Security Careers in The New Year
New Year’s resolutions often include the goal of changing careers. As a result, our recruitment practice typically sees an increase in candidate activity at the start of the year. Security practitioners are quick to approach us about shifting positions. They want to know what the job market looks like for the coming year and what they should take into consideration if they decide to make a move.
This year will be especially interesting. The migration we usually see in January began mid-year 2021 and has been steadily picking up steam since. It was not uncommon for us to receive upwards of 600 applications for each of our recruitment projects the latter half of 2021.
“The Great Resignation” has been an impossible-to-ignore phenomenon over the past six months, and the security industry has not been immune to its effects. The uncertainty of working conditions incented some to retire early. Others found themselves in conflict with their organization’s new policies and looked to move elsewhere. Overwhelmingly, most were reevaluating their quality of life at that current point in their careers and decided a change was in order.
From the client side of our business, we saw employers realizing the importance of being an attractive place to work on multiple fronts. They wanted to hire candidates who were in concert with enterprise goals while still prioritizing flexibility, career growth and support for a balanced lifestyle in ever-changing conditions. Companies also strove to be more firmly committed to hiring teams reflective of their communities and their customers.
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