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How To Craft Your Resume to Get an Entry Level IT Job

How To Craft Your Resume to Get an Entry Level IT Job

July 18, 2022 in Career Change to IT, Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

After you’ve gotten some IT training education under your belt, you’re going to want to start working on your resume (because getting a job is the main goal at the end of your training, after all). Even though your resume is going to look similar to other professional resumes, there are a few key distinctions you can do yourself to stand out in the IT world. Follow our tips to put you ahead of the competition and get you an entry-level IT role – a role like IT Support Specialist, Computer Technician, Technical Support Specialist, Help Desk Technician, Desktop Support Technician, Service Desk Analyst, NOC Technician, or many more.  

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What is the IT Skills Gap and How to Fix It?

What is the IT Skills Gap and How to Fix It?

July 15, 2022 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Elizabeth Granada

Companies are feeling the burn of a post-pandemic labor shortage across the country. While this is good news for workers, it’s not so great for employers looking to bolster their staff. Specifically, it’s not great for companies seeking qualified IT talent. We already know there’s an IT talent shortage, but now the question is: how can we bridge the IT skills gap to foster a sound and productive IT workforce in our post-pandemic society? 

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How to Get Out of Customer Service and Your Call Center

How to Get Out of Customer Service and Your Call Center

July 12, 2022 in Career Change to IT, Centriq News, College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

Call center representatives are ready for anything and that is exactly what those in the IT industry are looking for when it comes to new hires. You may be familiar with problem-solving on-the-go, adapting to whatever comes your way, and helping others. These are all skills that are part of the everyday life of someone working in information technology. The career switch may be smoother than you’d think.  

Transitioning out of a customer service job is absolutely possible for those who are wanting to get out.

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What Are Digital Badges and How Do They Support Your Professional Development?

What Are Digital Badges and How Do They Support Your Professional Development?

July 11, 2022 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

You may have heard the term “badging” or “badges” thrown around before, especially in the workplace or academic setting. Many people use badges, also referred to as learning badges, skill badges, or training badges, to highlight their professional development. During the job search and application process, many forward-thinking job candidates employ badges to visually showcase their accomplishments and skillsets to potential employers. These badges help candidates stand out amongst competition. 

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Centriq How To: Power BI – “Visualize List” Tool

Centriq How To: Power BI – “Visualize List” Tool

July 7, 2022 in Centriq News, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft, Microsoft 365/Office 365, Microsoft Office / by Andrea Pomatto

Lists in SharePoint can contain up to 30 million items. That means your lists can have a lot of data to process and fully understand only by using filters, views, and search alone. Luckily, Power Platform apps are integrated conveniently with lists and libraries. Specifically, you’ll find that Power BI’s integration enables you to instantly create a report of your list’s data in just a few clicks. 

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Meet The Centriq Team: Ley Fatzinger

Meet The Centriq Team: Ley Fatzinger

July 7, 2022 in Centriq News / by Centriq Training

Tell us about your journey into technology training.

Hi, I am Ley Fatzinger. I have been with Centriq for over 5 years. I seem to have been in some sort of training/development position for most of my life, both professionally and personally. I have been a teacher, counselor, advisor, trainer, Girl Scout leader, mentor, and team mom to name some of my titles. What I really enjoy is seeing others have their aha moments, as well as having my own. I believe in lifelong learning; if I’m not learning, I’m bored. Who likes to be bored?

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How to Get Out of Healthcare

How to Get Out of Healthcare

July 5, 2022 in Career Change to IT, Centriq News, College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

Healthcare workers play an important role in society. But we completely understand that it is easy to get burned out or overwhelmed in this demanding work environment. If you are tired of working in healthcare, a role in information technology may be for you. Healthcare workers are used to fast-paced duties, exhibit an immense amount of patience, and are excellent at helping others. These are very similar to needs in the IT industry.  

Anyone from healthcare can start a new role in the IT industry whether you are a nurse, a pharmacy technician, etc. 

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