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The U.S.’s state-by-state privacy regulation approach is creating jobs—and inefficiency.

TOP 3 Unforeseen Effects Of Increased State (Rather Than Federal) Privacy Regulation On The Privacy Job Market
  • Outside counsel will hyperextend their Data Privacy practice hiring to service the needs of corporations who cannot or do not want to keep up with privacy regulations in-house.
  • Contract staffing for privacy lawyers will balloon until federal legislation levels the playing field.
  • If and when Federal legislation does pass, the need for privacy pros may decrease due to the growing inflation of demand corporations face to stay compliant in all fifty states as well as abroad.
Wednesday, 13 November, 2019
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Contract opportunities will surge in November and December as FTEs take vacation or maternity/paternity and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) comes into effect!

TOP 3 Busiest Times for Contract Opportunities
  • Landmark legislation: When big law (CCPA, GDPR, FRCP) comes closer to taking effect, companies bolster their teams with contractors to prepare and catch up.
  • Leave: Whether it’s extended vacation or celebrating the birth of a new family member, when full time employees take time off, hiring managers augment with temporary resources.
  • Large Projects: When big cases demand bigger and potentially more sophisticated teams, contractors become the solution to fill the talent gaps.
Wednesday, 06 November, 2019
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Hiring managers who take longer than 45 days to go from first interview to offer extension for sales professionals in cybersecurity, e-discovery, or privacy are fifty percent more likely to have their offer declined and/or lose the candidate to a competing offer.

TOP 3 Most Common Reason Sales Pros Decline Offers
  • Delay, often leading to loss to a competing offer
  • Low base offer and/or not enough guaranteed in commission year one
  • Counter offer from current employer
Wednesday, 30 October, 2019
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It’s never too late to break into e-discovery, cybersecurity, or privacy!

TOP 3 Ways To Break Into The Business
  • Get certified. If you have shown the initiative to self-educate, you are likely to get a chance to practice the knowledge you have trained and certified on.
  • Network. Who you know is as important as what you know and having the right people vouch for you among trusted colleagues is invaluable.
  • Put motives over money. Don’t expect to get paid whatever you were making before you began this new path. Make mentorship and mobility the motive.
Wednesday, 23 October, 2019
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Creating mystery in an interview is counterproductive.

TOP 3 Most Mysterious Interview Responses To Avoid:
  • “My employer and I decided on a mutual parting of ways.”
  • “I decided that job was not a good fit for me anymore.”
  • “My boss and I didn’t see eye to eye on the direction of things.”
Wednesday, 16 October, 2019
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Unemployment hit a 50-year low in September.

TOP 3 Stats From The September Jobs Report
  • Unemployment dropped to 3.5%
  • Wage growth was negligible and is up only 2.9% for the year
  • Health care led in job creation while retail lost jobs again

Tip and TOP 3 courtesy of CNBC

Wednesday, 09 October, 2019
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People who stay in their jobs beyond five to seven years are fifty percent more likely to stay in that same job another five to seven years.

TOP 3 Questions To Consider If You Have Not Explored The Job Market In Over Five Years
  • How well will you compete against peers for jobs?
  • How strong is your ability to articulate your value proposition?
  • How do employers monetarily value your skills and experiences over the last five years?
Wednesday, 02 October, 2019
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TRU’s Relativity Self-Assessment saves our clients up to one hour of interview time per applicant!

TOP 3 Facts About TRU’s Relativity Self-Assessment
  • The assessment was developed in collaboration with Relativity and is regularly updated to reflect the most recent standards for the tool.
  • It allows for rapid review of an individual’s confidence in their Relativity technical skills for our clients.
  • Presenting the assessment along with the resume upon initial submission is becoming a commonplace request, if not an expectation, with a large percentage of the ESI hiring market.
Thursday, 26 September, 2019
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For the fourth straight year, data scientists rank as the number one job in America.

TOP 3 Reasons Data Scientist Is This Year’s Top Job
  • Earning potential (median annual base salary of $108,000)
  • Overall job satisfaction
  • Number of job openings
Wednesday, 18 September, 2019