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If you are thinking about taking your career to market, check in with your agent/agency first before sending out your resume.

TOP 3 Favorite Quotes from TRU CEO’s Interview About Talent Representation
  • Impacts are made in moments, but triumphs take time.
  • If you want to make the big bucks, you better be involved in business development.
  • People are the only catalyst for change because that is who we are trying to change in order to evolve.
Wednesday, 16 January, 2019
TRU Tips

An estimated 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will be available but unfilled by 2021.

TOP 3 Ways Companies Are Trying To Fill Cybersecurity Jobs
  • Some major corporations have taken to hiring hackers.
  • Many companies (less so consulting firms) are putting less emphasis on a college degree, preferring hands-on experience.
  • Some teams are hiring inexperienced workers with the right aptitude and attitude to learn on the job from more experienced members.
Thursday, 10 January, 2019
TRU Tips

Remote (or work-from-home) placements constituted 27% of placements made by TRU in 2018; this is up from only 3.6% in 2014.

TOP 3 Reasons Remote Workers Outperform Office Workers
  • Productivity: With no office distractions and greater autonomy, remote workers have the freedom to get more done.
  • Teamwork: Without being able to lean on physical proximity, remote workers must reach out to one another frequently and with purpose.
  • Balance: Since they are not tied to an office, workers can design their workday to meet the demands of their lives.
Wednesday, 02 January, 2019
TRU Tips

2018 is coming to a close and the cyber, ESI, and privacy job markets are going to look much different in 2019.

TOP 3 Employee Demands For 2019 In Cybersecurity, e-Discovery, And Privacy
  • Training, education, certification support and opportunities
  • Work-from-home opportunity (partial or full)
  • A balance between work and non-work hours
Thursday, 27 December, 2018
TRU Tips

The current market climate has top-tier peer law firms fighting over the same pool of talent in data security and privacy associate hiring.

TOP 3 Things Am Law Firms Want In Privacy Associates
  • Strong certification portfolio in privacy or security
  • Pedigreed experience from other large law firms doing breach-related work
  • A conglomeration of transactional/contract and regulatory experience
Wednesday, 12 December, 2018
TRU Tips

Your LinkedIn profile picture speaks a thousand words about your business maturity.

TOP 3 LinkedIn Profile Photo Turn-Offs
  • Wearing sunglasses
  • Frowning, squinting, or making any face other than a smile
  • Cropping into focus from a much larger shot

Thursday, 06 December, 2018
TRU Tips

Clients in e-discovery and cybersecurity are more frequently asking candidates to take Relativity or pentesting practical exams to demonstrate skill set as part of the interview process.

TOP 3 Skills Often Tested With Hands-On Interview Exams
  • Ability to accurately identify vulnerabilities in a web application, including delimitation of false positives
  • Ability to troubleshoot specific Relativity functionalities related to data load, search, and export errors
  • Ability to write a pentest report within 24 hours of examination
Thursday, 29 November, 2018
TRU Tips

Taking time to reflect on your career is just as important as living in it.

TOP 3 Ways To Use Holiday Reflection To Your Advantage
  • You've got some down time—update and retool your resume!
  • Your boss's potential good mood may make this a good time to consider negotiating compensation or other job benefits.
  • Your interview icebreaker is built in: "What are your plans for the holidays?"
Monday, 26 November, 2018
TRU Tips

Statistics breed confidence.

TOP 3 Questions Asked On A First Interview
  • Why do you want this role?
  • Why are you interested in this company?
  • What questions do you have for me (the interviewer)?
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018