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Fast Company Lists Four Reasons Resumes Fail


This post by Fast Company has some great observations about how traditional resumes can make it difficult to land your next job and how job searchers and hiring managers can begin to rethink hiring. It’s well worth the time to read!


Now available for presale on Amazon, Can. Trust. Will.: Hiring for the Human Element in the New Age of Cybersecurity is packed with insights into solving the cybersecurity hiring crisis including Chapter Three: Finding the Right Candidates. This chapter addresses how to build and filter applicant pools to find candidates with the behavior characteristics which correlate to success in the specific job role being filled. It also includes tips for how to use resumes, and more importantly, how to avoid the pitfalls of overreliance on resumes in the hiring process. This book also includes insightful commentary from CIOs, CISOs, Talent Recruiters, Cybersecurity Professional Service Providers, Consultants, Private Sector Attorneys, Academics and U.S. Government Officials.


Today’s highlight is the contribution from Paul Casale, Senior VP, Recruiting at Mitchell Martin Inc. Paul’s contribution to Can. Trust. Will.: Hiring for the Human Element in the New Age of Cybersecurity centers around the importance of filtering candidate pools and not over-relying on resumes in the hiring process.


One of the things Paul told us was: “We can find buzzwords on a resume all day, but if we didn’t really narrow down the personality of that candidate, and their background and what they've done, then match it up to the hiring managers' requests we wouldn't be as successful as we are. It's super, super important that we really narrow down what their responsibilities are and really what the must-haves are for that job,” We agree!


Here’s a bit more about the Can. Trust. Will.® System.


Building a successful cybersecurity team is no longer optional. Cyberthreats evolve at a staggering pace, and effective cybersecurity operations depend on successful teams. Unfortunately, statistics continue to illustrate that employers are not finding the people they need. The Can. Trust. Will.® System guides the C-Suite, HR professionals and talent acquisition to build unbeatable cybersecurity teams through advanced hiring processes and focused on-boarding programs. Additionally, this book details how successful cybersecurity ecosystems are best built and sustained, with expert analysis from high- level government officials, Fortune 500 CSOs and CISOs, risk managers, and even a few techies. Those already in the field (and newbies) will glean invaluable knowledge about how to find their most effective position within a cybersecurity ecosystem. In a tech-driven environment, cybersecurity is fundamentally a human problem: and the first step is to hire for the human element.


Don’t miss out on Can. Trust. Will. Hiring for the Human Element in the New Age of Cybersecurity. Pre-order on Amazon today!

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