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If you are looking for fresh ideas and inspiration on how to propel your tech career to the next level this is the show for you. TTT is conversations with IT leaders. Hear about the challenges they face and how they overcome them. Learn how IT leaders build their teams and help them grow to the next level. Learn about leadership in the IT space and how you can advance your career in IT. Your host is Jodi Kulek Mayer, President of Clearmont Technologies. She has 25+ years in IT Staffing and Search.

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If you are looking for fresh ideas and inspiration on how to propel your tech career to the next level this is the show for you. TTT is conversations with IT leaders. Hear about the challenges they face and how they overcome them. Learn how IT leaders build their teams and help them grow to the next level. Learn about leadership in the IT space and how you can advance your career in IT. Your host is Jodi Kulek Mayer, President of Clearmont Technologies. She has 25+ years in IT Staffing and Search.

    How to Actually Grow into a Data-Driven Culture with Joe Vellaiparambil, Ep #15

    How to Actually Grow into a Data-Driven Culture with Joe Vellaiparambil, Ep #15

    In this episode of Tech Talent Today, I’m delighted to be joined by Joe Vellaiparambil, Chief Data & Analytics Officer at Equitable. Joe is responsible for creating, implementing, and maintaining the enterprise data strategy that enables Equitable to be a data-driven company. Most recognized for his outstanding ability to plan and build analytical capabilities that support business strategy, he has saved companies millions of dollars through developing strategies, eliminating unnecessary expenses, and consolidating disparate functions. Listen as Joe shares his extensive insight.
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... Data-driven companies [02:24] AI and data [06:14] Talent needed in data [11:31] Joe’s beginning in data and IT [14:50] Relaxing outside of work [18:22]  
    Resources & People Mentioned CDAO Fall Connect with Joe Vellaiparambil On Linkedin Connect With Jodi Kulek Mayer https://clearmonttech.com/about/meet-the-team/  Follow Jodi on LinkedIn  
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    • 20 min
    Is the PMO Becoming Obsolete? with David Zweier

    Is the PMO Becoming Obsolete? with David Zweier

    In this episode of Tech Talent Today, I’m delighted to be joined by David Zweier, Vice President of the Enterprise Program Management Office at Selective Insurance. David has over 20 years of experience in engineering and management, delivering business value across several industries such as defense, financial services, consulting, publishing, and insurance. I invited David to the podcast because of an intriguing post he made about the common misperception that project management will become obsolete. Listen to learn more!
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... Changes in business frameworks [03:39] Effective risk management governance [07:24] Interviewing for soft skills [09:30]  Rebecca’s Homestead [11:34] Employee retention through relationships [14:42] David’s career journey [21:03] Diversity and inclusion at Selective [24:19]  Resources & People Mentioned Rebecca's Homestead Selective Insurance The strategic future role of PMO PMI Connect with David Zweier On Linkedin Connect With Jodi Kulek Mayer https://clearmonttech.com/about/meet-the-team/  Follow Jodi on LinkedIn Subscribe to Tech Talent Today on
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    • 26 min
    Wisdom and Tips - TTT's First Anniversary with Bonnie Brill, Ep #13

    Wisdom and Tips - TTT's First Anniversary with Bonnie Brill, Ep #13

    July is the first anniversary of Tech Talent Today! I’m your host, Jodi Kulek Mayer, and I started the podcast during the pandemic as a way for people to learn and get ideas from each other's journeys. To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to reflect on the past year and discuss some highlights that resonated with me and our listeners. I'm excited to be joined by Bonnie Brill, who works here at Clearmont Technologies and has extensive experience in the IT staffing industry. You may have seen Bonnie on our Interviewing for Zoom video, which gives helpful hints for video interviews. She's helping me reflect on the past year's great podcast guests and episodes. You won't want to miss these highlights.
     
