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Are Keywords really an Effective CIO Resume Strategy?

Are Keywords really an Effective CIO Resume Strategy?

There's a lot of discussion of the role that keywords play in creating an effective, powerful, and compelling CIO resume. Many IT resume writers advise that keywords are absolutely necessary in any strong document—and that a CIO resume without those magic keywords will doom your hopes of getting an interview.

I don't agree with that position, and I'd like to present a few thoughts on keywords, to help you build an effective strategy for your executive resume and job search.

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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 Pieces of Bad IT Resume Advice you'll See Everywhere

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3 Pieces of Bad IT Resume Advice you'll See Everywhere

As a professional IT Resume Writer, I follow IT hiring trends very carefully - to ensure that I craft the best possible IT resume for my clients.

And there's some bad advice out there - advice that I see consistently. So I'd like to take a moment to discuss some of the things that you'll see - from the early stages of your due diligence finding a professional IT resume writer through the later stages of the job search.

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Are You Doing the Work of 3 People? And Only Getting Paid for 1?

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

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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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Your Title Says IT Manager - But Your Day Feels Like a Senior Sysadmin

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.

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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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General Practitioner or Surgeon? Does your Career Need an IT Resume Specialist?

IT Resume Writers are a rare breed in the resume writing industry.

Most resume writers are generalists; they write a very wide range of projects, from entry level to executive, and from sales or marketing to administrative. Many of those resume writers are very skilled, and produce strong resumes, cover letters. Many of the those resume writers, quite frankly, are less skillful, and tend to produce look alike, read alike documents.

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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.