Technical Resumes, Simplified

How Certain Are You in an Uncertain Market?
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Dear Tech Leader,

Making a career move in today’s technical job market is often 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 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 Job Search Specialist as well as a Technical Career Adviser to several news/industry outlets, like TechRepublic, Dice, the Linux Foundation, and From telecommunications to IT to manufacturing to medical device and biotech to the various engineering disciplines, we help “techies” as well as those who lead technical initiatives to feel certain when they conduct their next career move that they are ready for the market and well positioned to meet its demands.

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 technical job search secret (one 95% of job seekers miss) and that is:

Presentation of value dictates response.

I know what you might be thinking, “I’m doing that. I have the right credentials. I have all the experience. I have that all listed on my resume, and I tell them all about in my interviews.”

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 (these are “features”); it means that unless they can connect the dots between how that background will be leveraged to solve their problems and provide tangible value to them (this is the true “value”), they won’t be persuaded to make the offer.

This is a very important distinction and it 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 not just their documentation, but also in how they approach their job search, respond in an interview, and negotiate salary (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 the fog begins to clear and you find yourself more certain because now you are positioned to talk about the #1 thing we all crave: value.

So how do you get this certainty?

Simple. You start by building a support team. Yes, a team.

Today’s job market isn’t for loners. Nothing about the hiring process favors the candidate, so you need the right team on your side.

That’s what we do. From resume portfolios to concierge job search solution, we can look at the whole picture. 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 technical career goals is to take our free and quick compatibility quiz (see below or click here).

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.

Best regards,


P.S.: If you want to speak with me, feel free to email me at or book a 30-minute free phone/Skype consult with me via my Calendar tool.

P.S.S.: Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn too: View Stephen Van Vreede's profile on LinkedIn

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