CIO and CTO Job Search Strategies


BlueSteps recently hosted an #ExecCareer Chat on the topic of CIO/CTO job search, featuring Stephen Van Vreede, from BlueSteps Executive Career Services.

Some of the questions asked included:

  • What are some emerging trends you are witnessing in the CIO and CTO function?
  • What would you say are the major challenges for CIOs/CTOs at the moment?
  • What skills are in high demand right now for technology executives?
  • How do I get on an executive recruiter’s radar as a CIO or CTO candidate?
  • What changes have occurred in the technology function over the last 5 years?
  • What should busy CIOs & CTOs focus on as the main part of their job search strategy?
  • What do most CIOs and CTOs include in their resumes that shouldn’t be included?
  • What should be the focus of a CIO/CTO’s LinkedIn profile?
  • What's the best way to learn about open CIO/CTO opportunities?

If you missed it, catch up on all the excellent advice that was given in the Storify transcript below.

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