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Not Quite Qualified For The Job You Want? Here’s What To Do

Not Quite Qualified For The Job You Want? Here’s What To Do

Is there anything more disappointing than scrolling all the way to the bottom of your dream job listing only to discover that—horror of horrors—you’re technically unqualified? Finding opportunities that make your pulse race and your pupils dilate is a rarity, which is why it feels so wrong to let them pass you by, especially if you’re only slightly lacking in skills or experience. Some job seekers might be tempted to shrug it off and move on—but smart job seekers know that any job is worth applying to, as along as you have a game plan.

Skills vs. Experience vs. Qualifications

Before you start brainstorming your strategy, you need to examine the job description carefully and determine whether you lack skills, experience, qualifications, or a little of each. Needless to say, the more you lack, the harder it will be to sell yourself to the hiring manager. But it’s not impossible!

Skills—like speaking a foreign language or being an expert-level user of certain softwareare perhaps the easiest item to make up for because you can start learning now. Being a beginner is better than having no knowledge whatsoever, and it shows your commitment to the role.

Experience always means time, and often time spent doing a certain set of activities. You can’t make up for lost time, but you can find equivalents in your own history that parallel the experience your future employer is looking for.

Qualifications, most often degrees or certifications, aren’t easy to make up for, either. But if you have experience doing similar work to those who possess the qualification in question, it can be a breeze to prove to employers that you’re the right person for the job.

Now that you’ve parsed out exactly where your resume is missing a few pieces, it’s time to act.

Start by writing the best cover letter of your life.

Consult a professional if necessary—you’ve only got one shot. This cover letter needs not only to capture the hiring manager’s attention, but also to make it crystal-clear that you’re the best person for the job with your exact skill set, even though it varies slightly from the one they are seeking.

Be frank and transparent about your background.

Overselling yourself is the worst thing you could do right now, so don’t just tell the employer what they want to hear. Be honest—and that includes being honest about how amazing you’ll be for the company once they hire you.

Express how your background is equivalent to what they’re seeking.

If you’re confident that you can do a bang-up job, practice explaining how and why. Remember that employers must weed through hundreds, even thousands of candidates, and the job description is their number one way to do it. How are you more qualified than the rest?

Tune into the company’s pain points.

Hiring is all about solving problems—if there weren’t a problem to solve, there’d be no need to hire you. The most reassuring thing your potential employer could hear is that you understand not only what their pain points are, but also that you know exactly how to fix them with the precise skills and experience that you bring to the table.

Use your network.

Sometimes it’s just not possible to make contact with the hiring manager by throwing your name into the candidate pool. Tools like Applicant Tracking Systems may weed you out before your resume ever sees human eyes. This is when it’s vital to call upon your network in order to make a connection. Start by asking for an informational interview and finding out why they are looking for a candidate with skills and experience that are different from yours. Only then will you be in a good position to apply (or reapply) to the job—and you’ll have a contact on the inside.

Remember, not all companies are looking for a candidate that matches 100 percent of the bullet points in the job description. If it’s your dream job, it’s worth the extra effort. Have a plan, be forthright, and go for it—you’ll never get the job if you don’t ask for it.

 

Stephen Van VreedeAbout Stephen—-

Stephen Van Vreede is not your average IT/technical résumé writer. He provides career strategy and concierge job search solutions for senior (15+ years) (ITtechExec) and up-and-coming (NoddlePlace) (5-15 years) tech and technical operations leaders. Stephen and his team focus on building simplified, targeted, and certain career move campaigns, be it an external search or an internal promotion. He is co-author of UNcommon with career development leader Brian Tracy (out June 11, 2015). Contact Stephen directly at Stephen@ittechexec.com or send him an invite at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenvanvreede. To see whether Stephen and his team are a good fit for you, take their free (and anonymous) 1-minute compatibility quiz, Is the ITtechExec Approach a Good Match for You? Also, feel free to take his complimentary resume self-assessment quiz, How Certain Can You Be About Your Technical Resume? You might be surprised by what you find out!

Kick in the Pants: 5 Signs You’re Going To Get a Job Offer

Kick in the Pants: 5 Signs You’re Going To Get a Job Offer

When you’re a job seeker, there’s perhaps no greater mystery in life than how well you did during your interview. Chances are you were at least a little bit nervous. Your mind was preoccupied with all the research you did beforehand. You got up extra early to be certain you arrived on time. And you may have stayed up a little too late the night beforehand, polishing and printing your resume. It’s no wonder job candidates aren’t in the best position to evaluate their interview performance!

