Monday, June 22, 2015

Are You Prepared for When Opportunity Knocks on Your Door



My Phone Keeps Ringing

It is currently 11:03 AM in Colorado in the Mountain Time Zone and my week is already fully loaded.  Every time I have completed a call this morning, my phone rings again.  Demand for the skill sets I work with is sky high and continuing to increase.

Are You Prepared for When Opportunity Knocks?

  • Friday of last week wrapped up with contract negotiations where multiple information security / Cybersecurity positions were the topic.
  • Over the weekend, a call came to discuss a potential VP of Corporate Security role.
  • Based on last week’s progress, I’m about to write up a Regional Security Manager role for the Americas for a client from the UK.
  • My Offensive Penetration Testing consulting client needs to hire 2 new employees every month for the rest of the year.
  • In Phoenix, I have a new Information Security Engineer job to write up to sit beside a Network Security Architect role that is already on my desk.
  • My phone just rang with a hiring decision maker on the other end telling me that his HR department has been unable to attract information security talent that aligns with his needs.  After a 30 minute get to know you conversation, we’re now moving towards exchanging contracts and job descriptions to determine if we can work together.
  • Magazine writers are calling me to talk about supply and demand in the information security jobs sector.  By the time they get around to publishing whatever it was that we talked about when they interviewed me, the information is likely somewhat stale. Cybersecurity / Information Security employment is moving at the speed of light.  Are you prepared?

WHAT IS MY POINT?

If you haven’t yet figured out what you “Should” be doing with your career versus settling for what you “Can” do, now is a great time to do so and I'm equipped to help you through Jeff Snyder Coaching.

If your Resume doesn’t do a stellar job of describing who you are, how you’re educated and credentialed and what you are great at in a matter of seconds, now is a great time to invest in yourself to be sure that your branding and marketing message is clear.

If you have a presence on LinkedIn, you’re making a first impression.  If that first impression needs improvement, don’t wait another day before you make your LinkedIn profile speak clearly on your behalf.  Employers and recruiters are looking at you if you have the kinds of skills I recruit.


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