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CIO Resume Strategy

3 Key Questions: Does Your CIO Resume Prove You Deserve a Seat at the Big Table?

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3 Key Questions: Does Your CIO Resume Prove You Deserve a Seat at the Big Table?

For too long, the CIO was seen as the 'junior partner' in the C-suite—the nuts and bolts guy who kept everything running, but didn't have a lot of input into business strategy—and who, too often, wasn't taken terribly seriously by the other members of the executive team. Sure, the title was CIO. But too often, the CIO was still asked to get the AV running for a presentation—as though he or she was still a technical resource.

 

Happily, that's changed to a large degree…

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CIO Transformation: Selling Long Term Investment

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CIO Transformation: Selling Long Term Investment

A key aspect of the current CIO transformation is shifting the conversation from cost cutting to the real return on long term technology investment. That can be challenging conversation - especially if the CIO's role is seen primarily as "keeping the lights on."

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Beware of "One Size Fits All" IT Resume Advice!

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Beware of "One Size Fits All" IT Resume Advice!

It's a rare week that I don't see a blog post or article with the 3, 5, 7, or 10 things that a job seeker MUST or MUST NOT include on a resume.

There's one big problem with articles like this. They go on the assumption that every career is the same, and that there's an simple template - a cookie cutter approach - that works for every career, every resume, every job seeker.

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The 3 Most Common Strategic Missteps that Derail CIO Resumes

In this series of blogs, I'm going to address the 3 most significant issues that I see in the IT resumes that cross my desk.

And I'll start at the top of the organization - with CIO and CTO resumes - and continue the series with IT Directors, IT Managers, and then address issues that I see in the resumes of "hands-on" IT professionals.

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The CIO - Evolution or Extinction?

I've blogged a fair amount recently on the rapidly evolving role of the CIO - and it's a rare day that I don't see signs that that evolution is becoming, if anything, more rapid.

In just the last couple of days, I've found a couple of interesting stories. 

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CIO Resumes - Are You Ready for the Next Step to COO or CEO?

IT Resume Writers see a number of interesting - and important - trends in the technology and employment marketplace.

Many of those trends are a cause of significant concern. Predictions of shrinking IT hiring, a far more competitive employment marketplace, and the reduction in the number of IT Managers are allissues for many of my clients.

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CIO Resumes - Does Yours Prove that You're a Strategic Leader?

I've been an IT Resume Writer for many years, and in that time, I've watched the evolution of technical leadership with great interest.

There have been many changes in the CIO role, of course, but if I had to rapidly define that change over the last several years, it's the transformation of the CIO from a primarily tactical - and often reactive - leader of back office systems to that of a full partner with the rest of the C-suite.

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IT Resume or IT CV: Which do you need?

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.

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3 Reasons that You Don't Want to Write Your Own IT Resume

When prospective clients call me, they're often frustrated - frustrated in their current job and frustrated with the challenges of the job search.

After all, if a prospective client loved their current job, they wouldn't email me. That's why, in my initial conversation with a prospective client, I always want to get a strong feel for what's going on in their current job - what prompted them to pick up the phone - and what their concerns are about the job search.