Thinking of leaving the food industry? Maybe you’re tired of the job instability, low wages, or long hours on your feet that come with working in the restaurant industry. Maybe you want your weekends or evenings open to spend quality time with your family, or the option to work remotely. Perhaps you worry there’s not much room for upward mobility within the restaurant space. If you’re thinking about leaving or not returning to your restaurant job, you’re not alone — half of U.S. workers will not be returning to their old jobs. A third are considering leaving the industry entirely.
But then comes the question — if not the food industry, then what? If you’ve worked in the industry for a long time, it can seem like you’re stuck because you don’t have the experience, education, or training to enter another field. But there are always options, especially now as technology continues to advance and the option for virtual training becomes more widespread. Today we’re talking about how you can train for a new career and leverage the skills you’ve gained from working in the food service industry to get an in-demand job in IT.
If you’ve ever thought, I want to enroll in technical training school but I’m not sure how I could afford it, then you’re in the right place. Many of our students struggle with finding the right funding on their own — that’s where our team of Admissions Advisors comes in. We’re here to help get you funding, complete the Centriq IT training course, and get out into the professional IT world in only a few months. Explore our list of resources so you can start climbing the tech ladder.
You might have read it only takes 21 days to form a new habit, but when you try it out for yourself, you have no problem reverting back to your old ways on Day 22. So what gives? As it turns out, the idea of developing a positive change in 21 days was a misinterpreted quote from Dr. Maxwell Maltz. Maltz actually states it takes a minimum of 21 days to make a permanent change, and it can take much longer depending on the change you are looking to make. Studies now show it takes anywhere from 18-254 days to make a change, with the average person taking about 66 days to establish a new habit.
These numbers might seem daunting, especially if the change you are trying to make is to entirely change career paths. However, with the right tools, you can create a positive change in your future with a new career in IT. Are you ready to make a positive change in your life and join the IT industry? Check out our tips to help set you up for success!
Teachers have a lot on their plate from managing students to preparing lesson plans. It can be a rewarding field but doesn’t come without its fair share of stress. Those looking for a career change from teaching can consider the IT industry. Teachers are skilled at simplifying complex notions, helping others, and staying organized among other things. These qualities become especially useful when starting a tech career.
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I have lived in the KC area most of my adult life, but growing up we moved around every couple of years as my father was transferred from one Air Force base to another. Ended up in KC after attending UCM (was CMSU at the time). I am a newlywed. I married my husband, Jeff, in June 2020. I have one child, Austin, and two stepchildren: Rachel and Ryan. All the kids are out living on their own, so we have been empty-nesters for the last year and a half and enjoying it! I have one pet named Bella, who is a black and white tuxedo cat and a diva most of the time.
Technical support specialists play an integral role within the IT department in any organization. Curious about the responsibilities they take on in the IT world? We share everything you’ll need know about becoming and being a technical support specialist.
The CompTIA Network+ exam is for IT professionals that are looking reinforce that knowledge and backup their experiences with a certification. This is a computer-based test that includes a variety of questions that require a background in troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks as well as problem solving.
You’ve completed your technical training (or are on your way there), crafted a beautiful resume that highlights your IT skills, and are now looking for entry-level tech jobs so you can finally break into the IT world. But there’s a hurdle that might be getting you in front of an interviewer — an Applicant Tracking System that’s funneling resumes and tossing yours out before it even gets into the hands of a human.
While an Applicant Tracking System (or ATS) may seem like it’s doing more harm than good, that’s not always the case. They can be extremely helpful for hiring managers who may have to sift through hundreds of applications for a single job posting. Understanding how to use an ATS to your advantage may be the difference between landing an interview for an IT job and being left in the dust. Use our tips below to get past an ATS and into an entry-level IT job.
WHAT IS LIVE VIRTUAL TRAINING: SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT CENTRIQ
When you think of education or training, most people envision an environment – like high schools or traditional college – where the teacher or instructor is live and in-person in the classroom with the students. But many alternatives to this model have developed over the years and are increasing in this post-COVID world.
IT Support Specialists know it all and do it all when it comes to roles in the IT world. Curious about the role they play within a company? We share everything you’ll need know about becoming and being an IT support specialist.