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CIO — When I screened résumés for CIO.com's résumé makeover , I observed a variety of mistakes IT professionals repeatedly made . They included not emphasizing relevant work experience, failing to explain the business benefits derived from their work, and including too much information. Howard Seidel, a career coach and partner with outplacement consulting firm Essex Partners, has also noted his share of mistakes that executives make on their résumés. Here he shares the five most common missteps he sees. 1.
CIO — More than a few worker bees figure top executives simply sail from one six-figure job to the next, whisked along by suave executive recruiters who coach them on secret job interview tricks and help them negotiate lush compensation packages . Right . Executive-level IT job searches aren't nearly that easy.
CIO — If you've recently begun to update your résumé, you've probably encountered conflicting opinions on how to write a résumé for a CIO position so as to attract an executive recruiter's attention. For example, you may have heard or read that your résumé needs to tell a story about your work experience, and thus needs to include specific details about your professional accomplishments. Yet you've probably also read that a résumé, by nature, should be brief , and that the goal of your résumé is to give the executive recruiter just enough information to make him want to call you to find out more.