One of the biggest challenges job seekers face after years of driving for results, is that they are too close to it, meaning they are too close to the product (themselves).
Such was the case for Tess.
Tess also struggled with talking about herself, organizing her thoughts around her value proposition, and taking credit for her achievements and impact.
Additional areas of focus was that her existing resume was:
(1) not optimized for her specific search,
(2) did not speak a "leadership language" in demonstrating her team leadership capabilities (she wanted a leadership-management role, so this was critical), and
(3) did not clearly communicate the types of IT initiatives she 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 her narrative and key achievements, and organize these in a manner that:
(1) demonstrated her leadership capabilities,
(2) demonstrated she had backbone,
(3) was highly optimized for the specific IT roles she was interested in pursuing,
(4) gave her credit where credit was due, and
(5) clearly communicated the types of IT initiatives she had been involved in so that the reader could clearly understand.
The new resume also:
(1) has a more sophisticated look and design,
(2) "pops" more to the reader, and
(3) again, was specifically organized and designed to show progressive roles/leadership, and make this very easy for the reader to scan and quickly grasp where she fit into the organization.