CIO.com IT Resume Makeover

Posted on June 17, 2013. Filed under: CIO, Recruiting, Resumes, Technology | Tags: , , , |

I recently had the opportunity to conduct another IT resume makeover with CIO.com as part of their ongoing series.CIO Resume - Ken Montgomery_Page_1

This particular client has been a leader in IT operations, service delivery, and infrastructure management in a variety of fields. He wanted to convey his main focus as an IT executive, which is to better enable the business and to operate at a lower total cost of ownership by implementing new technologies and creating a stable IT environment.

This was another fun project to work on. Please check out the full CIO.com article that has the before and after results.

Feel free to comment directly on the CIO.com site or here if you prefer. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

About Stephen—-

Stephen Van Vreede is not your average IT/technical résumé writer. He provides career strategy and concierge job search solutions for senior (15+ years) (ITtechExec) and up-and-coming (NoddlePlace) (5-15 years) tech and technical operations leaders. Stephen and his team focus on building simplified, targeted, and certain career move campaigns, be it an external search or an internal promotion. He is co-author of UNcommon with career development leader Brian Tracy (June 2015). Contact Stephen directly at Stephen@ittechexec.com or send him an invite at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenvanvreede. To see whether Stephen and his team are a good fit for you, take their free (and anonymous) compatibility quiz, Is the ITtechExec Approach a Good Match for You?

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CIO.com IT Resume Makeover

Posted on October 15, 2012. Filed under: CIO, Recruiting, Resumes, Technology | Tags: , , , , |

CIO IT Resume: IT Asset Manager

CIO.com IT Resume Makeover for an IT Asset Manager

I was recently asked by CIO.com to participate in their IT resume makeover series. Obviously, the company and the client shall remain nameless =)

After working with the extreme makeover participant, I was able to create a document that highlighted his achievements and communicated his story. The story was a key piece, as he had progressed from a field technician type of role into IT support. He then basically created a new role for himself in IT asset management and software licensing compliance by helping the company through a two-year licensing audit.

This was a fun project to work on. Please check out the full CIO.com article that has the before and after results.

Feel free to comment directly on the CIO.com site or here if you prefer. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

This was a great follow up to the TechRepublic.com resume makeover I did this Spring for an IT project manager.

About Stephen—-

Stephen Van Vreede is not your average IT/technical résumé writer. He provides career strategy and concierge job search solutions for senior (15+ years) (ITtechExec) and up-and-coming (NoddlePlace) (5-15 years) tech and technical operations leaders. Stephen and his team focus on building simplified, targeted, and certain career move campaigns, be it an external search or an internal promotion. He is co-author of UNcommon with career development leader Brian Tracy (June 2015). Contact Stephen directly at Stephen@ittechexec.com or send him an invite at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenvanvreede. To see whether Stephen and his team are a good fit for you, take their free (and anonymous) compatibility quiz, Is the ITtechExec Approach a Good Match for You?

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IT: 10 Reasons IT Has a Bad Reputation

Posted on May 7, 2012. Filed under: CIO, Technology | Tags: , , , , |

IT jobsBy Stephen Van Vreede (@ITtechExec)

A May 5th article in TechRepublic.com (10 Reasons IT Pros Get a Bad Rap) provides a list of reasons why there is such a negative perception of the IT department in general and IT workers specifically.

Three of the ten reasons listed I don’t agree with whole-heartedly. #1 :”We’re considered too well-paid;” #8: “We suffer from the Golden Boy syndrome;” and #9: “We are indispensable” are not really true anymore…although they were about a decade ago.

With all of the IT outsourcing happening, IT is no longer the hot and happening place it used to be. It’s more of a commodity field now, and nearly any IT job is “dispensable”…meaning it can be outsourced.

The rest of the items on the list can be solved and remedied with the right touch. All it takes is a dedication and focus in one particular area to turn the tide. That area is “Engagement.” Of course, to make the transition complete, the IT group has to effectively execute on the promises it makes. But it all starts with engagement.

Last month, we posted a blog focused on the IT group and how they struggle effectively engaging the rest of the business. You can read that post here.

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