But let’s say you gave it your best shot, avoiding interview pitfalls and presenting the best version of yourself to your interviewers. Is there an objective way to tell whether you’re going to get the offer?

Yes and no.

Remember, you can never really know the inner workings of a company and exactly what they are looking for in a candidate until you actually get the offer and become an employee. Even the best candidates with charming personalities and perfect qualifications don’t make the cut sometimes.

Still, there are a few telltale signs that are strong indicators you’ve proven that you’re the best person for the job:

They obviously know your name—and use it.

Unengaged interviewers, bored out of their minds from the tedium of interviewing, might have to take a peek at your resume to remember what your name is. If your interviewer knows your name from the start and continues to use it throughout the interview, it’s a strong sign that they were impressed by your resume and excited about the potential of working with you.

They tell you how your experience applies.

Most interviewers want you to sell yourself to them through detailed explanation of how your job history has prepared you for the role in question. But when interviewers are particularly invested in you—and are familiar with your resume—they already know how your experience applies and will tell you why you’re a great fit.

You meet the company’s movers and shakers.

If your interviewer takes you around to meet with people who weren’t on your interview list, it’s a very good sign. You’ll have to meet the rest of the team in a second or third interview anyway, so making their acquaintance on your first interview shows that you’re likely to come back.

The interview enters overtime.

When a half-day interview turns into lunch or even dinner, you’ve obviously proven yourself to the company. Interviewers don’t waste valuable time on candidates they don’t consider realistic for the role. Even as little as 20 or 30 extra minutes in an interview can be a great sign.

They ask when you can start.

They’re not the same words as “you’re hired,” but they might as well be. Interviewers who ask about your availability are already picturing you as part of their team. If the topic of start dates comes up in your interview, congratulations—you’ve made a big impression on the company, and you’re practically guaranteed a spot on the short list for their new hire!

 

Stephen Van VreedeAbout Stephen—-

Stephen Van Vreede is not your average IT/technical résumé writer. He provides career strategy and concierge job search solutions for senior (15+ years) (ITtechExec) and up-and-coming (NoddlePlace) (5-15 years) tech and technical operations leaders. Stephen and his team focus on building simplified, targeted, and certain career move campaigns, be it an external search or an internal promotion. He is co-author of UNcommon with career development leader Brian Tracy (out June 11, 2015). Contact Stephen directly at Stephen@ittechexec.com or send him an invite at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenvanvreede. To see whether Stephen and his team are a good fit for you, take their free (and anonymous) 1-minute compatibility quiz, Is the ITtechExec Approach a Good Match for You? Also, feel free to take his complimentary resume self-assessment quiz, How Certain Can You Be About Your Technical Resume? You might be surprised by what you find out!

Don’t Make These Cover Letter Faux Pas

Don’t Make These Cover Letter Faux Pas

cover letterA killer resume might be able to get you the job, but you’ll never have the chance if your cover letter is a dud.

In the world of hiring, there’s a lot of attention paid to writing the perfect resume. Especially for those of us who are better at coding than writing, getting the resume help we need can be a crucial step on our career path. But for every perfect resume in the world, there seems to be at least double the amount of lackluster cover letters. That’s because people don’t understand that a resume isn’t just a resume — the cover letter is part of the package, too.

This is to say: your cover letter should never be an afterthought.

Whether the job you’re applying to has a casual or formal company culture, you need a cover letter that’s somewhere in between the two. Too casual, and you’ll look sloppy; too formal, and you won’t be memorable. Your cover letter needs to strike the right balance between friendly, professional, and engaging to get the hiring manager to actually look at your amazing, perfectly polished resume.

If you’re starting to realize just how many pitfalls there are in writing a great cover letter, you’re on the right track. Doing it well takes time and attention to detail.  Fortunately, some job candidates make the same types of cover letter faux pas over and over again, which means you can learn from their mistakes.

Here are our top 5 cover letter faux pas. Steer clear of these mistakes, and you’ll do your resume justice:

  1. Generic Opening Lines

To Whom It May Concern. I Am Writing To Express My Interest. My Name Is. If you’re currently using any of these in your cover letter, time to break out the eraser and start again. Hiring managers get dozens, even hundreds of cover letters, which means starting off on a bland foot probably won’t get you to the next step. Your opening line doesn’t have to be the written equivalent of fireworks, but it should make the reader want to keep on reading — not stop him dead in his tracks.

