With the health and safety of our students, our employees and their families being of utmost importance Centriq Training began preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic in early March.
WhAT IS LIVE VIRTUAL TRAINING: sAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT cENTRIQ
With the health and safety of our students and employee team being of utmost importance – and in compliance with government directives – Centriq Training has transitioned its entire operations to a “Work from Home” workforce. All classes, all operations and all sales functions at Centriq are temporarily 100% virtual (or remote). In fact, all our classes have been Live Virtual Training since March 9. (Read about Centriq’s Response to COVID-19). This applies to both our Corporate Training division and our IT Career Training division.
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.
Making a Career Change to IT
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!Read More