I recently read this excellent article, "CIOs Must Innovate Or Go Home" by Rob Preston. He argues compellingly against the "trendy pessimism" on macroeconomic levels in the media and general culture.
Rob also discusses the microeconomic challenges to innovation, and sees one primary issue
"How do companies and IT organizations go about carving out the time and formal responsibility for driving profitable innovation when they're so caught up in their day-to-day work?"
As a professional IT Executive Resume Writer, I see another, closely related issue every day.
How do my CIO, CTO, and other IT Executive clients find the time - given their incredibly busy schedules - to think about their own careers?
To create a CIO resume that will get attention, and help them take the next step, rather than stagnating in a tactical role that may not allow them to innovate, or grow personally or professionally?
The CIOs who do drive real innovation across the enterprise "break out innovation as a separate discipline or department... they seek ideas from different stakeholders."
Similarly, CIOs who are committed to moving their own careers forward will carve out the time, and get the real expertise needed to help them take the next step in their careers.
That's where I come in. As a leading professional IT Resume Writer, I know technology.
I don't just write a CIO resume once a month, in the midst of working with clients across many career disciplines.
IT Resumes are all that I do, so I know how to present a complex IT career in language that is clear, concise, and compelling.
I also realize that a strong CIO resume is much more than just technical detail.
Innovation - as Rob Preston so aptly discusses - is a primary driver in a strong CIO's career success and growth.
That innovation has to jump off the page of a strong CIO resume, and not be buried under duties, responsibilities, and day-to-day operations.
That's why I interview every client, instead of using worksheets or questionnaires to gather the information I need to craft my client's resumes.
In my career as a recruiter and a professional IT resume writer, I've interviewed thousands of technical leaders - so I know the questions to ask to help my clients unearth the real innovation, the real value, that they've delivered throughout their career.
So if you're a driven, innovative IT leader, and you're committed to working with a professional who can show that innovation, that strategic vision, on your CIO resume, do get in touch with me to schedule a consultation.