Dear IT Pro,
Making a career move in today’s tech job market can be uncertain. It can penalize you for things you often can’t control … for being too “old,” too experienced, too qualified, too “technical,” too expensive. It might not reward you for this cert or that title, at least not like you thought it would. And many companies struggle with their talent retention efforts, to put it lightly.
Needless to say, your future technical career path may be fraught with more obstacles than perhaps you’ve experienced up to this point.
But even though the tech job market may be uncertain, you don’t have to be!
My name is Stephen Van Vreede, and my team and I overcome uncertainty everyday for my client members as a Technical Résumé Writer and IT Job Search Specialist as well as a Technical Career Adviser to several news/industry outlets, like TechRepublic, Dice, the Linux Foundation, and CIO.com.
So how do we do it?
By understanding how the hiring process has evolved, where it’s going, and how companies often say one thing and do another.
We also understand the #1 IT Job search secret (one 95% of job seekers miss) when it comes to resume and “personal branding,” and that is:
Presentation of value dictates response.
Believe it or not, but a long list of credentials and experience does NOT equate to value in the mind of potential employers even though that is what they “said” they wanted in the job description (again, they say one thing and do another).
It doesn’t mean they don’t want the credentials and experience; it means that unless they can connect the dots between how that background will be leveraged to solve their problems and provide value to them, they won’t be persuaded to make the offer.
That is why our team at ITtechExec goes far beyond just “professional resume writing.” We connect the dots! We work with our technical leaders to present value in their documentation, how they approach their IT job search, and respond in an interview (for more on our approach, you can sign up for our free “How to Get a Whole Lot More Than Just Another Technical Resume” report).
It’s why we say that it is:
Simplified. Targeted. Certain.
And once you have that, then you start to protect all you have worked so hard to build because now you are positioned to talk about value.
So how do you get this certainty?
Simple. You start by building a support team.
Today’s tech job market isn’t for loners. Nothing about the hiring process favors the candidate, so you need a team on your side.
That’s what we do. But…
We don’t pretend to be “right” for everyone; we specialize our focus so that we can offer up that simplified, targeted, and certain job search to our select members.
The best way to find out whether we are the best support team for you and your IT career goals is to take our free and quick compatibility quiz (see below).
No names, phone numbers, or email addresses required; just a simple 15-question anonymous quiz that within 1-2 minutes will tell you whether our approach is a good fit for you and whether you should spend anymore time finding out more. In other words, we know your time is valuable, so we cut right to the chase.
Is our approach best for you and your career goals?
If it is, we’ll offer you two options for getting more background and information on us (or you can sign up now for our free “How to Get a Whole Lot More Than Just Another Technical Resume” report).
If not, we’ll give you an option of recommending another service to you! It’s our goal for all professionals to get the support they need in this zoo-like market, so we are happy to make referrals to one our network of guild writers.
P.S.: If you want to speak with me directly, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me toll-free at 866-755-9800.
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 (check out his exclusive offer). 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?