- Developing a Portfolio of Value
- Build a Relationship with a Specialty Recruiter
- Develop an Incisive Rsum
- Practice Good Skills in Your Verbal and Written Correspondence
- Develop a Personal Brand
- Know How To Present Yourself
- Take Advantage of Business and Social Networks
- Network Actively
- Reconsider Posting on Job Boards
- Keep Up Your Training and/or Certifications
- Put Your Thanks in Writing
Sharon and Leo thank Jeff for sharing his thoughtful insights. If you like this kind of subject matter, check out Technical Support and NaSPA, where Jeff will be a regular contributor. In the meantime, drop any of us an email message after you try some of our suggestions in this article. Tell us what worked well and what didn't. Better yet, if you land that choice security or disaster-recovery job, send Jeff a handwritten note of thanks!
Jeff Snyder is the president of SecurityRecruiter.com, a search firm highly specialized in information security recruiting. Jeff's recruiting career started in 1990 in the general IT recruiting space. His first information security recruiting assignment landed on his desk around 1995–96. SecurityRecruiter.com provides recruiting services, job placement services, and professional résumé-writing services, and is a gateway to various kinds of security certifications and training opportunities.
In addition to his work with his own two companies, TelLAWCom Labs Inc. and b4Ci, Inc., Leo A. Wrobel is honored to have been been president of the Networking and Systems Professionals Association (NaSPA) a not-for-profit company concentrating on the needs of tens of thousands of members since 1986. NaSPA specializes in career development, employment, information technology, and disaster recovery. Contact Leo at 214-888-1300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharon M. (Ford) Wrobel conducted extensive publishing and regulatory research for her former employer (a nationwide telephone company), a function she continues today as vice president of business development for b4Ci, Inc. Sharon was a major content contributor to Leo's book Business Resumption Planning, Second Edition (Auerback Publications, 2008), and coauthored his latest book, Disaster Recovery for Communications and Critical Infrastructure (Artech House Books, publishing in 2009). She published more than a dozen trade articles in 2008 alone. Sharon attended the University of Maryland and El Centro College in Dallas, where she trained as a registered nurse before joining Leo in his businesses. Sharon also served honorably as a public official, accepting appointments to the city's Planning and Zoning Commission and Historical Commission. She can be reached at email@example.com.