November 16, 2016
What should you consider when you are contacted by a security recruitment firm? Here are some guidelines to help you work successfully to secure the position on offer.
October 4, 2016
Design of a sustainable security talent growth and development program is one of the best legacies you can offer your current employer.
September 8, 2016
What should you take into consideration when selecting references to share with potential employers?
July 26, 2016
Summer has officially been underway for a couple of months now. Have you already cut a wide path through your beach books, or are you still on the lookout for an interesting read? Here are three books you can still fit in before the end of summer. They are useful ones to page through if you are planning to start a job search in the Fall, and equally valuable if you are a security manager looking to build out your department before year’s end.
July 25, 2016
Does the recently forecasted GDP growth rate for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) mean there will be more career opportunities for security practitioners in that country? If so, what kind of compensation packages can be expected? This article takes a look at trends in the region as well as key considerations for security management already located there.
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”.
June 1, 2016
How do you best convey your most relevant background when shifting careers?
May 23, 2016
Security professionals often have contingency planning as part of their portfolios. They’re experienced in planning for worst case scenarios on behalf of their employers, but what about for themselves?
May 9, 2016
Shared History is a Conversation Starter Many of SMR’s Consultants have significant senior-level experience managing corporate security programs across a wide range of industries. We’ve all been in your shoes at some point in our respective careers, and we recognize that changing jobs is a significant transition whether you’re doing so by choice or necessity.
April 18, 2016
When you’re seeking a new job, it’s often tempting to send off letters as quickly as possible in reply to adverts. Hurried responses likely mean you have not planned much beyond what you will say in your cover letter. After all you don’t know if you will receive a reply, nor can you predict if you’ll get the position. Why spend time planning something so uncertain?

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