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10 Do's & Don'ts Using Social Media for Job Hunting in Information Technology

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2018 11:58:56 AM / by Gina Palladino posted in Jobs

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Your social media accounts are unique and personal; venues for your self-expression and the self-expression of your connections; digital spaces to be in touch with your loved ones and casual acquaintances; and more.

Ah, but you’ve started your job search, so should your social media usage and practices change? For most of us, the answer is yes, particularly if we are looking to get into Information Technology and Cybersecurity roles.

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Get to Work: 3 Simple Tips to Giving Your Resume a Makeover

[fa icon="calendar'] May 23, 2018 4:09:54 PM / by Gina Palladino posted in Jobs

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Give Your Resume a Makeover Using 3 Simple Tips

Do you like watching makeover stories? For many, there’s an endless fascination and sense of fulfillment in seeing individuals, homes, or not-so-well-behaved canines be transformed into better versions of themselves.

Your resume makeover could be the next interesting story (minus the cameras, crews, and commercial breaks) when you apply these tips to transform it into a more effective presentation of your skills, education, and professional results.

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How to Get a Job In IT With CompTIA A+ Training

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2018 9:41:43 AM / by Paul Ricketts posted in CompTIA A+, Jobs

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You made the decision to jump feet first into a new IT career. You heard all about the high salaries, the career growth opportunities, and the cool code and hardware you'll get to work with. But after that initial excitement, you sat down to plan out your job search strategy and you drew a blank. Where on earth do you start?

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What's Next: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 28, 2017 12:18:56 PM / by Madeline Sita posted in Cisco, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Jobs

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It's safe to say 2017 has been full of activity in the world of cybersecurity. What about 2018? Will there be an increase in cyber attacks? New and more sophisticated methods of attack? What about even more devastating data breach impacts? The answer is probably all of the above. There are countless predictions out there and we all THINK we have a hunch, but nevertheless it's hard to gage what will happen, until it happens. Here are three general predictions that I've gathered...

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Visual Guide to Getting Started in Information Technology

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 18, 2017 11:54:39 AM / by Madeline Sita posted in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Jobs

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Career paths are not always as straightforward as they seem. There are going to be those people fortunate enough to find what they're looking for in their first job and build a career from that point. For many though, the process of learning and self-discovery takes much longer and sends them down paths they never anticipated or allows them to find passion through different means than they had pictured. This is very accurate in the mysterious world of information technology (IT).

Just because you graduated college as a history major doesn't mean you can't pursue a career in IT, right?  If you want career change, and IT looks attractive to you, follow this infographic for some direction! Then for more helpful tips on breaking into IT check out our Getting Started in IT guide

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Mission Accomplished - How Students Succeed in Information Technology

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 4, 2017 11:01:19 AM / by Madeline Sita posted in CompTIA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Jobs

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Need a career change? Not sure if you're cut out for the information technology (IT) industry? It's normal to be apprehensive. However, don't let your doubts stand in between you and your dreams! TrainACE connected with a couple of students from different backgrounds to show that success comes in many ways. See how they overcame their obstacles to earn IT Training certifications. If they can do it, so can you!

 

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CompTIA's New Security+ Exam: SYO-501

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 23, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Madeline Sita posted in CompTIA, CompTIA Security+, Jobs

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The lucrative world of Information Technology is dynamic and developing constantly. With some of the highest job growth projections of any industry, there has never been a better time to get certified and start a new career path in this industry. So you are probably asking yourself, where do I begin?

 

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5 Entry-Level IT Jobs to Start Your Information Technology Career

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2017 9:30:39 AM / by The TrainACE Team posted in Jobs

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Information technology professionals are in demand. It’s one of the few industries that have more jobs available than there are candidates to fill them. The IT industry is also one that can lead to a lucrative career for professionals who like to continually learn, staying up-to-date with technological advances, and those who have the right IT certifications. So, how do you get started? We have the answers you need. Below are five of the best entry-level IT jobs, their certification requirements, and salary expectations to help you take the first step toward the IT career you’re looking for.

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5 Best Entry-Level IT Certifications

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 13, 2017 10:03:54 AM / by The TrainACE Team posted in CCNA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, Jobs, CCENT, CompTIA Network+

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If you are thinking about a career in the information technology (IT) industry, the quickest way to get your foot in the door with an entry-level job is by earning IT certifications. But there are so many different certifications out there, it’s hard to know which ones to start with. You don’t have to wonder anymore. To help you know where to begin, we’ve put together a list of the first five IT certifications newcomers should work to earn.

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How to Start a Career in Information Technology

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 6, 2016 7:13:42 PM / by Ariana Ciancio posted in Jobs

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You have a way with computers. You write code, you dabble in programs, and you troubleshoot issues for friends and family. You dream of turning your avocation into a vocation, but the path from casual IT resource to paid IT professional feels elusive. The truth is that the path to a career in IT does not need to be intimidating.

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