June 6, 2017
Job descriptions are historically ugly things. How should you be reading one to decide if you want to apply?
June 1, 2017
The complexity of directing security and risk management strategies today requires a re-evaluation of how security careers are managed. Should you be re-thinking the measurement of career success?
May 3, 2017
The number of security-related certifications has grown significantly. Marketed by their respective associations and organizations as a way for you to advance your security management career, which ones add value and how often do employers require them?
April 26, 2017
An attractive CV or resume can serve as your best recommendation. What steps can you take to create a crisp, clear portrait of yourself?
March 17, 2017
"We're sending you for some additional tests" is a phrase associated with dread in day-to-day life. In the world of executive search, however, it is a positive next step: you are past the initial interview stage and are being moved on for further consideration. Get ready for an experience that will help you learn more about yourself than you may have known previously.
March 10, 2017
Many of today’s corporate security leaders began their careers in some branch of military, law enforcement or intelligence agency service, and there are unique adjustments associated with transitioning into the private sector. What can you be doing now to get ready for the move?
February 22, 2017
The New Year frenzy has died down and 2017 is well underway. However, one question remains central to conversations SMR is having with clients and candidates alike this year.
February 3, 2017
You have been invited to interview for a great, new job. What questions should you think through in advance in order to be best prepared?
December 15, 2016
The concept of convergence has dominated security industry headlines for quite some time, and is a key component to consider when looking at the future of the security profession. What will the security executive of 2017 look like in a role that is truly converged?
July 11, 2016
The term “emotional intelligence” has been around for quite some time, and it is an area SMR sees companies increasingly wanting to measure. In this July 2016 “Career Intelligence" piece from “Security Magazine,” Jerry Brennan discusses the various tools used to assess what is also referred to as “emotional quotient”.

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