Monday Jun 12, 2023

#133 - The Seesaw of Cyber Recruiting (with Lee Kushner)

This episode features Lee Kushner discussing various topics, including negotiating skills, the importance of degrees in the cybersecurity field, the need for diversity in the industry, challenges faced by cybersecurity professionals, starting a career in cybersecurity, and the value of technical skills. The conversation emphasizes the need for individuals to acquire technical skills, such as coding and networking, as they are in high demand and can differentiate them in the job market. It also mentions the importance of understanding the industry and its composition when seeking employment in cybersecurity.

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  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 07:56 The Importance of Professional First Mindset in the Staffing Industry
  • 09:33 The Importance of Perception in a Staffing Environment
  • 11:36 The Role of the Research Professional in a Hiring Process
  • 16:03 How to Overcome Barriers in the Recruitment Process
  • 18:09 The Importance of Education in Executive Search
  • 20:41 The Importance of Diversity in Cyber Talent
  • 25:25 How to Get a Job in Cyber Security
  • 27:48 The Importance of a Technical Foundation in Careers
  • 32:08 How to Become a Cybersecurity Professional
  • 34:06 The Future of Cybersecurity Career Paths
  • 35:56 The Future of Security
  • 41:24 How to Get in Touch With Your Clients

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