Computer Technician Career Starter

Computer Technician Career Starter



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Computer Technician Career Starter by Joan Vaughn

Essential for people seeking a rewarding career as a computer technician.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781576853740
Publisher: Learningexpress, Llc
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Enter the Computer Field?vii
Chapter 1The Hottest Computer Technician Jobs and How to Get Them1
Software Technician2
Hardware Technician5
Network Technician6
Internet Technician8
Why Become a Computer Technician?10
How to Become a Computer Technician11
Chapter 2All about Training Programs25
What to Consider When Choosing a Training Program26
Deciding On an Academic- or a Vendor-Affiliated Training Program41
How to Evaluate Training Programs51
Questions to Ask about Training Programs52
Selecting the Best Option for You55
How to Make the Most of Your Training Program56
Chapter 3Financial Aid and Scholarships for the Training You Need63
Getting Started64
Types of Financial Aid67
Filing Your Forms75
Financial Aid Checklist76
Chapter 4How to Land Your First Job83
Conducting Your Job Search84
Finding the Jobs Available86
Industry Newsletters and Magazines95
Chapter 5Writing Your Resume101
Putting the Facts Together110
How to Organize Your Resume112
Resume Creation Tips118
Keep Your Resume Clutter Free122
Chapter 6Cover Letters and the Job Interview Process129
Keep Your Cover Letter Short129
Participating in Successful Interviews132
Participating In Internships142
Chapter 7How to Succeed Once You've Landed the Job147
Surviving Your First Weeks at a New Job147
Managing Work Relationships: Basic Rules149
Fitting into the Workplace Culture157
Managing Your Time159
Finding a Mentor164
Promoting Yourself166
A Few Final Thoughts167
Appendix AComputer-Related Associations171
Professional Associations171
Accrediting Associations179
Appendix BAdditional Resources183
Online Resources185
Job Hotlines186
Related Computer Jobs187

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