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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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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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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. 

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Does your CIO Resume Keep You up at Night?

I recently came upon an interesting article detailing many of the challenges that keep top corporate CIOs up at night. Gery Menegaz makes some great points on the many, rapidly changing pressures that CIOs face in a constantly evolving and unpredictable technology and business landscape. I'd highly recommend the article; he presents many great, solid insights from some leading CIOs on big data, cloud, BYOD, security, and the myriad other challenges that CIOs face as technology continues to rapidly transform.

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Smart CIOs and the Transformation of IT

I follow technology news and trends carefully - it's a critical part of the value that I can bring to my clients as a professional IT resume writer.

There's a lot going on it technology these days - the move to the cloud, big data, continued debates on the business value of outsourcing.

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CIO Career Suicide Threat #2: Is your CIO Resume "Colorless?"

Tired of the results an average resume is getting you? Contact J.M. to learn what "beat the competition" could look like.

I'm going to continue with my thoughts on CIO Career Suicide Threats - inspired by Bob Evan's excellent blog.

In my previous post, I discussed a key CIO career suicide threat. To summarize: don't wait until you need your resume! Instead, you need to proactively have your resume prepared.

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Why Technical Leadership Resumes are Different

There's much advice on the net - good and less good - on creating the "perfect resume."

I don't, personally, believe that there is a "perfect" resume. I believe that there are a number of approaches that can work effectively for any strong candidate.

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Streamline your Technical Leadership Resume - What to Omit

As your career advances to the VP or CIO / CTO level, the challenge in writing a strong technical leadership resume shifts.

Earlier in your career, the issue is primarily what to include. At the IT Manager or even IT Director level - the goal is often to present a clear, and complete picture both of business value and of technical depth.

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