One of the great things about my job is that I'm always focusing on the positive, what my clients have accomplished that are unique, powerful, compelling.
Sure, my clients need me to solve pressing career problems - whether that's moving up the ladder, or finding a new opportunity after a layoff.
That can be pretty stressful; after all, a job search isn't anyone's favorite way to spend time.
But focusing on that stress - as is usually the case in life - isn't the most productive way to reach your career goals.
I've found it's far more productive to focus on the positives - on the unique differentiators in your career.
During the extensive, in depth interviews I conduct with every one of my clients, I uncover who they really are as professionals - the skills, character traits, and achievements that make them clearly stand out from the thundering herd of job applicants desperately submitting hundreds - or thousands - of resumes - to every job advertised.
Because if your resume doesn't stand out, you're dead in the water.
In my many years as a one of my industry's leading IT Resume Writers, I've found that everyone has a different, unique set of skills.
That's as true of me as it is of my clients. Because one of my own strengths is the ability to get at those skills and achievements. I've interviewed thousands of professionals in my years as both a professional IT resume writer and as a recruiter, and that experience enables me to rapidly - and painlessly - get under the hood of my client's careers, and find out the critical details that they may have missed.
When I interview my clients, I trust my extensive and deep experience qualifying candidates as a recruiter. I don't use scripts, and I don't ask canned questions. I let the interview flow naturally, as my client and I dig down to discover accomplishments that he or she may not have even remembered.
Because many IT professionals may not see the achievements that they bring to the table, the strategic vision, the problem solving skills, that will help them reach the next step in their careers - instead of staying stuck in a job where they're overworked, under compensated, and not growing professionally.
My unique, personalized interview process adds significant value beyond getting me the data I need to write a compelling, powerful IT resume.
That process helps my clients clarify their own strengths and contributions.
A frequent result of that is that my clients complete my process with a more incisive, focused vision of their own careers - something that they can bring to the interviewing process, and that contributes directly to a more strategic, long term vision of where they want to be in 2 years, 5 years, or 10 years.