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IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says Consider Bringing Your Authentic Self Into The Workplace

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says Consider Bringing Your Authentic Self Into The Workplace

CEO of ITtechExec Stephen Van Vreede weighs the benefits and repercussions of being your “real self” at work, suggesting that doing so might benefit employees and employers alike.

Rochester, NY — Oct 21, 2015 — Stephen Van Vreede, CEO of ITtechExec, published a new blog post titled “Should You Try—Or Avoid—“Being Yourself” At Work?” In the post, he explains that researchers have found that there are some sizeable benefits to “being yourself” at work, from having more energy to bonding better with colleagues, though exactly how much to conceal or reveal is ultimately a deeply personal decision.

Van Vreede says, “For many people, it’s only natural not to reveal certain parts of their personality or history that could be viewed negatively in the workplace…But for the 63% in question, it’s not foibles or quirks that they are hiding–it’s major aspects of their humanity, such as natural appearance, health, sexual orientation, family situation, affiliation with certain groups, or belief systems.

And while it’s each employees prerogative to make the decision about what to reveal and what to conceal, some experts are beginning to question how much good it does to hide one’s true self in the workplace.”

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/should-you-try-or-avoid-being-yourself-at-work/

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 You Don’t Have To Be 100% Qualified To Apply To The Job Of Your Dreams

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says You Don’t Have To Be 100% Qualified To Apply To The Job Of Your Dreams

CEO of ITtechExec Stephen Van Vreede helps readers determine whether or not they should apply to jobs they aren’t entirely qualified for—the trick is to have a bulletproof application game plan.

Rochester, NY — October 13, 2015 — Stephen Van Vreede, CEO of ITtechExec, published a new article titled “Not Quite Qualified For The Job You Want? Here’s What To Do.” In the article, he guides job seekers through the process of applying to jobs they are slightly underqualified for, stressing the importance of finding equivalent experience, qualifications, and skills to match the ones listed on the job description.

Van Vreede says, “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.”

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/not-quite-qualified-for-the-job-you-want-heres-what-to-do/

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 Try A Daily “Power Hour” To Increase Productivity And Decrease Stress

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says Try A Daily “Power Hour” To Increase Productivity And Decrease Stress

CEO of ITtechExec Stephen Van Vreede shares a brilliant new productivity trick that can help IT and tech employees prioritize their most important work without the overwhelm that results from an unmanaged schedule.

Rochester, NY — October 6, 2015 — Stephen Van Vreede, CEO of ITtechExec, published a new blog post titled “Can a Daily ‘Power Hour’ Make You Happier & More Productive?” In the post, he cites author Gretchen Rubin’s productivity trick, “Power Hour,” as a beneficial practice for employees who struggle with prioritizing and completing their most challenging tasks at work.

Van Vreede says, “For most employees, productivity comes in fits and starts that spread out over the course of the workday. It’s impossible, after all, to be working to your maximum potential 100 percent of the time. And, some job functions simply require more focus and brainpower than others. Because of this, it’s all too easy to put off the ‘real’ work for another day and chip away at tasks that are relatively easy to do, but only moderately important.

The result is that you might feel like you’re working to your maximum potential, but you’re not actually getting anything done, which can be awfully stressful. This is where ‘Power Hour’ can save your sanity—and your job.”

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/can-a-daily-power-hour-make-you-happier-more-productive/

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 Objective Signs Can Prove A Job Candidate’s Likelihood Of Getting Hired

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says Objective Signs Can Prove A Job Candidate’s Likelihood Of Getting Hired

CEO of ITtechExec Stephen Van Vreede reveals the five biggest indicators that a job interview will turn into a job offer.

Rochester, NY — Sep 29, 2015 — Stephen Van Vreede, CEO of ITtechExec, published a new article titled “5 Signs You’re Going To Get a Job Offer.” In the article, he explains that job candidates are not in the optimal position to evaluate their own interview performance, which is why memorizing the telltale signs of an interview gone well can help them determine whether or not they should expect an offer.

Van Vreede says, “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.

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-5-signs-youre-going-to-get-a-job-offer/

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 Go Ahead With Your Video Resume, But Don’t Send It Unless It’s Perfect

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says Go Ahead With Your Video Resume, But Don’t Send It Unless It’s Perfect

CEO of ITtechExec Stephen Van Vreede discusses the ins and outs of video resumes, encouraging readers to try creating one, but warning them to be discerning before releasing it into the world.

Rochester, NY — Sep 21, 2015 — Stephen Van Vreede, CEO of ITtechExec, published a new blog post titled “Should You Have a Video Resume?” In the post, he explains that video resumes are indeed a good way of distinguishing oneself from the crowd, but they are a risky move that requires detailed care and attention in order to be successful.

Van Vreede says, “Sending traditional resumes into the void can feel like you’re throwing away your time and energy over and over again. In a competitive IT and tech job market, candidates who don’t cut it often won’t even receive a polite rejection letter. (The nerve!) One work-around to the drudgery of resume submissions is creating an impressive, highly individualized video resume. But how do you know if a video resume is going to get you the job—or turn you into a laughing stock?

You should only create a video resume if it fits the culture of the company and position where you’re applying.”

