Recent Posts by Jessie Schirrick

Salary Negotiation Tips

The salary negotiation process is, for a lot of people, the most stressful part of a job search. A lot of us are uncomfortable asking for more money than the initial offer and sometimes we don’t even know how much more to ask for or what else we can ask for. The Idea Coach Pat Miller talked to career coach Kolby Goodman about how candidates can best prepare themselves for this difficult conversation in this episode from The Interview “How to Negotiate Your Salary.”

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How to Become a Web Designer

Web Designers may be considered the architects of the customer experience. The websites they create have the power to make first impressions and are often the main portal to information about a company. While Web Developers do not always control the copywriting on a site, they are responsible for creating the design and layout of a website. The web designer job role is a perfect pairing of creative and technical skills. In this blog, we'll share how to become a web designer as well as what to expect in a web designer job role.

Modern Web Designers may not need to be expert coders, as there are a number of tools to help get the job done now. Experience and training in the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver, will set Web Designers up for success.

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What Do Network Administrators Do?

The importance of network availability ensures that this job role will be needed for years to come. The Network Administrator role can be a starting point in IT or a lifelong career because of the massive amount of skills to be learned.

Network Administrators are primarily responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining all network hardware, software, and communication links. They also make sure that employees' workstations are working efficiently and stay connected to the central computer network.

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What do cloud engineers do?

With a term as all-encompassing as Cloud, it can be difficult to define exactly what someone in a Cloud Computing role actually does. In general, this individual is charged with managing the end-to-end lifecycle of a cloud environment. This can include anything from designing applications, planning architecture, deploying security protocols, or provisioning resources.

The Cloud space has a lot of optionalities when it comes to available tools, but teams will primarily find themselves using one or all of the three main providers: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, or Google Cloud Platform. Fortunately, all three of these vendors have developed clear roadmaps for certification depending on the day-to-day functions an individual will find themselves performing. Additionally, positions in cloud technology often offer generous compensation, remote work flexibility, and other generous perks.

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What is the STAR Job Interview Method?

What is the STAR job interview method? This behavior-based interview question format is highly recommended by hiring managers as a way for job candidates to show their interviewer their strengths and problem-solving skills. The STAR interviewing method can help candidates make a great first impression and show their interviewer how they would fit into the position they are applying for. Pat Miller, The Idea Coach, spoke with CEO and Founder of In Your FACE Learning David Scurlock about how candidates can be STARS in their job interviews.⭐

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