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The current market climate has top-tier peer law firms fighting over the same pool of talent in data security and privacy associate hiring.

TOP 3 Things Am Law Firms Want In Privacy Associates
  • Strong certification portfolio in privacy or security
  • Pedigreed experience from other large law firms doing breach-related work
  • A conglomeration of transactional/contract and regulatory experience
Wednesday, 12 December, 2018
TRU Tips

Your LinkedIn profile picture speaks a thousand words about your business maturity.

TOP 3 LinkedIn Profile Photo Turn-Offs
  • Wearing sunglasses
  • Frowning, squinting, or making any face other than a smile
  • Cropping into focus from a much larger shot

Thursday, 06 December, 2018
TRU Tips

Clients in e-discovery and cybersecurity are more frequently asking candidates to take Relativity or pentesting practical exams to demonstrate skill set as part of the interview process.

TOP 3 Skills Often Tested With Hands-On Interview Exams
  • Ability to accurately identify vulnerabilities in a web application, including delimitation of false positives
  • Ability to troubleshoot specific Relativity functionalities related to data load, search, and export errors
  • Ability to write a pentest report within 24 hours of examination
Thursday, 29 November, 2018
TRU Tips

Taking time to reflect on your career is just as important as living in it.

TOP 3 Ways To Use Holiday Reflection To Your Advantage
  • You've got some down time—update and retool your resume!
  • Your boss's potential good mood may make this a good time to consider negotiating compensation or other job benefits.
  • Your interview icebreaker is built in: "What are your plans for the holidays?"
Monday, 26 November, 2018
TRU Tips

Statistics breed confidence.

TOP 3 Questions Asked On A First Interview
  • Why do you want this role?
  • Why are you interested in this company?
  • What questions do you have for me (the interviewer)?
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018
TRU Tips

Signups for 2019 health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act—better known as Obamacare—began last week.

TOP 3 Things To Know About This Season Of The Affordable Care Act
  • The enrollment season is the sixth for the program and the second under President Trump.
  • The individual mandate that penalized people for not having health insurance no longer exists.
  • Don’t miss the December 15, 2018 deadline!
Wednesday, 07 November, 2018
TRU Tips

The opportunity to enter into the advisory firm ecosystem at a Director level or higher without an expectation of driving revenue is rare (and should be cherished).

TOP 3 Most Frequent Obstacles For Candidates Looking to Break Into An Advisory/Consulting Firm
  • No previous experience at consulting firms
  • No track record of success selling and/or desire to sell
  • Lack of executive-level presence and promise toward developing meaningful, trusted relationships with other executives
Wednesday, 31 October, 2018
TRU Tips reported an increase of 829% in job postings for data security officers since May 2016.

TOP 3 Cities For Cybersecurity Jobs By Volume
  • Washington, D.C.
  • New York, NY
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Wednesday, 24 October, 2018
TRU Tips

A record-breaking surplus of job openings makes the current U.S. job market a seller’s (i.e. candidate’s) market.

TOP 3 U.S. Job Trends for 2018 So Far…
  • The U.S. has more than seven million job openings—the most since records began in 2000.
  • Available jobs outnumber jobless workers who are actively seeking work by almost 100,000—the most ever.
  • Unfilled jobs never exceeded unemployed workers before March of this year, underscoring the tightness of the American labor market.
Wednesday, 17 October, 2018