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/should-you-have-a-video-resume/

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 Don’t Waste Time In A Job You’ve Outgrown

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says Don’t Waste Time In A Job You’ve Outgrown

CEO of ITtechExec Stephen Van Vreede encourages readers to take on challenging, exciting roles that ask the best of them, which means being honest about when it’s time to move into a job with more challenges and responsibilities.

Rochester, NY — September 1, 2015 — Stephen Van Vreede, CEO of ITtechExec, published a new blog post titled “5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Job.” In the post, he reveals the top five signs of having outgrown a job and advises workers to look for roles they can grow into to stay motivated, challenged, and happier at work.

Van Vreede says, “For IT and tech workers, the sky is truly the limit to just how far your career can go. People in the industry have active, creative minds that want to be put to great use, solving complex problems and making the world a better place. Nobody wants to waste your brilliant mind in a role that doesn’t demand the best of you. That’s why it’s vital to watch out for the signs of outgrowing your job—and remember, it can sneak up on you faster than you realize.”

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/5-signs-youve-outgrown-your-job/

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 Invest In Your Health To Improve Your Career Outlook

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says Invest In Your Health To Improve Your Career Outlook

CEO of ITtechExec Stephen Van Vreede explains why healthier workers are better at what they do and how you can boost your wellbeing to gain an edge on your career.

Rochester, NY — Aug 25, 2015 — Stephen Van Vreede, CEO of ITtechExec, published a new article titled “Being Healthy Makes You a Better Employee.” In the article, he discusses the career-halting effects of poor diet, stress, and lack of exercise, encouraging IT and tech professionals to develop physical wellness as a workplace advantage in the competitive professional landscape.

Van Vreede says, “You might think that because it’s your brain that does the heavy lifting, your body is irrelevant to the work you do. Not so! Even the most intelligent and intellectual among us is simply unable to work our best when our bodies are unhealthy. Remember, we are holistic, integrated organisms geared toward maintaining equilibrium… All of this is to say, our professional talents and skills are only as good as our bodies will allow them to 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/kick-in-the-pants-being-healthy-makes-you-a-better-employee/

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 Doing Good, Not Just Good Work, Is Crucial To Career Success

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says Doing Good, Not Just Good Work, Is Crucial To Career Success

CEO of ITtechExec Stephen Van Vreede discusses the importance of taking a socially and environmentally conscious perspective on work done in the tech industry.

Rochester, NY — Aug 18, 2015 — Stephen Van Vreede, CEO of ITtechExec, published a new blog post titled “Why Doing Good—Not Just Good Work—Matters.” In the post, he explains that high-quality work is only one small part of the overall picture employers are looking for in their employees, emphasizing the growing importance of doing good for hiring senior and executive-level tech workers.

Van Vreede says, “If you want to put your skills to use, you need to know that tech companies these days are looking for more than a neutral employee who does only what’s asked and goes home at the end of the day. They’re looking for innovative movers and shakers concerned about creating something that’s not just cool or clever, but also creates positive change in the world.”

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-doing-good-not-just-good-work-matters/

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 Best Way To Earn More Money Is To Negotiate Well

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says The Best Way To Earn More Money Is To Negotiate Well

CEO of ITtechExec Stephen Van Vreede shares his tried-and-true salary negotiation tips, explaining to readers that salary isn’t about worth — it’s about the ability to negotiate.

Rochester, NY — Aug 11, 2015 — Stephen Van Vreede, CEO of ITtechExec, published a new article titled “How To Ask For the Salary You Deserve.” In the article, he reveals the secrets to successful, civil salary negotiation, offering time-tested advice to IT and tech employees looking to increase their earnings at their next job.

Van Vreede says, “You might be worth a million bucks, but you could wind up with a fraction of that number if you make the wrong salary negotiation moves. Most people aren’t thrilled at the prospect of salary negotiation, which is understandable. Done incorrectly, it can feel like a tense argument that leaves everyone offended and unhappy. But even if you’ve had an unsuccessful negotiation or two, that doesn’t mean you can’t improve your odds the next time around. Negotiation is a skill you can learn with the help of a coach or close friend. And, once you’ve mastered it, you’ll be amazed at how simple it can be to take your salary range up to the next level.”

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/how-to-ask-for-the-salary-you-deserve/

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 Social Media Can Revolutionize Your Job Hunt

IT Employment Expert Stephen Van Vreede Says Social Media Can Revolutionize Your Job Hunt

CEO of ITtechExec Stephen Van Vreede shows job candidates how to leverage social media to network, share their expertise, and ultimately find their dream job.

Rochester, NY — Aug 4, 2015 — Stephen Van Vreede, CEO of ITtechExec, published a new blog post titled “How Social Media Can Revolutionize Your Job Search.” In the post, he explains the many benefits of using social media to find jobs, from staying in the front of the minds of valuable contacts to using online networks to help find employment opportunities.

Van Vreede says, “Most hires are made due to a personal connection made through friends, coworkers, or recruiters — but today, many of these relationships take place online more than they do in person. That’s where social media comes in. By using the right online networks to connect with the people who matter most to your job hunt, you’ll find great opportunities, speed up your search, and have the potential to land a better gig than you could have the old-fashioned way. ”

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/how-social-media-can-revolutionize-your-job-search/

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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