travel time combined is just under 50 hours. There are of course other airlines out there and more than one way to get to Sydney, but to get the best price, you need to plan ahead and be prepared to do a lot of research into all the available options and what you are willing to do to get there and back. The trip is not going to be an easy one and it will take a toll of your health short term, so you should keep this in mind when booking.   Total Cost: ~$1200   Hotel Getting a hotel can be difficult for conferences that are large. Getting the right one in the right place is equally as hard. There are plenty of...

Most important features of latest version Samsung Galaxy

Today I will be showing a few important features of the latest version to the Samsung Galaxy on the S8 Galaxy phone. Know with the new features that come with S8 Galaxy phone is its appearance, it comes with a silver back to give that future look and gives the customer the fell of endurance with the silver rear it also comes with no home button anymore it comes with virtue now. So, it has a smoother front, but it does have a fingered print scanner it is now located on the rear of the phone next to the camera. The next feature to take a look at is the face scanning authentication to unlock the phone with this it is as fast as blinking an eye to recognize the owner of the phone prior models weren’t that fast, but for the new feature on this model of the S8 phone it sure is a great feature to check out to see the accuracy and the quickness of it. Know on to the next feature the at a customer should now with the new Samsung Galaxy latest update is the is the virtual assistant that goes by the name call Bixby it is another feature that Samsung offers with the new version it is to help with identifying real objects with the camera lens it will basically look up the object on google for you now. Also, it can help with reminding you of appointments that you have scheduled on the phone know Bixby will be able to assist with this. Next is an item called DEX it is a...