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Across the Desk: Different Perspectives on InfoSec Hiring and Interviewing

Landing the perfect security job and finding the right candidate takes more than merely matching the person’s skills to the job requirements. The hiring manager and the candidate explore each other’s traits and persuade each other of the right fit during email, phone and in-person interactions. Succeeding at these discussions and getting the upper hand requires understanding your negotiation objectives and the other party’s tactics.

This session investigates the perspectives of both sides of the hiring process: the candidate and the employer. The two speakers, experienced in recruiting, hiring and job-searching, will alternate between the viewpoints to clarify how each side views topics such as the resume’s role, the job’s appeal, career advancement, interview communications and compensation. Providing insight into the hiring process, they’ll dispel some of the myths of how it really works. Attendees will come away as more effective interviewers and interviewees, as they pursue to build their teams and attain career goals.

The session starts by clarifying why the dynamics of the job search and the hiring process are often misunderstood, which leads to bad decisions. It then explores several key topics related to the job search and to filling an open position in the information security industry:
1. Presentation: How to describe the candidate and the job?
2. Expertise: What skills to possess and to demand
3. Negotiations: How to get what you need or want

The presenters will demonstrate how the same event or issue can be seen from two points of view, which often leads to sub-optimal negotiations or bad job decisions.

The discussion completes by explaining that like in dating, finding the right match in a candidate and employer is hard: there are many variables to consider and track. Understanding the other party's perspective is key to a successful outcome.
Recorded Feb 28 2012 60 mins
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Lenny Zeltser & Lee Kushner
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