  1. Lack of Editing

Spelling and grammar mistakes happen — but not in cover letters or resumes. Any error in your cover letter gives the hiring manager one less reason to keep considering your application. Don’t give him the satisfaction! Proofread like crazy, and have a friend or professional give it a read, too.

  1. Using the Wrong Words

Relying too heavily on jargon, idioms, or slang can make your cover letter appear unprofessional. While some industry speak may be necessary depending on your situation, remember that the person reading your cover letter might very well work in HR, not the department you’re applying to.

  1. Not Using the Right Words

Many companies use software to weed out candidates and reduce the applicant pool. How do they do this? Keywords. This means that it’s absolutely necessary to use the exact terminology that describes what it is you do and what you have to offer. Tip: Look to the job listing for ideas.

  1. Too Much Complexity

Florid language or complicated fonts only make the hiring manager’s job harder. After you complete the first draft of your cover letter, go back through and see how you can make it simpler. Remember, simplicity translates into effectivity, which is exactly what you want. Keep it short, sweet, and simple, and you’ll dramatically improve your chances of showing off that dazzling resume of yours!

 

Stephen Van VreedeAbout Stephen—-

Stephen Van Vreede is not your average IT/technical résumé writer. He provides career strategy and concierge job search solutions for senior (15+ years) (ITtechExec) and up-and-coming (NoddlePlace) (5-15 years) tech and technical operations leaders. Stephen and his team focus on building simplified, targeted, and certain career move campaigns, be it an external search or an internal promotion. He is co-author of UNcommon with career development leader Brian Tracy (out June 11, 2015). Contact Stephen directly at Stephen@ittechexec.com or send him an invite at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenvanvreede. To see whether Stephen and his team are a good fit for you, take their free (and anonymous) 1-minute compatibility quiz, Is the ITtechExec Approach a Good Match for You? Also, feel free to take his complimentary resume self-assessment quiz, How Certain Can You Be About Your Technical Resume? You might be surprised by what you find out!

 

How to Boost Confidence For Job Interviews

How to Boost Confidence For Job Interviews

job interviewYou might be the hands-down best candidate for the job, but without enough confidence, you’ll never make it past the first interview.

Qualifications, experience, and even personality all play second fiddle to your level of confidence during an interview. That’s because unlike the position you’re applying for, your duty during the interview is to sell yourself. The amount of confidence you bring into the room correlates directly with the amount of confidence your interviewers will have in your ability to do the job they’re hiring for.

Try one or more of the methods below to boost your confidence before and during your next interview.

Come Prepared

Do your homework! You’ll feel far better in your interview if you know exactly what you’re getting into so you can position yourself for success.

Look the Part

Confidence may come from the inside, but it also shows up in your appearance and clothing. Aim to look clean, contemporary, and professional — you can even throw in a personal touch that makes you feel good about yourself.

Watch Your (Body) Language

The way we hold our bodies speaks volumes about what’s going on in our heads. Learn more about what power poses you can use to bump up your confidence and appear more open and friendly.

Make Eye Contact

Looking people straight in the eye shows that you’re honest, respectful, and friendly. Aim to make at least some eye contact each time you or your interviewer speaks.

Take It Slow

You’re in an interview, not a race. Give yourself time to think before speaking, and don’t rush through the details. You’ll appear smarter and more confident.

Even if you’re don’t quite feel confident on the inside, these methods can help you appear more confident to others. Why not give them a try?

 

Stephen Van VreedeAbout Stephen—-

Stephen Van Vreede is not your average IT/technical résumé writer. He provides career strategy and concierge job search solutions for senior (15+ years) (ITtechExec) and up-and-coming (NoddlePlace) (5-15 years) tech and technical operations leaders. Stephen and his team focus on building simplified, targeted, and certain career move campaigns, be it an external search or an internal promotion. He is co-author of UNcommon with career development leader Brian Tracy (out June 11, 2015). Contact Stephen directly at Stephen@ittechexec.com or send him an invite at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenvanvreede. To see whether Stephen and his team are a good fit for you, take their free (and anonymous) 1-minute compatibility quiz, Is the ITtechExec Approach a Good Match for You? Also, feel free to take his complimentary resume self-assessment quiz, How Certain Can You Be About Your Technical Resume? You might be surprised by what you find out!

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says It’s Never Too Late To Start A Career In Tech

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says It’s Never Too Late To Start A Career In Tech

CEO of ITtechExec Stephen Van Vreede encourages professionals interested in transitioning into tech careers to hop right in and start learning — there are plenty of high-paying jobs to go around.

