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Welcome! Your Job Search Is About to Become …

Simplified. Targeted. Certain.

Dear Technical Leader,

Making a career move in today’s job market is often uncertain. It can penalize you for things you often can’t control … for being too “old,” too experienced, too qualified, too “technical,” too expensive. It might not reward you for this cert or that title, at least not like you thought it would. And many companies struggle with their talent retention efforts, to put it lightly.

Needless to say, your future technical career path may be fraught with more obstacles than perhaps you’ve experienced up to this point.

But here’s the good news:

You Can Be Certain in an Uncertain Market!
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My name is Stephen Van Vreede, and I overcome uncertainty everyday for my senior-level client members as an Executive Technical Résumé Writer and Job Search Strategist, as well as a Technical Career Adviser to several news/industry outlets, like TechRepublic, Dice, the Linux Foundation, and I’m also a co-author with business development guru, Brian Tracy, of UNCOMMON (out June 11, 2015).

Together with my team of writers and concierge job search agent, we find that from established “techies” (15+ years), to those who lead technical and engineering initiatives through project/program management, to strategy visionaries like CIOs and VPs, they all have one thing in common, most likely the same thing you’re looking for:

To feel certain when you conduct your next career move that you are ready for the market and well positioned to meet its demands (not to hope you are or think you are but to have a level-headed, frank understanding of the market and your place in it).

From your technical resume portfolio and personal branding to your job search launch to your next internal promotion, we cover all the bases to create a unified strategy for how to be successful in this job market that makes 1) the transition simpler for you, 2) targeted toward your specific market, and 3) certain that you are well prepared to meet whatever the hiring process throws your way.

Brian Tracy career advice“What surprised me most was how unexpectedly excited and motivated I was when I saw the revised version for the first time. Now, I have a great marketing platform that will do a much better job of presenting me, highlighting my strengths, and delivering my message to potential employers. A resume is a living document, and now I’ve made it past the ‘resurrection’ and am in a great position to be able to tweak and fine-tune it for different opportunities and markets,” D. Thorburn-Gundlach, Enterprise Architect, Atlanta, GA

“I really didn’t think I needed job search ‘help’. After all, I had been in the industry for 25 years. Shouldn’t I know everything there is to know about searching for a job by now? But the truth was, even though I might be established in my field, I’m not an expert on the job market. I rather do the job than look for one. And when I started working with ITtechExec, I realized just how little I actually knew about today’s market. It was nice not to have to ‘go it alone’,” A. Smith, Aerospace Engineer, Columbus, OH

Where do we go from here? Ask yourself one simple question:

How Certain Can You Be About Your Current Resume?

Then take our 8-question self-assessment tool below and find out. It’s free, takes about 30 seconds, and is completely anonymous. It examines how your current resume was designed versus the priorities of the current technical job market. If you don’t score above 80% certainty on our quiz, we’ll provide you with options for learning more about us and scheduling a complimentary consult session. This way, at the least, you’ll know how much confidence you should have in your current resume. If you can’t be at least 80% certain about it? Then why are you using it?

Best regards,


P.S.: Also feel free to email me directly at or connect with me and my active network on LinkedIn: View Stephen Van Vreede's profile on LinkedIn


Remember when a job search was pretty much a solo effort? Maybe you never even really had to try, jobs just kind of came to you? Today’s job market zoo makes it tougher to “go it alone,” and corporate hiring/retention is so full of “goo” it’s, well, irrational. Our NoNonsense job Search Agent takes you from resume to job search “launch” while you keep your sanity! Meet Us ›


Most projects fall for lack of a proper strategy. There’s too much pressure to either do it the way it’s always been done or overreact to the trends. Even worse is this tendency to give up. That’s why we begin by conducting our Upcoming Career Move Prep Session that will reduce the stress, build the proper strategy, and give you a reason to look forward to what’s next. Try Us ›


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