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CASE STUDY #1

It had been several months now, and despite posting his existing resume to hundreds of job postings and websites within a hot IT market, Ted was not getting any call backs or traction with his job search.
 
He had been employed with the same Fortune 100 financial services company for 15+ years, holding progressive roles in IT project and program management. Due to a major divesture of his business unit to private equity in 2017, Ted would soon be out of a job in 5 months. Time was ticking.

Growing concerned about his future, Ted reached out to me.

 

The Challenge

One of the biggest challenges executive job seekers face is that after years of driving for results, they are too close to it, meaning they are too close to the product (themselves).

Such as was the case with Ted.

Ted also struggled with talking about himself and organizing his thoughts around his unique value proposition.


Additionally, his existing resume was (1) not optimized for his search,(2) lacked a big-picture "leadership language" in demonstrating his team leadership capabilities (he wanted a management role, so this was critical), and (3) did not clearly communicate the types of IT initiatives he worked on, so the value prop was muddy and unclear to the reader.

Through our calls (and we held many), we were able to pull together his narrative and key achievements, and organize these in a manner that demonstrated his leadership capabilities and was highly optimized for the specific IT roles he was interested in pursuing.

The Result

Upon uploading his newly branded and targeted resume and LinkedIn profile, Ted began getting calls immediately from recruiters for the types of roles he wanted to pursue.

Within 3 short months, he landed a new leadership opportunity with a company nearby, enabling him to spend quality time with his family while pursuing the next growth chapter in his IT career. 

The Resume
that was Not Opening Doors

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The Resume
that Opened Doors

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