How To Select The Right Course?

In this day and age, getting a job is tough. Everyone knows how competitive it is and are intimidated before they even start applying to jobs. One good way to secure a callback is to send out impressive resumes that sets you apart from your peers. This does not mean you need a fancy resume, but you need one that highlights all the skills you have to your potential employer. Let me clear the fog for you, Professional training courses.

While professional training courses may take up to four months, the certification that you are bound to obtain when you have completed the training shows that you are competent at that said skill and act as a seal of guarantee. Besides that, getting these professional trainings can also broaden your opportunities. Anyone could pick up coding, even if they didn’t have a background in computer science thanks to these short-term professional training courses. This addition of skills outside your field of study act as a great advantage as you become a versatile candidate. Now comes the dreaded part, how would you know to pick the right training courses?

1. Ask yourself, why?

The first step would be to determine your motivation or the reason behind wanting to pursue a training course. Is your objective to pick up a new skill to complement your current job? Or is it to pick up one that is out of your major? Once you determine this reason you will be able to narrow down your options. With this shorter list you can now move on the the next step in selecting the right course.

2. Do your research

Now comes the tedious bit. Research, research and more research! Look at all the options you’ve come up with and find out everything you would need to know. The price of the course, the mode of learning and materials you will need are some of the basic things to find out. This is because no two courses are built the same. In this step you will have to be realistic and further eliminate options to boil down to our top three choices, while taking all the basic information into consideration, you should also ensure the course you pick is one that would remain relevant in the future. A quick search online will reveal the best courses to pick up for this year. We’ll give you a small clue, a majority of these ‘best courses’ are ones based in coding and programming.

3. Consult professionals

If you’ve completed these previous steps and still find yourself anxious and unsure your best bet would be to consult a training consultant. You can even decide to save yourself all the trouble and consult a professional from the get-go. A consultant would be able to look at your requirements and recommend a course that would best suit your objective. You will also be able to get a detailed price sheet that outlines all the payments you would be required to make for trainings, textbooks and exams. With all the information and an expert to help guide you, we guarantee that you will select the right training course!

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What you can learn from corporate training?

Corporate training or otherwise known as Workplace Training, is a system or program designed to provide employees with knowledge and skills that they would need to improve in their day to day work life. Contrary to popular belief, corporate training is not only beneficial to the employee but the employer as well.

The purpose of corporate training is to address areas in which training is necessary within an organization. It is the employers responsibility to curate training programs that meet the requirement of their employees. The truth is that corporate training is essential to ensuring the growth of an organization. Employees are the backbone of every organization, thus it should come as no surprise that investing in the growth of your employees would directly impact the growth of your organization as well.

There are many different objectives and goals that corporate trainings seek to achieve, but the

ultimate goal is to create a team that is skilled and competent at their jobs.

As mentioned earlier, corporate training is meant to be designed specifically for any given team or office thus would most likely comprise of skills that are required for that given line of work or position. Then mandatory trainings for their specific business nature. This type of training is done when there is a recently hired employee to go over basics such as company policies, laws surrounding the company or the industry to avoid conflicts.

Moreover, we have soft skills training which focuses on the behavior of employees such as team communication and problem solving. Soft skill trainings aim to improve the rapport between colleagues and to have them deal with interpersonal problems in the workplace efficiently. This has proven to greatly reduce workplace conflicts and leads to a good morale in the office.

Last but not least, the most common type of corporate trainings which is hard skill training. Hard skill trainings target skills that an employee would need to pick up or brush up. It is not just for picking up new skills but to hone existing skills as well.  For example, a graphic designer may be given trainings on new designing software in the market as well as the software the designer is currently using.  As things keep evolving, employees too, have to get regular trainings to stay current.

It is nearly impossible for an organization to run the training course internally as every single employee will require training. This means an industry expert or professional trainer will be needed to provide training and get employees certified.

The best way to go about hard skill trainings would be to engage with training solution providers such as InfoTrek. This is because trust training service providers not only run courses but will also offer consultations to figure out the suitable corporate training programs for each staff at each level. Without this professional role in any industry, it may be hard to design a perfect program as there is a plethora of courses out there, and not all are credible!

Save the trouble of going through all this alone by signing up for a free consultation with Info Trek which was recently been awarded the Top 10 Training and Coaching Company in Asia Pacific 2021. The solution to your corporate training problems lies a click away!

