How to Make Your IT Director Resume Really Pop

If you're pursuing an IT Director job, you already realize there's a special challenge in your search. Your resume must be written to show technical aptitude, plus demonstrate leadership problem-solving and team management skills (crucial for a later move to VP or CIO positions). Climbing the corporate ladder to a higher-level IT leadership role requires that you first take stock of … Continue reading How to Make Your IT Director Resume Really Pop

The Lesson Behind Update Your Resume Month

The inquiries all start out in a similar fashion: “I’ve been contacted by a recruiter for a dream job at (fill in the blank here: Google, Microsoft, Citibank, etc.), and I haven’t polished my resume in months or even years. Can you help?” Do I want to help? Absolutely. But with the rush of great … Continue reading The Lesson Behind Update Your Resume Month

Facing layoff from Cisco? Plan your job hunt strategically

Cisco Systems announced its largest layoff ever in July 2011, and employees are certainly feeling the aftershocks. With 6,500 staff being cut (up to a 14% drop in its workforce), Cisco has announced that it plans to restructure in order to maintain a competitive position. If you’re one of those affected by this or other layoffs, … Continue reading Facing layoff from Cisco? Plan your job hunt strategically

CIO Resumes: Mining IT Projects for Strategic Benefit

Are you a rising star in the IT world eager for a shot at the CIO role? Ascending from IT Director or VP takes more than just showing how you’ve leveraged the technology itself: you’ll need to first put yourself in the C-suite on paper.As described by my recent article in ComputerWorld, most would-be technology executives … Continue reading CIO Resumes: Mining IT Projects for Strategic Benefit

2008: A Good Year to be in IT

According to CIO Insider's No Break in the IT Talent Wars, the coming year is forecast to be a fantastic one for those in classic information technology fields. But before you see a rehash of the dot-com debacle in all this, take heed: this isn't the talent wars of the late 1990's. Factors like the … Continue reading 2008: A Good Year to be in IT

"Evolution of the CIO" from InformationWeek

This article discusses the possibility that the influence of the CIO may be on a downturn, with research showing that the percentage of top IT executives with a direct link to executive management is beginning to slow. The interesting angle is an overall discussion of whether CIOs and CTOs are sensing that their roles may … Continue reading "Evolution of the CIO" from InformationWeek

“Evolution of the CIO” from InformationWeek

This article discusses the possibility that the influence of the CIO may be on a downturn, with research showing that the percentage of top IT executives with a direct link to executive management is beginning to slow. The interesting angle is an overall discussion of whether CIOs and CTOs are sensing that their roles may … Continue reading “Evolution of the CIO” from InformationWeek

Computerworld’s 2010 Forecast for the IT Profession

Computerworld's piece entitled The IT Profession: 2010 shows robust predictions for the next four years. The article notes that "major shifts" in the job market for IT professionals are underway, and that the dreaded topic of outsourcing is a prevalent concern for technology workers. How can you prepare your skills for what is yet to … Continue reading Computerworld’s 2010 Forecast for the IT Profession

Are IT Resumes Easy to Write?

I've seen more IT resumes than I can count--and I cannot honestly say that most were representative of the fantastic skill sets that most technical workers possess. Since most technical professionals add an extensive list of technology skill sets to their resume, how can this be?The fact is, IT resumes are mostly known for what … Continue reading Are IT Resumes Easy to Write?