Rochester, NY — June 17, 2015 — Stephen Van Vreede, CEO of ITtechExec, published a new article titled “How to Transition to a Career In Tech.” In the article, he explains that due to the tech industry boom, many working adults are starting and succeeding at second careers in tech through dedicated learning, work, and practice, but not necessarily another degree.

Van Vreede says, “Today, everybody is getting a lot more techy — from young students to senior managers. Jobs that were once clearly non-technical are being filled by qualified candidates who know how to code in addition to the other skills they bring to the table … This is why if you are interested in tech, it’s a great idea to pick up new skills and learn how to use them on your current job. And if you really like using your tech know-how in a professional environment, you can start plotting a career transition that will allow you to use your new skills full-time. All it takes is a little planning.”

Stephen Van Vreede is a personal brand strategist, certified resume writer, job search agent, and the CEO and owner of ITtechExec. Stephen has 10 years of experience in employment strategy and 8 years of corporate management experience. He holds an M.B.A. in Marketing from Villanova University.

Read the entire article here. http://www.ittechexec.com/kick-in-the-pants-how-to-transition-to-a-career-in-tech/

About ITtechExec:

ITtechExec is a new kind of full-service employment agency that combines resume writing, portfolio building, and job search solutions to launch extraordinary tech careers in the 21st century job market. CEO and Executive Solutions Guide Stephen Van Vreede created ITtechExec in 2001, using his background of personal branding and corporate management to create a multi-pronged approach that gets results. ITtechExec serves as the job seeker and career changer’s trusted adviser, helping them make the best of the careers they’ve built and guiding them into the professional futures they desire.

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IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says The Switch To Cloud Is A Workplace Culture Issue

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says The Switch To Cloud Is A Workplace Culture Issue

CEO of ITtechExec Stephen Van Vreede explains how, rather than a pragmatic or financial issue, debates over switching companies to the cloud all begin as culture issues.

Rochester, NY — June 10, 2015 — Stephen Van Vreede, CEO of ITtechExec, published a new blog post titled “How To Get Your Company to Move to the Cloud.” In the post, he addresses the difficulties many tech employees have in getting their companies to switch to cloud computing, citing the underlying misunderstandings, fears, and disagreements as the result of an inhospitable company culture.

Van Vreede says, “How do you get your company into the 21st century and into the cloud? You have to realize that it’s more than just a pragmatic issue. In fact, it’s a company culture issue. Companies go through major structural transitions all of the time, and the move to the cloud is no different. But like other major changes — office location, software, organizational hierarchies, and so forth — it must be handled with delicacy and care. The first and most important step is to get your team on board with you is by making it clear why moving to the cloud is necessary before you explain how you will accomplish it.”

Stephen Van Vreede is a personal brand strategist, certified resume writer, job search agent, and the CEO and owner of ITtechExec. Stephen has 10 years of experience in employment strategy and 8 years of corporate management experience. He holds an M.B.A. in Marketing from Villanova University.

Read the entire article here. http://www.ittechexec.com/real-skinny-how-to-get-your-company-to-move-to-the-cloud/

About ITtechExec:

ITtechExec is a new kind of full-service employment agency that combines resume writing, portfolio building, and job search solutions to launch extraordinary tech careers in the 21st century job market. CEO and Executive Solutions Guide Stephen Van Vreede created ITtechExec in 2001, using his background of personal branding and corporate management to create a multi-pronged approach that gets results. ITtechExec serves as the job seeker and career changer’s trusted adviser, helping them make the best of the careers they’ve built and guiding them into the professional futures they desire.

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Kick in the Pants: Women in Tech: Top 5 Career-Building Tips

Kick in the Pants: Women in Tech: Top 5 Career-Building Tips

women in techThere are few more important questions in tech right now than how to correct the gender imbalance in the workplace. As the website Hire More Women In Tech puts it, “monoculture is bad for business.” That, and we don’t need to tell you how important it is that techy women everywhere have the equality they deserve.

While ideally all women in tech would be afforded equal opportunity, advancement, and compensation by their employers, that’s not everyone’s reality quite yet. This is why we’ve assembled our top five tips for women already in tech or just starting to build their careers.

Choose The Right Company Culture

Each of us has individual preferences when it comes to the environment and culture in which we work. Don’t back down when it comes to finding a respectful corporate culture where you know you can do your best work.

Be Vocal About Your Skills & Successes

You’re rocking your projects — don’t keep it to yourself! Seize every opportunity to discuss your accomplishments and skills so your value is crystal-clear to everyone.