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How To Fully Utilize Your Free Time?

With most of us working from home as a result of the current pandemic, many of us would have come to find that we have more free time on our hands. From giants like Amazon to smaller scale businesses, we are seeing a shift which allows for more people than ever to work remotely. All this extra time we have poses the opportunity for us to better ourselves. In this blog entry we are going to dive deeper into how to fully utilize your free time to gain more career advantage.

  1. Join weekend classes

Joining classes is one of the most sure-fire ways to gain career advantage. By attending these classes, you will be able to add new skills or even rekindle skills that you may have lost touch with. Learning is meant to be a lifelong process and there’s always something new to pick up especially in our ever evolving world. There are plenty of classes to be joined both physically and virtually. The perk of this type of class is that you get to test the waters to see if classes are your call. Weekend classes are sort of a short term, commitment free and cheaper option that act as a trial.

  1. Take training and certification

A certification acts as a seal of trust that ensures you are adequately well versed in that particular area.

Once you’ve given it a try with weekend classes, or even if it’s always been on your mind, pursuing training and certification is probably one of the most beneficial and effective methods on this list. In this day and age, it is no struggle to find a reputable training service provider to get certified. InfoTrek is one of the most reputable training provider in Asia Pacific. We do everything from consultations right up to preparing you for any and every test with our holistic teaching methods. By getting certified, you make yourself more appealing to both your current employer and any potential future employers.

  1. Attend webinars

The growing popularity we have seen of webinars as of late comes as no surprise. Webinars or online seminars are a great way to spend your free time as it helps you expand your knowledge on things that are relevant to your industry or brand. It is very convenient as you will only require a phone and a stable internet connection. Unlike a physical seminar that takes months of planning, webinars can be done within a short notice.

This helps for the content delivered in a webinar to be more timely and relevant. Besides that, most webinars are conducted with a minimal fee or free of charge! This is because there is no need to cover the costs of other expenses that would occur with physical seminars. With that said, you may want to head on over to Facebook follow us on our page to get the latest details when we run our very own expert led webinars. 

  1. Network

One thing all the most successful people agree on is the importance of building and maintaining a good network. The biggest motivation behind this is due to the fact that you will find being in contact with more people more often than not also brings in more opportunities. Though it is not very easy to network in person these days, there are a number of ways to do so online, with the most prominent one being networking on Linkedin. Linkedin has long gone from a platform for job seekers to meet hiring recruiters and employers.

These days, networking on linkedin is so popular that the platform has its very own superstars. Names like Jeff Weiner, Chantel Soumis and Richard Branson appear on every list of must follow industry shapers, and for a good reason as well. All these people share valuable industry insights and discuss topics that concern those in that field of work. This information that is being shared is invaluable and could definitely help you expand on your knowledge as well.

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5 Don’ts in Creating Your Resume

A resume is your chance to make or break the first impression on a potential employer. This is why it is so important to really nail your resume and to make it stand out from the hundreds of other resumes every recruiter is potentially going through. The resume essentially is the first deciding factor that determines if you would even be considered for any job position. There are a number of mistakes you should absolutely avoid when it comes to creating your resume. Curious? Read on.

  1. Spelling errors

This should come as no surprise. Proofread and run your resume through a spell checker. Spelling errors on a resume translates to a lack of interest or a careless attitude to your recruiter. This is because avoiding spelling errors is so simple, all you have to do is give it that one extra read or use any of the many free spell checkers available online. Failure to do so before submitting a resume gives you a bad image as a potential hire for any company. Be sure to have ZERO spelling errors.

  1. Including personal information

In the past there may have been a requirement to include personal information such as marital status, race or religion on your resume. However this hasn’t been the case for the past decade or so. Only stick to information that is relevant to the job you’re applying for. Even a picture is mostly deemed unnecessary unless stated otherwise. Pictures tend to be omitted in resumes these days to avoid the possibility of biased and unfair judgements being passed on any applicant based on their race or appearances instead of their merits.

  1. Sketchy email addresses

It is hardly proper for a full grown adult to have an email address reading ‘mrhotstuff88@wingzmail.com’ or anything of that sort. Let alone to apply for any job with that being listed as your professional email. Refrain from using nicknames or short forms of your name. It is best to keep it simple and professional by sticking to your legal name. 

  1. Vague language

Being specific and direct would actually make your resume a lot more comprehensible and believe us, any recruiter would be glad to see this for a change. It is good to use your words creatively but be sure to stay within bounds otherwise you risk losing the interest of your recruiter. Saying you’ve worked on several projects within some months doesn’t give a clear picture and can seem as if you are trying to misconstrue the recruiter. It is far better to be honest and state exact figures. You should also avoid phrases of self-promotion that you have no objective way of proving such as ‘go-getter’ ‘strategic thinker’ and ‘best of the breed’. Unless you’re applying to become a creative writer, keep your resume short and straight to the point!

  1. Re-using your resume for different job applications

Now this last point may seem a little counter productive. You have just spent all this time perfecting your resume in every way imaginable only to reach the end and to have us tell you not to reuse this resume you’ve worked so hard on. What a bummer! Well, not really. You don’t have to start your resume from scratch each time you want to apply for a new job, you simply have to make sure the keywords and skills you’ve highlighted in your resume are relevant for the new job you are applying for. That is all.

Now you have all the information necessary to perfect your resume by avoiding the Don’ts in creating your resume, you would also want to consider enrolling to any online training available that suits your career. This is because, after this pandemic season it is predicted that the competition in future employment will be higher than previous years due to people have ample of time to attend trainings, webinars and getting an authorized certificate for validation of their skills and reliability in their industry. Think about it, would you want to be left behind among your peers or your industry players? Visit Info Trek’s website for available trainings and certifications that is relevant to you. Do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about it before attending any programs.

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A Career in IT – What You Need To Know?

When you think of careers in information technology (IT) or computer science, it is very likely that you imagine a hacker working on codes in a dark room. Stereotype portrayal by the media is to be blamed for this but that’s a whole other story. The IT sector is actually huge and comprises many different jobs. Much like in the rest of the world, at this moment in time, Malaysia’s IT industry is a booming industry. The digital shift sped up by the pandemic has led to business owners actively seeking out digital experts to help create a seamless transition into the digital world thus further increasing the demand for those who have expertise in this field. If that was not enough to attract you into considering a career in IT, read on to learn everything you need to know!

1. The pay is generous

One of the biggest perks when working in IT is undoubtedly the pay. It comes as no shock that IT specialists are one of the highest paid professionals in the world. Think of the richest people in the world today, Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook), Reed Hastings(CEO of Netflix), and Larry Page (Co-CEO of Google) all share one thing in common, and that’s a background in Information Technology. This is of course not a coincidence. To the unassuming eye there may seem to be a disconnect between starting up in IT and then landing yourself as the CEO of an organisation but that is not true!

2. Unlimited career pathways

As we’ve just covered, the biggest players in the industry today all seem to have a background in IT or more specifically, computer science. In the past CEO’s were most likely those who had a background in business, economics or even accounting but that is not the case as of late. This is probably because of the nature of these big corporations in our world today. They’re all tech moguls. And when the business itself deals with technology it makes more sense to appoint someone with a strong background in it. This is why the career pathway for an IT graduate is almost limitless. You could start off as a programmer or software developer and work your way up the corporate ladder. You are quite unlikely to start and end at the same spot in your career. Choosing a specialization would definitely help set you apart from other IT graduates and give you an edge.

3. It’s not just math and numbers

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not all about the numbers. Don’t get us wrong you would definitely have to have some mathematical skills but it’s not the be all and end all. We assure you that you do not need to be a math whiz solving logarithms in your sleep to pursue this line. Analytical and problem solving skills are also very much valued and sought after in the field of IT. You would need these skills to complement the mathematical aspect of it all to be truly good at what you do when it comes to IT.

4. The learning never ends

Technology is constantly evolving. From the time you started reading this article till now, there has already been a new discovery in IT. That’s how fast things change in this industry. Therefore, the learning is truly endless. At any age and any point of your career in IT you could easily find new modules to learn and master to upskill. This presents a chance for growth like no other line of work. As long as you’re willing to put in the work, you will continue to be relevant and necessary.

If you are already in the line of IT and are considering specializing in a niche area, you’ve found yourself right where you want to be. InfoTrek is an award-winning IT training solution provider in Asia Pacific 2021 with many formidable partnerships with the likes of Microsoft and ORACLE. Therefore, if you have yet to pursue a career in IT and want to make that leap, we are here to tell you that you can! For some roles that require specific skills a certification on top of your existing degree would suffice. You would be able to find a course that suits your necessity with us at infoTrek.

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