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.
ANTHONY STEVENS II
I grew up on the north side of St. Louis. After being a Team Leader for 3 years at General Motors, I witnessed how robots and technology assisted in making the most physically demanding jobs easier for my team, more efficient for the plant, and safer for consumers due to the accuracy of manufacturing. This experience was impressive and validated that there is no better time than now to pursue IT interests.
You’ve made the decision to move to Microsoft Office 365.
The decision could have been driven by security concerns, cost factors, productivity initiatives or any number of different reasons. It may have involved everyone from the executive team, to finance, to sales and marketing, to operations, to IT. Every company comes at it differently.
But once the decision is made to move to O365, all companies do the exact same thing. They say: “Hey IT, get that done, will you?”
Office 365 is more than just Outlook in the Cloud. Office 365 is the first step in leading your company’s Digital Transformation. But if you are like most companies, you move to Office 365 and stick your toe in the water (or Cloud as it were) by starting only with Outlook. Unfortunately, many companies start and stop with Outlook. Why do they stop? That’s a good question. Many companies just don’t know or understand all the capabilities of Office 365 while others haven’t found a clear path or guidance to implementing what Office 365 has to offer them.
In 2018, I graduated from Rockhurst University where I studied Physics of Medicine. I determined that becoming a doctor wasn’t what I truly wanted and decided to pursue a career in technology. I am looking forward to being able to turn my love of building and troubleshooting computers into a lifelong career. I will be getting married in June and could not be any happier about the exciting path my life has taken.
Revised July 20, 2020: If you asked the two questions in the title of this blog today, the answers would be: “There is no difference.” “Yes, they are the same.” So, if you prefer current events, read our new blog Office 365 is now Microsoft 365. If you are a fan of the History Channel, keep reading this blog from March 2019 and re-live the glory days when the once powerful Office 365 brand ruled the world of Microsoft Productivity Apps.
I was born in El Paso, TX and moved to Olathe, KS when I was about 3 years old. Ever since I was a little kid, I have loved technology. From video games to computers, I was always tinkering around with them. I ended up enlisting in the United States Army straight out of high school and pursued another passion of mine, Medicine.
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
I graduated from Missouri State University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Administration. Since then I have been managing a full-service restaurant. I have always enjoyed the fast pace environment and love working with people. As I get older I am looking for a career that will challenge me as well as have opportunity for growth. My interest in technology has always been there, I just didn’t really know how to make a career out of it. After doing some research I found out about Centriq, and it seemed like the perfect fit.
A Complete Guide on IT Career Training vs a College Degree
What if we told you that you didn’t need a college degree for a career in the technology industry? What if we said to forgo the hefty student loans, massive lecture halls and annoying prerequisite classes… and that you’d still be able to snag a career in one of the most prestigious industries in the world? Would you believe us?
Well, you should. You don’t need a college degree for career in IT.