Press Pause to Advance Your Security Career
Busy security professionals may find it difficult to step back and take an introspective pause from their often-substantial work responsibilities. It is easy to get caught up in the demanding pace at which many of us work. However, a break is often the most beneficial thing security professionals can do to keep things in perspective and allow time to think about where your career is headed.
The concept of taking yourself out of your typical environment for the purpose of evaluation and making changes is not new. There are retreats for every personal goal you can think of, and corporations have long sponsored team-building retreats.
Consider allocating time for something similar for yourself that is focused on your career path. Even if only for a brief period of time, pick a location that resonates with you and plan for a career evaluation retreat. Unplug from every day and give yourself free rein to look at the whole picture.
Take this valuable time to analyze your current role. Perhaps you are well-compensated but dissatisfied with the structure of your organization. Think about changes you can either influence or make that will improve your job satisfaction in this circumstance.
Look at your portfolio of responsibilities. Perhaps there are shifts you can make that better align with corporate goals and increase the benefit to both you and your organization. Take time to consider all of the variables; sometimes shifts can be as simple as jettisoning negative or underperforming vendors…
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