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CTOs and CIOs: Transitioning from a Keep-the-Lights-On Environment to One that Invests in Innovation and Disruptive Technologies

When a senior technology executive (CIO, CTO, SVP of IT, Head of Development, etc.) talks to me, it’s because they are interested in making a job change or seeing what’s out there in the job market at the least. The overwhelming factor is the frustration they feel with their current company. After all, their passion […]

3 Ways to Get Your First CIO or CTO Job

Breaking into the CIO or CTO ranks is challenging. But people do it…the question most people have is “How?” To better understand how, it’s important to know why it is so difficult to land that first CIO or CTO position. There are a limited number of C-level opportunities (CIO, CTO, CxO) The number of candidates […]

2 Resume Secrets for the Aspiring CIO or CTO

The market is full of Technology Directors and IT Leaders hoping to break into the C-level ranks as a CIO or CTO. The problem is that demand far outpaces supply, making each CIO or CTO opportunity highly competitive. Naturally, every company wants “the best” candidate. But what does “the best” mean? And are you positioning […]

4 CIO Leadership Tips to Propel Your Brand in the Executive Job Market

Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin’ Brands, recently spoke at the SIM Boston Technology Leadership Summit to a group of CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives. In case you didn’t know, Mr. Travis also served in leadership roles at Papa John’s, Burger King, and Blockbuster. Interestingly, his 4 CIO tips had nothing to do with technology directly. […]

How to Find 800+ CIO Recruiters in an Instant

Your CIO Job Search Can Be Simpler … You Don’t Have to Do It All Yourself. Recruiters may seem like they are everywhere, but finding the ones who specifically place CIOs like you (and in YOUR salary range) can take a lot of work. So why not do yourself a favor? Save hours of research and frustration. My […]

When You and Your Technical Recruiter Aren’t a Good Match

Choosing – or finding – the right technical recruiter for you can be vitally important in your IT job search Whether you love technical recruiters or avoid them like the plague, the fact is they do play a part in the IT hiring process. In fact, in today’s tech job market, they play an even […]

Kick in the Pants: 5 Ways You Can Start Thinking Like an Entrepreneur

If you’ve been taking a slow, leisurely climb up the career ladder, listen up: It’s time to stop being passive and start thinking like an entrepreneur. These days, it’s no longer your employer’s responsibility to plan out the next 20 years of your career — it’s yours. Work is changing, and if you want to […]

IT Resume Makeover: Presentation Dictates Response

What Is An IT Resume Makeover? For the IT Professional, having a properly constructed IT resume is vital. This story illustrates just how true that is in regards to the CIO resume…

Kick In the Pants: How to Navigate Workplace Politics

No matter how hard we try to get away from the drama of IT and tech office politics, they have a way of sneaking up on us. Whether you’re just starting a new job or you’re working your way up the ladder, it’s essential to know how to handle your specific workplace environment. No two […]

Protecting the Tech Career You’ve Built

We get a lot of questions about what we mean when we say “protecting” or refer to “career protection.” The following presentation tells the story of how this idea of protection took root and how it has evolved into everything we do at ITtechExec and NoddlePlace. It is our sincere belief that in today’s market, […]

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