CompTIA Blog

  • No Experience Necessary? Best Practices in Hiring Recent Grads

    May 5, 2017, 19:04 PM by Natalie Hope McDonald
    Hiring recent college graduates can be difficult, as they likely lack the experience necessary to demonstrate their skills. But they can be assessed from different angles –such as volunteering in tech, their lifelong tech literacy and even their passion for gaming.
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  • ChannelTrends: The Art of Attracting and Retaining Next Generation Talent

    May 3, 2017, 16:03 PM by Brian Sherman
    Today’s tech entrepreneurs need to change their habits. The best and brightest job candidates often focus as much on the work environment and flex-time as they do salary and benefits. With IT talent in high demand, channel firms must be aware of the interests and needs of millennials and a cross-generational workforce if they hope to compete.
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  • How to Succeed in Tech: Tips for Your First Year in IT

    Apr 26, 2017, 16:36 PM by Michelle Lange
    Logan Murphy, a technology consultant and developer who helps new IT pros navigate the landscape of their early careers, offers advice on how to learn your craft, build relationships and prepare for the next step in your IT career.
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  • 5 Tips for Your Next Job Search

    Apr 21, 2017, 15:57 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    On April 12, CompTIA and Apex Systems hosted a Twitter chat about setting a strategy for your IT job search. We’ve curated the advice into five actionable tips that you can use in your next job search.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 10 Critical Skills for Today’s IT Workforce

    Mar 17, 2017, 22:03 PM by Debra B. McCraw
    Earlier this month, CompTIA President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux spoke about the top 10 skills needed by today’s IT workforce. Take a look at the list to find the areas in which you excel and those in which you can focus your professional development.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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