Maintain a Rock-Solid Network

Never stop building up your network, both inside and outside your company. Be ready to leverage your contacts at the drop of a hat if you need to.

Don’t Think Big — Think Huge

Part of being seen as a leader (no matter your role) is having vision. Don’t censor yourself when it comes to great ideas, even if they don’t seem realistic at first.

Remember You’re Stronger Than You Realize

When big challenges arise (and they always do), don’t back down. Where there’s a will, there’s a way — and more often than not, tackling the challenge head-on is easier in the end than walking away.

 

Stephen Van VreedeAbout Stephen—-

Stephen Van Vreede is not your average IT/technical résumé writer. He provides career strategy and concierge job search solutions for senior (15+ years) (ITtechExec) and up-and-coming (NoddlePlace) (5-15 years) tech and technical operations leaders. Stephen and his team focus on building simplified, targeted, and certain career move campaigns, be it an external search or an internal promotion. He is co-author of UNcommon with career development leader Brian Tracy (out June 11, 2015). Contact Stephen directly at Stephen@ittechexec.com or send him an invite at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenvanvreede. To see whether Stephen and his team are a good fit for you, take their free (and anonymous) 1-minute compatibility quiz, Is the ITtechExec Approach a Good Match for You? Also, feel free to take his complimentary resume self-assessment quiz, How Certain Can You Be About Your Technical Resume? You might be surprised by what you find out!

 

 

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says Embrace Video Interviews To Ace Video Interviews

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says Embrace Video Interviews To Ace Video Interviews

CEO of ITtechExec Stephen Van Vreede explains how tech and IT job candidates can make the most of video interviews by being fully prepared for their particular set of benefits and challenges.

Rochester, NY — May 19, 2015 — Stephen Van Vreede, CEO of ITtechExec, published a new article titled “How to Ace a Video Interview.” In the article, he tells job candidates that in video interviews, how they act is equally, if not more, important than what they say, which means even old pros need to reassess their interviewing skills and update them for this new format.

Van Vreede says, “So you got the interview. Congratulations. But you don’t have the job yet. If the only thing that’s between you and your dream job is a video interview, it’s crucial for you to be extra prepared. Video interviews pose a whole new set of challenges for job candidates — and they aren’t all what you’d expect.”

Stephen Van Vreede is a personal brand strategist, certified resume writer, job search agent, and the CEO and owner of ITtechExec. Stephen has 10 years of experience in employment strategy and 8 years of corporate management experience. He holds an M.B.A. in Marketing from Villanova University.

Read the entire article here. http://www.ittechexec.com/kick-in-the-pants-how-to-ace-a-video-interview/

About ITtechExec:

ITtechExec is a new kind of full-service employment agency that combines resume writing, portfolio building, and job search solutions to launch extraordinary tech careers in the 21st century job market. CEO and Executive Solutions Guide Stephen Van Vreede created ITtechExec in 2001, using his background of personal branding and corporate management to create a multi-pronged approach that gets results. ITtechExec serves as the job seeker and career changer’s trusted adviser, helping them make the best of the careers they’ve built and guiding them into the professional futures they desire.

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Kick in the Pants: How to Ace a Video Interview

Kick in the Pants: How to Ace a Video Interview

job interview

Kick in the Pants: How to Ace a Video Interview

So you got the interview. Congratulations. But you don’t have the job yet. If the only thing that’s between you and your dream job is a video interview, it’s crucial for you to be extra prepared. Video interviews pose a whole new set of challenges for job candidates — and they aren’t all what you’d expect.

Video conference company PGi’s infographic on video interviews sheds light on some staggering statistics. Aside from reporting what we already knew — that video interviews are on the rise — they also reveal that the way we communicate over video differs greatly from the way we communicate in person. If you’re a Skype or Google Hangouts user, you already know that between technology glitches, faulty microphones, and time delays, getting our message across over video can be a big challenge. The infographic confirms what you may have already expected:

Your facial expression and tone of voice matter far more than the actual words you say.

True, it’s shocking to think that hires are made based upon factors that many of us don’t consciously control. But we see a silver lining in these statistics: First, video interviews have the ability to cut through some of the typical nervousness caused by in-person interviews because you are in the comfort of your own home. And second, when you put verbal communication on the back burner, it frees you up to find your “personality match” at a job — a factor that can play a big role in how happy you will be at the company.

When you look at it this way, it’s easy to see many reasons to embrace the format of the video interview.

