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Congratulations and welcome! My name is Cindy Diehl, Director of Operations for CEOResumeWriter.com and personal project manager for your project!
Here is my contact information:
Getting Set Up
To facilitate the smooth development of your project, we use an online project management platform called “Basecamp.” You will be receiving another message from me with instructions on how to join your project, so be on the lookout for an invitation with the following “from” line:
From: Cindy D. (Basecamp) <email@example.com>
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Let’s Get Started
Second, download the following documents:
Private Coaching Session
Please be sure to book your coaching right away. During your private coaching session, discussions may focus on questions you may have about your Blueprint, developing your job search strategy, or interviewing/compensation. For this 30-minute session, you will want something to take notes with, and it would be helpful to have access to the internet.
Your coach, Maureen, is a highly sought after advisor who is trained our particular methodologies for C-suite transitions. She holds post-secondary degrees in Business Education and Human Resource Management, 5 industry association memberships and 11 professional certifications including Certified Executive Leadership Development Coach, Certified Professional Branding Strategist, Certified Career Management Coach, and Certified Career Strategist. She has over 20 years’ experience in corporate and private coaching at the C-level in professional development and human resources. Due to the demand for her coaching services, if you need to reschedule your coaching once you have booked it, please give us 24 hours notice. Thank you!
Career Marketing Blueprint
Think of this as your personal marketing plan—a map, if you will, to help clarify your goals, analyze the market, and align your major accomplishments and skills to the opportunity you want next. I believe you will be pleasantly surprised with the leadership development component of this Blueprint. For us, the information you provide will empower us to develop a powerful executive resume and supporting marketing materials for you.
If you have any trouble contextualizing everything you want in your next career move or creating metrics around your accomplishments while you are completing the Blueprint, you may contact me by phone or email for assistance. Additionally, here are two short coaching tutorials that Mary Elizabeth Bradford recorded to help you:
How to Contextualize Your Focus of Direction (audio)
How to Quantify Your Accomplishments (PDF)
Once complete, please upload your documents to Basecamp for review. Most clients take 2–15 days to complete and return their Blueprint. Knowing this helps us to stick to our promised turnaround times. If you find you need more time than this, or you need my assistance at any time, I am available by both phone and email.
After you send us your Blueprint and we have reviewed it, we may have a few additional questions. Please let us know if you wish for us to call or email those questions to you.
After we go over any changes or corrections on your draft resume and cover letter, you will receive professionally proofed final copies in three formats (word, PDF, and ASCII text) with instructions on when to use what version.
We will be sending out your recruiter distribution for you to facilitate introductions all at once. This allows you to leverage more than one opportunity at a time. If you wish, we can send a list of recruiters that place candidates at your level and across the industries you are interested in directly to you, and you may reach out to them individually. Please let us know if you would prefer this instead.
A few things we will look to enhance in your new profile include:
- Privacy, creating a vanity link, and getting endorsements.
- Keyword optimization.
- Creation of a summary statement and narrative of past positions.
- Involvement in relevant groups, which we will recommend to you.
- Making a few key connections, which we will suggest for you.
It’s our pleasure to give you as a gift one of our most popular coaching calls titled “How to Use LinkedIn to Pull Opportunities to You.” LinkedIn is a powerful tool to connect with your audience, establish thought leadership, and set perceptions. In this audio, we show you how to easily leverage that.
We are very pleased to offer you, as a gift, our C-Suite Job Transition Kit: Branding/Strategy/Resources. When our clients use the strategies in the directory combined with their new executive resume, it accelerates their results in a profound way. It can also save you a tremendous amount of time and help you manage your transition efficiently and effectively. I invite you to take the time to learn from the information here:
C-Suite Job Transition Kit
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Finally, please invite Mary Elizabeth Bradford to connect with you on LinkedIn! She has 400K board members, 300K CEOs, 95K recruiters, and 61K private equity executives in her first- and second-degree connections. This means that by connecting with her, you now have access to her connections—and they have access to YOU.
And that’s it. I welcome you and truly look forward to getting started!
If you have any questions about these steps, please feel free to call or email me via Basecamp. I look forward to partnering with you toward a successful career transition!
Inspiring your success,
Cindy Diehl, Director of Operations