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in...  
    Career goals in difficult times [02:59] The benefits of working in office or at home [05:50] Building work relationships [09:16] Making a difference [11:37] Late changes in a career [14:36] Hiring managers want authenticity [18:19] Doing better with data [21:29]  
     
    Resources & People Mentioned  
    Interviewing on Zoom – Clearmont Technologies Podcast – Clearmont Technologies What Color Is Your Parachute? 2022: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success  
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    • 24 min
    Myths and Strategies for Technical Resumes with Jennifer Hay

    Myths and Strategies for Technical Resumes with Jennifer Hay

    In this episode of Tech Talent Today, I’m excited to be joined by Jennifer Hay. Jennifer has been writing technical resumes and LI profiles for IT professionals for over 15 years. She has several certifications, including Academy Certified Resume Writer, Resume Writing Specialist in Information Technology, and Certified Professional Resume Writer. Her background is in IT, BI, and Data and Information Management, so she loves to hear about all the innovative things people have done. Listen to learn the unique aspects of writing a technical resume. You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... Technical resumes for all audiences [02:48] Including the right information [05:26] The challenge with cover letters [09:39] What is career storytelling? [14:19] Writing a branding statement [17:41] Maximizing a LinkedIn profile [22:11] Advice for IT consultants [26:31] Resources & People Mentioned Career storytelling examples National Resume Writers Association Connect with Jennifer Hay Their website On Linkedin Connect With Jodi Kulek Mayer https://clearmonttech.com/about/meet-the-team/  Follow Jodi on LinkedIn Subscribe to Tech Talent Today on
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    • 31 min
    Be your own Chief People Officer with Adam Stanley

    Be your own Chief People Officer with Adam Stanley

    In this episode of Tech Talent Today, I’m excited to be joined by Adam Stanley, Chief Experience Officer at Teach for America. Adam is a results-driven board member, executive leader, and business partner with a Wharton MBA and over 20 years of achievement in driving value from technology and operations investments. Some of Adam’s most notable awards include CIO Magazine’s CIO100, Crain’s Chicago Magazine’s Notable LGBTQ Executives, and Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America. Despite all of his awards, Adam says his greatest accomplishment is the relationship of respect he’s built with people he has worked, volunteered, and learned from during his professional journey. Listen in to learn more from this influential individual.
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... From corporate to non-profit [02:29] Insights from Adam’s time as interim Chief People Officer [08:00] The war for talent [11:51] Hire for character and values [15:20] Go-to interview questions [19:25] The rewards of joining a board [23:42] Mentors and having a personal board [28:37] Resources & People Mentioned Cushman & Wakefield Hire for character and values - Adam Stanley Connections Blog H. James Dallas | LinkedIn Connect with Adam Stanley His Website His Bio On Linkedin Connect With Jodi Kulek Mayer https://clearmonttech.com/about/meet-the-team/  Follow Jodi on LinkedIn Subscribe to Tech Talent Today on
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    • 35 min
    The Influence of Culture on Managing Global Teams with Stefan Ott

    The Influence of Culture on Managing Global Teams with Stefan Ott

    When building international teams, it’s important to have an understanding of their team culture. In this episode of Tech Talent Today, I’m delighted to be joined by Stefan Ott, CIO of a nonprofit in the mortgage industry. Stefan is an engineering and delivery leader who guides organizations through transformations and capacity build-out initiatives by leveraging technology to drive business outcomes for highly complex global organizations. Listen to learn more about Stefan’s experience and how he’s successfully managing people across various cultures.
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... Managing in different cultures [02:27] Building global teams [05:08] Digital transformation [08:18] The challenge of data [12:23] Taking agile to heart [16:12] Stefan’s journey to IT [21:31] Seeking out guidance [26:32] Stefan’s work as a mentor [29:14] Resources & People Mentioned No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't Manifesto for Agile Software Development EMpower Connect with Stefan Ott On Linkedin Connect With Jodi Kulek Mayer https://clearmonttech.com/about/meet-the-team/  Follow Jodi on LinkedIn Subscribe to Tech Talent Today on
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    • 33 min