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May 2010

Four steps toward a plan for a career in information security

Formulating your career plan is the cornerstone of successful career. In our 2008-2009 survey of information security professionals, the research revealed those who have a career plan are more likely to hold senior titles, earn more money, and have increased job satisfaction. These findings demonstrate that effective information security career planning has a measurable impact on your success. Like any successful information security engagement, career planning should be based on a solid methodology that will provide you with the best chance of achieving success. The four key components to career planning include: the development of a baseline; understanding your ultimate career goal; determining intermediate milestones; and planning in reverse. DEVELOP A CAREER PLANNING BASELINE Before starting on the career planning process, you need an idea of what your current situation is. Former General Electric CEO and management guru Jack Welch is often quoted that the first step in management of anything is to get a solid understanding ...

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