Thursday, February 17, 2011
Why Use a Security Recruiter?
What Does SecurityRecruiter.com Do?
At SecruityRecruiter.com, we’re human puzzle builders. We get paid by our client companies when we deliver the missing piece or in reality, the right security job candidate. In our case, the missing piece is a professional whose background is highly specialized in information secruity, cyber security, corporate security, physical security, copmliance and/or risk management.
The opportunities we help companies create are not related to security technologies, they’re entirely related to getting the right people positioned in the right jobs. When the right people are positioned in the right jobs, great things can happen.
Good to Great
The book “Good to Great”, one of my favorites on the topic of properly placing the right people in the right jobs in an organization clearly addresses this issue.
An Efficient and Effective Security Recruiting Process
The Trend Continues
Today, I shared a conversation with a VP of Operations who called on me from a financial services company. I’m told that for many years, this company was very happy with their Corporate Security Manager until that person moved on 1.5 years ago. Over the past 1.5 years, they’ve hired and fired 3 replacements.
As the conversation progressed, I learned that this VP of Operations has interviewed 50 security job candidates over the past 7 months. While he hasn’t yet paid a search fee, he could have. The amount of opportunity cost he has personally burned up at his earning level by interviewing security job candidates who don’t fit is nearing the amount we would charge to conduct a successful direct recruiting search. I don’t know exactly what this VP of Operations personal job description looks like but I suspect that it doesn’t talk about investing time to interview 50 security job candidates to not get a security job filled properly.
The Common Thread
What all of these SecurityRecruiter.com clients have in common is a desire to have business focused security professionals on board. On their own, they’re finding no shortage of security job candidates to interview. However, when an expectation that security job candidates will also be business focused candidates, a gap forms between expectations and reality.
Hiring officials have admitted to me that they’ve hired the wrong person from time-to-time simply because they were worn out from the interview process and they simply wanted to get the job filled. They gave up and compromised. There is a better way.
We don’t create security job candidates but we do separate those who understand business from those who do not. This is the value we bring to our clients.
Security Recruiter Blog
President of SecurityRecruiter.com and JeffSnyderCoaching.com. SecurityRecruiter.com is an executive search firm specialized in information security recruiting, cyber security recruiting, corporate security recruiting, physical security recruiting, converged security recruiting, IT risk management recruiting, enterprise risk management, global compliance recruiting, global privacy recruiting and business intelligence recruiting.
Through JeffSnyderCoaching.com, I provide Resume Writing, LinkedIn Profile Optimization, Personal Branding, Personal Marketing, Strengths Coaching, Emotional Intelligence Coaching, Career Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Executive Coaching, Coaching for Entrepreneurs and aspiring Entrepreneurs, Career Transition Coaching and more.
My clients include Fortune 500 clients crossing many different different industry boundaries including but not limited to Banking, Financial Services, Hospitality, Gaming, Insurance, eCommerce, Oil & Gas, Retail, Entertainment, Media, Software, Consumer Products, Hospitality, Mining, Security Consulting, Telecommunications and more.
My Security Recruiter Blog is home to information that security, risk, compliance, governance and privacy professionals need to grow their security careers and is updated weekly.
My recent public speaking activities include:
- CISO Forum and ISSA of Los Angeles
- CSO Roundtable for ASIS
- North Texas ISACA in Dallas, TX
- Information Security Leadership Forum, Dallas, TX
- ISSA in Denver, CO
- National CISO Forum of ISSA in Las Vegas
- ISSA in Colorado Springs
- EVANTA in Phoenix
- A private training session to train computer sales people in Denver to leverage LinkedIn to drive their sales business opportunities.
- I speak on leadership, career and overcoming adversity topics.
Testimonials of my recruiting work are found on the Security Recruiting Testimonials page of SecurityRecruiter.com. Testimonials for my coaching work are found on the Coaching Testimonials page of JeffSnyderCoaching.com.
I have a rather large and growing LinkedIn network with nearly 30,000 direct connections.