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Late last year, I wrote a couple of blogs on various CIO Career Suicide threats.
I'd like to continue that thread with another blog on something I see quite often in the initial CIO Resumes that cross my desk.
As an IT Resume Writer, I really do only one thing.
I help my clients solve a problem.
My clients really only call me for one reason.
People come to IT Resume Writers because they have a problem.
My clients don't call me because they're completely, utterly thrilled and in love with their current jobs.They call because they need a change, need to take the next step, need to get into a job that offers greater challenges, greater rewards, and greater respect
The very few, specialized, IT Resume Writers like myself have access to some very interesting - and sometimes disturbing - trends within the IT industry.
One that I've been hearing a lot of lately, is IT professionals who may career the IT Manager title, but who's job description can ofter be little more than a senior system administrator.
As one of the leading IT Resume Writers in the careers industry, I make it my business to follow all aspects of IT news.
My clients expect me to know every major trend - both in IT generally, in the IT job market. So when I came on this article, I felt it critical to pass the information along to the readers of my blog, and my twitter and LinkedIn followers.
I held off on buying an iPad.
I couldn't see the point - it seemed like a big iPhone that wasn't a phone.
But I broke down and got one early this year. I'm studying Chinese, and there's an incredible app - Skritter - for learning Chinese characters. And using Skritter on the iPhone was killing my eyes
As an IT Resume Writer, I'm always interested in the constantly evolving IT executive career landscape.
So I was fascinated when I recently found this interesting article on Forbes, "The Decade of the CIO is Here - The Beyond CIO Series" containing a fascinating interview with Tan Chee Hong, a multiple CIO who has moved beyond the CIO role to serve as the COO for Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited
As a Professional IT Resume Writer, I'm often asked the difference between a Resume and a CV, so I wanted to take a minute to discuss the differences between the two documents.
The confusion comes from the fact that "CV" is used for several different documents - with varying degrees of overlap with what we commonly think of as a resume.
It seems innocent enough; after all, what does a little white lie on a resume hurt, especially if it’s about a piece of paper you never earned but said you did? Or if you claim to be proficient in certain technical skills when you actually just read an article about the subject in a journal, why does it matter if you won’t be using those skills, only managing people who do the real work? You might justify it by saying you’re just doing it to get in the door, and you’ll fix it later, or you swear you’ll learn the claimed skill as soon as you can.
It seems at least once a month a video will go viral on the internet. Facebook posts, especially about free airline or theme park ticket giveaways, frequently go viral. I don’t recall a resume ever going viral – until now.