interview skills

Don’t Forget to Smile: A Job Tip You Can’t Miss

By Dometria Coleman, Administrative Assistant My first professional office job was as a receptionist in a personal injury law firm. A job answering the phone – now this should be easy … or so I thought. “Good morning, this is Dometria. How may I direct your call?” I must admit, it was the most boring, […]

Getting Dressed for Your Dream Job: A Before & After Look

Blog and photos by Bock Szymkowicz, Career Development Specialist, and Francisco Vasquez, Manager, Instruction and Curriculum  These five Byte Back students are graduating from Byte Back and ready to start interviewing for jobs. But before they book those interviews, they needed a wardrobe to match their skill sets and levels of confidence. That’s where A Wider Circle‘s professional clothing shop […]

18 Quick Tips to Get You a Job!

By Bock Szymkowicz, Career Development Specialist Record a Professional Voicemail Greeting Make Sure Your Voicemail Box Is Set up (directions for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, SafeLink) and Empty Set up a Professional Email Account Create a Professional Email Signature Create a LinkedIn Account Study Your Transferrable Skills Research the Job You Want Network, Network, Network!  Prepare a Job Search Method  […]

The Sky(pe)’s the Limit

By Bock Szymkowicz, Career Development Specialist Another student heads out the door of the Byte Back IT Academy, having met with our job developer, Abdullah Alnassar. In one-hour sessions Abdullah assists with resume tailoring, interview preparation, and career guidance for Byte Back certification students. There’s just one catch – Abdullah is 6,700 miles away. Even […]