How to Recruit Cybersecurity Talent Without Knowing Cybersecurity

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As technology ingrains itself into the day-to-day operations of almost every business in the world, cybersecurity becomes increasingly important.

 

The need for talented cybersecurity professionals is very real; in fact, cybersecurity is consistently rated among the top most difficult positions to fill in the tech industry. This is partly because the demand is growing, but it’s also partly because cybersecurity is an ever-evolving part of the tech world, and it’s difficult for professionals to keep up.

 

Hiring cybersecurity talent is hard enough simply because of this market need. And the job becomes even harder when you need help with cybersecurity—but you don’t know anything about cybersecurity yourself.

 

How can you be sure you’re hiring competent cybersecurity talent when you aren’t sure what to look for? We have some tips that can help you feel confident in your next cybersecurity hire.

 

Offer something great.

This is good advice when you’re recruiting for any position, but it’s worth mentioning here. The best employees want to work at the best companies, so when you’re trying to recruit, you need to make sure what you’re offering is attractive. This could manifest itself in terms of salary, benefits, company culture, etc. The important thing is that you know what sets your company apart from your competition, and that you’re able to use those selling points to help you recruit great cybersecurity talent.

 

Don’t dismiss entry-level talent.

Cybersecurity is evolving at a rapid pace, which means that drive, work ethic, and passion for the industry are at least as important as experience (if not more so). Entry-level talent actually presents a great opportunity for you to hire someone who could grow within your company and become an integral part of your team. Plus, entry-level candidates may be more familiar with the latest technology and methods.

 

Show interest in the industry.

Demonstrate that your company takes cybersecurity seriously. The best cybersecurity professionals will want to work at a place where their skills are not only needed, but also valued. When recruiting cybersecurity talent, you should be able to tell them why cybersecurity is essential to your company and they difference they can make by working for you.

 

Use a staffing agency.

In such a competitive market, staffing agencies are invaluable. With vast amounts of data at their disposal, staffing agencies are well equipped to help you fill positions quickly and effectively. Plus, a staffing agency with experience in the tech industry will be able to help you get a better understanding of what you’re looking for in a cybersecurity professional.

 

EDI Staffing has years of experience staffing in the tech industry. Knowing the business inside and out allows us to help you make smart staffing choices that will help move your company’s tech presence forward.

 

We’d love to help you make your next cybersecurity hire. Contact us for more information today!

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