Security Executive Interview Preparation: End of Year Planning
December often finds security professionals planning for career change in the following year. Lack of preparation is the primary reason well-qualified candidates fail in an interview. This means you should design your job search strategy now, not next year.
One way to kick that preparation off is to understand how companies approach interviews.
Organizations continually develop and improve upon carefully constructed candidate assessment processes designed to aid them in selection of well-matched candidates. These models quickly weed out candidates who are not adequately prepared for the experience.
One common interview method is known as the iceberg model. It is designed to identify components that are visible such as observable behaviors, knowledge, and skills – the tip of the iceberg. It also explores components below the iceberg’s water line, such as traits, characteristics, attitudes, and beliefs. This method is used both for internal and external candidate assessments of various competencies in hiring, promotions, and performance management.
Organizations invest heavily in training their human resources and talent acquisition teams on this interview strategy. They may also use well-documented assessment instruments designed for use in conjunction with the interview process…
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