Security Career Trends
We are frequently asked by both candidates and hiring managers what the future holds for someone seeking to advance their career in the corporate security profession. They want to know what kind of roles companies are currently recruiting for. Almost every conversation includes a question about how strong the current market is.
The corporate security job market is at the strongest it has been in over two decades. There have been years when the quantity of open roles has been higher. However, now positions typically require a higher level of sophistication.
Security professionals have more opportunity to participate with leadership teams and have the potential to exert greater influence in organizations. Total compensation packages are at a level that would have been unheard of even ten years ago.
Accompanying these shifts is the need for a higher level of business acumen and executive experience and strong competencies on the part of candidates. The ability to function in a rapidly changing ambiguous environment and gain support is critical. Security professionals now must be able to execute on forward-leaning security risk concepts within the organization’s cultural norms and align the program initiatives to support business objectives.
Security leaders need to be cognizant of and comfortable with functioning in the changing working dynamics of today’s work force to ensure sustainability and resilience. Trends that are rapidly changing how we work, manage, lead, and develop our next generation of security leaders include…
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