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The privacy industry is growing, and quickly—IAPP membership has gone from 36,000 to over 50,000 since GDPR Day last year!

TOP 3 Steps To Break Into Privacy
  • Get certified—hiring managers are looking for certifications, and the right ones can nearly guarantee an interview.
  • Stay relevant with laws at the state level—privacy is evolving quickly and being current immediately adds value.
  • Be open to contract work—as in-house privacy practices are established throughout the U.S., companies will be moving pieces around to find what works for them.
Wednesday, 22 May, 2019
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To be the best possible future employer to a new hire, cross-check any remaining contingencies before you extend an offer.

TOP 3 Post-Offer-Extension Contingencies That Lead To Offers Being Declined/Rescinded
  • Needing to navigate a non-compete after an offer has been extended/accepted
  • Requiring a reference from a current employer after an offer has been extended/accepted
  • Waiting more than three to four weeks to start a candidate after an offer has been extended/accepted
Wednesday, 15 May, 2019
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Hiring managers in privacy look for IAPP certifications before all else.

TOP 3 Takeaways From The IAPP Global Privacy Summit
  • The role of the CDO is highly undefined and varies greatly from organization to organization, but the CDO direction seems to be a logical and viable path for privacy professionals looking for the next evolution, namely CPOs.
  • Don’t get hung up on titles; because the privacy industry is still in its relative infancy, job titles (and even compensation) are not streamlined or settled like in other industries. Rather, focus on what the duties and expectations are for a position and how it is poised for growth.
  • Organizations are focusing on preparing for January 2020, the date the CCPA law becomes effective. They may be able to leverage some of the heavy lifting that was required to prepare for GDPR but will need to remain flexible as they operationalize privacy for additional GDPR-like state level regulatory requirements.
Wednesday, 08 May, 2019
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According to LinkedIn research, 94% of employees say they would stay longer at a company that invests in their learning.

TOP 3 Reasons Employers Should Invest In Employee Education
  • Workers in 2018 quit at the highest rate since 2001 and employers need to stem the tide in 2019.
  • The “skills gap” that has plagued American employers for years has been neutralized in other industrialized economies through commitment to learning and development of existing employees.
  • LinkedIn’s report saw a drop from 49% in 2017 to 27% in 2019 of professionals who cited “limited budget” as their top challenge.

Tip and TOP 3 courtesy of cnbc.com’s article “LinkedIn: 94% of employees say they would stay at a company longer for this reason—and it’s not a raise

Wednesday, 01 May, 2019
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You have to know what is motivating your job search before you explore the job market.

TOP 3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Looking For A New Job
  • “Why am I ready to leave my current job?” Know and understand your motivation, so when asked in an interview you can verbalize specifics in both a clear and concise manner. This will also help to determine what you're not looking for as you research and discuss future opportunities.
  • “What do I hope to achieve next in my career?” Whether that’s rapid ascension to management, acquisition of skills and certifications, or hitting a target compensation, this question will narrow your search quickly.
  • “What kind of company do I want to work for?” Consulting vs. corporation, industry giant vs. startup; understanding value propositions and desirable traits of any organization will further streamline your search and clarify your desires for your agent!
Wednesday, 24 April, 2019
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TRU isn't just your agent—it's a whole team, working together to place you in your dream job!

TOP 3 Keys To Success In Working With TRU
  • Always call your agent immediately after an interview—our clients want your thoughts and feedback before they share theirs.
  • Always talk to your agent before communicating anything directly to our clients—even when they aren't speaking for you, it's important to have a unified game plan.
  • Always CC the scheduler—they're the ones who facilitate every single meeting between clients and candidates.
Thursday, 18 April, 2019
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A good agent will serve as your filter during the interview process, helping purify your goals and performance on interviews.

TOP 3 Filters A Good Talent Agent Provides
  • Filter out the clutter. Interviews are performances, and everyone needs rehearsal. A good agent can help you crystalize your stories.
  • Filter out the negative. Job seekers are often looking because they are unhappy, but no one wants to hire an unhappy person. A good agent will help spin the disappointments in your current role into articulating desires for a better future.
  • Filter the compensation desires. Money is funny and being coached on how to properly and confidently set expectations with an employer is often paramount to success.
Wednesday, 10 April, 2019
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Professionals who refuse to make time to return phone calls and only wish to communicate via email are likely to be viewed as uncollaborative and perhaps even combative, whether that is the intention or not.

TOP 3 Reasons Phone Communication Is Still Essential
  • Tone is often misinterpreted in email but rarely via phone.
  • People are generally more inclined to be combative via email but less so when speaking directly to someone.
  • Returning phone calls is a sign of respect; neglecting to do so reads as being dismissive.
Thursday, 04 April, 2019
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63 percent of U.S. companies have remote workers, yet more than half do not have a remote work policy.

TOP 3 Ways To Ensure The Success Of Remote Workers
  • Establish a set of clear goals and shared values.
  • Maintain real transparency, making sure that team members know what is happening in every department throughout the company.
  • Insist on constant communication in the spirit of collaboration and keeping everyone informed.
Wednesday, 27 March, 2019