Still, a video interview requires just as much preparation as an in-person interview, only the typical interview prep advice needs a little update. The following are some tips that can help you put your best foot forward, even when you’re not asked to step outside your home:

Do your part to make the interview go smoothly.

The same courtesies that apply to an in-person interview also apply to a video interview. This means you must show up on time and not let technical difficulties stop you. It’s imperative to test your equipment beforehand. Make sure your computer is charged, your microphone works, and that you have a steady internet connection in a quiet, calm space. Also, know how your equipment works. If you will be asked to screenshare as part of the interview, be 100% sure you aren’t sharing too much.

How you look and act matter more than ever.

Your interviewers may only see you from the waist up, but that half is crucial. Video interviews are the right time to break out your inner film director and plan out your wardrobe, angles, and lighting. It doesn’t make you vain — these are precautions that allow your interviewers to see you clearly and not get distracted. Set yourself up in front of a solid background with the camera at eye level, and make sure you aren’t backlit. Look at the camera, not the screen, so you make digital “eye contact” with your interviewers. And remember to speak a little more slowly and clearly than you need to in person.

Be ultra-prepared.

Have you sent over all important documents ahead of time? Do you know each of your interviewers’ names? Have you planned out answers to potential questions? The better prepared you are, the smoother the video interview process will go, and the better “digital” impression you’ll make.

Remember, you’re working with a different set of challenges in a video interview, but it’s also a different set of benefits. Work to create a frictionless interview experience where you can showcase how bright, friendly, and interested you are, and you’ll be well ahead of the curve.

Take a crash course.

Believe it or not, but you can get help. Just like you would take a course on almost anything, you can take mock interview courses to improve your skills here. Yes, it takes eating some humble pie, but it’s wise to find out where your strengths and weaknesses lie. Click here to learn more about our Video Interviewing Crash Course.

 

 

Stephen Van VreedeAbout Stephen—-

Stephen Van Vreede is not your average IT/technical résumé writer. He provides career strategy and concierge job search solutions for senior (15+ years) (ITtechExec) and up-and-coming (NoddlePlace) (5-15 years) tech and technical operations leaders. Stephen and his team focus on building simplified, targeted, and certain career move campaigns, be it an external search or an internal promotion. He is co-author of UNcommon with career development leader Brian Tracy (out June 11, 2015). Contact Stephen directly at Stephen@ittechexec.com or send him an invite at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenvanvreede. To see whether Stephen and his team are a good fit for you, take their free (and anonymous) 1-minute compatibility quiz, Is the ITtechExec Approach a Good Match for You? Also, feel free to take his complimentary resume self-assessment quiz, How Certain Can You Be About Your Technical Resume? You might be surprised by what you find out!

 

 

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says High Paying Tech Jobs Are Becoming More Widely Available

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says High Paying Tech Jobs Are Becoming More Widely Available

The Tech Job Search

CEO of ITtechExec Stephen Van Vreede talks about TechHire, the Obama administration’s answer to the 500,000 high-paying job openings in the tech and IT fields.

Rochester, NY — May 12, 2015 — Stephen Van Vreede, CEO of ITtechExec, published a new blog post titled “Why Higher-Paying Tech Jobs Are Just Around the Corner.” In the post, he uses TechHire, the government initiative to fill tech jobs, as a jumping off point to encourage tech and IT workers to build their skills and seek out challenging, great-paying jobs in their tech job search.

Van Vreede says, “Are you staying sharp? When was the last time you added to your skill set? Are you thinking ahead in terms of not months, but years? As IT and tech workers, you have the good fortune of having some of the best job opportunities in our nation regarding your tech job search — if, that is, you do everything you can to be the best candidate you can be.”

Stephen Van Vreede is a personal brand strategist, certified resume writer, job search agent, and the CEO and owner of ITtechExec. Stephen has 10 years of experience in employment strategy and 8 years of corporate management experience. He holds an M.B.A. in Marketing from Villanova University.

Read the entire article here. http://www.ittechexec.com/the-real-skinny-why-higher-paying-tech-jobs-are-just-around-the-corner/

About ITtechExec:

Not just your typical technical recruiter or technical recruiters…

ITtechExec is a new kind of full-service employment agency that combines resume writing, portfolio building, and job search solutions to launch extraordinary tech careers in the 21st century job market. CEO and Executive Solutions Guide Stephen Van Vreede created ITtechExec in 2001, using his background of personal branding and corporate management to create a multi-pronged approach that gets results. ITtechExec serves as the job seeker and career changer’s trusted adviser, helping them make the best of the careers they’ve built and guiding them into the professional futures they desire.

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