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July 2006

Editor's Desk

In compiling our first Careers Guide, we give you the information you need to climb that corporate ladder and get the recognition you deserve. I was 13. It was the summer, I was bored, and I needed money. My first job was dishing out ice cream in the sweltering heat. From there my career took a circuitous route: I worked at a bakery (to this day I hate the smell of sweet stuff) and on an assembly line writing down and stapling the sizes onto the soles of shoes (and one to my thumb in the process). Like most college students looking for an employee discount, I also worked at a department store, where I floated from department to department: one day weighing in on fine china and another day tracking down lipstick. While these jobs didn't necessarily train me for my current position, I did learn at an early age that communication is very important, and that customer satisfaction is critical. To this day, these skills are still crucial, as illustrated in our Careers Guide, starting on page 19. We spoke to dozens of senior security ...

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Features in this issue

  • What Are You Worth?

    SALARY Six-figure security jobs have become common. Maybe you should slip this article into your boss's mailbox.

  • Moving On Up

    SKILLS How do you rise in the security ranks? Don't speak geek; use the language of business.

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