Doing your homework and paying attention to details can be ways to beat your competition in a job search. You've honed your IT skills with education and hands-on experience, and now you're searching for a job—trying to find an employer who sees you as the best person for their open position. Job-searching involves a level of competition [...]
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Don't let common myths keep you from a successful job search. You've got new IT qualifications and you're ready to find your dream job in the field. Before you start looking, though, it's important to learn about and debunk common job search myths. 1. Resumes should only be one page. In the time of paper resumes, one [...]
Installing and configuring networks are some of the tasks most common for network administrators. Network administrators are typically responsible for maintaining a company's computer network, both hardware and software. In larger companies, they may take care of networking components as part of a team while in smaller companies they may be the sole administrator for a network [...]
Computer technician is one entry-level job available in the IT field. As you get trained in the IT field, you may want to find an entry-level IT job to gain experience and hands-on learning opportunities. Some entry-level IT jobs can be had with little or no training after high school, while others require a degree, but not [...]
Using AI technology to handle cybersecurity can help accomplish more with the same resources. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the use of machine learning to automatically modify programming so that it works better, without the programmer's intervention. AI is still being developed, but has begun to be used in many areas of computing, including digital assistants like Siri and [...]
You've recently obtained your CompTIA Security+ certificate. Congratulations! This foundational certification will open up a number of jobs in the IT field, and cybersecurity jobs are plentiful right now as there are fewer trained personnel than the number of jobs available. Before you jump into the job market, however, you may want to consider getting additional certifications that could [...]
Help desk technicians provide technical support to users and clients. The CompTIA A+ is an entry-level certification that prepares computer professionals for technical support and technician positions. It covers skills like installing and configuring computer and mobile operating systems, basic networking, troubleshooting and security skills. The CompTIA A+ certification is also the foundation for more advanced certifications like [...]
A good cover letter can land you an interview opportunity. Some IT professionals entering the job market might think cover letters are a thing of the past. Surely no one expects you to write a letter with your application and resume in this day and age? Actually, recent data shows that about half of hiring managers [...]
Linux is an open-source operating system that many businesses use to run their operations. Due to its open source nature and less stringent hardware requirements, some foward-thinking enterprises are making the move to Linux. As a result, there's a need for quality Linux administrators who know their way around this OS. Here are some essential skills you [...]
As a job seeker, it can be a major source of concern when you have a gap in your resume. If potential employers see that you spent time unemployed, they may think that your skills are not up to par or that you may not be a quality employee. It is possible to deal with a gap on your [...]