Top Security Career Challenges for 2023
The security career landscape shifts each year, and 2023 will be no exception. The state of the global economy is already affecting many organizations that hire security professionals. Restructuring is underway and will almost certainly impact one or more aspects of your job.
Here are some of the top security career challenges you will face in the new year together, along with some ideas of how to manage and conquer them.
RETURN TO THE OFFICE VS. REMOTE WORK.
A large number of security jobs are hands-on, and that makes remote work impractical to begin with. However, those in management positions may have had the opportunity to work either remotely or in a hybrid setting in the past few years.
As companies continue to bring more of their teams back into office workspaces, new challenges will exist for security, safety and risk management practitioners. In addition to managing your own return to the office, you will likely find yourself responsible for securing assets and individuals that are substantially more geographically dispersed than in the past.
RETURN TO IN-PERSON INTERVIEWING.
It is time to polish up your face-to-face communication skills. While companies continue to use conference-call type interviews for initial phases, the 2022 shifts in travel mean you will likely be invited to meet potential employers in person. Your at-home dresswear may need a refresh even if office dress codes are more relaxed than pre-COVID levels.
POTENTIALLY SEISMIC SHIFTS IN HOME AND WORK-LIFE BALANCES.
Personal stressors are gaining increased attention in the workplace as people return to onsite work. It can be a struggle to construct what the new normal is in your personal work/home life balance. The same will be true for your colleagues. Pay attention to your mental and physical wellbeing this year to better insulate against disruptive changes.
LESS SECURITY JOBS ARE AVAILABLE.
Companies continue to aggressively compete for certain security specialty areas, such as technical and clearance roles…
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