Is It Time to Make Your Next Career Move?
Well, the first step doesn’t get any easier than this:
Despite what some “career experts” might be saying, the reality is that CIOs have it tough in today’s business climate. Expectations are high even with tightening budgets and timelines. As a result, finding the Holy Grail-type of opportunity (you know, the one in which the company provides adequate resources, proper budgets, and reasonable delivery dates so that it isn’t an around-the-clock and on-to-the-next-initiative-right-away environment) is difficult and highly competitive.
Just imagine an environment with a true culture of empowerment and collaboration where your expertise is so valued that your proposed project plan isn’t cut to shreds with a single comment like “Great…just do it 2 months faster with half the budget and resources.”
Here’s the Good News: These places do exist!
But it’s also why it’s more important than ever that you spend your precious job search time wisely (because if want to find them, then so do all the other CIOs out there!)
Recruiter matching is a good first step …
By knowing that you are in for a highly competitive market, you can make the job search much easier with one key strategy: Proper recruiter “matching”.
You don’t want to make the same mistake 95% of candidates do and link up with any and all recruiters you come across or only talk to ones who are local to you. (This can be a colossal waste of time!)
Instead, make sure you are reaching out to those recruiters who best understand and place for the CIO/CTO role at YOUR salary rate and in YOUR target area. Once you get that proper match, then you will have more productive conversations with recruiters who “get” you!
But first you have to find them. And did you know that although recruiters are everywhere, finding the ones who specifically place project managers and program managers with YOUR parameters (salary, etc.) can take a lot of time and effort?
The reason is because recruiters are not just local anymore and they are not all created equal. Recruiters can place candidates all over the world without being physically located there. So you can’t just rely on calling the recruiter in your area. You need to think globally, and that can take time to research. Also, like most industries, few of them place candidates at all levels of experience, so you need to know their background.
““I went from having an out-of-reach dream to the reality of a great offer for an exciting leadership position in a geographic market that I had
no contacts in.” ― Walter, CIO, San Francisco, CA
Why spend more than you have to looking for them? Why not make your IT job search easier?
Sure, there’s always LinkedIn, but exactly how much time do you want to spend just searching online? Why not save yourself hours of research?
Wouldn’t you rather spend your time speaking to the right recruiters instead of wasting it on trying to find them?
My name is Stephen Van Vreede, and I am a Technical Résumé Writer and Job Search Strategist. I’m also a career adviser for TechRepublic, CIO.com, and Dice, where I have been featured extensively, as well as co-author of the upcoming career/life development book UNCOMMON with business leader Brian Tracy (Summer 2015).
After listening to my client members talk about their frustration in finding the right recruiters for them, and after hearing how much of their precious job search time they were squandering scouring LinkedIn, I began putting together specialized directories for them, leveraging my large network of recruiters.
- “Thank you, thank you for giving me a resource that would have cost me hundreds of dollars and hundreds of hours to find elsewhere!” Amy G., Project Engineer, NYC
I am now offering select versions of these directories to the general public, such as this one made up exclusively of 800 highly ranked CIO recruiters, spanning states A-W.
The directory, which is updated regularly, provides:
- Physical mailing addresses
- Email addresses
- Phone numbers
- Fax numbers
All the information you need to research, reach out, and engage with recruiters who place project management candidates … IN AN INSTANT!
- Backed by 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
- MOST IMPORTANT: Includes tips on how to use the list for maximum benefit.
- Receive regular job market trend updates.
So Do Yourself a Favor!
- “When I told my fellow CIOs that I paid for this directory, they all laughed at me. That is until they needed to find a technical recruiter to work with them and they didn’t really know how to begin. Now they aren’t laughing!” Ahmed S., CIO, San Francisco, CA
Want an even more customized list … one built just for you? Well, we can do that too!
Get a leg up. Save yourself hours of research time and focus on what’s important: How you plan to approach these CIO-specific recruiters once you’ve downloaded the directory!
P.S.: If you want to speak with me, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with me on LinkedIn too:
P.S.S.: To find out more about the resume and concierge job search solutions we provide, book a 30-minute free phone/Skype consult with me via my Calendar tool or take our quick, easy, and anonymous compatibility quiz (click here) to find out whether we are a good fit for you.
Click on images to preview portions of the directory:
Also, get our free report How You Can Leverage Technical Recruiters to Build a “Career Protection Pipeline”: