At some point when searching for a new physical security job, someone mentions the importance of ‘networking.’
It represents an especially important part of the job hunt within the security profession. Hiring managers prefer to deal with those they know and trust — not unknown applicants submitting resumes online.
No one tells you how to network. That can make the prospect of reaching out to strangers daunting.
Our guest today has an answer to this problem.
Joining me on the show this time is Steve Dalton, MBA. He’s the Daytime Program Director of Career Services at Duke University. He’s also the author of the book ‘The 2-Hour Job Search’ and ‘The Job Closer.’
In our conversation, Steve reveals his step-by-step system physical security professionals can use to find their next career opportunity.
This would be useful for experienced practitioners looking to step up to the next rung on the career ladder, service members looking to transition to the private sector, or a student looking to break into the field for the first time.
We also discuss:
- Why hiring managers are ignoring your résumé (and what to do about it)
- 7 questions to ask at every informational interview.
- Why companies actually DON’T want to hire the most qualified candidates for a physical security job.
- The tool thousands of job seekers use to dramatically improve their attractiveness to prospective employers.
Never miss an episode by subscribing to the LifeRaft Physical Security Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever else you listen to podcasts.