#IT Candidates Highlighted

Posted on September 30, 2013. Filed under: Recruiting | Tags: , , , , |

Technical job searchOne of our goals here at ITtechExec is to offer a value-added service to our customization of a complete messaging portfolio for our IT/technical clients. We want to do that by reaching out across our well-developed network of technical recruiters, HR personnel, and career services leaders to highlight the prestigious backgrounds of our clients.

Many recruiters and employers come to us looking for specific skills sets, and it is our aim to match our clients up with those needs.

Therefore, toward that effort, we will be starting a new segment to our blog that highlights some of our clients each week. We will be sharing this post across all of our network.

Anyone interested in an introduction to one of these clients should contact Stephen at Stephen@ittechexec.com directly.

Sales & Ops Exec leads explosive growth/turnarounds for service biz, builds winning teams/pragmatic solutions (in Philly/Central NJ)

  • Transforms sales organization and team culture
  • Streamlines sales processes and uses technology to increase sales productivity
  • Directs M&A, divestitures, new business unit incubation, market entry/exit, and product/service development strategy
  • Reverses historical flat or negative performance into sustained and highly profitable top-line sales growth
  • Harvard Business School Strategic Leadership Executive Program Graduate

IT Director optimizes performance for project management, operations, governance, applications, etc. (in Northeast TX)

  • 20+ years of experience in technology operations leadership
  • Large-scale project management and program management background
  • Data center and server consolidation projects
  • Compliance, IT service delivery, security, and governance programs
  • Manufacturing, supply chain, inventory management, and forecasting technologies
  • Technology M&A integrations, offshoring, PMO development, and Big  Data/BI reporting solutions

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EMEA Technology Director, concept to delivery of innovative tech products/solutions with Executive MBA (in the Netherlands)

  • Multi-cultural schooling and professional experience
  • Fluent in 3 languages
  • Fosters business transformation, technology optimization, cost savings, and revenue growth
  • 17+ years of excellence in product development and delivery execution
  • Leads breakthrough new products and programs

Software Engineering Manager, tech product innovation in applications, embedded software, real-time IP (in IL)

  • BSEE from #1 ranked undergraduate engineering school
  • 13+ years of engineering management experience
  • Creates a sense of urgency to drive and empower teams
  • Develops a clear vision and sets a clear objective to get all resources aligned on the same path
  • Designs common solution architecture for cutting-edge new products
  • Leads development using traditional and iterative/Agile methodologies

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Healthcare Equipment/Medical Device Sales Executive with 13+ years of healthcare industry experience (in VT)

  • Led growth of capital medical equipment and consumables manufacturer from $25M to $168M over past 7 years
  • Launched new premium products that gained market value through pre-assembled, sterilized, and FDA validated offering with full regulatory compliance documentation
  • Collaborated with medical device manufacturers to develop new products and applications for 3D scanning and tracking devices
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Technical Resumes: The Real Skinny by @ITtechExec

Posted on March 21, 2012. Filed under: Resumes | Tags: , , , , |

by Stephen Van Vreede (@ITtechExec)

So, here it is:

Most resume writers don’t want to write technical resumes.

So they either 1) avoid the IT/technical candidate like the plague or 2) they forge ahead with your resume thinking you are just like every other type of candidate, except in a different field.

Recently, I attended a conference packed with resume writers, where I was to help facilitate a small group forum regarding technical resume writing. The silence was deafening. I could hear crickets chirping from miles away. No one wanted to talk about it because no one wants to write those types of resumes.

It’s an odd perspective if you think about it because the STEM fields right now are the ones most looking to hire! Just check out the latest 2012 figures.

Why don’t these resume writers want to write them?

Resume writing is basically built on a volume-based premise. The more you write, the more you make. Certain fields require more finesse than others, to put it bluntly, and that finesse takes time to learn and craft. And speaking Geek is, frankly, not in everyone’s vocabulary.

What makes a technical resume so different?

Many people think that the problem with CIO resumes or IT project manager resumes is the jargon, but in my mind, the real challenge is in positioning the candidate for the role/environment he or she is targeting. Titles like “project manager” and “CIO” are not universal across companies and balancing technical knowledge against operations management experience requires some strategy. Is the company looking more for a strict manager who can oversee technical operations, a technical guru who can also manager, or some other combination?

So what should the technical job seeker look for in a resume writer?

Technical candidates need to be asking potential writers about their background writing in their field, what approach they take to technical resumes, and what rate of return they are seeing for their clients. Obviously, my company, ITtechExec, focuses on resume writing for STEM candidates, so of course, I have some agenda in plugging what we do. But there are other technical writers out there who have made it their passion to work with candidates like you, and it is worth making the investment.

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