In this chapter, you will learn how to
• Present yourself with a proper appearance and professional manner
• Talk to customers in a professional, productive manner
• Work with PCs safely using the proper tools
Teaching new techs helps me keep up with the skills that get a tech a job and the issues that cause them to lose the jobs they get. To me, the number one reason techs fail to get or hold onto a job isn’t lack of technical skill; it’s a lack of what CompTIA calls “operational procedures.” Personally, I think a better name might be “life skills and basic safety,” but it boils down to the same thing: nontechnical skills that technicians are famous for lacking.
I like to describe myself as a “nerd” and I consider ...