Relocating to Advance Your Security Career
The end of summer often finds security practitioners reevaluating their employment. Just as the start of a new year sparks interest in making a change to advance your career, so does an end to the often more relaxed days of summer.
More companies are asking their employees to return in person this fall, unfortunately at the same time workers are seeking less time tethered to the mothership. People looking for remote or hybrid work arrangements is still a trend that we expect to continue for the near future.
However, a return to the office may not look the same as it has in the past. Organizations have changed or relaxed their expectations as to where someone must be resident.
Large corporations with multiple offices now offer people the opportunity to live within a reasonable distance from one of those facilities rather than relocate to a headquarters location. This saves on costs for the company and broadens the available candidate pool to include people from more cities and regions.
However, most senior-level security positions for which we recruit still require successful candidates to move. Many people are open to relocation to advance their careers, but it is not for everyone.
Fully half of all applicants for our positions tick a box that indicates they are open to relocation. However, upon talking to them, they are not. Rather, they prefer to stay in their current location and believe technology enables them to work remotely. They often cite family obligations that prevent their ability to move.
The decision to move is a big one that needs to be taken by the entire family, not just the person who is changing jobs. Any shift is likely to have a profound impact…
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