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Nobody is hiring over the holidays, so what’s the point in job searching…right?
This is a common misconception and it can be very tempting to put your job search on hold over the holidays, but what most people don’t know is that it can actually be one of the best times to job search! Employers hire all year round, including the holiday season. In fact, for some businesses, the slower holiday season can mean even more time for hiring.
Still not quite convinced to pause the holiday movies, put down the milk and cookies, and submit some applications? View the five reasons below to help get in the job searching spirit! Read More
Setting goals can help you have a vision for the future and take steps towards making that vision a reality. Through goal setting, you become more focused and have a greater sense of direction for where to place your efforts and energy.
The quick answer…YES!
Strong technical skills are necessary for anyone wanting to work in the IT field; however, in today’s job market, employers have placed even more focus on soft skills. Soft skills are people skills (or, basic human skills) that characterize how an individual interacts with the world around them. Common examples include communication, active listening, adaptability, problem-solving, teamwork – the list goes on and on.
Technology is rapidly progressing and with it the technical skills and knowledge required to successfully step into an I.T. career become ever-changing. With this progression, do education institutions have the ability to successfully stay on pace with technological advancement?
You may be asking yourself, “how is it possible that someone coming out of a four-month IT training program could possibly have a knowledge base similar to someone with 1-2 years of real-world experience?”
The answer: Centriq Training isn’t your average IT school.
Hey! I’m Joe. I’m a graduate of Centriq’s Systems & Security Administration program.
Before I went through Centriq’s program, I was a struggling college student with no clear vision or goal for my career. I remember feeling lost, disconnected and confused. I was a rockstar in my technology classes, but I didn’t do well in other unrelated courses. I heard about Centriq’s 4-month IT Career Program on the radio and quickly set a time to meet with Russ. I remember feeling so good about how sincere and real the staff was. That feeling was so refreshing after years of “just being a student who paid tuition,” (which is how I felt as a college student).
Stand Out in Your IT Interview: How to Showcase Your Soft Skills
You did it! You are at the end of your technology education, and have been actively applying and interviewing for a new job in IT. You have an impressive resume, all the right training and certifications, maybe even a portfolio that showcases your skills. You know you have the technical skills needed to complete the job, but is it enough? When the average job post receives 250 resumes, you’ll need to show off your best assets through not only your hard skills but also your soft skills.
With so many choices available to students when it comes to IT career training, it helps to get an insider’s perspective on the effectiveness of each program. Here we’ve collected student and alumni feedback and ratings from several sources to share with you.
How to Prepare for Coding Bootcamp
No matter what the endeavor, it helps to be prepared. And this definitely rings true If you are contemplating attending a coding bootcamp. Even if you are attending a bootcamp that doesn’t require attendees to have any prior coding experience, you will be better positioned to get the most out of the experience if you do some kind of preparation beforehand. But what’s the best way to prepare? While much will depend on the relative experience of each individual, we can take a look at some general tips that can help everyone get prepared for their individual coding bootcamp. What is a coding bootcamp?