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From Retail to a Career in IT: An interview with Tek Ladder Instructor Eric Zoeller

From Retail to a Career in IT: An interview with Tek Ladder Instructor Eric Zoeller

Low wages, unpredictable hours, and extreme customer service – if you work in retail, all of that is familiar territory for you. It was also familiar to Eric Zoeller, Tek Ladder’s newest Technical Coach, until he decided to make the switch to an IT career. Turns out, the skills he picked up working retail – particularly …

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What is the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification and Why Do I Need It?

You know the terms “cloud” and “cloud services” but you may not be so sure what Microsoft Azure is or why it’s important. If you’re looking to start a career in IT, getting your AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification is a great way to get your foot in the door. But what exactly is Microsoft …

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Top 5 Transferable Skills Companies are Looking for in Help Desk Job Applicants

If you’re looking into help desk jobs but aren’t sure your resume is worth anything because you have no prior professional IT experience, think again. Enrolling in a technical training program is the first big step, and chances are you have plenty of transferable skills from your previous jobs to beef up your resume — …

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Feeling Stuck? Here's How to Make a Career Change into IT

Feeling Stuck? Here’s How to Make a Career Change into IT

Do you remember taking career aptitude tests in high school? You took an assessment and then a guidance counselor or computer program recommended certain jobs that you would excel at. For example, if you enjoyed working with your hands, they recommended careers like mechanic, carpenter, cook, HVAC technician, welder, massage therapist, general laborer, and more. …

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How to Get Your Resume Past an Applicant Tracking System to Get an IT Job

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 …

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What Exactly IS Hands-On Training and How Can You Use it in a Virtual Setting?

Think back to elementary school. Remember learning about chemical reactions by mixing vinegar and baking soda to make a homemade volcano? Or understanding fractions by sharing pie? Maybe you analyzed significant historical events and context by dressing up as a famous figure from the past, like George Washington. These are examples of hands-on learning, and …

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

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 …

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