CompTIA Blog

  • CompTIA A+ Helps High School Help Desk Whiz Become IT Pro

    Apr 19, 2017, 20:00 PM by Matthew Stern
    With experience working at her high school's help desk and her CompTIA A+ certification in hand, Susan Verdin took her first step into the IT workforce. Now she's on a career path that's engaging a tech interest she's held since childhood – with more learning, and more certifications, in her future.
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  • To Post or Not to Post? How Your Social Media Presence Can Help and Hurt Your Career

    Apr 14, 2017, 15:31 PM by Emily Matzelle
    Facebook’s new Jobs page will allow businesses to advertise open positions and recruit employees. This begs the question: Is your Facebook profile suitable for potential employers’ eyes?
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  • Use Cyberstates to Inform Your Job Search

    Apr 3, 2017, 21:24 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    CompTIA’s annual Cyberstates report and mobile-friendly, interactive tool takes a comprehensive look at the U.S. IT industry and workforce from a national, state and local view. Over the next couple of months, we’re going to dig deeper into some of this data and what it means for IT pros, but for today, we’ll do a quick overview of the report and how you can use the tool.
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  • CompTIA D.C. Fly-In Seeks to Advance the IT Workforce

    Feb 28, 2017, 15:06 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Earlier this month, CompTIA hosted its sixth annual D.C. Fly-In, in partnership with the Technology Councils of North America. More than 140 technology executives and business representing 29 states gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss technology issues including the IT workforce, cybersecurity, apprenticeships and more.
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  • ChannelTrends: Five Tips for Finding and Keeping New Talent

    Feb 23, 2017, 17:00 PM by Brian Sherman
    The IT talent shortage is hitting some providers hard. That’s why a proactive HR strategy is essential, and should start way before the next hire is needed. What can IT services companies do to improve their odds of attracting the right talent at the right price?
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  • CompTIA Certs Launch Liberal Arts Grad Into Cybersecurity Career

    Feb 15, 2017, 19:36 PM by Matthew Stern
    Mika Devonshire graduated from Princeton with a thorough knowledge of world literature and a mastery of military history, but no tech background whatsoever. Her curiosity, analytical mind, work ethic and a few CompTIA certifications have helped her skyrocket to the top of the cybersecurity world within just a few years.
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  • Work From Home – or Anywhere – with a Remote IT Job

    Feb 10, 2017, 20:40 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Have you been dreaming of finding a remote IT job? We've compiled a few tips with the help of Apex Systems to help you find and land a job that will let you work from anywhere.
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  • 7 Characteristics of Successful IT Professionals

    Oct 24, 2016, 16:59 PM by Daniel Margolis
    Knowing technology is an essential first step to a career in IT, but to truly excel, it helps to build these seven personality traits into how you approach the industry and plot your path through it.
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  • Why Millennials are the Workforce of the Future

    Sep 7, 2016, 16:38 PM by Amy Bailey
    The world of work has changed. It’s about technology, not age.
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  • Achievement Unlocked: Gamer Gets Career Boost with CompTIA Certifications

    Aug 30, 2016, 17:47 PM by Matthew Stern
    A dedicated IT professional by day and an online gamer in his free time, Chelin Sampson is always thinking about building his stats. In his career, this mindset has allowed him to move quickly through the IT ranks.
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  • You Have a Future In IT

    Aug 29, 2016, 17:23 PM by CompTIA
    This video showcases the diversity of roles in IT careers. IT covers almost every industry, and does not mean a lifetime in a highly technical role. Whether you are interested in STEM subjects, are creative, or are business driven there is a role in IT for you. Watch the interviews with women in IT to see how an IT career might work for you.
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  • Behavioral Interviewing: The Science and Tools of Hiring

    Aug 12, 2016, 18:03 PM by Daniel Margolis
    Learn how behavior interviewing can help you look behind and beyond the resume and avoid bad hires.
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  • Gear To Go: The Best Tech Gadgets For Road Warriors

    Jul 19, 2016, 20:51 PM by Natalie Hope McDonald
    Most of us have, at one time or another, worked away from the office. We may have enjoyed a conference call during a commute, worked on a business plans on the plane and even built websites on the go. As telecommuting becomes more common for professionals within the tech world who may be zigzagging between meetings, conferences and conventions in different time zones, having the right arsenal of gear can mean the difference between getting the job done and getting left behind.
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  • Happy Workers Mean Happy Businesses

    Jun 23, 2016, 09:00 AM by Estelle Johannes
    The UK Channel Community gathered in Birmingham on the 15th of June for CompTIA’s second UKCC meeting of 2016. Hosting 100’s of CompTIA members, some of the best and brightest in the Channel industry, the theme for this event focussed on IT as a business game changer. Breakout sessions discussed everything from data regulations to diversity in the workplace, and high-profile keynote speakers shared a wealth of experience and knowledge with attendees.
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  • 5 Best Practices For Working from Home

    Jun 9, 2016, 20:38 PM by Natalie Hope McDonald
    Remote workforces are terrific productivity boosters that more and more organizations are embracing, particularly in tech. But working from home does have its challenges. It helps to stick to a schedule, establish a proper work space, take breaks, embrace social routines and avoid distractions.
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