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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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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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How to Write a Job-Winning IT Director or IT Manager Resume When Transitioning from a Technical Hands-On Role

I've seen a good deal of interest in my earlier post on Technical Resume Strategies for New IT Leaders. I'd therefore like to expand on that post, and give more detail on technical resume best practices for the critical transition points in your IT career. Today, I'll address the transition from a hands-on role to IT Manager or IT Director. One very common issue I see in the resumes that cross my desk is the tendency to simply update an existing resume with each new job. That can work when the jobs are relatively similar. However,...

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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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