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Going the Extra Mile at MyComputerCareer

Posted by Ralph Giovenco on Fri, Jun 21, 2013

The sense of community and "people helping people" at MyComputerCareer is amazing! A member of our Indianapolis staff has taken it upon herself to do bake sales and raise funds to help students that need help with bus fare and testing fees. Unfortunately, as a school, we can’t distribute funds to students this way - but students can help each other. So this staff member donates her time and resources to make cake pops, cookies, and other baked goods. Students and staff donate money for the baked goods and the money is used to help students. Earlier this month, enough was raised to help two students secure monthly bus passes so they can get to class. It's incredible how much everyone cares here! 

MyComputerCareer is completely dedicated to the success of our students and alumni. We give our students the skills and knowledge to succeed in Information Technology and go so far as to find ways to get our students to class! Let us help you get your first computer job. Check out the MyComputerCareer program, read the success stories, and take the FREE Career Evaluation to see if this is something for you.

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Corporate HQ: 5511 Capital Center Drive, Suite 204, Raleigh, NC 27606 PH: 866.606.6922

Tags: IT Training, Computer Careers, Success Stories

The Domino Effect

Posted by Ralph Giovenco on Thu, Mar 14, 2013

You've probably done this yourself. Set up a line of dominos - knock one over and they all follow. There are TONS of crazy domino videos on YouTube and elsewhere. In life, the domino effect is a chain reaction that occurs when one change causes a similar change nearby.

Two weeks ago, I received an email from an IT hiring manager at a Houston company. They needed PC Technicians to start in ONE WEEK! I sent a MyComputerCareer graduate on an interview the next day, Tuesday. He came to us unemployed and was looking for a way into a computer career. On Thursday, he was hired! Last Monday he started!!! This graduate was so well qualified for the position, and prepared for the interview, the company decided to hire THREE MORE MyComputerCareer students!

MyComputerCareer is more than getting you prepared for a computer certification. We get you prepared for a computer CAREER. It's IT skills, applied knowledge, interview know-how, and the success our graduates have demonstrated in the field. How would you like to be the next domino to fall into a computer career? Take our FREE Career Evaluation and see if this is something for you. It's the first step to a better life.

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Corporate HQ: 5511 Capital Center Drive, Suite 204, Raleigh, NC 27606 PH: 866.606.6922

Tags: Computer Careers, News Houston, Success Stories

Graduate, Phil Smeby, Speaks to GIs About MyComputerCareer

Posted by Bruce Ackerman on Tue, Jul 24, 2012

IT is an outstanding career choice for GIs who enjoy working with computers. Military discipline, security awareness and clearances, commitment, and teamwork are all high-value commodities in the IT industry.

Phil Smeby is a recent MyComputerCareer graduate who has had enormous success transitioning from his military to civilian career in IT with the help of the instructors and Career Services professionals at the school. In this brief video, Phil shares some of his experience and advice with fellow military personnel.

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Corporate HQ: 5511 Capital Center Drive, Suite 204, Raleigh, NC 27606 PH: 866.606.6922

Tags: Success Stories

Success Breeds Success As MyComputerCareer Partners With Businesses

Posted by Ralph Giovenco on Wed, Jun 13, 2012

Raleigh CSDWe had an awesome turnout in Raleigh from students and companies for the MyComputerCareer Student Career Fair. Nine local companies were in attendance with gifts for the students and huge displays. The students were thrilled to see just how successful it was. 

Two students were already offered jobs at our number one client, who was at the Fair. We also had two students start working for them last week through their veterans program (they do not have to wait on background checks in this program). Here is a little history on these two:

Student #1 is a retired veteran with a lot of management experience and his own computer repair business on the side. When he was laid off, he decided to go with his passion for IT. This student interviewed last week and started working for the client on Monday in a full-time, permanent IT position. He told me after his first couple days that he loves the job and it was just the right fit.

Student #2 was a truck driver before enrolling at MyComputerCareer. He also interviewed last week with our client and started work in his new IT job on Monday as Technical Support. On his first day at work, he called me to say, "my manager needs to hire two more people immediately and I told him about MyComputerCareer!" We were able to get him three students with CompTIA A+ certification within 30 minutes. Two of them were offered positions!

How would you like to participate in an IT Job Career Fair??? Check out the MyComputerCareer program, read the success stories, and take the FREE Career Evaluation to see if this is something for you.

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Corporate HQ: 5511 Capital Center Drive, Suite 204, Raleigh, NC 27606 PH: 866.606.6922

Tags: IT jobs, Career Services Updates, Computer Careers, Success Stories

Reputation Management Gets Our Students IT Jobs

Posted by Ralph Giovenco on Wed, Jun 06, 2012

Houston CSDI thought I had spoken with every staffing company in Houston, but not the one that called me last week. They have heard of MyComputerCareer, 'though. The recruiter that contacted me said he knew us from some of our students. These students worked for a company that he was staffing for and had all been doing a really good job.

It says a great deal about the type of service we are providing to the community here in Houston. To get a call from a company that knows us because of our students is remarkable.

