LinkedIn Coaching

Resume and LinkedIn Coaching Success for a 60+ Year Old Information Security Professional

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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What are Jeff Snyder's Qualifications to Provide LinkedIn Coaching?

What Are My Qualifications To Provide LinkedIn Coaching?   This is a very good question that was recently brought to me.  I like questions and I’m happy to give this one an answer.  Back in 2004, I was one of the first 800,000 members of  LinkedIn .  That might not sound like such an early-on experience but when you consider that LinkedIn has over 300,000,000 profiles today, I was somewhat of an early adopter.  I've been studying the functionality of LinkedIn pretty much from its inception and many of my early predictions were spot-on.  At this point, I have one of the larger LinkedIn networks in the world with over 29.300+ direct connections.  Its not all about the size of my network. Its more about the relationships I’ve been fortunate to make because of my network and the business I’ve been able to develop through LinkedIn.   My LinkedIn Ranking   As of the writing of this blog, this is where I stand relative to my 29,300+ direct connections on LinkedIn.    “You rank in the top 2%   for profile views among your connections. ”    My LinkedIn Coaching Client's Results   My last couple of LinkedIn Coaching clients have experienced 27% and 28% increases in LinkedIn visits within 1-2 weeks of implementing the changes I suggested they should implement when I coached them.  Most of my LinkedIn coaching clients are people who are in an active job search mode.  In this case, they want to be found more frequently and they want to be found by the right people.  This is happening for my clients.   Why I Bundle my 1 Hour Resume Coaching services with my LinkedIn Coaching Service   My  LinkedIn Coaching  is most effective when it is bundled with my  1 Hour Resume Coaching  service.  The reason for this effectiveness is that achieving improvement on LinkedIn requires outstanding content and a well-thought-out LinkedIn Strategy.  All of my Resume Coaching clients all have outstanding content.   You're Already Making a First Impression   If you’re on LinkedIn, you’re making a first impression.  That impression is bad, neutral or great.  I know that not everyone thinks like me but I can’t understand why anyone would want to settle for a bad or neutral first impression when you could make a great first impression.  When you’re ready to take your LinkedIn presence to the next level, I’m ready to help you through my  LinkedIn Coaching Services .  Jeff Snyder’s, Jeff Snyder Coaching Blog, 719.686.8810          

What Are My Qualifications To Provide LinkedIn Coaching?

This is a very good question that was recently brought to me.  I like questions and I’m happy to give this one an answer.

Back in 2004, I was one of the first 800,000 members of LinkedIn.  That might not sound like such an early-on experience but when you consider that LinkedIn has over 300,000,000 profiles today, I was somewhat of an early adopter.  I've been studying the functionality of LinkedIn pretty much from its inception and many of my early predictions were spot-on.

At this point, I have one of the larger LinkedIn networks in the world with over 29.300+ direct connections.

Its not all about the size of my network. Its more about the relationships I’ve been fortunate to make because of my network and the business I’ve been able to develop through LinkedIn.

My LinkedIn Ranking

As of the writing of this blog, this is where I stand relative to my 29,300+ direct connections on LinkedIn.

“You rank in the top 2% for profile views among your connections.

My LinkedIn Coaching Client's Results

My last couple of LinkedIn Coaching clients have experienced 27% and 28% increases in LinkedIn visits within 1-2 weeks of implementing the changes I suggested they should implement when I coached them.

Most of my LinkedIn coaching clients are people who are in an active job search mode.  In this case, they want to be found more frequently and they want to be found by the right people.  This is happening for my clients.

Why I Bundle my 1 Hour Resume Coaching services with my LinkedIn Coaching Service

My LinkedIn Coaching is most effective when it is bundled with my 1 Hour Resume Coaching service.  The reason for this effectiveness is that achieving improvement on LinkedIn requires outstanding content and a well-thought-out LinkedIn Strategy.  All of my Resume Coaching clients all have outstanding content.

You're Already Making a First Impression

If you’re on LinkedIn, you’re making a first impression.  That impression is bad, neutral or great.  I know that not everyone thinks like me but I can’t understand why anyone would want to settle for a bad or neutral first impression when you could make a great first impression.

When you’re ready to take your LinkedIn presence to the next level, I’m ready to help you through my LinkedIn Coaching Services.

Jeff Snyder’s, Jeff Snyder Coaching Blog, 719.686.8810

 

 

 

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My 1992 Placement Lasted 23 Years

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.

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