Resume Coaching Success for a 60+ Year Old Information Security Professional
Client Profession: Information Security Architect / Engineer
Client’s Problem: Client’s original resume was not generating any interviews in a hot job market for information security talent.
Client’s Original Resume: 8 Pages in length covering 40 years of professional experience
Client’s Original Resume Content: 5 of 8 pages focused on managerial skills. The coaching client disliked managerial tasks.
New Resume after Jeff Snyder Coaching: 3 Pages covering 40 years of professional experience that aligned with my client’s LinkedIn profile message.
New Resume Content after Jeff Snyder Coaching: Hands-on technical information security topics with no mention of managerial skills. The new resume generated interviews.
Coaching Client’s Results: Coaching client found a Cybersecurity job 20 minutes from his home.
“I wanted to let you know that I have found a new - and very good - home here. I think it's fair to say that I am about as happy as the law allows. I also wanted to let you know that I got the job largely as a result of the resume and LinkedIn profile you helped me construct. I have to say that one of the other things that helped me was my attitude.
Thanks again for all your help. I fully expect that this job will last me into retirement. (I'll be 66 in just over two years and if I end up liking it as much as I think, I may well continue working a reduced schedule past then.) From what I can see now, it looks like I'll be living the good life for the foreseeable future."
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This is a once in a lifetime story to share. Twenty Three years into my recruiting career back in 1992, I filled an HP 3000 / COBOL Systems Analyst job. The person who stepped into that job made the most of his opportunity As it turns out, I planted a seed that turned into a substantial tree.
My placement lasted until June 1, 2015. No, the person I placed was not still an HP3000 COBOL Systems Analyst. He left the company I placed him in as an Executive Vice President who had an office next to the CEO’s office.
Though I physically moved 1,000 miles away from where I made this placement, the EVP and I have maintained a long-lasting relationship. Because he hadn’t written a resume in 23 years, the EVP came to me to get help with his marketing and branding. Specifically, we've worked on Resume Coaching and LinkedIn Coaching together.
I helped the EVP to write a resume that clearly shows what he has been great at delivering over the past 23 years. We also focused on where he wants to take his career next in his current resume. Interviews are being granted and my EVP friend will soon land on his feet in a fresh new role.
Am I claiming responsibility for the EVP’s success? No, I am not. What is exciting is that I’ve had the privilege of planting a seed that grew. That’s what I get to do when I place someone in a job and/or when I’m privileged to help someone with their career from a career coaching standpoint.