This recruiter had a client that needed techs to build and test laptops, desktops and servers.  We spent some time together and I provided him with some students. Thus far he has called and interviewed every student I sent him and they are all moving forward in the hiring process. The problem is he wants MORE candidates!!! What a problem to have!

How would you like to be an in-demand candidate for an IT Job??? Check out the MyComputerCareer program, read the success stories, and take the FREE Career Evaluation to see if this is something for you.

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Corporate HQ: 5511 Capital Center Drive, Suite 204, Raleigh, NC 27606 PH: 866.606.6922

Tags: Career Services Updates, IT Training, Success Stories

Marie Badger, IT Staffing Pro, Weighs In On MyComputerCareer

Posted by Ralph Giovenco on Fri, May 11, 2012

We post a lot of videos and testimonials from students that, with training and help from MyComputerCareer, found a better life through an IT career. Here's a great video from the other side -- someone that hires our students. Marie Badger, from Modis IT Staffing Agency, talks about her impressions of MyComputerCareer, and our students, after over two years of working with the school to fill IT jobs.

Marie attended a recent Career Fair we held on campus for our students in Raleigh. We managed to catch up with her between interviews. Would you like to get out of your current situation, work with us to get the skills and confidence to interview with an IT staffing manager like Marie? We can get you there. Take our FREE Career Evaluation and see if this is something for you. It's the first step to a better life.

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Corporate HQ: 5511 Capital Center Drive, Suite 204, Raleigh, NC 27606 PH: 866.606.6922

Tags: IT jobs, Computer Careers, Success Stories

Getting An IT Job Is A Numbers Game

Posted by Ralph Giovenco on Mon, Apr 30, 2012

If you've worked in sales, you've probably been told "it's a numbers game" - meaning the successful salespeople are successfull because they're the ones making tons of calls and meeting tons of prospects. The greatest salesperson in the World won't have a lick of success if they don't pick up the phone. It's like that here at MyComputerCareer Career Services.

Raleigh CSDWe're not content to just feed resumes to the hiring managers we know and have had success with. That wouldn't be fair to our students. Very recently, we made a lot of progress adding several companies to our career fair. Overall, about a dozen companies, about half new, will have hiring managers out to meet (and hire!) our students.

What this means to our students is very simple; MORE OPPORTUNITY! Monday we had a recent graduate start with a HUGE company here in the Research Triangle Park. He came to us with a very limited techincal background. A few weeks back, a recruiter for this company contacted me seeking a technical trainer. I passed along his resume and he was hired, for a permanent position, at $44K - DOUBLE what he was making previously. Positions like this are rarely advertised on job sites. It's our relationships, built on hard work and the value of our students, that get these jobs. We would love to find a new IT job for you.

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Corporate HQ: 5511 Capital Center Drive, Suite 204, Raleigh, NC 27606 PH: 866.606.6922

Tags: IT jobs, Career Services Updates, Computer Careers, Success Stories

When It Comes To Getting An IT Job, The Quick Eat The Slow

Posted by Claude Green on Mon, Apr 30, 2012

A few weeks ago when I arrived at the MyComputerCareer campus, there was already a manager from the software company upstairs waiting for me. He said he was in a panic and needed help!

It turns out he had been recently put in charge of staffing a project and needed resumes FAST! We discussed his requirements and I suggested he give me 30 minutes to put together some candidates and to come back so we could review the resumes. 

Houston CSDHe was back 30 minutes later for the resumes. About an hour after that, I saw one of our students in a suit and tie on the way upstairs to interview! WHAT!!!!  That's right!!!  They had already done phone screens and were now bringing OUR students in for interviews that day. Another hour went by and ANOTHER student showed up in, you guessed it, suit and tie. Not long after that, he came running into MyComputerCareer to announce he was offered the job!!! This student, not yet graduated, started his new IT job the following Monday at $50K in a full-time permanent position providing software support!!!

Not only do we help our students learn the IT skills hiring managers need, we literally put their resumes in the hands of the people hiring. Isn't that awesome???

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Corporate HQ: 5511 Capital Center Drive, Suite 204, Raleigh, NC 27606 PH: 866.606.6922

Tags: IT Training, Computer Careers, Success Stories

Resume Building For A Computer Career

Posted by Ralph Giovenco on Mon, Apr 30, 2012

Dallas CSDThis week a student told me he locked down an IT job with a Fortune 100 company! Even though it's an entry level position, he will be installing routers, hubs, and switches - and programming, testing, and turning up equipment. The hiring manager even said he could take home some old equipment to help study for his CCNA. The student was really excited and I am too! What an AWESOME resume builder and a great start to a NEW CAREER!

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Corporate HQ: 5511 Capital Center Drive, Suite 204, Raleigh, NC 27606 PH: 866.606.6922

Tags: Career Services Updates, Computer Careers, Success Stories

Employer Talks About Computer Careers

Posted by Bruce Ackerman on Fri, Feb 24, 2012

Mel Hall, Founder of Bass Computers in Houston, TX talks with Bruce Ackerman about his impressions of MyComputerCareer and what it takes to be successful as an IT Professional.

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Corporate HQ: 5511 Capital Center Drive, Suite 204, Raleigh, NC 27606 PH: 866.606.6922

Tags: Computer Careers, Success Stories