Two Career Roads Diverged, and I Cannot Decide

In 2014, I wrote a blog post titled “Two Roads Diverged in Your Career Path Woods…and You?” in which I played off of Robert Frost’s famous poem to look at how often we get hung up in life (and thus career) on the ins and outs of making that next step when sometimes all we […]

What’s Your Tech Career Road Map Look Like? Smooth or Bumpy?

When mapping out your next IT or tech career move, knowing your value and setting achievable goals is a vital first step. In setting goals, the priority should not center on the number of opportunities (quantity) rather on the right opportunities (quality) that align with those values. Specificity in these matters is the key. If […]

Executive Resume Strategy for a Technology Software and Innovation Leader

I recently had the opportunity to work with a technology leader – let’s call him Sam — who specializes in solutions architecture design, software development, and innovation, most notably in the areas of real-time Web and mobile solutions as well as business productivity tools. Sam’s company had recently gone through two re-organizations, and he was […]

Not Enough Time for Your Next Career Move?

Are you a professional that feels pressure to find job search time? You know it is time to go, but you can’t see how you can get it all done. After all, you likely work 50-60 or more hours per week and have other obligations, like family. Do you find yourself wondering: “Where will I […]

Supply & Demand Works Better Than Ever in the Mid-December Executive Job Search

If you’ve read any of my other content, you know that I like to challenge “conventional” wisdom and go against the grain from what most people are saying. It’s not because I want to be a rebel, but the truth doesn’t change because the opinion of the majority says so. Simply put, it makes me […]

Your Job Search & Networking: It’s not that you can’t, it’s that…

Recently, Thomas came to us recognizing he needed help in his job search. He wanted a senior-level Software Development position in Europe (he was currently located in the US) and really had no contacts there. He also realized that he had only about 10 hours a week to spend on his job search and most […]

CTOs and CIOs: Transitioning from Keeping the Lights On to Investing 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. […]

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