Emily Matzelle's Posts

Freelance Writer

Emily Matzelle is a freelance writer based in the Chicagoland area. She’s spent 20+ years writing for a variety of industries including technology, health care, B2B and B2C. Emily has worked with CompTIA since 2011.

  • 3 Easy Ways to Get IT Experience For the Job You Want

    Feb 15, 2019, 15:51 PM by Emily Matzelle
    Looking to start a new IT career? What you do on your own time can make a big impact. Here's how to set yourself up for that next move by adding worthwhile experience to your resume.
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  • Trade, Tariffs and Key International Legislation Take Center Stage at DC Fly-In

    Feb 8, 2019, 17:20 PM by Emily Matzelle
    What’s happening on an international level is very impactful to those in the technology industry, according to Nicole Bivens Collinson, President of International Trade, Government Relations and Federal Affairs at Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. Bivens Collinson shared her thoughts during the Capitol Hill Speakers Series.
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  • How to Land an Awesome Tech Internship

    Feb 5, 2019, 14:29 PM by Emily Matzelle
    Your tech internship can help you build your professional network and could be your ticket to full-time employment. Use these tips to land an awesome tech internship.
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  • From the Military to Construction: 5 Industries That Hire CompTIA-certified IT Pros

    Nov 2, 2018, 15:10 PM by Emily Matzelle
    What industries do CompTIA-certified IT pros work in? You might be surprised by the top five identified by Global Knowledge’s 2018 IT Skills and Salary Report.
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  • Hackers’ New Target: Small Businesses

    Oct 23, 2018, 19:58 PM by Emily Matzelle
    The popular television series Mr. Robot depicts a group of hackers up for any challenge – the bigger the better – and this is generally how Hollywood casts cyber-criminals. In reality, they’re starting to go after the little guy.
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  • We Have Your Data: How to Combat Ransomware

    Oct 23, 2018, 19:35 PM by Emily Matzelle
    Having your data held hostage because of a ransomware attack is a sickening feeling for any end-user or business owner. But if it happens to you, don’t panic. It’s time to decisively solve the problem, or, better yet, get out in front of it.
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  • How to Find a Remote IT Job

    Oct 16, 2018, 13:37 PM by Emily Matzelle
    The right way to find a remote IT job is to search for a position that is appropriate—or maybe even designed—for a remote employee. Here's how to start.
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  • What Jobs Can I Get with a CompTIA Certification? 5 Functional Areas of IT

    Sep 21, 2018, 19:12 PM by Emily Matzelle
    Since our certifications are vendor neutral, CompTIA-certified IT pros work in a wide range of professions. Today, we take a look at the top five functional areas for CompTIA-certified professionals, as reported by Global Knowledge.
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  • What IT Certifications Will Make You the Most Money?

    Aug 6, 2018, 20:57 PM by Emily Matzelle
    We know that IT certifications matter. But, it’s always nice to have some third-party validation. The recently released 2018 IT Skills and Salary Report by Global Knowledge serves that validation up on a silver platter with its ranking of the top 20 highest-paying certifications.
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  • Going All In on LinkedIn: How to Set Up Your Profile

    Aug 3, 2018, 14:35 PM by Emily Matzelle
    We know we should be using LinkedIn to network, but many of us don’t necessarily know how to do that. Get started with these easy steps.
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