Let’s Be Real
Our followers on Twitter know us as @ITtechExec and @rezlady, but IRL, we are Stephen and Sheree Van Vreede. Together we run a technical resume/personal branding service called ITtechExec that sets out to craft a clear, simple, and “real” personal brand message for each candidate. We do that by articulating how your technical skills enable more efficient business operations for employers.
In other words, our clients are more than just job seekers; they are problem solvers who meet real needs. Our job at ITtechExec is to help them showcase that across both traditional (resume) and social (Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) forms of media.
So Are You Keeping It Real?
Each of us, whether we like the phrase “personal branding” or not, has one: who are we, personally, professionally, and so on, and the message that we project. In today’s job market, we are now forced to think about our “communities” and our spheres of “influence,” and how well we engage in those communities is becoming a key component in our careers. Honestly, it’s a lot of blah, blah, blah that basically comes down to what the job search has always been about: meeting needs.
Thus, when it comes to a job search, the rules of engagement have changed. A resume/cover letter service just isn’t enough anymore. Now you need to develop a clear, consistent brand message across both traditional and social media. And that message is less about polish and more about distinction. What about your background and skills is unique, and how can you leverage that experience to meet a real need that a potential employer has?
And let’s face, results matter!
At ITtechExec, we understand this and, more importantly, we get results. Now, we might look like just your average family (and we are), but our clients experience a 5-fold rate of return (or better) on their investment with us. How? Because we have developed an approach based on the project management lifecycle.
Yes, the project management lifecycle.
By understanding that your career is always in some stage of this lifecycle, whether it is initiating and planning for the next move, executing the next move, or closing out the negotiations with your next employer, we offer solutions that work with you along this cycle.
Not only that, we do it by keeping it real.
In other words, we craft a personal brand for real professionals who meet the real needs of real organizations.
To learn more about us and all our swanky credentials, check out our site ITtechExec or e-mail Stephen directly at email@example.com today. (You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Digg, and just about everywhere else too [we have lots of "neat" pins on Pinterest!], but really the website says it all, although maybe with a little less flair…)
The ITtechExec Way
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